On the Cosmo Happy Hour podcast, Cosmopolitan.com's social media editor Elisa Benson, astrologer Aurora Tower, and special project director Laura Brounstein take a deep dive into Cosmopolitan's new book, Cosmopolitan Bedside Astrologer: The Ultimate Guide to Your Star Power. Co-authors Brounstein and Tower get real about the nitty gritty details about what your zodiac sign means for your sex life, so you get under those sheets and rock the bed like a pro.
If you're an Aries, you're all about the quickie.
Hey, girl, don't blush, we've all been there: that desperate urge to get down and dirty but with little to no time. You're just into the thrill of a speedy sex sesh more than others. As the first sign of the Zodiac, you like things "strong and hot and heavy," Tower says. So don't deny that raring ready-to-go feeling. Instead jump on it...literally, since a woman-on-top position that ensures quick climaxing is best for you. Try "Twirl-a-girl," where you're on top of your partner, who's lying chest upwards, and your legs are perpendicular, all which allow you to twist those hips—think Shakira--towards a—fingers crossed—climax.
As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race, especially if you're a Taurus.
According to Tower, a Taurus "can go for hours," starting with a lingering experience like a massage. She then should gradually move to generous amounts foreplay and, finally, to sex itself, which involves just as much of a "slow and steady build up" to lead to those toe-curling explosive fireworks you set out for. Because of your marathon lovemaking, Brounstein calls a Taurus chick, "the sensual goddess." The best way to kick it into ~gradual gear~? The Bedside Astrologer recommends "the-boys-on-the-side" move, where you're lying down on your side and your partner, kneeling in between your legs, enters for thrusts that'll last all night long.
A Gemini's sex life should always be fun, flirty, and fresh.
Known as a frisky, playful, and nimble sign, a Gemini gets turned on by little—and sometimes unexpected—flirtatious things. Even a lingering touch during a night of Netflix and chill can take a Gemini from zero to 60 reeeaaal fast, especially since nothing says "fun" and "light" than a quick romp on the couch between Gilmore Girls episodes. So if you're a Gemini, you should def try Cosmo's "lap limbo" move that involves you straddling your partner on a chair and resting you legs on his shoulders while you gyrate...to the hum of the dishwasher just minutes after finishing dinner. Talk about keepin' it light and fun.
As the zodiac's most romantic sign, a Cancer girl likes anything that's right out of Romeo and Juliet—or you know, a recent rom com.
So if you're a Cancer, your sex life should have exactly what you like: adoring glances, lasting kisses, and tons of touching. A Cancer is also frequently associated with words such as "nurturing" and "motherly," so Tower suggest working in breast-play. The perfect move for you is "straddle his saddle," in which you, well, straddle your partner so you can achieve the ultimate Cancer-approved eye contact and you can fondle your breasts while bouncing up and down.
Leos love being the center of attention so it shouldn't be any different in the bedroom.
According to Tower, a Leo girl should engage in sex that allows her to be dramatic, fun, and powerful. Now this doesn't necessarily mean you should go and build a stage for your bedroom to have great sex on. It does, however, mean that you should position yourself such that you're the one starring in this steamy show while you're partner adopts more of a supporting role. Pretend there's a spotlight on you and try the "ride of life" move that looks a bit like missionary, except your legs are wrapped tightly around his legs near your butt and you employ the bedsheets to help make small, tight thrusts.
Simply, a Virgo girl "gets a lot done,"
Brounstein says. It's no shock that the zodiac sign characterized by Tower as "organized" and "accomplished" better enjoys sex that takes place on a desk or a kitchen table—you know, those locations for hardworking activities. But that's because as a Virgo starts to strip away her clothes, with it comes her "fussier" exterior. The truth is, if you're a Virgo, you're quite friskier in bed than you might lead on. So Tower and Brounstein suggest the "sneak-a-peak," where after a striptease, you lay down on a sturdy, flat surface (friendly reminder to remove all that desk supplies first) and your partner enters you at hip level, holding your legs straight up.
If you're a Libra, you're constantly seeking that "oohm" in life.
So why not do the same in the bedroom? The best sex for a Libra is one where symmetry is involved, such that both partners experience maximum amounts of pleasure and are positioned equally. According to Tower, a Libra can "whip any guy into an excited frenzy," especially if she plays on her "coquettish and feminine" characteristics. How should you do this? With the "time bomb" move, of course: mount your partner from behind in a kneeling position, begin to grind onto his penis and thigh, and don't forget to send some sultry glances over your shoulder.
For a Scorpio, sex should be as deep and passionate as she is.
"Scorpio is really about teasing... keeping things going for a long time," Tower says. So sex that is extremely intimate, featuring full-on body-to-body contact, and involves maximum amounts of friction is best for this sign. If you're a Scorpio, consider pulling out the "tight squeeze" move in the bedroom, which involves you lying face down and your partner doing the same on top of you. But what makes this position so Scorpio-approved is that you're able to keep your legs squeezed tightly against your man's legs. Think: friction, friction, friction!
Experimentation is a Sagittarius girl's best friend.
After all, a Sagittarius is known for being really sexually liberated. So she should bring her praised ability to throw caution to the wind to the bedroom, where trying things she's never tried before—even what Tower calls those "kooky and off the wall" moves—would make the sex even steamier. Try the "passion pretzel," where both partners face each other in a kneeling position and pull into each others' waists until—BAM!—penetration. Essentially, this is a starting point for a Sagittarius, "she should really just go crazy," Benson jokes.
A Capricorn is "not afraid to put a little effort in for a good time,"
Brounstein says. And ain't that the truth! If you're a Capricorn, the best sex for you is a romp sesh that's both athletic and sexy. What? Sounds confusing, but think of it this way: as a fan of sexual pleasure—and a dynamo for getting what you want—a Capricon is able to turn any experience into a naughty one. So the best sex for you is a hump that doesn't wait for the bedroom. Instead, do it up against a wall or even use Cosmo's "pleasure-pick-me-up," where your partner lifts you up so that you wrap your legs around his waist and start to bounce up and down with a little help from the surface—be it the edge of a chair or table—behind your partner.
If you're an Aquarius, you have quite the imagination both in and out of the bedroom.
Because of your tendency towards fantasy, positions where your partner takes you from behind are best, as are those that employ props. Essentially, sex for an Aquarius should allow her the ability to leave her "mind open to roam," Tower says. And there's no better way for you to get down and dirty than on top a pile of pillows with Cosmo's "magic mountain" move, where you kneel over a stack of pillows—the "mountain"—and your partner takes you from behind, thrusting while you can let your mind run free.
It's no shock that sex for Pisces—"the most watery of all the watery signs," Tower says—is best when in water.
If you're a Pisces, you should simply engage your inner fishy and get down by or in the water, be it a pool, ocean, hot tub, or bath. Because you're so soothed and calmed by the water, you'll be that much more able to wash your cares away and focus only on your hot rendezvous. But what happens if you can't get to an ocean? That's where "the submarine" comes in, in which your man sits on the second or third step of a pool or hot tub bench, you sit on his lap, and lean back until you're floating on the water...and soon on air when that O comes.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.