I had the great pleasure of sitting down with my friend Danièle Cybulskie over at medievalists.net to chat about medieval contraception. We talked about the ins and outs of getting pregnant, as well as various methods by which you might not. We also talk about that the Church thinks about that – and its reactions might surprise you.
We also, of course, cover sex more generally including a discussion of one of my favourite people of all time, the heretic Beatrice who is essentially swayed to what we call Catharism by a number of very persistent guys who use it as an excuse to sleep with her.
If you enjoy my work, I do recommend that you check out medievalists.net as well. Their stuff is really great and a number of my talented colleagues can be found there doing great work.
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For more audio content, see:
Going Medieval on White Supremacists on 1A
The myth of the “Dark Ages” on History Hack
Tiny titty apocalypse on LOL my Praxis
Medieval sexuality on Tangentially Speaking
Coup Anon on Q Anon-Anonymous
Gender & Sex in Medieval Times: a conversation with Eleanor Janega on Gender Stories
Medieval medicine on Sick to Death
A medieval education on History Hit
Medieval martial arts on the Sword Guy
Medieval sex demons, cold wet women, and the plague on Storyteller
How to win friends and influence people in medieval Europe on History Hit
The medieval sex apocalypse on Drinking with Historians
Doing it Right – A short introduction to medieval sex for Nerd Nite
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