Doing it Right – A Short Introduction to Medieval Sex for Nerd Nite

I had the pleasure of talking medieval sex for Nerd Nite this week. If you want to check out the video I can do that for you!

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For more podcasts, see:
Talking medieval women on History Hack
Chatting sex in the medieval times on Holly Randall Unfiltered
Chatting about plague for HistFest
On the plague, sex, and rebellion
Yet another podcast
The Medieval Podcast – Sexuality with Eleanor Janega
On the objectification of sex

For more on medieval sex, see:
On “alpha” men, sexual contagion, and poorly disguised misogyny
On the plague, sex, and rebellion
No beastiality was never OK, you absolute rabid weirdo
On courtly love and pickup artists
That’s not what sodomy is, but OK
On sexualising the “other”
On Jezebel, makeup, and other apocalyptic signs
On Sex, Logic, and Being the Subject
The Medieval Podcast – Medieval Sexuality with Eleanor Janega
On the Objectification of Sex
On “the way of carnal lust”, Joan of Leeds, and the difficulty of clerical celibacy
On Dildos and Penance
On No Nut November
On cuckolding – a thing
On sex work and the concept of ‘rescue’
The history of penis in vagina as default sex at Bish!
Sex and the (medieval) city: social hygiene and sex in the medieval urban landscape
On women and desire
These hoes ain’t loyal – on prostitutes and bad bitches in medieval and hip hop culture

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Author: Dr Eleanor Janega

Medieval historian, lush, George Michael evangelist.

2 thoughts on “Doing it Right – A Short Introduction to Medieval Sex for Nerd Nite”

  1. Great talk, very humorous and very factual, heavy on the sexy swearing that I love. One question I have is about the clerical fascination with dildos (which is a sentence I never thought I would write). Did they believe that women could have sex with other women without penetration by a penile substitute, and was that considered sodomy? I seem to recall someone explaining to Queen Victoria about lesbians, and her puzzled question “but what is it they do?” I know, modern era, but did the medieval clergy have the same ignorance about woman/woman sex?


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