It's no secret that the Middle Ages were distinguished by chaste morals and the absence of even a hint of any sexual excesses.
After all, the church then considered it its duty to control all spheres of life, not hesitating to look, including in the bedrooms of residents, regulating how much (and how) they can indulge in intimacy. And everything that did not fall under this regulation, the clergy attributed to "prodigal deeds", for which they were then punished.
However, despite the prohibitions, in those distant times, men and women found ways to diversify their intimate life. The most juicy details about medieval sexual pleasures are in Passion.ru.
Punishment for incorrect posture
In order to be able to subjugate people even more, the Church decided to regulate the intimate life of spouses, instructing men and women to have sex only in the missionary position. It was she, in the opinion of the clergy, who was considered the only permissible and suitable for procreation. But various variations of the "rider", side poses, foreplay and other love pleasures could cause public censure (up to the execution of the guilty person).
Courtesans as a necessary measure
The clergy, controlling how, when and how much married couples can have sex, turned a blind eye to the representatives of the ancient profession, explaining their decision by the fact that courtesans help fight adultery (even if married men go to them, and not have mistresses on the side or agree to same-sex relationships). Therefore, sex for money was considered a "necessary evil" and was not punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Intimate haircut to protect against parasites
Nowadays, ladies can independently decide whether to make a fashionable intimate haircut or please their partner with naturalness, appearing in front of him in a natural form.
But in those days, such a haircut was by no means a tribute to fashion, but a real necessity - women of that time specially plucked or removed pubic hair using herbal decoctions in order to protect themselves from parasites (first of all, these manipulations were carried out by representatives of the oldest profession).
But then, when Europe was swept by the epidemic of syphilis, the same persons acquired "pubic wigs" in order to somehow reassure men that they are absolutely healthy.
Refusal of a partner who is not capable of procreation
Surprisingly, impotence was considered in those days a fairly good reason for divorce. A spouse could easily refuse a partner, convincing others that he was no longer capable of procreation. And before making a positive decision, the unfortunate man was given a kind of check to make sure that he really could no longer perform his function and his dignity no longer "works."
"Codpiece" for emphasis on masculinity
Fashionistas of that time did not leave the house without a special accessory - "codpiece", which is a special bag, which was fastened in a special way on trousers to emphasize manhood.
And in order to surely convince the ladies that they have complete order with masculine dignity, the representatives of the stronger sex wore special boots with long and pointed noses (as if they were measuring who is longer and more expressive).
And although the clergy tried in every way to stop this trend, men (including the king and his subjects) were not going to give up such eloquent hints, coming up with even more interesting variations.
Hand caresses instead of torture
Few people know that hand caresses were used not at all in order to please the partner, but rather the other way around. For example, a woman could use this method to arrange a real torture for the unfaithful spouse, leading him to excitement and stopping whenever he was ready to reach the final (in addition, the lady very strongly squeezed manhood, inflicting not only mental, but also physical injury to your faithful).
Hirudotherapy for girls who lost their virginity before the wedding
And although sexual relations before marriage was considered a sin and was punished according to all the laws of that time, some young people could not resist their feelings (and persistent courtship of gentlemen) and began an intimate life even before marriage. And then in order to convince the newly-made spouse of their innocence (and purity), especially enterprising ladies resorted to various tricks.
One of the options was to use hirudotherapy on the eve of their wedding night.
The leeches were planted in a spicy place, the wound from their bites managed to heal a little (but still oozed), but during the penetration of the man, it reopened and the blood flowed stronger. In the end, everyone was satisfied - the young wife masterfully hid her shame by providing the man with “proof” of her innocence in the form of “bloody” sheets.
First night's right
Few people know that often the right to the first wedding night went not to the groom, but to a completely outsider man. So, for example, some feudal lords and landowners of that time believed that they should be the first to enter into intimacy with the bride of their vassal or receive a substantial fee as compensation (the newlyweds could still try to buy off if they had enough funds).