She must have been quite a woman. The brief post about Hildegard of Bingen has been getting 20 or 30 visits every day. I’m just curious, who are all these people who are wanting to learn about her? If you are one of them, post a brief comment.
Just imagine how many clicks there would be had I mentioned that she is evidently the first writer in history to give a scientific description of the female orgasm. It must have been some convent she was running!
Seriously, I assume she kept her vows, but she also must have been enlightened enough to learn how to advise married women. She must also have been uninhibited enough to engage in some interesting clinical observations.