Celebrate Carnality Today! Satyr and Nymph, by Gerard van Honthorst (1623)

May Lust and Sensuality Reign!

A Fine Day to Celebrate Your Carnality!

Perhaps you might be aroused to evoke that ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia? Or mayhap find heated inspiration via the traditional date to share tokens of romantic love with those who have fired your passions? As if one needed a special day to responsibly partake of the sensual joys that nature offers? Yet, here we are, so joyously indulge!

Through the widespread stress and exhaustion wrought by dealing with the pandemic, Lust has not been banished. Its pursuit has always required inventive means for expression—even more so during these times of enforced social distancing, which are finally beginning to be relaxed. It is well known that many of our technological advances have been driven by individuals seeking to expand their means for erotic fulfillment. So, whether mediated by electronic technologies or in vivid personal encounters, keep it safe, creative, and consensual, fellow intrepid sybarites.

May all you horny, life-loving devils enjoy a lust-filled day—as well as a musk-filled night—with your exciting, eager, and enthusiastic partners! And, never underestimate the exultant experience of self-love, should you embrace that option.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

The delightfully erotic painting excerpted above is:

Satyr and Nymph, by Gerard van Honthorst (1623)