Tudor Sex 2 Contraception in the Tudor Era

How Did the Tudors ‘Do’ Contraception? Childbirth was joyous but fraught with dangers What if a woman or man wanted to avoid having children during the Tudor Era? Official medicine stayed away from this particular desire on the part of a couple. Folk medicine did not. For as long as people have had sex, despite serious Church objections, there have … Read More

Tudor Sex & Sexuality Tudor Stews

What might you discover if you time-travelled to a Tudor brothel?   During the early modern period ordinary English attitudes to sensuality were probably freer than in many other parts of Europe. Foreign visitors to England from the late fifteenth century to the eighteenth century noted how persons of different sexes greeted each other with a kiss on the lips. … Read More