The most important piece of a woman’s sexuality did not directly relate to what women believed about their own sexuality, but more so the roles assigned to them through the beliefs, superstitions, and decrees of the Church, the law, and men.
Outside of marriage, virginity and purity were prized, and sexuality was limited to small displays of beauty, such as embroidered hair coverings or fine clothes.
It was very rare to find references to love and beauty in the negotiations for marriage between two families.
However, it was not unheard of for young men and women to create relationships for themselves with sexual attraction in mind.
However, within the bonds of marriage came sexual intercourse for these medieval women and with it, sexual problems.
Those problems included conception, birthing, abortion, and health problems related to sexual organs.