Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK   Gallacher, ‘Summoner’s Tale and Medieval Attitudes towards Sickness’, 211,  n.6. here   Item, non abstineat penitus a coitu, sed utatur eo interdum quando delectabilius potest et post primum sompnum; non tamen utatur eo nimis frequenter." [Likewise, let him not abstain entirely from intercourse, but let him enjoy it when it can be very pleasurable and after the first sleep; but let him not engage in it too frequently.] There is no indication in this passage as to the context of the phrase ‘first sleep’ and no mention of there being a specific interval after ‘first sleep’ BACK
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