This Sign Makes The Best Friend With Benefits

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We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our love lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible, the best sex positions for each sign, or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based Astrologer to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our love lives each week. This week's topic: what Geminis love in bed.

So, true story, every Gemini that I’ve ever dated or hooked up with started out as a friend first. Now I recognize that for some people, hooking up with a friend is considered a big no-no. What might seem like harmless fun, or better yet—what may feel like comfortable and soulmate-like fun could quickly veer into murky territory if that friend is committed to someone else or if the friendship stands to be ruined by bringing sex into the picture. While I don’t advocate jeopardizing a good friendship or helping to screw up someone else’s relationship, sometimes a legit FWB (Friends With Benefits) situation could be just the thing you need if you’re in between relationships, too busy for a relationship, or not looking for the emotional investment of a relationship but still want to have sex with someone you trust.

Enter Gemini. If there was ever a zodiac sign that would give you the best FWB experience, this sign is it. Symbolized by two mythological twins, Gemini has a bit of a dual approach to romance. On the one hand, the analytical twin tends to consider themselves above emotional/human entanglements, while the other twin, the child-like twin wants a bit of a storybook romance.

So, how can this unique combo work for you? Read on.

1. They Make Great Friends

Like fellow Air signs Libra and Aquarius, Geminis absolutely love people. Not only do they love people, but they love doing stuff with them, too. This is the person you call to catch a flick with you, hit up a new taco joint, ask for advice (they’re curious and analytical so it’ll definitely be good), and talk to for hours on end about anything and everything. They’re charming, witty, and always up for a good time. And if you’re feeling blue, you won’t be for long after you get a dose of their wild sense of humor or some extra juicy gossip they’ve dug up about someone you hate. How thoughtful!

2. They’re Always Up For Sex

As one of the signs (Virgo is the other) ruled by communicative and busy Mercury, Geminis have a need to keep their minds, mouths, and hands active. If that activity comes by way of sex, so be it. Plus, they won’t mind if you call them up—sorry, I meant text them at 2 a.m. for a booty call. They’ll probably be up (or out and about) anyway.

3. They Don’t Get Attached Easily

As mentioned, Gemini is an Air sign, which means that their intellect is their most prized possession. This is the sign that lives head over heart, so you won’t need to worry about things getting weird between you two because they caught feelings. Even if Gemini does occasionally express deeper emotions, it likely won’t last for long as Gemini is more of an in the moment kind of spirit. Plus, Gemini’s second most prized possession (they’re “twins” after all) is their independence. If they catch anything, it’ll more than likely be catching up to you later. Easy breezy!

4. They Like Unconventional Relationships

Because of their multifaceted personality, Geminis gravitate towards people and experiences that reflect their varied and ever evolving tastes. When it comes to sex and relationships, this attitude is no different. Even if a Gemini is in a committed relationship, they’ll find ways to keep it interesting like having an open relationship or keeping separate apartments. To them, conventional is boring. Which brings me to my next point:

5. You'll Still Be Friends Afterwards

It’s rare that a Gemini will ascribe to more traditional or conservative views around sex. As far as Gemini is concerned there’s no room for respectability politics when it comes to sex/sexuality as they recognize it’s merely a part of human nature. Plus, Geminis like their partners to have a little edge or mischief to them as the predictable or vanilla totally disinterests them. As an on the go kind of sign, they’ll want to keep things between you light, friendly, and fun. So recognize that if you don’t hear from them after you’ve moved into FWB territory together, it’s more than likely their busy minds are preoccupied with something else, not because they think less of you.

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