Some like it hot. Some like it stinging hot. And some like to date Scorpios.
If you enjoy wrestling rattlesnakes for their eggs or snatching honey from an angry hive of bees, at some point you’ll probably be cruising for a Scorpio. He’ll be the handsome, muscular stranger lurking in the corner like a warlock, clad in a sleeveless black vest over his bare chest, daring you to dance with his penetrating gaze.
Not just anyone can be invited to share his lair. Aloof, casually social, and intensely independent, Scorpio prefers hunting to being hunted. You don’t pick up a Scorpio so much as get consumed by him.
Private rather than lonesome, Scorpios form close-knit friendships and tend to be a hit with the crowd, but prefer to stick with a small circle of intimate and trusted confidants. These will be the gatekeepers whose approval you’ll need before gaining admittance to his clique.
Burn the Scorpion, and you’ll find that not only does he not accept apologies, he does not listen to them. Cheating on Scorpio is a mistake very, very few repeat, as he can be furiously jealous, and only has about a half inch of wick on the quarter-stick of dynamite in the first place.
Scorpio loves nothing more than an alluring mystery, so be enigmatic and flit in and out of his sphere of influence while waiting for him to pounce. He only insults people he likes, so if he points his blistering wit at you, take the jibe with good humor and know that things are going well.
The key to staying in his crosshairs is to arouse his curiosity; drop cryptic hints about intimate piercings or tattoos he’ll have to undress you to reveal. Hold back on the life story; if you tell all to Scorpio up front, he’ll have nothing left to discover.
You’ll find Scorpios in high concentration at the world-famous Burning Man festival, which combines the caustic barren desert, orgiastic hedonism, and artistic nihilism to create something very like heaven on Earth for most Scorpios. They often dabble in magic and the occult, and are fascinated by extravagant displays of wealth and beauty.
Scorpios generally don’t call back after a one-night stand, so if long-term is on your agenda, be buddies first and let him set the pace. As things heat up, guide his piercing orbs toward “accidentally” exposed spots of your most flattering flesh, by stretching and bending, heedless to the show you’re giving him. It’s not wise to make the first move with a Scorpio; far better to entice him to come to you.
You’ll have no difficulty pleasing Scorpio, so long as you tend to his every whim. No problem locating his erogenous zone; ruled by lusty Mars, Scorpios are tied to the Root Chakra. For those of you who fell asleep in yoga class, the region to focus on is between the upper thigh, and the lower belly. Just follow the neatly trimmed treasure trail to the source of his power-and your pleasure.
Those with an oral fixation will discover Scorpio eagerly accepting such attention. More of a top than a bottom, the Scorpion is known for energetic displays of powerful mastery, and slaves will find Scorpio to be an excellent disciplinarian.
He’ll have his own whip if he’s a typical Scorpio fetishist, but unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical Scorpio. So when it’s looking like a long night might be ahead, pack some candles, a blindfold, and couple doses of antivenom in case he forgets himself.
What to expect on a Scorpio date
Selecting the destination can be a challenge, as he may be territorial and resents having plans made for him. If the choice falls to you anyhow, bend your mind and a few local papers to making your outing one he’ll never forget. Tickets to the Cirque De Soleil or an all-night rave aren’t likely to disappoint, but don’t hesitate to forward the passes to a friend if his reception to the idea is chilly.
Although they cultivate and enjoy a reputation for wantonness, most Scorpios are rather cautious when it comes to hopping in the sack, and enjoy being teases to their many suitors. Off-color comments are likelier to be offered for shock value than seduction.
Well worth the wait, Scorpio is universally conceded to be one of the most desirable hunks in the Zodiac.