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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women: An Inside Look at Women & Sex in Medieval Times (Human Sexuality, True Stories, Women in History)

The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women: An Inside Look at Women & Sex in Medieval Times (Human Sexuality, True Stories, Women in History)

by Rosalie Gilbert, ,

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What Was Sex Like for a Medieval Woman?

“Wickedly entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. An insightful, modern look at the lives of women as they were.” —Dr. Markus Kerr, PhD, MDR.

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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 women. 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 Jones’ Medieval Lives will meet real women and hear their voices in The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women.

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  • Rosalie Gilbert

    Rosalie Gilbert is passionate about living history, experimental archaeology, women in the Middle Ages and is a member of the Queensland Living History Federation.

    She has been a guest speaker on Medieval Feminine Hygiene and The Very Secret Sex Lives Of Medieval Women at The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Queensland Museum's After Dark Program for the British Museum's Medieval Power:Symbols & Splendor Exhibition, the University of The Third Age's Winterschool Program, the University Pavilion at the Abbey Medieval Festival and various women's social groups.

    Rosalie works in medical imaging in a busy city hospital in Australia.

    Her hobbies include lying about being at work so she can stay home with her rescue kitty, spent time working on historical sewing, curating her collection of medieval artifacts and eating nachos. Not especially in that order.