Foucault's insight: confessors' manuals and sex manuals

Transformation of cultural circumstances
Greek "homosexuality" (see K. Dover)
Roman "marriage" (see Treggiari)

Textualizing the body
Male-female differences (see Rousselle)

Medical fads: virginity from unnatural to necessary
history of suspicion of "flesh" (itself a concept that had to be invented

Brown's stages, corresponding to sections of his book:

Medieval practice: ideals and hypocrisy
practice of celibacy
Dante's examples: Paolo and Francesca, Brunetto Latini
(see J. Boswell)

Foucault again: the kind of control of the body that was now possible