Are you lovesick? Dr. Lovinkind has your romance affliction diagnosed!
Greetings, and welcome to the second edition of Dr. Lovinkind’s Guide to Common Romance Medicine. I studied for seven years (four of them while wearing a false eyepatch!) at Woodiwiss University’s Romantic Medical School and earned my residency at New York’s famous St. Kinsale’s Secret Baby Research Hospital.
I’ve since opened my own practice to offer exemplary medical care to world-weary courtesans, plot moppets with lisps, and many, many, many cases of amnesia. While I wish to remain anonymous in order to protect the identity of my own patients, I am more than willing to share my expertise on the unique nature of Romance Medicine.
I apologize for the delay between entries in my column. I’ve spent the intervening time working for Doctors without Watches, a time-travel initiative where romance doctors are sent back in time to educate historical romance protagonists about appropriate sexual health–teaching them about birth control, warning about STIs, and dispelling the myth that cunnilingus will give you face-leprosy.
Every time you encounter a disease-free historical romance hero who is unusually wise in the ways of French Letters, Dutch Caps, Swedish Post-It Notes, and other forms of prophylactic European stationary – that’s the work of Doctors Without Watches.