A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle-Ages
Aelred of Rievaulx’s writings help us to understand medieval experiences of sex and sexual desire.
The Perfect Corpse: Death, Virginity and the Bishop in Medieval Europe
How could a medieval corpse reflect a person’s sexual behaviour?