Valentine’s Day Video

This year the Open University helped me to make a video about my thoughts on Valentine’s Day (a version of this blog post which I did last year). I talk about who is included in Valentine’s Day, who is excluded from it, and the impact that this can have on all of our relationships, as well as a few ideas for rewriting the rules of Valentine’s Day.


Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.



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