medieval illustration of half-naked woman in bed, a man kneels beside her.

The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women

by Rosalie Gilbert Author

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. 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 is a fascinating book about life during medieval times. Discover tantalizing true stories about medieval women and a myriad of historical facts such as: the true experiences of women from all classes, the dos and don’ts in the bedroom, sexy foods and how to have them, how to get pregnant (and how not to), and more!