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.

Thinking about sex and health together is a wide topic, but as you’ll see a fascinating one. How the Romans see the connections between sexual practices and ideas about health reveal just how far we’ve come in terms of our thinking about these issues.

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.

A huge shout out to our listener who requested this topic as well – we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed investigating it 🙂

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

Episode 34 – 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.
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