With limited daylight and sinking temperatures, ’tis the season when human touch is at a premium.
While many dream of dark nights warmed by the presence of another, some signs among us are getting their groove on with more frequency.
Recent research suggests that the chemical fallout of falling in love can wreak havoc on your cognition, while sex itself has been linked to longevity and a better night’s sleep.
In a great boon to boning, even his high holiness the pope has proclaimed sexual pleasure a gift from God.
Praise be — never been a better time to keep it casual, folks.
According to survey data provided by the dating site Match, four of the star signs top the list for getting laid on the regular.
Read on and get it on!
According to survey data reported by Match, water-bearers are experiencing the highest rates of intimacy — with 52% of Aquarians reporting having sex multiple times per month. That can be attributed to Aquarius folk having a very broad definition of what sex is or can be: masturbation (solo or mutual), simulation, VR, dry humping in a furry suit, frottage, etc.
Open minds and emotional objectivity are hallmarks of these fixed air signs who, consequently, are usually willing to welcome the weird and entertain the unexpected in both partners and scenarios and to keep a healthy roster of hookups in their orbit.
Aries folk tend to be direct about their desires, which serves to explain their second-place standing; 50% of ram respondents reported having plenty of sex per calendar month. Owing to their athletic energy, and unbridled enthusiasm, Aries tend to view sex as a sport rather than a sensual merging of souls.
Post-coital high fives are a common STI in this test group. Unbound from emotional expectations or strict definitions, sex becomes a great way for them to burn calories and expedite exploration.
Don’t let the virginal constellation fool you, friends: Virgos are some of the freakiest folks around.
Rulers of the sixth house of ritual and service, Virgos view sex as their daily bread, right alongside probiotics, sourdough and dental hygiene. As a service-oriented sign, they are deeply vested in the pleasure of others, making them excellent, if not super experimental sexual partners.
Ruled by Mercury and bound to earth, the act of sexual congress takes them out of the hum of the mind and into the rhythm of the body. Rolling around is how they self-regulate and connect with the rapture of a world that so often disappoints them.
Capricorn comes in at fourth place with 31% of sea goats copping to copulating multiple times per month. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, meaning they don’t hesitate to state their needs and/or initiate carnality.
This is the sign of an “always be closing” ethos.
Their high roll-in-the-hay numbers may also be a result of their strategic approach to life and sex.
These people like to go multiple rounds with the same partner in the same session, believing they can get ahead of the sex itch and use the condensed experience as a memory reserve to get them through their work week.
Grinding for the grind, if you will.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls’ guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.