Episode 34 – Sex and Health

In this exciting episode, the Doctors dive into the topic of sex and health!

We examine sex both in terms of gender and the activity of physical engagement, ancient ideas relating to health, and consider the issue of purity in certain contexts.

A consideration of menstruation is central to understanding how women’s health was conceptualised by ancient Greek and Roman medical writers, while the advent of Christianity influences new considerations of what it means to be pure.

Lean closer and the Doctors will explore these aspects of a vast topic:

Sex and Health


Sex and Health in Ancient Rome
Bikini girls mosaic, Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy. 4th Century CE. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Drs R and G laugh and spar their way through the ancient Roman world!

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