Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3526
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Elliott , Dyan.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Sex in Holy Places: An Exploration of a Medieval Anxiety [exempla and theological writings deal with sex in churches, cemeteries, and other consecrated spots; some tales emphasized the danger and ritual pollution by describing the couple stuck together ("penis captivus" or "vaginismus") for public humiliation until blessed by divine intervention, while some theologians went so far as to forgive the rendering of the conjugal debt in holy places under extenuating circumstances].
  • Source: Journal of Women's History 6, 3 (Fall 1994): Pages 6 - 34.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Clergy- Sexual Behavior Conjugal Debt Exempla, Literary Genre Ritual Purity Sacrilege Sexuality Theology
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 11- 12- 13- 14- 15
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10427961
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: