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Historian ruth mazo karras on church court records, means of contraception, and sex and gender roles in the middle ages. They were way into bathing for much of the middle ages maybe during the heavily religious dark ages, sex was strictly forbidden outside of. If these words, taken from a manuscript preserved in the vatican and dating from the year 1147, were for a bride and bridegroom, no one would.
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