Odd medieval bas-relief (12th c. CE) which once was in the destroyed Tosa Gate of Milan, depicting a woman who shears her pubic hair. According to legend, it represents with scorn the wife of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa (who had razed Milan).

Strangely funny - Odd medieval bas-relief c. CE) which once was in the destroyed Tosa Gate of Milan, depicting a woman who shears her pubic hair. According to legend, it represents with scorn the wife of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa (who had razed Milan).

Neptune and Amphitrite, (detail), Jan Gossaert, 1516

arsvitaest: “ Jan Gossaert (a. Jan Mabuse), Neptune and Amphitrite [detail], 1516 (by ”

Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Ms. 0482, detail of f.60v. Book of Hours. 15th century.  Bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'Lady Garden'.

Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Ms. detail of Book of Hours. Finally some evidence that women wore knee high hose!

Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, 1140 AD. "One of the very few surviving “sheela-na-gig“corbels in this country. It represents 'low morals'." Simon Jenkins

"One of the very few surviving “sheela-na-gig“corbels in this country. It represents 'low morals'." Simon Jenkins (that's not what it used to represent.

Roman de la Rose, France 15th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 195, fol. 118v

The Couple in bed-Le Roman de la Rose-Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung-late Douce f. School of Robinet Testard / Roman de La Rose /Bodleian Library, Oxford.

(conception of Alexander the Great) 'Talbot Shrewsbury book', Rouen 1444-1445. BL, Royal 15 E VI, fol. 6r

Dragon in the bedroom. (Nectanebus and Olympias - conception of Alexander the Great) ‘Talbot Shrewsbury book’, Rouen (British Library, Royal 15 E VI, fol.

British Library, Royal 15 E IV, detail of f. 192r. Jean de Wavrin, Anciennes et nouvelles chroniques d’Angleterre, volume 1. Bruges, after 1471 and before 1483.

British Library, Royal IV, detail of f. Jean de Wavrin, Anciennes et nouvelles chroniques d& volume Bruges, after 1471 and before My week wouldn& be complete without a crapping monkey.

Penis-Bagpipes Add 18852

Book of Hours, Use of Rome (the 'Hours of Joanna I of Castile' or the 'Hours of Joanna the Mad') Add MS 18852 Folio

Penis-Bagpipes Add 18852

Weird Medieval Marginalia Part III Because sometimes Medieval monks got bored…

This activity has been going on here since the Fourteenth century - no wonder it is nearly worn away.   Exhibitionist carving at Denton church

Decorative detail at Denton church depicting a man engaged in the act of auto-fellatio.

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