Curious about what truly titillates your lover or crush? Look no further than the Zodiac. Every human being has a unique desire nature — what gets us hot and bothered, and what leaves us cold. Our Sun Signs have a huge impact on what makes us feel sexy and how we woo the object of our passion. Read on to find out all about what stokes yours or someone else's Sign’s passion, and what douses that fire.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
What turns them on: Energy, passion and sparks that rival their own; a bit of friendly competition; the color red. Because of their spontaneous nature, quickies are a big plus. They want to burn up the sheets. In fact, fighting and then kissing and making up can be a huge turn-on. And last but not least, well — let’s just say, anytime, anywhere.
What turns them off: Sappy emotional displays; clingy, sulky or gloomy types; ultimatums. They tend to get mad fast and get over it even faster, so holding grudges won’t fly with the Ram. Planned intimacy definitely doesn’t go over well, nor does being told what to do in the bedroom. They need to set their own, fast pace and won’t be held back.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
What turns them on: A proper build-up that includes dinner, wine, dancing ... and then dessert in bed. The Bull knows the fine art of seduction and adores anything chivalrous and romantic — doors held open, chairs pulled out, a gift of flowers or chocolate. They also love sensual pleasures such as an incredible foot massage or a bubble bath to set the right mood for romance.
What turns them off: Brash, cheesy come-ons; flighty, flirty or untrustworthy types; an overly casual approach to sex. The Bull does not enjoy heated conflict and will stay away from a volatile or argumentative relationship. They are a sensual, affectionate and steady lover who needs the same in return, so unaffectionate or unfaithful types need not apply.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
What turns them on: Brainiacs; experimental lovers; an open mind and a good, sharp wit. They fall in love with the mind before the body, which means smart, intellectual and creative types have it made with the Twins! Naughty talk can add a lot to the experience, and arguing, debating and light, playful banter definitely have their place in heightening that delicious tension.
What turns them off: Anything mundane. They have such a light, playful touch that a traditional seduction — such as a heavy meal and rich wine followed by a perfectly planned all-nighter — simply won’t work with them. They can’t stand being tied down, or sticking to a routine. Dull, sappy, overly emotional or jealous types absolutely need not apply.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
What turns them on: A commitment. For Cancer, emotional connection is an essential element to bedroom fun. In fact, while sensuality can be expressed in a light and playful way, there will always be a foundation of seriousness and intensity beneath it. A soft bed with lots of pillows and gentle, romantic music will heighten the mood.
What turns them off: Quickies, casual encounters and love ’em and leave ’em types. They’re looking for security and longevity, not just a wild time. Infidelity is the biggest turn-off for the Crab, followed closely by insincerity. Unemotional or flirty types also won’t get far with this Sign.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
What turns them on: Big, showy, affectionate gestures; being in charge in the bedroom; being admired and appreciated for their sensual prowess! Leo is all about stroking and being stroked, and they love it when a lover sings their praises. They love to take the lead, so naïveté and vulnerability can both be quite the heady turn-on.
What turns them off: Being dominated or manipulated. Competitive, mysterious or secretive lovers can really rub them the wrong way. They want utter devotion from their romantic partner, and must have everything on the up and up; the Lion won’t tolerate a cagey lover who can’t be trusted. But what’s the biggest turn-off for them? A dent in their pride!
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
What turns them on: A slow and steady build-up. Virgo appreciates an intellectual connection with a refined lover who takes care of themselves. They have high standards, and they like a lover with similar ideals. They’re all about striving for perfection, which can be difficult to achieve — but they’ll definitely have fun trying!
What turns them off: Sloppiness; tardiness; a clumsy approach to intimacy. They won’t appreciate a lover who doesn’t take care of themselves; junk food devoured in bed is a big no-no! But most of all, a careless or crass attitude about sex will douse Virgo’s drive like a match under a garden hose.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
What turns them on: A romantic build-up; a lover as graceful and refined as they are; give and take. Libra wants to be together, and they adore a partner who desires that union just as strongly. Admiration and gratitude are also big turn-ons for them. They love to give pleasure, and they'll adore an enthusiastically positive response.
What turns them off: Crudeness in the bedroom; brash or crass displays; love ’em and leave ’em types. A lover who needs lots of alone-time will make the Sign of Balance feel lonely and deprived, because Libras thrive on the energy derived from a close relationship. Quickies and casual encounters, however fun in the moment, could have a similar effect.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
What turns them on: Anything and everything! Scorpio wants to go deep and push the limits, and they love someone who will go the distance with them. Being in control is a huge turn-on for them, but so is being challenged. In fact, power plays in the bedroom are almost unavoidable with this Sign. Well, at least that keeps things interesting!
What turns them off: Not a whole lot. Scorpio has such a large appetite that it takes a lot to cool their passion. But frivolousness will definitely put out their fire; the Scorpion is seriously intense, and a lover who resists their intensity will be considered a waste of time. Being manipulated is also a turn-off for Scorpio, as is being out of control.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
What turns them on: Exotic types; sex in the great outdoors; the freedom to try new positions and techniques. Sagittarius is all about fast-paced, expansive energy, so a lover who can keep up is key. They have a philosophical nature, which means they’re turned on by strong values and convictions.
What turns them off: Routine. They truly believe that variety is the spice of life, so a lover who confines the fun to the bedroom will kill the mood. A rushed commitment can also dampen the Archer’s fiery spirits. And a lover whose ideals are clashing — or, worse, who has none — definitely won't last long with this Sign.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
What turns them on: Security, emotional and otherwise; carrying out a plan of pursuit; status. They admire a hardworking lover who has attained some level of personal success, as that represents all the things they’re attracted to — longevity, endurance and commitment. All those qualities will go a long way, both in and out of the bedroom.
What turns them off: Game-playing; superficiality; aimless, indecisive or restless types. They’re both serious and directed, and are attracted to the same in others. They desire stability, so fighting, kissing and making up just isn't their style. They want to know they can count on their lover, so players definitely need not apply.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
What turns them on: Open-mindedness; new positions; variety; naughty talk. They’re more mental than physical, so ideas can be more of a turn-on than anything tangible or concrete. Freedom and independence are also a necessity for this sign; their biggest turn-on is a lover who will accept and even adore their unique and unusual self.
What turns them off: Neediness; heavy emotion; a conservative lover who shies away from trying something new. Routine can blow out the desires of an Aquarian like a candle, so a lover who wants it the same way every time may not last long. A traditional approach to sensuality may actually be interesting to the Water Bearer, at least at first — hey, it presents a challenge! — but this will quickly lose its novelty.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
What turns them on: Romance; emotional sensitivity; a creative lover who will turn their fantasies into reality. The Fish needs plenty of emotional support and connectedness, and will respond best to a lover who can provide a romantic setting and a stable, grounded foundation for the relationship.
What turns them off: A brash, harsh or crass approach to sex; a detached, insensitive or unemotional lover; volatile or overly changeable emotions. Love ’em and leave ’em types will leave this Sign feeling dazed and confused, and lovers who come on too strong will scare sweet Pisces away.