Editor’s note: Spring fever

Though the rain may not be letting up, spring is coming and love is in the air. Though Thursday is an ostensibly unsexy day of the week, take up this Valentine’s Day in stride to celebrate your relationships, friendships or just yourself.

But this special issue isn’t just about the romance Feb. 14 implies, nor just the swoonworthy moments that may accompany this day. It’s also about the birds and the bees, the hanky-panky — all those euphemistic ways to communicate what we do between the sheets.

So spend this day how you see fit, whether that be with a night out or a night in. Whether it’s romance or something spicier on the menu, make this the Valentine’s Day for you.

Camryn Bell is the special issues editor. Contact her at [email protected] .