In this provocative and eye-opening book, award-winning radio talk show host and astrologer Myrna Lamb reveals--sign by sign--which partnerships truly complement each other and which ones are likely to burn out. Plus, Lamb backs up her astrological insights with the explicit, real-life confessions of the 1,200 men and women she surveyed regarding their sexual turn-ons and turn-offs. Respondents relate, in their own words, their sexual preferences and admit their deepest desires and most delicious sensual memories. And amazingly, the answers are incredibly consistent with the signs of the Zodiac. Also included is a sex survey for you to complete so that you and your partner can discover--and fulfill--you own fantasies.
Whether you are looking for Mr. (or Ms.) Right or Right Now, a one-night stand or a love that lasts a lifetime, The Astrology of Great Sex will help you transform your sex life from languishing... to legendary.
Fun Sextrological Facts
- Leos are put off by porn
- Libras are turned on by talk
- Geminis love all kinds of experimentation
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The Astrology of Great Sex
DISCOVER YOUR LOVER'Sâ?"AND YOUR OWNâ?"DEEPEST DESIRES
By MYRNA LAMB
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.Copyright © 2006 Myrna Lamb
All rights reserved.
March 21–April 19
Fire Sign Aries is impulsive, assertive, and in some ways a perpetual child. Ruler of the head and the features of the face, the Ram loves oral sex. To satisfy Aries in lovemaking, that which is indispensable above all else is passionate kissing.
She says: "I enjoy deep kissing on the mouth, and all over my lover's body. Everyone praises my tongue and how I bring them to orgasm."
He says: "When it comes to sex I am a man for all seasons, but if I had to choose between intercourse and cunnilingus, I would choose cunnilingus."
"I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up ... not me."
The Aries Woman in Her Own Words
"Out on a boat, drifting in the sun. Lying naked on the deck. Rubbing oils on each other. The rocking motion. Occasional splash of a fish. The cry of seagulls. Smell of sweat and suntan oil. His cigar smoke. Me tasting of Zima and him of beer, all mixing when we kiss. Sitting on his lap, moving up and down with the motion of the boat, and him inside me. Moving faster and faster. Him thrusting harder and harder until I explode in an incredible orgasm."
Attraction and Dating an Aries
WHAT ATTRACTS YOU TO SOMEONE?
The Aries woman always responds to a man's energy. Vitality goes a long way to compensate if a man isn't really her type physically.
"I am attracted by energy, personality, humor. Physical attributes aren't extremely important. Personality and a pleasant disposition and behavior outweigh looks."
"A man's smile, energy, behavior, plus the ability to dance ... Height matters as I want a man who's a bit taller than I am and I don't want him to be fat. Penis size never really counts. I want to know if he can snuggle and whether he likes himself."
"Confidence is the biggest turn-on though not to the point of arrogance ... intelligence, sense of humor, sensitivity, karma, chemistry."
"He was a very attractive, romantic man. His body was lean and clean. He brought flowers and wine and we lingered over a delicious seafood dinner. Then we began making out, taking our time. He talked dirty, adding to the excitement. I remember us lying there with the sun streaming in through the windows, warm on our bodies."
WHAT MIGHT TURN YOU OFF?
As Aries is the Sign that rules the head and loves to kiss, poor dental hygiene is her number one turnoff. A lack of a sense of humor comes next.
"A man who is ultra-reserved, has poor manners, or is too quiet. I want to have a good time."
"I am definitely turned off by a man who talks about other lovers, has low self-confidence, and is insensitive."
"Poor style, bad teeth, inconsiderate behavior."
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING ON A DATE?
Aries women, in addition to listing the traditional things to do on an evening out, include sex as a dating activity. Regardless of her willingness, however, she'll be completely turned off if she feels she's being hurried into bed. A smart man will watch for Aries to signal her availability before suggesting sex too soon after supper.
"Dining out at a great restaurant, casual stuff, movie, antique hunting, dog shows, passionate kissing, holding hands, touching, sex of course, first date, always."
"Dancing, talking about anything, holding hands, touching, passionate kissing."
"Making love outdoors, on a warm sunny afternoon, in a country setting. It starts with my lover and me slowly undressing and then massaging each other. It ends with us lying spent and naked on a blanket with warm sun on our bodies and the scent of plants and wildflowers in the air."
ARE YOU FLIRTATIOUS?
Flirtatiousness is not an innate Aries trait. She has an ingenuous quality and an open, frank way of interacting with people which can be disarming. It's the rare Aries who is truly a flirt.
"Maybe in a lighthearted way: trading jokes or banter."
"Somewhat, but I'd be more so if I had more confidence in myself."
"Perhaps, subtly flirtatious with strangers, moderately with men I know better."
ARE YOU JEALOUS?
Yes she is. How much so may vary, but Aries being the first Sign of the zodiac, the Sign whose key words are "I am," certainly expects to be the center of attention with her lover.
"If I am with someone who is talking about other lovers, I get jealous."
"Not in casual relationships, but when I really like someone I can be possessive."
"I can be, because I am a loyal friend and want others to be the same."
"It was a warm and breezy February day and no one else was around. We were hiking at Race Point in Provincetown and had walked for about an hour, talking about philosophy. We came upon a little offshoot of a path. The afternoon sun made the trees a sort of golden color. It was magical looking and we thought somehow that it was all meant only for us. I truly felt that I was with my soul mate. We held each other for quite a while and let nature take its course. I remember looking at him [and] thinking that his eyes were the same color as the sky."
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION?
Aries wants displays of affection kept to a minimum. Showing regard by holding hands pleases her, but anything that seems to be sexual should be done in private.
"I enjoy letting the world know that I'm in love subtly. I'm not into intercourse in public."
"Lots of hand holding, even an occasional provocative kiss—that's fine in front of others."
"Nothing sexual: discreet holding hands, that's okay. Deep kissing is not."
"Fine as long as they aren't mauling each other ... I love seeing happy couples. It certainly beats looking at people fighting or walking around with long faces."
Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK ABOUT SEX AND HOW OFTEN PER WEEK DO YOU WANT TO HAVE SEX?
Aries is a highly sexual woman. She thinks about sex at least once a day and Aries wants sex at least three times a week.
"I was falling asleep. My lover [lay] down, spooned me, and began gently kissing and sucking on my neck while stroking my breasts. His touch and lips felt warm, soft, and loving. When I was writhing with desire he pulled me on top of him. We had intercourse while kissing deeply and holding hands. [We] reached orgasm together. The low moans he made just before he reached orgasm were intensely exciting to me. We fell asleep, spooned."
HOW LONG DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND HAVING SEX AND HOW MUCH OF THAT TIME IS FOREPLAY? DO YOU ENJOY QUICKIES?
She prefers spending about an hour having sex with twenty to thirty minutes of foreplay, but she won't reject quick encounters. If she's had a stressful day or if she's distracted, some passionate kissing and a quickie will prove very satisfying. A night of great sex might begin with a short, passionate encounter and climax, followed by cuddling, kissing, and a slower second round.
"Time depends on my mood, the complexities of the day. Sometimes I like it to last, with foreplay about an hour. At other times I prefer no foreplay at all and a quickie is perfect."
"I like to forget time when having sex. I wouldn't say no to a quickie, but I prefer an open expanse of time."
"Quickies are okay once in a while, but I prefer taking my time."
"I prefer extended lovemaking, [but] an occasional quickie can be very exciting."
"I like a lot of foreplay. Teasing and pleasing someone enhances the actual act."
"On foreplay, as much as needed to build us both up to the point where we have to have [sex]."
WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU PREFER TO HAVE SEX?
Sex at any time of day is fine with her though she has some preference for early morning and late night.
"I prefer sex in the dark, whether at night or before dawn breaks."
"My favorite times are mornings, just before getting out of bed, and at night in the dark."
"I like all different times, especially night and first thing in the morning as long as there's enough time."
"Being awakened by my partner, who is really horny early in the morning."
"Sex on the hood of my car in a private parking lot, with people watching."
"The moon was out, very dark sky; you could smell the dew on the ground. There was a chill in the air. It was very aggressive."
"In my bed ... he caressed me all over until I was so turned on, so wet with desire, that his penis slid right in and I felt transported to another world."
"I got into a sexy bra, garter belt, and stockings and we had sex on the kitchen table."
HOW OFTEN DO YOU MASTURBATE?
She masturbates two to four times weekly, depending on whether she is unattached or seeing someone.
"I masturbate more, maybe four times weekly, if I am not in a relationship in which I regularly have sex."
HOW LONG DO YOU WANT TO KNOW SOMEONE BEFORE GETTING SEXUAL?
She has no set time or number of dates, days, or weeks before becoming sexual, but it's not likely to be a long time. Having sex on a first date isn't unheard of as long as she hasn't felt pressured by her partner.
"I don't like rules. Time isn't important, chemistry is. If you feel like sleeping with someone right away, go for it. Trust your instincts."
"One day plus ... it depends on the person."
"Maybe two dates, although sometimes it's been a shorter period."
WHAT'S YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD CASUAL SEX?
Aries is generally pretty good at distinguishing lust from love, making her quite comfortable with casual sex as long as it's practiced safely.
"When I'm not in a relationship, I don't see anything wrong with casual sex."
"It is fine if precautions are taken."
"It's okay as long as both people are on the same page and don't confuse it with a committed or lasting relationship."
"I am a hopeless romantic. My fantasy is being made love to in the shower, ocean, hot tub, in the snow, in front of the fireplace."
"I think of my husband's hard body."
"Start with neck, go on to breast, [and] then go down."
"For me to have the ultimate perfect body and to be desired and to have intercourse and multiple orgasms with the sexiest man who happen[s] to be my soul mate."
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MONOGAMY?
For her monogamy is not about sex; it's about commitment and bonding. In essence, she believes in serial monogamy, one lover at a time for as long as it works.
"I hope for monogamy, but I know some people aren't suited to it. I've never been faithful.
Sometimes the moment overtakes you."
"I'm faithful when in a relationship for as long as it lasts. I don't believe we mate for life, but that each relationship is a learning and growing experience. Some short, some long ... no pun intended."
"I do believe in it, but I haven't been faithful yet."
"I don't think monogamy works for many people. There is too much pressure on each to satisfy all of the other's desires."
DOES SEX HAVE A SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR YOU?
While she may feel comfortable having sex outside an otherwise bonded relationship, sex isn't merely physical. She is quite private about her concept of spirituality and an element of that is the high that sex brings.
"Sex allows me to feel that I can mingle my spirit with another's—that we can exchange breath—especially if I feel I am with a soul mate whose pleasure / passion is every bit as strong as my own."
"Yes, in the sense that love is spiritual and sex is a wonderful expression of love."
"There is nothing like it. Sex takes me to another plane of experience."
"Sex is the physical manifestation of love, God's gift."
ARE YOU COMFORTABLE INITIATING SEXUAL ACTIVITIES?
Aries has a take-charge nature. She is usually the one to initiate sex.
"Definitely ... I like being the one in control."
"My most wonderful encounter was made extraordinary by the circumstances. I was in love with one of my best friends, and it was unrequited for years. But we became emotionally intimate over time and crossed some boundaries—sleeping in the same bed, touching, caressing, partial nudity—but had never kissed or made love. One very hot night we were sleeping in his single bed. It was raining, thunder and lightning. The window was open. We were in our underwear, caressing each other and he was lying on top of me. The room was dark except for the lightning. I asked him to kiss me; he said no. But then in another moment he did and I felt like the room exploded. A huge bolt of lightning came down at that moment and I couldn't stop shaking. I think about that moment a lot. He's the only actual man I fantasize about and it is always in that bed."
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE TO YOUR PARTNER YOUR SEXUAL WANTS AND NEEDS?
Aries is a Fire Sign, the Sign of action. When it comes to communicating about sex, especially in bed, she prefers body language to words, but she welcomes having her partner tell her what he does and doesn't like.
"I guide him and respond to what he does that pleases me."
"I use both [body language and words], but mostly through gestures until I am very comfortable with a partner."
DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF AS BEING IN THE MAINSTREAM SEXUALLY, MORE EXPERIMENTAL, OR OPEN TO ANYTHING?
Her range of sexuality goes from the mainstream to experimental, from intercourse and oral sex to using food, ice cubes, and hot wax. She might accept an occasional spanking, use a leather or latex accessory, or wear a blindfold or high-heeled boots to add excitement. She might also put on a costume, use a vibrator, and try light bondage. Forget the chains, paddles, and electricity. She'll be turned off by the unusual behaviors these items suggest.
"I'd say I am experimental though not extreme. I am into spanking but not genital torture, piercing, et cetera."
"I consider myself mainstream, though with the right person I could become quite experimental."
Her fantasies extend beyond the mainstream.
"I like to imagine my man sitting with me standing in front of him, telling me which articles of clothing to take off and how slowly. Then he tells me what positions he wants me in. Sometimes he ties me up, blindfold[s] me, and uses whipped cream, ice cubes, hot wax, and [then] finally has intercourse with me."
HOW DO YOU DEMONSTRATE AFFECTION FOR YOUR PARTNER?
Aries loves to feel that she's helping her partner, and she strives to be considerate. It is important to her to be noticed and to be told that her efforts are appreciated.
"Cooking, listening, understanding a different point of view, I like taking care of my partner ... making sure that he is remembered on special occasions."
"I help him accomplish personal goals, and send him chocolate kisses, special notes and cards."
"I strive to be thoughtful, make his breakfast in the morning, [run] his bath after work, give him a rubdown and kiss him all over."
"My partner is kissing me, beginning at my forehead and working his way down to my inner thighs, staying there, teasing me, without touching my vagina until I can't take it any more. Finally he thrusts inside me and brings me to orgasm."
"Having my legs massaged and admired, kissed; oral sex performed on me and the intercourse lasting for a long time—until I am satisfied."
"I have fantasies in which I am forced to have sex in unusual positions and with more than one male partner."
The Five Senses
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOU IS THE SEXUAL ENVIRONMENT?
As Aries rules the head, aromas are a stimulant for her. Cleanliness matters. The smell of clean sheets is probably the most important element in the environment for sex.
"Cleanliness is extremely important. The rest doesn't matter at all."
"[Personal] cleanliness is most important. I don't care whether the place is messy."
"A modicum of privacy and cleanliness is important."
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE SEX?
Privacy matters. Smells of grass, trees, flowers, the lapping of waves on the beach might be turn-ons, but not if anyone else is remotely nearby. Her favorite place for sex is the bedroom.
"Outdoors, but in a deserted area or situation ..."
"The car or the beach is fine, never really in a public place."
"Outside is fun—in a pool, Jacuzzi, even on the roof."
"He picks me up in a limo and brings me red roses. We have dinner at a lovely restaurant and go dancing. Then we go to his hotel room and he does a striptease for me. The sex is hot and he climaxes inside me, and he tells me he loves me."
WHAT PUTS YOU IN THE MOOD FOR SEX?
Two different kinds of behaviors, romantic and highly physical, put Aries in the mood. On the one hand, lavish some attention on her, bring her a flower (it needn't be a bouquet). A token that shows her lover cares about her is very sexy to Aries. On the more active side, working out, roughhousing, and playing at forcing her to have sex get her very excited.
"Music, candles, eating in bed, French kissing, a small gesture like holding hands, can be very arousing to me. Erotic touching, kissing from toes up or eyes down."
"Thunderstorms!! Lying in the sun, talking about sex, reading erotica, romantic movies ... all put me in the mood."
WHAT'S YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD PORNOGRAPHY?
Pornography is either of no interest to her or a turnoff. After all, Aries wants her lover to think she is the best there is. Watching some woman with enhanced breasts performing multiple acts of sex on a video is likely to trigger competitive feelings and undermine her own sex drive.
"Porn doesn't have enough emotions and feelings in it. Perhaps if it included a good love story I'd like it a whole lot more."
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Table of Contents
How to Use this Book,
Aries March 21–April 19 THE RAM,
Taurus April 20–May 20 THE BULL,
Gemini May 21–June 20 THE TWINS,
Cancer June 21–July 22 THE CRAB,
Leo July 23–August 22 THE LION,
Virgo August 23–September 22 THE VIRGIN,
Libra September 23–October 22 THE SCALES,
Scorpio October 23–November 21 THE SCORPION,
Sagittarius November 22–December 21 THE ARCHER,
Capricorn December 22–January 19 THE GOAT,
Aquarius January 20–February 18 THE WATER BEARER,
Pisces February 19–March 20 THE FISH,
Sexual Compatibility through the Zodiac,
The Astrology of Great Sex Questionnaire,
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