What kind of lover are you based on your zodiac sign?

By Gabrielle Noel

If you’re obsessed with astrology like I am, you know how insightful it can be to dive into someone’s astrological blueprint. A person’s zodiac (or sun sign) provides you with a basic understanding of their personality. And while their experiences, paired with the other aspects of their natal chart, also play a role in who they are, their sun sign alone provides some helpful hints.

Here’s what kind of lover you are based on your zodiac sign: 

Aries (March 21st - April 19th) 

Aries suns are hunters. They enjoy sexual conquests and operate with a directness that is super attractive, but can be too much for water signs (like me). They’re especially drawn to confidence in others, making them well-matched with Leos. This sign is spicy, passionate, and insanely physical. They’re the risk takers, which translates to them moving with impulsiveness and velocity in pursuit of what they want, but also to them suggesting new positions in the bedroom without hesitation. They certainly like things fast but partners that force them to slow down and be more present can open up new worlds for them.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th) 

Taurus suns are the quiet, sensual type. They are overwhelmingly practical, which manifests as a need to control their environment and others. A positive of this is that Taurus seem to always come prepared with condoms and are great at remembering to take their birth control at the same time every day. They enjoy setting sexual routines -- which can be a positive or negative, depending on the partner. A drawback to their need for control is that it can manifest as possessiveness.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th) 

Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. They’re super verbal meaning they’re great to talk to, and especially talented at dirty talk. They also have a playfulness that makes sex fun and exciting. They pair well with air signs like Libra and Aquarius because they crave the intellectual stimulation that they offer, but then fire signs keep them on their toes, which they can need as a sign that hates to be bored. They make amazing friends with benefits but don’t get caught up, because they’re certainly not a sign that gets attached easily. And in always seeking new experiences, they can get bored quickly and move on to the next sexual conquest.

Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd) 

This sign is notoriously emotional and sensual. They are nurturers so they are dedicated to pleasing their partners and can be incredibly attentive to their needs. You can turn Cancer suns on with thoughtful gestures and creative sensuality. They often require their partners to make them feel comfortable and emotionally understood, even if it’s just a casual experience, which matches well with fellow water signs like Scorpio and Pisces. But, they can also desire people who offer them a level of safety and security, so earth signs like Taurus can appeal to them as well.

Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd) 

Leos are super charismatic and personable, which they use to attract their partners. Engaging with Leo confidence in bed can be such a turn-on. They enjoy being the center of attention, and are huge performers in bed. While this can equal a passionate sexual experience, it can also mean they’re more concerned with performing than actually pleasing their partners. This is also the sign that is most likely to enjoy public displays of affection.

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

Virgo is a very private sign. They are legit happy by themselves and aren’t typically go-getters sexually. As the virgin sign, they can be perceived as very innocent and chaste, but once secure they are incredibly sexual. This sign loves to please so they can be amazingly selfless in bed. They seize any opportunity to excel at something, so sex provides an opportunity for them to show off their skills. They thrive when they are matched with the kind of partner who shifts their focus to receiving in sex, which often comes with sex when they’ve formed more of a connection with someone.

Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Libra is a fun, judicial, and solution-oriented sign. They’re super passionate and romantic but retain their rationality throughout. The key with this sign is open communication. If you communicate your desires to a Libra, they’ll do their best to accommodate them while honoring their own needs. They are verbal and playful, which can mean they pursue partners via harmless flirting. They also require partners who won’t be possessive or jealous of their social nature, but they’re willing to compromise for the right people. And these jokesters can switch effortlessly between passion and silliness in bed.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st) 

Scorpio has a reputation as the sexual MVP of the zodiac. They are notoriously lusty and being pursued by them can feel very intense. They love getting to know people and learning their individual intricacies, which includes learning how to explosively satisfy their partner. Arguing with them is truly ridiculous because you’ll end up resolving it in bed later, which can often be a distraction from the overall problem rather than a real solution. And when they’re in a relationship, they’re even more erotic and kinky than when engaging in casual sex.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st) 

These are the hippies of the zodiac, which is unsurprising considering this is an earth sign. They require a lot of independence so they’re not attracted to anyone who seems possessive or controlling, and they’re turned on by people who can mentally stimulate them. Regardless, they’re super friendly and flirty, so they get along with just about everybody. They don’t go after others with necessarily the intent to seduce them, but can easily create the space for connection to happen naturally. They love to have fun and be spontaneous, so sex for them needs to have variety and a little silliness.

Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th) 

This Earth sign is focused on impressing others so they love to please, and are good at seductions that take time. They enjoy slowly drawing people into their energy. As an incredibly goal-oriented sign, their pursuit of people can come from a place of ego and a desire to be victorious. Sexual conquests for them are exciting because they provide a challenge. Unfortunately, this is also the sign to be careful of because they can be manipulative in the games they play to win you. They’re awesome in bed, though, and can be super passionate and fiery despite a very composed public demeanor.

Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)

This sign overintellectualizes everything, so they require deep friendships with their lovers and a degree of mental connection whether it’s something casual or more serious. They are not planners since they prefer to go with the flow and be spontaneous, and therefore might not mesh well with the sexual routines of a Taurus. They lack a super sexual demeanor but can be very casual and quietly passionate. Sometimes that can be perceived as emotional detachment, but they’re just caught up in their heads.

Pisces (February 19th - March 20th) 

This water sign is typically very mysterious. They’re always a puzzle whether emotionally or sexually, and so they appeal to signs like Scorpio that enjoy that sort of challenge, and Cancer that craves someone to nurture to death. In general, Pisces energy can be sensual and intense. They are dreamers so they can be imaginative and creative in bed. And they value soulmate connections and intimacy, so they create space for that deep connective sex even if it’s casual.

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