What Was Sex Like In Medieval Times?

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


What happened when medieval monks were told by the church that they had to be celibate? And how did their wives react?


On today’s episode, we’re joined by Katherine Harvey, historian and author of The Fires of Lust: Sex in the Middle Ages, to take us back to the middle ages and answer the question: what was sex like in medieval times?


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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