Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Medieval theologians, like modern activists, used animals to make arguments about human sexuality.
Emma Maggie Solberg uncovers a surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
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.
Bringing sex offenders to justice was as challenging in the Middle Ages as it is today.