Aphrodisiacsanaphrodisiacscontraceptivesand abortifacients are preserved by both medical handbooks and magic texts; potions can be difficult to distinguish from pharmacology.
The sexuality of martyrology focuses on tests against the Christian's chastity  and sexual torture; Christian women are more often than men subjected to sexual mutilation, in particular of the breasts.
With a combination of scientific detachment and ironic humor, Lucretius treats the human sex drive as muta cupido"dumb desire", comparing the physiological response of ejaculation to the blood spurting from a wound.
The "basic obscenity" for the female genitalia is cunnus" cunt ", though perhaps not as strongly offensive as the English.
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