Yes, I know. Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday, concocted by corporate interests to manipulate some of humanity’s deepest and most valuable emotions — as well as people’s anxieties about those emotions — in order to sell candy, cards, lingerie, jewelry, vacations, and more. Plus, insert rant about the privileging of coupled relationships. I know. I get it.
But it’s a built-in excuse to be mushy about Ingrid. And I pretty much never pass those up.
Saw this on a Huffington Post piece,
21 Awkward Valentine’s Day Cards For Your Confusing Modern Relationship, and couldn’t resist. “There is nobody else I’d rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to.”
Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetie!
About the author
Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is author of
The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life
Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God
Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless,
Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More,
and is editor of
Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients
. She has been a public speaker for many years, and many of her talks can be seen on YouTube. Her writing has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, and Skeptical Inquirer, and numerous anthologies, including
Everything You Know About God Is Wrong
and three volumes of
Best American Erotica.
(Any views she expresses in this blog are solely hers, and do not necessarily represent this organizations.) She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can email her at gretachristina (at) gmail (dot) com, or follow her on
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Have you seen Scarleteen’s cards?
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