May 2020 horoscopes: Sex and intimacy in uncertain times

With all the chaos and uncertainty swirling around right now (not to mention boredom, fear, sadness, and every other possible feeling), you may find yourself feeling dramatic changes in your sexual desires. Some people are experiencing higher-than-ever levels of desire, while others are finding themselves totally shut down sexually, and still others may be swinging between those extremes. However you’re feeling, find out what this month has in store sexually for your sign:


April 20th - May 20th

Your sex drive has been at an all-time high lately, and as a result, you may not be getting the satisfaction that your missionary-style past used to deliver. Though you might feel discouraged, you can find a path forward with your partner by communicating more thoroughly about your needs as they change. Don’t give in to the temptation to ice out your partner when they don’t immediately catch on—they can’t read your mind. Let this month teach you about communicating your needs as effectively as possible.


May 21st - June 20th

Early in the month, your sex life will be full of all the dirty talk, fantasies, and fun you desire. Though the sex will be great, things may take a turn mid-month as you feel some shifts around your self-image. Identity nuances that may seem unrelated to sex are now putting a damper on your mojo, and you may feel a bit of a distracting self-consciousness arising as a result. Though that may bring some uncomfortable feelings with it, you are on your way to feeling greater self-confidence, and an enhanced ability to express your desires will follow.


June 21st - July 22nd

The simplest sexual pleasures tend to be enough for you (that is, if they contain the emotional connection you need). But there’s a wave of intensity coming up between you and your lover that may be anything but simple, and that’s going to call for a bit of an adjustment. After a lot of talking, you should be feeling a bit more emotional understanding flowing through your sex life by mid-month. Enjoy it, because a change at the very end of the month will bring the need for you to once again overcome emotions and choose intimate, vulnerable communication over shutting your lover out.


July 23rd - August 22nd

Your sex drive is singing like a tea kettle this month, and you are steaming hot for intimacy. But is it hard to find a physical outlet that doesn’t come with a lot of baggage? This is a month where it’s going to be hard to leave drama at the door, especially when it comes to physical intimacy. You or your partner may be feeling unappreciated in unrelated areas of life, and there’s no way around it—you’ll need to resolve that. Getting everything out in the open and talking through it should help you get back on track for a super sexy month.


August 23rd - September 22nd

This month, you may feel a level of intensity in your desires that surprises your typically demure outer self. Though the extra heat is fun, it doesn’t keep your neurotic brain from wandering to other concerns that pose possible problems this month, including career concerns. Though you try to be present in everything you do (including sex), you may have to work extra hard this month to shut down thoughts about the office while you’re between the sheets.


September 23rd - October 22nd

Sex should be pleasing and harmonious early in the month, with an abundance of the words of affirmation you love to receive. But things may get a bit muddier later in the month, when desires will be difficult to mutually resolve between you and your lover. It could be that outside-the-bedroom concerns surrounding finances, work, and big-picture plans will pose obstacles. It’s not impossible to maintain your groove, you just have to make sure you’re communicating honestly with your partner and finding compromises.


October 23rd - November 21st

This month, you may feel some deep inner challenges arising that seem unrelated to sex, but which will throw a wrench into your sex life nonetheless. You’re typically a boss in bed, and you don’t want any inner turmoil to throw you off your game. But despite your best efforts to hide it, your partner will likely be able to sense it. Taking time for yourself to go inwards and sit with your true feelings may help you resolve some of the unrest that’s blocking you sexually.


November 22nd - December 21st

Has sex been a give-and-take or a push-and-pull? This month, it could prove challenging to find exactly the right rhythm between you and your partner, but it will also likely bring unspoken truths to the surface. Though working through the difficulties can suck, you may be able to achieve a brand new level of intimacy and sexual satisfaction by hanging in there and doing the work. You may even discover sexual desires you didn’t know you had.


December 22nd - January 19th

Though you’re typically inclined to see sexual expression as yet another task to be completed to the best of your ability, you may be going through an exciting sexual awakening. This month will bring out some surprising electricity between you and your partner. Whether it’s sudden ups and downs that produce a sexual charge, or just a bomb of experimentation going off between you, you’re in for a wild ride (literally). Don’t overthink it, and you’ll have a great time.


January 20th - February 18th

Though you typically bring lightness and a sense of humor to your sexuality, sex may suddenly feel serious for you. You may feel a self-consciousness emerging that you haven’t felt in a while, and it could be making things feel off. If you can remember that at the end of the day, your lover is just a really, really good friend who you trust with your whole heart, you should be able to talk it out and find a way back to comfortable physical intimacy.


February 19th - March 20th

You’re definitely feeling a physical fire you haven’t felt in a while. Sex should be heated and vibrant this month, with plenty of room for sizzling fantasies to play out between you and your lover. But later on in the month, you may feel complications suddenly arising that will interrupt the flow. Though it’s easy to fixate on insecurities about whether your partner is truly committed to you or not, remember that you can’t control what they think or feel. You can only make sure you are communicating openly and honestly.


March 21st - April 19th

You have no shortage of intense passion lately, and your lover definitely has your full attention when it comes to sex. But maybe there are some details and nuances that could use a little more finessing. Could your sex life be helped along by a little dirty talk? It definitely seems like some extra communication is called for if you want to take things to the next level in bed. And stepping up your level of sensitivity may help when the energies change mid-month, requiring you to have a delicate touch when it comes to sex.


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