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Sodomy, Sex Work and Sex Toys in the Middle Ages with Dr. Eleanor Janega Doing It! with Hannah Witton

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In this episode, Hannah is joined by Dr Eleanor Janega, who is a historian specialising in sexuality, apocalyptic thought, society, propaganda, and the urban experience in the late medieval period. Eleanor discusses the origins of sex negative Christianity, and how people in medieval Europe perceived female sexuality, sodomy, sex work, and queer people. She and Hannah invent a gameshow called "what's the medieval deal with...", featuring the medieval deal with sexualising fruits, pubic hair, and oral sex, and finally Hannah and Eleanor discuss medieval conceptions of marriage and love, and medieval strap-ons and dildos!

MORE ABOUT DR ELEANOR JANEGA
Eleanor Janega (she/her)is a historian specialising in sexuality, apocalyptic thought, society, propaganda, and the urban experience in the late medieval period. Her first book for a general audience The Middle Ages: A Graphic Guide is out in June. She blogs at [going-medieval.com](http://going-medieval.com/) and teaches at the London School of Economics.

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoingMedieval
- Blog: https://going-medieval.com/
- The Middle Ages: A Graphic History: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/689/9781785785917)*

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In this episode, Hannah is joined by Dr Eleanor Janega, who is a historian specialising in sexuality, apocalyptic thought, society, propaganda, and the urban experience in the late medieval period. Eleanor discusses the origins of sex negative Christianity, and how people in medieval Europe perceived female sexuality, sodomy, sex work, and queer people. She and Hannah invent a gameshow called "what's the medieval deal with...", featuring the medieval deal with sexualising fruits, pubic hair, and oral sex, and finally Hannah and Eleanor discuss medieval conceptions of marriage and love, and medieval strap-ons and dildos!

MORE ABOUT DR ELEANOR JANEGA
Eleanor Janega (she/her)is a historian specialising in sexuality, apocalyptic thought, society, propaganda, and the urban experience in the late medieval period. Her first book for a general audience The Middle Ages: A Graphic Guide is out in June. She blogs at [going-medieval.com](http://going-medieval.com/) and teaches at the London School of Economics.

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoingMedieval
- Blog: https://going-medieval.com/
- The Middle Ages: A Graphic History: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/689/9781785785917)*

📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝
https://doingitpodcast.co.uk

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https://twitter.com/doingitpodcast

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