Medieval people took the idea that the food they consumed could influence their sex lives seriously.
How can we find out about female same-sex experiences and intimacy in the middle ages?
Medieval people scrutinised and judged the sex lives of their rulers.
John/ Eleanor Rykener’s confession reveals the complexity of queer lives in medieval England.
Many medieval clerics struggled to obey rules which said they must remain celibate.
For high-status medieval men, sharing a meal and a bed had more to do with politics than sex.