Yes, Your Zodiac Sign Affects Your Sex Drive — Here's How
When you're swiping on Tinder or saying yes to a date, there's a decent chance you already evaluate your romantic or sexual zodiac compatibility with a potential partner — but have you ever considered comparing your zodiac signs' sex drives?
Yup, when it comes to how often you want to have sex, your libido isn't the only thing that plays a major role — your zodiac sign does, too. Apparently, some zodiac signs are likely to have more sex than others simply because they crave it more. Other signs are known to have sex that's unforgettable, hot, and fiery, leaving their partners wanting more.
Of course, everyone's libido is naturally different and can be affected by a multitude of other things, such as substance use, stress, and medications (even hormonal birth-control pills). But it's certainly possible that your or your partner's astrological sun sign can clue you into the rate at which you want to get it on.
Curious about how your zodiac sign affects your sex life? Here's a ranking of the signs' sex drives from highest to lowest, according to astrologer Dossé-Via Trenou-Wells, founder of KnowTheZodiac. No matter what's written in the stars, take this as your sign to enjoy the pleasure you deserve.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes, Theresa Massony, and Taylor Andrews
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
If you've ever wondered why Scorpios are so good in bed, they're known as the sex sign of the zodiac. Ruled by their reproductive organs, Scorpios may or may not have a reputation for being among the freakiest zodiac signs. Even Scorpio season oozes with sensual energy. "That doesn't mean they'll get in bed with just anyone, though," Trenou-Wells tells POPSUGAR. "Scorpios are often super selective and have high standards, so you'll have to match their sexual and emotional intensity to be deemed as worthy."
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Ruled by Mars and known as the planet of action and sex, Aries is often thinking about exactly that. "Aries's libido and sex drive are quite high because they're an action-oriented, passionate sign," Trenou-Wells says. "Sex is as natural to them as breathing, and sex with an Aries is an unforgettable, hot, and fiery experience that leaves their partners wanting more." Considering Aries's impulsive nature, there's no guessing that they'll go ahead and make a move.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Ever wonder why every Taurus is so good in bed? Comfort-driven earth sign Taurus loves passion and cuddling. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Taureans are all about sensual loving and romance, which makes them great in bed in their own tender way. They love a luxurious moment that spoils all five senses, which makes sex with a Taurus an experience, not just a romp in the sheets. "A Taurus sex drive undergoes periods of extremes — either they'll last all night long, or they'll just want to spoon and cuddle the night away," Trenou-Wells says.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The chill vibe of Pisces might not scream "sex," but this water sign is quite sensual. The dreamer of the zodiac, Pisces loves romantic, all-consuming sexual and romantic experiences that help them escape from reality a bit. "If their heart feels safe with you, they'll merge their body with yours, and you'll have an orgasmic experience," Trenou-Wells says. In fact, Pisces's sex drive may surprise you because they seem so innocent on the outside, but in reality, they can be beasts in the bedroom.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Since this fiery lion sign loves having all eyes on them, sex with a Leo will feel like a show — especially in the bedroom. "If they're with a partner who knows how to charm, woo, and seduce them, Leo's sexual libido will be through the roof," Trenou-Wells says. Leos also know how to amp up their partner's ego and keep their sex drive quite high, too, as they love showing off.
Cancer (June 20-July 22)
Sex comes naturally to emotional Cancer, although trust comes slowly. "If you're lucky enough to be trusted by a Cancer, you'll get an inside look at just how horny they can be and just how high their sexual libido is," Trenou-Wells says. The more intimately a Cancer is tied to their partner, the greater their sex drive is, and the more focused on their partner's pleasure they become. Great for those dating them, right?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
While Saturn-ruled Capricorns get a reputation for always being serious and dedicated to work, they also go hard in the bedroom — meaning, sex with a Capricorn is anything but boring. And, actually, that penchant for hard work is one of the reasons Capricorn is so good in bed. "Their legendary tenacity and perseverance pays off sexually because they can keep their stamina up longer than most zodiac signs," Trenou-Wells says.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Fire sign Sagittarius is fiery and flirtatious, often ready to initiate a sexual experience just for fun. "Their drive and libido is therefore high, but because they can get bored easily, it's not always sustainable," Trenou-Wells explains. Knowing this, keeping sex interesting and trying new sex toys and tricks regularly are good ways to keep Sagittariuses entertained. Overall, their adventurous nature makes Sagittarius sex a wild ride — gear up to explore fantasies, fun locales, and new positions on the regular.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Geminis tend to be verbal communicators when having sex, so they will let their partners know when they're feeling turned on and when they just want their own space. "Their sex drive and libido can therefore be hot and cold at times, but when they're in the mood, it's an unstoppable force of nature," Trenou-Wells says. They tend to be quite playful, too, so prepare for Gemini sex to be full of surprises, sex-position switches, and lighthearted moments.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Virgos might have a reputation for being rigid, but they are so good in bed because they're highly sexual beings. It's true that they can often be in their own heads thinking of their to-do list, though. "This makes it harder for them to be fully present with their partner in a consistent way," Trenou-Wells says. "Sometimes they put sex on the back-burner, which only causes them to become sexually frustrated." But when they prioritize sex, the wild side of Virgo comes out.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Libras are more of the hopeless-romantic type than the sex-fanatic type. "Libras are great in bed, but they prefer to feel balance rather than extreme emotions, so their sex drive is more even-keeled than other zodiac signs," Trenou-Wells explains. It'll never be totally lacking, but it also won't be banging on the door at all times. While that might not sound exciting, a dependable appetite can actually be one of the best parts about sex with a Libra, because there's no guessing involved.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Air sign Aquarius is often so lost in their thoughts that they don't always prioritize sex, which can push their libido to the lower end if they're too preoccupied. "They make love with their minds first, so although they do have a strong libido and sex drive, it's not always the main thing they focus on in relationships," Trenou-Wells says. They'd get turned on by an intellectual debate, though, so consider using that for foreplay. Once you get Aquarius's sex drive going, you're in for a treat. Considering they're known for being unconventional and open-minded, Aquarius will keep sex fun and always be down to try new things.