What did medieval people think about sex, and how did they tackle problems like fertility and impotence? How and why did the authorities try to regulate sexual activity (from pre-marital relations to prostitution, and from same-sex attraction to sexual assault), and did they succeed? Why were the clergy supposed to be celibate? And what role did sex play in medieval culture? By exploring their sex lives, this talk brings ordinary medieval people to life, and exposes their most personal thoughts and experiences.
As always, you will be able to submit your questions for Katherine Harvey throughout the presentation, to be answered in the live Q&A at the end of the lecture.
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