source materials 400 to 1400 CEThese source materials are thought to have appeared between 400 and 1400 CE.

Shiva Samhita (~14th Century)

Hindu god Shiva addresses his consort Parvati.

De Amore (The Art of Courtly Love) by Andreas Capellanus (12th Century)

Did the courtly love tradition allude to non-ejaculatory intercourse?

Zohar (~1280)

Did the earthly use of sex split the androgynous divine couple?

Mishneh Torah by Maimonides (~1180)

Sephardic Jewish philosopher, doctor and influential Torah scholar offers sex advice.

Cathars (12th Century)

A rather chaste medieval sect retained some of the so-called Gnostic ideas of primitive (pre-papal) Christianity.

Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina) (~7th Century)

The secret of transmutation preserved in an ancient Arabic text.

Talmud (~500)

Was the legendary Ark of the Covenant housed amid cherubs depicting sacred sex?

Hua Hu Ching by Lao Tzu (~5th Century)

Collection of Taoist wisdom supposedly preserved via oral tradition.