Ah yes, we've hit that weird and super-early springtime, when everyone's fancy turns to love (or lust) and our most intimate human desires force us to do dumb stuff to attract those we find desirable. It's a wonderful time of year—just right, even, for SFR's annual Love and Sex issue. And this year's a doozy, from the health of your dick and the pitfalls of dating locally while trans to an actress who fell hard for her onstage puppet pal and the absurd nature of that looming and terrifying V-Day. But it's not all doom and gloom. Some of the information is lovely or at least reassuring and, if you've been a disaster on previous Valentine's Days, therapist/sexologist Dr. Anne Ridley has some soothing (or maybe we should say easy-to-follow) advice in our 3 Questions section. It's been said that love is a many-splendored thing, and this is true enough, but that doesn't always mean it's easy. We're being realistic this year, Santa Fe, and though we may revel in our various forms of the big L, we know that comes with weirdness, sadness and expectations. But let's stay positive, or as JC Gonzo would say: heart reacts only.