The Sagittarius woman is known for her love of adventure, and she recognizes the Leo man is someone who can match her energy. These are two fire signs that share a lot in common and both have a generous heart. With the Sagittarius woman's bold style and the Leo man's love for all things eye-catching, this makes a mutually supportive, creative, and charismatic couple.
Sagittarius is ruled by benevolent, expansive, and blessed Jupiter. Leo is ruled by a confident, joyful, and energetic Sun, so you can see how these two go well together. There are a lot of good vibes between the Sagittarius woman and Leo man, but is this heat strong enough to last forever?
Leo Man and Sagittarius Woman in Love
What attracts a Sagittarius woman and a Leo man to each other?
Sagittarius and Leo are attracted to each other's charm, aura, and style; these two have an almost instant connection. This is a physically and aesthetically attractive couple, and they are often catching the eyes of not only each other but of others as well. The Leo man lets the Sagittarius woman know right away how fond he is of her, and although Sagittarius may feel he is not her type at first, once Leo lets loose a little and shows off his more goofy and fun side- the Sagittarius woman is all in.
Sagittarius women love adventure, but they also put learning, expanding the mind, and growing personally and spiritually at the same level of importance in their lives. This works well in a relationship with a Leo and what attracts her to him so much is that Leo men love to feel like they can teach someone something or can give personal advice or wisdom.
This is not to say that Sagittarius won’t teach Leo a few things as well, but with Sagittarius constantly seeking, they find someone willing to give and be receptive to that in Leo.
What is the relationship like between a Sagittarius woman and a Leo man?
Sagittarius and Leo make a fun couple. This is a couple that will have no problem spending time with each other and enjoying each other’s company, and will most likely spend a lot of that time around other people as well; having fun, going out, and living life to the fullest. This is a couple who wants to be where things are happening, and there is a lot of life, creativity, and energy in this pairing. Two fire signs in a relationship are a powerhouse, and they feel enlivened here.
Since both of these individuals are bold, expressive, and have a dynamic personality, things can get pretty heated easily here as well, however. They are dramatic when it comes to the love they show each other, and also dramatic when it comes to their challenges with one another as well. This type of love tends to be all-consuming as there is so much energy and passion flowing between them. This is a couple that would love to travel together, explore, learn, grow, and go after mutual goals together, and there will rarely be a dull moment here.
What is the sex like between a Sagittarius woman and a Leo man?
The sex life between these two is truly heated. This is a couple who often has no problem in the bedroom, and they are a sexy duo. They love to dress up, role-play, and play with different versions of domination and submission. They will have no problem showing their love and affection to each other and are very compatible with one another physically.
The Sagittarius woman is open-minded and is looking to feel something at the end of the day. The Leo man may be a little more reserved than most would expect in the bedroom, but when it comes to Sagittarius, they feel more at ease to let loose and have fun. These two tend to have a healthy sex life in the relationship.
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What makes a relationship between a Sagittarius woman and a Leo man work?
The Sagittarius woman and Leo man live a good life together. The relationship works for both of them because they both tend to see life with a similar lens. They are confident and courageous souls, and they don’t bring self-doubt into the connection which is often what ruins a good thing. The Sagittarius woman and Leo man both know how to give themselves what they need and they aren’t looking for anything but an equal or partner in love. They are both outgoing people who let each other be themselves and have their own voice, and there is a certain freedom in this relationship where they can both breathe and enjoy life as individuals and together.
Sagittarius and Leo create a warm and loving life together. They are optimistic and playful people at heart and feel blessed in this relationship. They have a lot of similarities in life but also respect each other's differences as well. There is something unique and intriguing about both of these souls, and there is constantly more to know, understand, and experience with each other. This is a relationship where they love to inspire one another, live life to the fullest, travel, and experience all that life has to offer.
What may cause a Sagittarius woman and a Leo man to break up?
The Sagittarius woman puts fun experiences at the top of her to-do list every day and although the Leo man loves an adventure as well, he is also a little more strict when it comes to schedules and responsibilities, which Sagittarius is not. At the end of the day, this is a mutable sign woman and a fixed sign man, and they do things very differently. Their flow is very different from each other, even if they are both fire signs. Not to mention, arguments and disagreements can soon become very heated and what once was a beautiful bonfire of a relationship, can easily turn into a volcano.
The thing about the Sagittarius woman is that she doesn’t mind being alone. She is not yearning for a relationship like most others are, and the only way she would even let her heart in that space is if she finds someone she feels can keep up with her and not restrict her in any way.
The Leo man loves to conquer and may see this relationship as his next victory rather than his next true love. He wants to be adored and worshiped even, and the Sagittarius woman is off doing her own thing, not succumbing to this man who believes he is royalty. Leo loves the chase in this relationship, but it that won’t be enough to make things work in the long run.
This demanding duo is loving, generous, fun, and a little dramatic. There is a mutual appreciation for one another that doesn’t go missed and they are overall very supportive and encouraging of one another, which is the foundation for any successful relationship. This relationship is full of grand, romantic gestures, and their love is felt between them and anyone who crosses their path can see it as well.
With any relationship, there are challenges to work through, and here they will need to put their egos aside in the relationship to make things work. However, all in all, this is a good match for both of them.
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Tayler Barakat is a Mystic who has studied Astrology for over a decade. She does intuitive astrology and tarot readings for people all over the world, and her work focuses on healing and empowering individuals. Follow her on Instagram @taylerbarakat_ and check out her website www.listentothevirgo.com.
Exclusive: Gabrielle Union On Radical Transparency, Being Diagnosed With Perimenopause And Embracing What’s Next
Whenever Gabrielle Union graces the movie screen, she immediately commands attention. From her unforgettable scenes in films like Bring It On and Two Can Play That Game to her most recent film, in which she stars and produces Netflix’s The Perfect Find, there’s no denying that she is that girl.
Off-screen, she uses that power for good by sharing her trials and tribulations with other women in hopes of helping those who may be going through the same things or preventing them from experiencing them altogether. Recently, the Flawless by Gabrielle Union founder partnered with Clearblue to speak at the launch of their Menopause Stage Indicator, where she also shared her experience with being perimenopausal.
In a xoNecoleexclusive, the iconic actress opens up about embracing this season of her life, new projects, and overall being a “bad motherfucker.” Gabrielle reveals that she was 37 years old when she was diagnosed with perimenopause and is still going through it at 51 years old. Mayo Clinic says perimenopause “refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years.”
“I haven't crossed over the next phase just yet, but I think part of it is when you hear any form of menopause, you automatically think of your mother or grandmother. It feels like an old-person thing, but for me, I was 37 and like not understanding what that really meant for me. And I don't think we focus so much on the word menopause without understanding that perimenopause is just the time before menopause,” she tells us.
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"But you can experience a lot of the same things during that period that people talk about, that they experienced during menopause. So you could get a hot flash, you could get the weight gain, the hair loss, depression, anxiety, like all of it, mental health challenges, all of that can come, you know, at any stage of the menopausal journey and like for me, I've been in perimenopause like 13, 14 years. When you know, most doctors are like, ‘Oh, but it's usually about ten years, and I'm like, ‘Uhh, I’m still going (laughs).’”
Conversations about perimenopause, fibroids, and all the things that are associated with women’s bodies have often been considered taboo and thus not discussed publicly. However, times are changing, and thanks to the Gabrielle’s and the Tia Mowry’s, more women are having an authentic discourse about women’s health. These open discussions lead to the creation of more safe spaces and support for one another.
“I want to be in community with folks. I don't ever want to feel like I'm on an island about anything. So, if I can help create community where we are lacking, I want to be a part of that,” she says. “So, it's like there's no harm in talking about it. You know what I mean? Like, I was a bad motherfucker before perimenopause. I’m a bad motherfucker now, and I'll be a bad motherfucker after menopause. Know what I’m saying? None of that has to change. How I’m a bad motherfucker, I welcome that part of the change. I'm just getting better and stronger and more intelligent, more wise, more patient, more compassionate, more empathetic. All of that is very, very welcomed, and none of it should be scary.”
The Being Mary Jane star hasn’t been shy about her stance on therapy. If you don’t know, here’s a hint: she’s all for it, and she encourages others to try it as well. She likens therapy to dating by suggesting that you keep looking for the right therapist to match your needs. Two other essential keys to her growth are radical transparency and radical acceptance (though she admits she is still working on the latter).
"I was a bad motherfucker before perimenopause. I’m a bad motherfucker now, and I'll be a bad motherfucker after menopause. Know what I’m saying? None of that has to change. How I’m a bad motherfucker, I welcome that part of the change."
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“I hope that a.) you recognize that you're not alone. Seek out help and know that it's okay to be honest about what the hell is happening in your life. That's the only way that you know you can get help, and that's also the only other way that people know that you are in need if there's something going on,” she says, “because we have all these big, very wild, high expectations of people, but if they don't know what they're actually dealing with, they're always going to be failing, and you will always be disappointed. So how about just tell the truth, be transparent, and let people know where you are. So they can be of service, they can be compassionate.”
Gabrielle’s transparency is what makes her so relatable, and has so many people root for her. Whether through her TV and film projects, her memoirs, or her social media, the actress has a knack for making you feel like she’s your homegirl. Scrolling through her Instagram, you see the special moments with her family, exciting new business ventures, and jaw-dropping fashion moments. Throughout her life and career, we’ve seen her evolve in a multitude of ways. From producing films to starting a haircare line to marriage and motherhood, her journey is a story of courage and triumph. And right now, in this season, she’s asking, “What’s next?”
“This is a season of discovery and change. In a billion ways,” says the NAACP Image Award winner. “The notion of like, ‘Oh, so and so changed. They got brand new.’ I want you to be brand new. I want me to be brand new. I want us to be always constantly growing, evolving. Having more clarity, moving with different purpose, like, and all of that is for me very, very welcomed."
"I want you to be brand new. I want me to be brand new. I want us to be always constantly growing, evolving. Having more clarity, moving with different purpose, like, and all of that is for me very, very welcomed."
She continues, “So I'm just trying to figure out what's next. You know what I mean? I'm jumping into what's next. I'm excited going into what's next and new. I'm just sort of embracing all of what life has to offer.”
Look out for Gabrielle in the upcoming indie film Riff Raff, which is a crime comedy starring her and Jennifer Coolidge, and she will also produce The Idea of You, which stars Anne Hathaway.
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A dead bedroom can kill any relationship. In all long-term, committed relationships, couples experience various phases, from the initial passion to a more complex and enduring connection. Yet, as time passes, sex may decrease, which introduces an issue often referred to as "bed death."
According to Advance Psychology Partners, 'bed death' occurs when individuals in a committed relationship experience a decline in the frequency of sexual activity and fall short of the desires of both or either partner. It is sometimes labeled a "sexless relationship" due to the infrequency of sex. In the U.S., an estimated 20 million people find themselves in such relationships.
This shift is a significant change for couples. Let’s face it: no one wants to be in a sexless marriage or relationship. But how can couples effectively confront the impact of fading physical intimacy on the overall health of their enduring partnership?
"I have found that many factors influence one's desire to dive, and it is often not a majority of just one thing. Most people assume that if they don't desire [sex], they are no longer physically attracted, but in my experience, that has little to do with it most of the time," explained Brittanni Young, LMFT, CST.
"Some of the heavy contributors that I see most often include excessive goal orientation towards orgasm, people not prioritizing their own sexuality, and the landfill of ‘should’s’ that develop from toxic sexual scripts created long ago in upbringing," she added.
Furthermore, these issues are not exclusive to any particular orientation, but it does manifest differently.
Young is a licensed marriage and family therapist, sexologist, and board-certified sex therapist who practices in Georgia and Florida. She has worked in the sexology field for over a decade. Young helps couples and individuals looking to get through challenges of all facets facing sexuality and intimacy, such as desire mismatch, over-compulsion, and dysfunctions. She recently launched a deck of intimacy connection cards called "Show Me Your Cards." Young is working on another product that helps teach children to consent and negotiate appropriate touch. She sat down with xoNecole to discuss what causes the decline in the bedroom, the myth of 'lesbian bed death,' and recommendations on overcoming "bed death."
The Decline In Intimacy
Intimacy often dwindles within relationships, a phenomenon triggered by various factors such as stress, the insidious monotony of routine, and the toxicity of unresolved conflicts, to name a few. While couples manage daily life, exchanging intimate desires and concerns may take a backseat. Sadly, this gradually erodes the closeness once shared in the relationship.
"Typically, the first thing I do when working with a couple on desire challenges is rule out medical causes by referring them to their primary care physician or other provider they are working with," Young shared. "There are times when unmanaged or mismanaged conditions factor into low desire levels. Also, many medications can wreak havoc on keeping desire levels up, such as antidepressants, SSRIs, anti-anxiety, and blood pressure medications, to name a few."
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"Next, I look at the state of the relationship. If there is dissatisfaction in the relationship, then it definitely affects how close and intimate one wants to be to another. There are also plenty of individual factors one can bring into the equation, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, feelings of shame or guilt around one's own sexuality, and external life stressors that can get in the way. I find that life stressors can be a big one for folks, as once you get in the habit of not prioritizing sex, it tends to stick," she added.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent "bed death." It can involve prioritizing your wants and open communication about sexual needs.
"What tends to be effective for all couples is taking an inventory of how satisfied they are with their sexual behaviors and engagement. Being truthful in this vein can be the start of unlocking inhibitions that can keep you from seeking out and being genuinely vulnerable in intimate spaces," Young explained. "Next, I suggest opening up lines of communication around these truths. When people assume that nothing can be done, hope is lost."
The Myth Of 'Lesbian Bed Death'
The notion of "lesbian bed death" perpetuates a simplistic and inaccurate stereotype about the sexual dynamics within lesbian relationships. Contrary to the myth, the experience of a decline in intimacy is not universal among lesbian couples. The diverse spectrum of relationships among women challenges this oversimplified narrative, emphasizing that the complexities of sexual dynamics extend beyond stereotypical assumptions.
"The notion of 'lesbian bed death' is based on a research study done by Pepper Schwartz in 1983 that found that lesbian couplings fell behind in sexual frequency compared to heterosexual and gay male couplings," Young revealed.
"Several other studies [after] have replicated these findings but give very little information about sexual satisfaction. Despite there being more research needed overall in the sexuality field, more recent research did find that when it comes to the length of sexual encounters, lesbian couples had the longest duration of encounters. To that end, sexual quality over quantity is a better marker of satisfaction, and that is what I pay most attention to in my work. With that said, dissatisfaction can happen in all couplings over time," the sexologist continued.
Factors influencing reduced intimacy among lesbian couples may include communication challenges, societal pressures, and individual variations in libido. Menstruation can also play a role, with some couples navigating discomfort or hormonal changes during this period.
"There are certainly some nuances that come into play with lesbian couples that differ from heterosexual or other-oriented couples. As I stated earlier, physiological factors can factor into the rise and fall of libido. The hormone fluctuations that come from menstruation and menopause can impact desire levels, and it is double present in lesbian couples. Another nuance is the lack of a sexual script from society on lesbian sexual behavior. There are patriarchal roots to sexual research, which have created our societal norms that tend to leave out anyone who isn't heterosexual," Young stated.
Overcoming The Challenges
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While 'bed death' challenges couples, solutions are within reach. By identifying and addressing the underlying causes, couples can rekindle the flame of intimacy and ensure a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.
"In the words of Esther Perel, another sexual professional in the field, 'love enjoys knowing everything about you; desire needs mystery.' I recommend keeping it in the front of your mind, prioritizing, and keeping it interesting. Be open to learning more about your own sexuality every day, as well as your partner. You are always growing; what worked for you 20 years ago may not be the same today. Stay curious with one another and be open to exploring new ways to pleasure. You deserve it," Young said.
For instance, Young advised that couples should "keep sexual encounters light and playful." And not be afraid to introduce new elements, such as toys.
"Touch often in ways that are consensual and feel safe! I made 'Show Me Your Cards' to serve this purpose specifically. Just because you do not feel in the mood to go all the way does not mean you aren't in the mood to hold hands, exchange body massages, or dance together. Connecting often in any physical form, as long as it feels pleasurable, still counts as 'being in the mood,'" she said.
Overcoming the hurdles of "bed death" and debunking myths surrounding 'lesbian bed death' offers a unique perspective for couples grappling with the difficulties of sustaining a connection. Learning the proper ways to work through a sexless relationship can help foster a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.
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