Episode 5

October Madness: Blame The Fornicators

Ever wondered what sex during the Plague was like? 

The Black Plague was a stressful time to be alive, for obvious reasons, but people were still people; they were horny, and they engaged in physical relationships.

Doctors at the time warned people to avoid overexerting themselves in the "bedroom" because they thought the "bad air" or miasmas would reach them easier if they did.  That didn't stop them!

In this fun October Madness episode, we're going to take a look at what sex was like during the Great Mortality.





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Jerry Lacy "Two Fixed Points"

Mike Franklyn "Waltz of the Dead"

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Carissa Vikis

Hey there!
I'm Carissa, host, content creator, and producer of the indie podcast Beauty Unlocked.
Growing up, I was frequently compared and criticized for my looks and weight. This started the vicious cycle of being self-critical and loathing my body. I knew I wasn't the only one suffering from society's ridiculous notion of what "we should look like." I started digging deeper and researching various topics, and the rest is h(er)story!
Beauty Unlocked The Podcast aims to educate and bring awareness of our society's obsession with physical beauty and the emotional consequences these impossible beauty standards have. Beauty Unlocked's social media platform showcases not only my work but that of other artists, illustrators, and fellow podcasters that I admire and that share a similar message of inspiration, empowerment, positivity, and raising awareness on a variety of social issues.