Essence and True Meaning of Val.
Intimacy and romance is safe and secure in marriage (gilaxia / Getty Images)
Whatever version of the history of Val you endorse and subscribe to, we all know it represents love, sacrifice and humanity.
Love can be romantic or Platonic and it can stand without sex, and sex as by-product of love is safe but in the absence of same it could trigger hate.
Sex doesn’t necessarily mean love and that’s why sex can be expressed outside of love but out of lust.
Note: February 14 isn’t a day set aside for sex but love. To teenagers, adolescents, young adults Val doesn’t translate to bed; it doesn’t mean sex, so respect your body and life and file Val under love NOT sex.
STIs, unintended pregnancy and the attendant consequences – abortion, aborted dreams, depression even suicide are highways to hate but Val is about love not hate.
Respect February 14 and it will respect your life and dreams. Say no to indiscriminate sex!