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by Katie Peachesa April 16, 2020 3 min read

Valentine’s Day – Why It’s So Special and How to Spice Your Day Up

By Elena Ognivtseva

Happy Valentine’s Day? What does that phrase mean? Why is Valentine’s Day special and how can you spice up your love life at least once a year?

The History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was originally known as Saint Valentine’s Day. It was named after a Christian martyr named Valentine, and was commemorated by Pope Gelasius I in the year 500 A.D. Ironically, there were many Christian martyrs named Valentine, including Valentine of Rome, Valentine of Terni and another Valentine. How surprising to know that the origins of Valentine’s Day are not romantic at all, but have to do with Christian martyrdom!

When did the romantic perspective start to influence this annual celebration? As late as the 1300s apparently, since that is when romantic legends started to become associated with Saint Valentine. Legend painted Priest Valentine as intent on disobeying Emperor Claudius II’s degree that young men should stay single. Why, this rebellious priest went so far as to marry young men and women in secret ceremonies. Another romantic Valentine legend is that Valentine wrote the first “Valentine’s Day” card the night before his execution to his nameless beloved.

As far back as the late 1700s, books and journals were publishing sentimental verses for young men to give to their ladies, assuming that many young men had no idea how to compose their own poetry. This led the mechanical age of Valentine’s Day, in which poetry, greeting cards and gifts were created, packaged, given and cherished.

As worldwide romance blossomed, eventually the Roman mythological God of desire, Cupid, was introduced as the perfect representation of Valentine’s Day. This child of Venus and Mars shot his bow to inspire romance and love among mortal singles.

Modern Day Romance of Valentine’s Day

Now enough of the origins, let’s get to the Modern day! It’s very clear that mankind needed a day of romance to escape the drudgery and stress of everyday life. It was a legend invented for the sake of chivalry, love and lust. Indeed, what feels better than someone giving you a Valentine’s Day gift? Whether it’s a card, a love letter or a kinky toy, everyone loves the butterflies in the stomach feeling that romantic affection brings!

What can you do to spice up your next Valentine’s Day celebration? You could go for cute and modest, and decorate your house with hearts, ribbons and bows. You could bring home surprise flowers, while the other cooks a romantic dinner for two, complete with heart-shaped candles. Valentine’s Day works best when you surprise your lover with a grand, romantic gesture. Think outside the box and think with your heart, not your head!

If you’re feeling red hot and happen to have the day off, then jump right into the lusty party of Valentine’s Day. Read each other erotic poetry, give each other a sensual massage, or share a hot tub. Have the girl dress up in lace ribbon lingerie and the guy in sexy red undies. Last but not least, why not spice things up with Kinky adult toy or novelty. We don’t have to tell you about those since our whole site is dedicated to them, but you get the point!

Don’t be so obsessed with your lover that you don’t forget the true spirit of Valentine’s Day: Christian martyrs, of course! In other words, wish other people a Happy Valentine’s Day, especially those who are lonely and still looking. A kind word at the right time will make their day and perhaps give them hope that soon they too will be celebrating a romantic occasion for two.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.


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