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Getting Down: Sex with Virgo
Don’t get it twisted: Virgo is no slouch in the sack. Certainly, their symbol, the Virgin of the Summer Harvest, is deceptive as Virgo is definitely not a prudish sign. Modest? Absolutely. Freaky in bed? Sometimes! Virgo’s predilection for purity doesn’t relate to their views on sex and sexuality, but rather their sky-high standards for whom they bed (and wed).
Virgos aren’t the most leadership-oriented when it comes to the boudoir, so they appreciate an aggressive lover who can take the reins and control the situation. That is, once they’re comfortable with you. These signs don’t like to be pressured, so please, don’t be creepy or overly sexually suggestive before you’ve connected. Virgo’s passion is a quiet one, so don’t be surprised or discouraged if you don’t get much feedback en coitus—no news is good news! Likewise, Virgo will be the first to use the safe word or simply tell you to stop if they don’t like something.
Once Virgo is comfortable with their partner, the sex can sometimes be relentless as Virgo’s mantra is “practice makes perfect.” This can occasionally lead to a mundane, less-imaginative sex life of routines and habits, which can thrill some (hello, Capricorn and Scorpio) and bore others (whomp, Pisces). Virgo is all about finesse of technique in the sack, which means they’ve got their one ~*thing*~ they’re really, really good at, like oral or a habit of running fingers through hair and the like. Like all earth signs, Virgos are physically sensual and substantive when it comes to the human touch.
More often than not, Virgo is thinking about how best to improve their sexual techniques and perfect their, uh, stroke during sex, rather than focusing on expressing their emotions physically. That doesn’t mean they aren’t passionately outpouring during their lovemaking, they’re just super-reserved and nervous about being “extra.” For some Virgos, the messy side of sex is a big downside, but for some others this can be incredibly thrilling as it deviates from their meticulously clean sense of hygiene and overall being, like a dirty little taboo.
Most commonly, though, Virgos prefer quietness and calm after sex, which for some seems weird and cold and for others endearing and sweet. Don’t be surprised if your Virgo boo falls fast asleep or hops up to watch TV in the living room nude. Virgos sometimes keep post-sex snuggling to a minimum, opting to quietly analyze and think about their “performance.” Though, if you’ve been together for ages and are in a “routine” of sorts, Virgo will be sweetly affectionate with kisses and nuzzles, then make sure the right program is on television, the right book on the bedside table, and the right cup of coffee in your hands afterwards.