A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
Tag: Religion and sexuality
What role did sex play in medieval marriages, and did spouses owe each other a ‘marital debt’?
Sexual behaviour was strictly regulated in late medieval and Tudor England.
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.
The story of Sodom provided a context for discussions of homoerotic behavior.
What can pornography’s history tell us about its basic appeal?
An interview with author Kevin Mumford about his new book detailing the lives of black gay men from the Civil Rights Movement to the AIDS crisis