And all those love sonnets from Shakespeare to a beautiful youth? Clearly, that was all just, um … acting practice, yeah, that’s it. Since women were not allowed to perform on the stage, male actors had to get themselves in the mood to play women.

Shakespeare was just helping with Method techniques! Duh.

Jonathan | sex & theology could shed some light about an early successor of Calvin whose amorous poems about sexy young men didn’t mean anything like what naughty people thought.

Oh, heavens no! Madonna was still so far in the future!

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