How to Prevent Mars Retrograde from Ruining Your Sex Life

Lost your mojo? Lusty Mars, the planet of sex, could be to blame.

Mars is responsible for revving up our erogenous appetites and giving us that all important “yang” energy and drive. Since April 17, however, the red planet has slowed down inĀ retrograde (backward) motion, putting the brakes on any action in the boudoir (le sigh).

Until June 29, feisty Mars will remain inĀ its biennial retrograde. The passion planet will backstroke through volcanic Sagittarius until May 27, and then retreatĀ into libidinousĀ Scorpio’s cave for the duration of theĀ month, arousing jealousy, obsession and possibly even bringing back a difficult ex. Since we’re at the midway point of this challengingĀ starmap, it’s a fine opportunity to take inventory over how the past month has played out,Ā so we canĀ course correct and take action.

Our usual carnal desires may haveĀ led us down a complicated path instead of the er, treasure trail to pleasure, but let’s be real: a temporary vow of celibacy isn’t really a favorableĀ option. So, how to cope?

To help reawaken theĀ sex god/goddess within, we partnered with and came up with sixĀ star-fueled tips to slip in your astrological arsenal so you can navigate the duration of Mars retrogradeĀ free from #obsession, and into ecstasy onceĀ more. Read the full story to learn more!

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