How on Earth did we travel from 2nd- and 3rd-century Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine to the irreverent exploration of matters of sexuality you have in your clammy mitts right now? That is a very, very good question. And we're sorry to admit that we don't have a very, very good answer—other than to say that since modern corporate society has so shamelessly exploited Valentine's Day for economic purposes, we might as well exploit it for a few cheap thrills? Hey, we're just being true to our nature as Americans who've likely misplaced our moral compass.
Throughout The Sex Issue, we try online dating, profile the man behind the penis pump, take a peek at clown porn, get real about gay-male sex, consider taking on multiple partners, provide pointers for seducing hipster girls, shop for sex toys, chat with a very naughty young lady from Escondido and ask probing questions of a Savage Mexican sexpert.
Please keep this issue out of the hands of your children and your uptight neighbors.