When Sex Stopped Being a Social Disease: Sex and the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Studies of sexuality look at both practices and attitudes, and, of course, each inﬂuences the other. As we look at what people did, we can learn more about what they thought about sex, and sexologists ﬁnd that beliefs about sexuality are the most important topic of study. After all, as everyone knows, the brain is the most important sexual organ. Thus, in this article, I will focus on attitudes toward sexuality as they were developed during the transition from the pagan to the Christian Roman Empire.