Full disclosure: We're well aware of the fact that there's more to a person's sexuality than what their zodiac sign might indicate. But that doesn't make us any less interested in what the stars actually have in store for our life in the sack.
As it turns out, a lot of what makes you good in bed has to do with your unique personality. And some of that you can blame on the lucky stars you were born under. Here, we've asked astrologer Matthew Currie to share the sexual strengths of each sign so you can play them up in bed.
Your sign has a reputation for being bold, impulsive, and going for what you want. “You can usually count on an Aries to show you a good time in bed because they're pretty goal-oriented,” says Currie. And voicing what you want while you get it on is a bomb way to reach an orgasm.
The bull is inherently sensuous, he says. “Taurus is usually an expert at setting the tone for sexual encounters," says Currie. In other words, it doesn't take much to get you in the mood. And that can be a huge turn on for your partner.
Gems are known for their intellectual skills and for talking a good game, which translates into serious dirty talk skills. “Geminis are great at talking dirty, listening to their partners' fantasies, and communicating theirs," says Currie. You also happen to be pretty great at making those fantasies a reality with role play. Bow chika wow wow.
Your sign is highly emotional and usually invests a lot of time and energy into self-protection. That means you take a little longer to warm up during sex. But since a slow build can lead to massive orgasms and a seriously-hot emotional connection, taking your time is a sweet, sweet skill you can use to your advantage, says Currie.
The lion loves lots of drama and spontaneity, says Currie. That means you're down for a little role play, lingerie, candles, and lots of romance. The bigger the sexual gesture the better. All that drama will keep your partner engaged and ready for more. Go big or go home, girl.
Your sign has the natural gift of nurturing and care-taking, even when it comes to sex. This is especially true when you're emotionally attached to your partner. "In this situation, they're pure sexual performance machines,” says Currie.
Libras are often thought of as "the relationship sign," and you usually put more thought into your partnerships than the average person. Translated into sexual terms, this is someone who works hard to find their partner's buttons and push them the way they like it, says Currie.
When it comes to the zodiac world, you have the sexiest sex of all the signs. “They are emotionally-charged creatures, and when having sex they're usually laser-focused on their partner," says Currie. He also says that you happen to be really great at oral. So there's that.
You have a carefree charm going for you and often end up breaking more hearts than you intend to. "They tend to treat sex like a game, but in a good way," says Currie. That might mean going for your best orgasm ever or the longest sexual encounter. Shoot for the stars, girl.
We hate to break it to you, but you sometimes gets pegged as being a little stiff and unfeeling in bed. But, as you probably know, that's just a front you're putting up, says Currie. Once you let go, you'll focus on your partner's orgasm like you're taking the SATs. In. The. Zone.
Your sign is basically a freak. You're never afraid to dance to the beat of your own drum, Aquarius can seem a little strange and detached at times. But that means you're always up for something new, exciting, or maybe even a little freaky. Let's get weird.
This article originally appeared on womenshealthmag.com