Leather and lace, fringe and fetish … in this series, we’ll take a peek at the kinkier side of the zodiac. Each sign has its own distinct sexual flavor; by combining the various tastes you find in the natal chart, each person’s unique sexual recipe begins to emerge. Let’s take a closer look at the pleasure-hungry Taurus.
Taurus is the most sensual influence in the zodiac, bar none. Ruled by Venus, Taureans live to be pleasurably stimulated. Great food, good wine, fine music, long afternoons spent lounging in lavish comfort — if it involves pleasing sensations, Taurus is there.
In the bedroom, this is an obvious plus. There’s no sign like Taurus for creating a lavish experience out of even the simplest sexual encounter; decadent foreplay is one of their specialties. The sense of taste, in particular, is highly developed. Whole-body oral exploration turns them on (so long as you taste nice) and many Taureans like to incorporate food into sexual scenarios. Does the idea of sharing a ripe mango in the shower turn you on? The more senses involved, the more Taurus likes it.
This hedonistic tendency is tied inextricably to self-indulgence. They’re always quick to take the less active position, such as lying prone with the partner on top. With Venus, however, this is not due to a desire to be dominated; it’s due to the “Please me!” nature of Venus herself. Like any self-respecting romance novel heroine, Venus wants to lie back and … well, be pleasured. So long as it feels good, Taurus is content to sit back and enjoy the scenery.
In fact, Taurus alone isn’t very kinky at all. The stronger the Taurean influence, the more conservative the sex drive. This holds true even in nonstandard relationships, such as same-sex or poly. It’s not that Taurus is inhibited — it’s definitely not — but Taurus prefers to stick with the tried-and-true pleasures that have worked so well in the past. (This tendency is strongest in the Taurus Mars, where some of the Venusian sensuality is lost, as well.) To find a truly experimental Taurus, you’ll need to look for other influences, such as Aquarius/Uranus, or Scorpio/Pluto.
A Bull who is heavily influenced by Pluto, though, is an altogether different animal. Incredible tops, these people funnel all the subtle power of Pluto through the sensuality of Venus. They have the inner strength and sexual confidence to pull off the most sensually erotic domination scenarios — teasing, sensual “torture,” and other methods of eliciting protracted sensational response are favorites. These people are often an irresistible force of erotic nature.
However, this combination can also tend toward cruelty. Agreed-upon boundaries and safe words must be treated as law, or simple scenarios can become dangerous. Venus is loving, sure, but like her counterpart Mars, she’s also inherently selfish. Even non-Plutonian Taureans require a firm assertion of your own needs and wishes; otherwise, they become so caught up in their own pleasure that your desires — and sometimes your basic comfort and safety — are completely forgotten.
Taurus is the sensualist of the zodiac, and can experience the physical pleasures of sex like no other. Touch, taste, sound, smell … this sign wants it all. If your appetites are compatible with this earthy vibe, look for the Sun or Venus in Taurus, or for this sign on the Ascendant. And don’t forget to bring the mangoes….
About the Author
Laura F. Walton is a writer, artist, and arts instructor based in Texas. She has been a practicing astrologer for nearly ten years; she specializes in areas of sexuality, individuality, and creative self-discovery. She has contributed forecasts for print media, and currently provides monthlies on her blog Astro What?
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