Everyone, even the most confident among us, wonders from time to time, “Am I hot or not?” After all, we all want love, acceptance and approval. Being seen as desirable is certainly an ego boost, but it’s more than just that. It can also serve as confirmation that our basic nature is shining through — the energy and essence that define who we are — and that others see and appreciate these qualities. Each sign of the Zodiac comes with its very own prescription for sexual attractiveness — those characteristics, both subtle and overt, that make people turn their heads and take notice. What’s your personal prescription for sensual appeal? Find out below to find out what makes you sexy.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
Sex appeal for the sign of the Ram is all about that fiery, in-your-face energy that broadcasts in no uncertain terms, “I am a force — get ready to reckon with me!” Any true Aries wears your sensuality on the outside. You toss any “rules” of love or dating out the window and make up your own as you go along, which is part of what makes you so very attractive to others. Female Rams don’t worry about silly, outmoded ideas like waiting for the man to make the first move; when you’re out on the prowl, you’ll make the first move if you feel like it, armed with a boatload of confidence and, of course, your signature fire-engine-red lipstick. Male Rams, for your part, have a glint in your eye as you stalk your prey — one that tells the object of your desires that resistance is futile. You tend to move fast and sweep others off their feet — another big part of what makes you so irresistible. Don’t be surprised if someone stays infatuated with you long after your interest has burned out and you’ve moved on to someone new.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Sensual Taurus truly knows what sexual pleasure is all about. What makes you sexy? For starters, the way you linger over dinner and then dessert, stoking your lover’s desires as you lick the whipped cream off a strawberry or circle a lazy, suggestive finger around the rim of your glass. It’s not difficult for the other person to make the mental leap, imagining you paying them just as much steady, sensual attention. Your endurance in the bedroom is difficult to resist, as is the delight you take in enhancing and extending your partner’s pleasure. You adore the physical side of romance, and this makes you a giver: You truly want your partner to enjoy it just as much as you do. Aside from all of that, you’re sexy in a basic, elemental way that is as difficult to define as it is to ignore. Your natural, basic enjoyment of all of life’s sensual pleasures translates into a sexual energy that others find quite alluring.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
The sign of the Twins is sexiest when you’re working a crowd — laughing, flirting and impressing everyone with your clever bon mots. After all, witty, intellectual Gemini prefers to make a meeting of the minds before engaging in any other area of romance. Just as you desire a lover who can wow you with their intellect, you know just how to dazzle others with yours. You’re a pro at striking up a conversation with an attractive stranger and impressing them with your mind for trivia and knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. Your admirers can’t help but perk up their ears and pay attention. They get caught up in your sparkling eyes, your lively laughter and your quick, agile, gesturing hands. Speaking of which, in the bedroom, those clever hands are one of your greatest assets, and your taste for naughty talk truly whets your sweetheart’s appetite. In fact, if you’re like many Geminis, you may have two sides to your personality — you're talkative, cerebral public face, and a decidedly kinkier private one. Your lover likely finds this dual personality to be maddeningly sexy, indeed!
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
While the sign of the Crab may not be the type to stride into a bar, point at the hottest person in the room and declare, “You — you’re mine,” that certainly doesn’t mean you aren’t sexy. What’s sexiest about Cancer is your desire to connect with your lover at a deeply emotional level. For you, sex is truly meaningful and can be a transformative experience. You’re at your best in an intimate, committed love affair with someone you trust implicitly. With those factors in place, your sexy side can venture out to play. You’re a nurturer in the bedroom, which your sweetheart can’t get enough of — you put their pleasure and wellbeing before your own. Of course, this works best with a partner who affords you the same level of care and consideration. Your ability to create a comfortable love nest is also part of your sizzle. When you and your honey hole up for hours, with nothing to pay attention to except one another, expect fireworks.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
Could Leo be the sexiest sign? It’s certainly possible. Your passionate nature is legendary, and your magnetic appeal draws in everyone around you. The fact that you put energy and effort into maintaining your looks — wearing stylish clothes, working out to keep your body strong — certainly doesn’t hurt. Furthermore, when you have the object of your desires in your sights, your taste for drama kicks in, making it next to impossible for them to resist your advances. Big, bold gestures to capture someone’s heart — the sign of the Lion doesn’t know how to do it any other way. But here’s a little secret, Leo: What’s sexiest about you may not be all that external stuff after all. Sure, your adventurous personality draws in admirers like humming birds to a passion flower, but it’s when you’re alone with your lover that your vulnerability shows. It’s very sexy, indeed, for them to see that someone as courageous and daring as you has a vulnerable side. When coupled with someone you trust and adore — and, of course, who adores you in equal measure — you’re able to be your true self. And that’s the sexiest thing of all.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
The sign of the Virgin has a reputation for being sweet, shy and entirely unselfish — all qualities that carry undeniable sensual appeal, to be sure. But Virgo may not be commonly considered an overtly sexy sign. After all, you’re famously reserved when getting to know someone. Rather than jumping headlong into romance with a virtual stranger, you take your time when choosing a mate. Trust is essential for the close, steady connection you crave. But once that enduring intimacy is achieved, all bets are off. Here’s a secret not widely known about your sign: Many Virgos have a wild side, albeit one that comes out only under the right conditions. You’re the type to have a hidden drawer full of sexy toys and under-things — ones only you and your lover will ever see. Furthermore, when you’re in love, your adoration and eagerness to please your sweetheart are nothing less than captivating. If you’re paired up with someone who knows how to coax out your natural, basic sensuality, you’ll both enjoy letting this carefully guarded part of your personality out to play.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
What’s sexiest about the sign of the Scales may not be anything overt. You have refined tastes, after all, and may find blatant displays of sexuality to be a bit crass. But you’re a true romantic, which is a huge part of your sensual appeal. You appreciate beauty, in others as well as in yourself; thus, you put time and effort into maintaining your good looks. In fact, your physical attractiveness may be the first thing a potential admirer notices about you. But you’re far more than just a pretty face or a defined sense of style. You know how to woo someone with your mind — not to mention with tasteful gifts and compliments. Your love of art and other creative pursuits makes for fascinating conversation. Plus, you simply have a way of putting others at ease and making them feel special. You prize peace and harmony in your relationships, and that comes across from the very first “Hello.” Your lover probably adores being seen out on the town with you — you’re a prize, and everyone who sees you knows it!
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
The sign of the Scorpion is the very definition of drop-dead sexy. Whether or not yours is the sexiest sign is irrelevant; you see yourself that way, and so does your lover — and that’s all that matters. When pursuing the object of your desires, your intensity of focus, whether aimed at a stranger across a crowded room or at your lover behind closed doors, is irresistible. Your intuitive sense of your own power is tantalizing for anyone who wants to get closer to that potent energy source within you. And your emotional depths are compelling enough to make your lover want to go the distance with you, no matter how raw and intense things might get along the way. You prefer to be in control in your romantic relationship, including sexually, which can be both frustrating and highly erotic for your partner. They never quite know what to expect from you — and that is exciting in the extreme. Furthermore, your risqué sexual tastes, paired with that legendary endurance of yours, are enough to drive your lover to extremes of pleasure and raw sensual experience.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Sexy Sagittarius is all about adventure, experience, gobbling up everything the world has to offer — and this creates an aura about you that others find attractive in the extreme. Your admirers are drawn to that ever-present sparkle in your eyes, not to mention that promise, spoken or implied, that hooking up with you will open up a whole new world of excitement. You tend to be carefree in love, moving from one partner to another as you please, and this easy-come, easy-go attitude is quite appealing to others — if also frustrating at times. After all, people are drawn to your openness, your energy and your love of fun and adventure. Is it so surprising that they want a commitment from you? Of course, you’ll commit when you’re ready, and when you’ve found exactly the right person — the one who grounds you even as they fan the flames of your enthusiasm for life itself. That person will never grow immune to your sexual charms, because every intimate experience you share will be something new — a fresh chance to learn, grow and connect.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
The sign of the Goat is all about hard work and constant improvement, both a big part of what makes you sexy. Your lover is likely to appreciate you deeply for your trustworthiness, your dedication and your commitment to the relationship as well as to your own life goals. But what’s truly sexy about Capricorn can only come out when you take the time to make that intimate connection with your partner. You have a deeply sensual side, even if you don’t make time for indulging in physical or romantic pleasures very often, seeing these as basically frivolous pursuits. But when you do cut out of work early in order to surprise your sweetheart, wow — you can really knock their socks off, not to mention your own. Your take-charge attitude in life extends to the bedroom, and there’s nothing sexier than a lover who knows what they want and how to get it. When you’re paired up with someone who knows how to tempt and coax you into enjoying yourself — and them — more often, you’re at your relaxed and sexy best.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
Ask your lover what they find sexy about you, Aquarius, and they’ll probably mention your intelligence — that, and your unique, kinky tastes in the bedroom. The sign of the Water Bearer possesses both, after all! Your inventive mind loves dreaming up new varieties of sensual pleasure. Even your tendency toward emotional aloofness is magnetically attractive, as it inspires an admirer to work that much harder to gain your attention. You’re most attracted to a partner who can capture and hold your interest, which means someone whose mind is as broad and whose tastes are as eclectic as your own. You have no interest in being reined in by convention or someone’s silly, tedious idea of propriety. Rather, you want freedom to explore this wide world we live in, and that includes your appetite for sensual, sexual experiences. That lust for life makes you sexy indeed. And when you’re matched with a lover who can engage your emotions as well as your body and mind, you’ll truly experience the fullness of sexual pleasure.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
Your sexiest quality, Pisces, is your ability to connect at a deep, intuitive level with your lover — along with your desire to give yourself over to them, completely and selflessly, body and soul. Your nurturing devotion makes your partner feel utterly cared for and adored. Intimate experiences with you aren’t just about pleasures of the flesh; they’re encounters of the mind, heart and soul as well. When you’re truly in tune with your partner, you can create a kind of symbiotic, even psychic sexual connection that is overwhelmingly stimulating for you both. Your lover probably adores getting lost in an ocean of sensual feeling with you. If your partner is a dominant type, you’re perfectly happy to play the submissive, stoking their passions with your eagerness to please. But you’re also capable of taking the lead — and your gentle, generous touch is irresistible to the one who loves you.