Send a Valentine’s Day e-card to your friend, ex, booty call, and more!

Friend love, friends with benefits, and ex-turned-friends Valentine's Day cards

Looking for a Valentine’s Day card for a special someone in your life who doesn’t fit neatly into a little Hallmark-approved box in the romantic-industrial complex? You don’t say! Me too. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite sex ed site, Scarleteen, has got us covered. The site explains:

There’s a big range of interactions and relationships that can all be healthy, happy and involve love — or like, lust, or even I-don’t-know-yet-what-this-is-yet-but-it-sure-is-fun-so-far — not just one kind of relationship. Hookups or friends with benefits, open or poly relationships, friendships, sexual monogamy, love relationships without sex, exes turned friends, and even the love relationship one has with oneself can all potentially be sweet, caring, beneficial and meaningful for the people within them.

Last year, Samhita launched her Occupy Valentine’s Day Tumblr as a way to “rethink love and romance to resemble who we are, as singles, couples and community”–a mission I really support. Just because Valentine’s Day has come to be associated with the most traditional displays of heteronormative, romantic love doesn’t mean it can’t be a time to honor all the many different kinds of relationships that bring joy to our lives. (Yeah, unlike Samhi, I don’t even pretend that I don’t get totally corny about this stuff.)

Check out more great cards at Scarleteen, and do consider giving them a donation–they do really important work. And if you’re looking for more in the “I-don’t-know-yet-what-this-is-yet-but-it-sure-is-fun-so-far” genre, I also totally loved these cards for your casual hook-up at BuzzFeed.

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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