To me, Valentine’s Day is filled with both nostalgia and promise. The romance of it far outweighs the commercialism for me. I enjoy it when the spoils of the day check off all the classics: chocolate, roses and quality time, and being as spoiled as I am, my lovely husband brought home an incredible chocolate gateaux, and my boyfriend brought home roses.

Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.