Scandal-averse policies have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.
Tag: medieval sexuality
Edward’s medieval and early modern afterlife was significantly shaped by the influence of literary texts and techniques.
Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
A surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
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.