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What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Libido

Leos are playful, Geminis are distracted. What does that mean in bed? Noted astrologist Craig Martin explains what your zodiac reveals about your sexual drive.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

The planet Mars rules Aries, and Mars governs sex drive, astrologist Craig Martin, Sage of Stars, tells Reader’s Digest. Aries folks exude primal sexual energy. The fiery ram pursues whatever is new and sparkly—including lovers. The fun is in the pursuit and the satisfaction that comes from conquest. Passionate about love and seduction (as in all things), there’s something untamed about Aries’ sex drive. They are rarely the seduced, and more often the seducer. (This is your most attractive trait according to your zodiac sign.)

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Sensual, earthy, and elegant: Bulls want physical pleasures of all kinds—being held, stroked, and massaged. Elements like intriguing scents, soft fabrics, and mood lighting all draw Taurus closer to their partner. The pleasure is in the journey, not just the destination.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Like all Air signs, Geminis can sometimes be a little detached from their sexual needs. Romance can take some time to kindle, but don’t assume Geminis are lazy or disinterested if they are slow to spark. A great conversation and a good laugh with their partner will bring out the passionate lover they can be. Heavy, overly dramatic situations are a turn-off.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Sex, like all other Cancer experiences, needs to be comforting and nurturing. They need to feel cared for—and care for the person they’re with. Cancer’s can’t fight and immediately have makeup sex. They have an overpowering need for affection, devotion, and emotional safety. Once they feel secure, however, Cancers are the most giving, kind, and available lover of the zodiac. (Do you know what 2018 has in store for you? Find out what your Chinese horoscope is for the year.)

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

There isn’t a more playful sign than Leo, and that trait carries over to the bedroom. They are creative, romantic, and fun to be with, and the last thing they want between the covers is the same old same old sex—expect the unexpected.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

This sign is the definition of “animal at night, virgin in the morning.” Sex is a place where Virgos can let their hair down. The oppressive perfectionism that can dominate Virgos disappears in bed. Sex will be messy and passionate; the experience will be a liberating adventure.

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

This sign rules relationships, marriage, and partnership: Libras want to connect sexually as a way to show commitment in their relationships. They are emotionally resilient and ready to please; if you are a Libra, your defining trait is your giving nature.

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Notoriously sexual and intimate, Scorpios will want to connect emotionally and physically to feel satisfied. Sex is never far from a Scorpio’s mind, and their drive is linked to their desire for trust and emotional fulfillment. Ultimately, it’s not about the act for Scorpios—it’s a deep need for intimacy.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Variety stimulates this fire sign. A creative, adventurous spirit lives in Sagittarius; they avoid anything monotonous or routine. For people of this sign to access their boundless sexual energy, they require a bit of unpredictability and plenty of spice.

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Although their practical and conservative reputation might suggest otherwise, Capricorns are one of the most sexual signs; they crave regular sexual experiences to unwind. It doesn’t have to be crazy—it just needs to be reliable and satisfying. And they are more than willing to reciprocate!

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

This sign needs freedom. When Aquarians feel confined, they bolt. With sex, they must have lots of space to explore. Their drive is linked to an inventive, curious, and open attitude toward sex—not traditional and predictable. (They also happen to be the most intelligent sign, according to this.)

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Active seekers of sex, their drive is nevertheless contingent upon the person to whom they’re surrendering. If they feel safe and connected, they are more than happy to lose themselves. But that takes time—and they’re quickly turned off by selfishness. A Pisces must always remember that while it’s great to be giving, they can’t neglect their own needs.

Next, find out what your zodiac sign says about your health.

Hana Hong
Hana Hong is a journalist/storyteller who writes for Reader's Digest, InStyle, CollegeFashionista, Her Campus, and The Fashion Network, among other publications. She hails from the midwest, where she graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in News-Editorial Journalism, but has a passion for the East Coast.