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 look at Virgo, one of the kinkiest signs around.
The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin, and it helps to keep in mind when dealing with this highly paradoxical sign. No matter how many times they’ve been around the block, Virgos always seem as fussy and particular as a first-timer. Don’t be fooled — this is only one half of this dual sign. Make no mistake: Virgo is dual, just like Gemini or Pisces, but Virgo often hides its duality, even from itself.
As an earth sign, they are less comfortable with the changeability of their mutable natures and often seek to suppress it. Part of Virgo wants to remain pristine and proper, while the other part wants to get down and dirty. Virgo enacts the tense “virgin/whore” polarity in almost all aspects of life, and this can result in some intriguing bedroom quirks, to say the least.
Foremost, Virgo is Mercury-ruled, and can build elaborate mental fences around their most taboo desires. They tend to create exacting-but-arbitrary conditions under which specific desires can be satisfied (as in “only if her name starts with P,” or “only on a Tuesday during tax season.”) If a Virgin violates her own rules, she feels unpleasantly grubby. If her conditions are met, she feels just dirty enough — she maintains her “virgin” status but has given the “whore” her due.
[show_to accesslevel=’All-Access’]Both the dirt and the whore metaphors can become a literal part of Virgo’s sex life. Your Virgo may cringe in horror if you have a spot on your shirt, but then the duality strikes: you discover that he has a real lust for sex in dirty, squalid, or even demeaning locations. Or, after fainting dead away when you forget to wash your hands in the restroom, they may inform you that they’re turned on by the idea of scat play, enema play, and watersports. The contradictions can be surprising.
The Virgo influence is often found in charts of people who enjoy humiliation as part of domination scenarios; they can make great slaves. There’s also a tendency to hire sex workers, or to haunt the strip bars and peep shows — the cheaper, the better, on both counts.
Virgos are also prone to wanting two partners. This is not quite the same as Gemini’s Mercurial curiosity; the Virgo who wants two partners sincerely believes he or she needs two full-time wives, or two full-time husbands, or possibly one of each. Permanent menage a trois living situations often center around a strong Virgo, particularly a Plutonian one.
Not every Virgo-influenced lover will go to extremes. In the case of this sign, it seems that the more influence given to Virgo in the chart (especially with aspects from Saturn or Pluto) the more likely the kinks. A stand-alone Virgo Sun or Virgo Venus, for instance, may merely result in a lover who is somewhat reticent, even prudish, on the surface, but surprisingly erotic when the lights go down. Most will have their peculiarities, though, and anyone who loves them must be able to accommodate.
If you’re willing to navigate the complexities of Virgo sexuality, you’ll be rewarded with a responsive, inventive, lovable lover. This sign has its quirks, yes, but Virgo relationships are often highly devoted and emotionally rich. If you think you can handle the sexy ambivalence of a perpetually falling angel, find yourself a Virgin. The experience will be unforgettable.[/show_to]
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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