I enjoyed the opening to "Savage Lovecast" 172 in which you described being asked for advice from mainstream publications on "spicing up" couples sex lives. I thought your response was great. My wife and I, big fans of yours and the show, saw the devastation from the earthquake in Haiti and felt the need to do as much as we possibly could. We decided that we'd take the money we'd normally spend on Valentine's Day—flowers, dinner out, and the other stuff you came out so strongly against—and donate that money to the relief effort in Haiti. We're encouraging others to do the same. It's cheesy and lame but love doesn't cost a thing, and neither does staying home on Valentine's Day and fucking. Meanwhile, for the cost of a dozen roses, we can help save lives in Haiti. We've been on local radio to promote the idea, have started a Facebook group and trying to get the message out. If you feel like you think this is a good idea, or something that would resonate with you listeners and readers, I encourage you to share the idea as well.

One last thing. We aren't some "married for 30 years, can't stand each other anymore, completely loveless" couple. We just got married 6 months ago, it's our first Valentine's Day as man and wife. We're giving up all the phoney romance in order to help those who need it most. If we can do it, so can everyone else.

Thanks for all you do.

Michael Law
Toronto, Canada