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“Remove prostitution from human affairs and you will destroy everything with lust.”
These two worlds did exist, but it is likely that there was a profound rearrangement of their relationship to each other well before the twentieth century. The change would have occurred around 1700 with the emergence of modern culture. At that point, the rise of egalitarian ideas and their impact on an older patriarchy began to change the nature of marriage, gender, and sexual relations, and opened the way for the development of romantic and companionate marriage, the concept of gender equality, and the division of the world into a heterosexual majority and a homosexual minority.”
The penitentials prohibited sex between husbands and wives during the first three days of marriage as well as Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the three Lents, the weeks following Easter, the days preceding the Pentecost, the two months around Christmas, and other holy days, not to mention during a woman’s pregnancy, lactation, or menstruation. Even then, there were strict rules. Sex was never to take place during the daytime, and there was to be no fondling or lewd kisses ever. One handbook forbade husbands from seeing their wives naked. No sexual positions other than the missionary, male-on-top variety were allowed, because they were animal-like and too stimulating. Oral and anal sex were punishable by up to twenty-five years of fasting and abstinence. After sex took place, moreover, people were expected to vigorously wash themselves and avoid going to church.
(...) Priests told their congregations harrowing stories of children born with defects or leprosy because they were conceived during forbidden periods. As hard as it was to do penance, it seems that many married people were still forthcoming in confession. How else could the writer of one penitential even know about a wife mixing an aphrodisiac using her husband’s semen, or a couple compulsively engaging in fellatio, or another couple practicing rear-entry sex in a standing position to accommodate the husband’s obesity? All of these were forbidden, and assigned penances.
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