The Very Secret Sex Lives Of Medieval Women

Author: Rosalie Gilbert
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1642503088
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What Was Sex Like for a Medieval Woman? 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 woman. 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. Inside The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, a fascinating book about life during medieval times, you will discover tantalizing true stories about medieval women and a myriad of historical facts. Learn about: • The true experiences of women from all classes, including women who made history • The dos and don’ts in the bedroom • Sexy foods and how to have them • All you need to know for your wedding night, and well as insider medical advice • How to get pregnant (and how not to), and more Fans of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, Medieval Women and Terry Jonses’s Medieval Lives will meet real women and hear their voices in The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women.
The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rosalie Gilbert
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-27 - Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Rosalie Gilbert
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-14 - Publisher: Mango

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Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Ruth Mazo Karras
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Katherine Harvey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-11 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

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Language: en
Pages: 642
Authors: Judith M. Bennett, Ruth Mazo Karras
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-22 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

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