Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
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Medieval theologians, like modern activists, used animals to make arguments about human sexuality.
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
What role did sex play in medieval marriages, and did spouses owe each other a ‘marital debt’?
The sixth century saw the emergence of a new understanding of the concept of incest, which was swiftly legislated in both secular and canon law.