Sex: The Medieval Rules

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

Given that the medieval period covers the best part of 1000 years, there’s a fair amount of sexual myth and beliefs to get through.

How kinky were people in those times? Was the chastity belt just a Victorian myth? And did women really put live fish into their vaginas and then feed them to their husbands?

All of these questions and more will be answered in today’s episode of Betwixt the Sheets, which is from a conversation Kate had with Eleanor Janega recently over on History Hit’s Gone Medieval podcast.

This podcast was edited by Siobhan Dale and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.

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