Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Tag: sexual health
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
Concerns about the sexualisation of young women appear even in the late Middle Ages.
John of Gaunt ‘died of putrefaction of his genitals and body’.
Sexual secrets were nothing new in the 1700s, but confessing them to a doctor became surprisingly common.
What role have venereal diseases played in the history of sexuality?