02/14/2014 09:32 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2014

10 Reasons Why People Who Give A Damn About The World Make Better Lovers

If you like it vanilla, redundant and entirely unimaginative, you probably should steer clear of the activist set. But if you're in the market for a lover who knows how to shake things up, we've got 10 reasons why an activist is exactly the type you've been looking for.

  • 1 They’re Not Afraid of Getting a Little LOUD.
    You might want to keep the bullhorn out of the bedroom, but any activist worth her salt won't need one.
  • 2 Standing Up or Sitting In -- They've Mastered Endless Positions.
    On the floor, in a chair, standing up, against a wall, in a tree -- imagine the possibilities.
  • 3 They’re Not Afraid to Get A Little Dirty.
    Protesting for days in a row or sweating it out amidst a crowd; activists don't worry about keeping it clean.
  • 4 Handcuffs Are Par for the Course.
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    You never know when you'll have to handcuff yourself to a tree -- or to your fellow protesters. A necessity in any activist's tool kit, your favorite tree-hugger is bound to have a pair lying around -- and our guess is they'll know exactly how to use them.
  • 5 They Think Outside the Box.
    Activism demands creativity and cunning -- skills that translate in wondrous ways. You won't get bored when your lover is an activist; they'll dream up plenty of ways to keep things interesting.
  • 6 They Believe That Things Can Always Be Better
    Rarely content with "good enough," activists KNOW two things for certain: (1) There's always room for improvement. (2) They're capable of delivering it.
  • 7 They'll Go All Night if They Have To
    If the job doesn't get done in the daylight, they're more than happy to keep it up through the night. Activists know that real passion doesn't have a bedtime.
  • 8 They Know How to Command Attention -- Even When it Means Breaking the Rules
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    "Business as usual" should never extend to your bedroom -- and with an activist in your bed, it never will. They know for certain that rules are meant to be broken.
  • 9 They Know What They Want -- and How to Ask for It.
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    If your lover is an activist, you won't have to play any guessing games or deal with mixed signals. There's no beating around the bush with an activist -- unless that's what you're into ...
  • 10 Their Passion Never Fades
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    Everybody is into it for the initial spark, but true activists know how to keep the fire burning for the long haul.