The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

(Un)Conventional Women - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38

September 20, 2020

(Un)Conventional Women

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38

A discussion of the long and tangled history of the historic fact and literary motif of lesbians in convents.

In this episode we talk about:

  • A brief history of Christian attitudes toward sex and Western beliefs about women’s sexuality
  • Convent regulations that address women’s romantic and sexual bonds
  • Case histories of sexual activity between nuns
  • How the Reformation changed the attitude toward convents in Protestant societies
  • The lesbian nun in pornography
  • The lesbian nun as religious polemic
  • The lesbian nun in modern society

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

Other References mentioned

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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