Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
Tag: sex as sin
Searching for Sodom: Homoeroticism and the Protestant Tradition in England 1550-1850
The story of Sodom provided a context for discussions of homoerotic behavior.
“She was both Poxt and Clapt together”: Confessions of Sexual Secrets in Eighteenth-Century Venereal Cases
Sexual secrets were nothing new in the 1700s, but confessing them to a doctor became surprisingly common.
Bad for the Soul, Good for the Body: Religion, Medicine and Masturbation in the Middle Ages
The monk could no longer be considered a virgin, since he has been ‘polluted…through masturbation’.