Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Tag: Religion and sexuality
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.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
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’?
Sexual behaviour was strictly regulated in late medieval and Tudor England.