I’m doing research with a professor on the management of the sexual body in Medieval Arabic text and how it influenced English texts. According to Arabic philosophers and sex scholars in the Medieval times, lesbianism was caused by an “itch between the labia minora and the labia majora, which could only be eased by two women rubbing their labia together.”
furthermore they believed that when women became aroused their genitals became heated, however their ejaculation was cold. Therefore the only way for women to ease the heat was to rub their labia against another woman’s. Male ejaculate is hot, so combining heat with heat was ineffective.
so basically scissoring started in Medieval times or earlier. It wasn’t some invention that people in the porn industry came up with. So can people stop making that argument and shaming lesbians who do like scissoring?
This is the best kind of Medieval research. ILY.