Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
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Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
Like a Virgin? The Medieval Origins of a Modern Debate
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
Do I have to have sex with my spouse? Two medieval answers
What role did sex play in medieval marriages, and did spouses owe each other a ‘marital debt’?
Inventing Incest in Early Medieval Europe
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.
Thinking Medievally: The Sexualisation Debate and Medieval Advice Literature
Concerns about the sexualisation of young women appear even in the late Middle Ages.
The Manly Priest: Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in the Medieval Period
The story of the imposition of clerical celibacy in the Anglo-Norman realms.