We received many letters about our cover last week, a photo of a woman associated with the feature “Sexual Healing.” Many of the letters referenced both our decision to put such a sexual photo on the cover as well as the “white” skin of the model. In fact, a printing error caused the photo to appear differently from intended, as our model, a mixed-ethnicity student, was intentionally chosen for her racially ambiguous skin tone. However, we have decided to print one of the letters in its entirety.

Due to space restrictions, not all letters are printed, but you can view more, as well as the original cover image, at