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Kenmore Library Talk
September 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rosalie Gilbert (author of The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women) shares about medieval women, sexual health, and more.
It’s a free event, because Brisbane Libraries take pride in offering activities free of charge (along with loaning their books and providing great spaces to read and study them in.)
Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided at no charge, so be sure to drop on by for a fun hour of medieval woman chat. There will be images to accompany the talk and a free bookmark with the cover art for every person who attends. I’ll also have books for sale at a special Author Talk price!
This talk is suitable for men and women, history lovers and casual readers of medieval books. If you like medieval women and are interested in their intimate lives, this is a talk for you!
Bookings are free, and secure your place, as Covid has made numbers limited for a safe environment.
I hope to see you there!
An Inside Look at Women & Sex in Medieval Times
An inside look at sexual practices in medieval times. Were medieval women slaves to their husband’s desires, jealously secured in a chastity belt in his absence? Was sex a duty or could it be a pleasure? Did a woman have a say about her own female sexuality, body, and who did or didn’t get up close and personal with it? No. And yes. It’s complicated.
Romance, courtship, and behind closed doors. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex as for modern women. They loved and lost, hoped and schemed, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some had it forced upon them, others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Having sex was complicated. Not having sex, was even more so.