Rosalie Gilbert, author of The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, has uploaded a new medieval confessions post, take a look!
When you think about it, if it works, 40 days is a pretty great payback.
You’ll find more delightfully wtf medieval confessional moments, in the Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women which is out now through your local book shop, Amazon, Book Depository, Booktopia and all your favourite book shopping places now.
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.