Sex Issue 2017: Editor’s Note

In the story of Adam and Eve, the Tree of Knowledge bore the forbidden fruit: an object of pure indulgence and vice possessing both good and evil that ultimately proved irresistible to the doomed couple.

They lost paradise, but they gained something perhaps even better — knowledge. Without it, how can we hope to make informed and safe choices about our bodies, our relationships and the direction of our discourse surrounding sexuality?

And there are more choices than ever about how to have and talk about sex. Do we want it in a relationship? On a whim? On a table? Or maybe under? The point is to have fun, get kinky and stay sharp, because unlike the days of paradise, there are no more forbidden fruits left hanging on the tree — they’re in your hand. Take a bite.

Contact Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks at [email protected] and Alexander Barreira at [email protected].