A POEM ABOUT A VULVA DATES BACK TO 1300S
Is a man more attracted to a woman or her vulva?
That question is front and centre in a recently-discovered poem dating to the 1300s.
According to The Guardian, fragments from 60 lines of The Rose Thorn were discovered on a thin strip of paper in the library of Melk Abbey in Austrias Wachau Valley.
Austrias Academy of Sciences noted researchers found a few visible lines on the long, thin strip of parchment paper, which they identified as text from the erotic poem, The Rose Thorn — a dialogue between a woman and her private part.
In the poem, a virgin argues that her stunning looks win men over, while her vulva insists it provides true pleasure to the male species.
The erotic poems author is unknown. Copies of the poem found previoulsy dated from about 1500.
“(A)t its core, is an incredibly clever story, because of the very fact that it demonstrates that you cannot separate a person from their sex,” said Christine Glabner, of the Academy of Sciences Institute of Medieval Research.
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