Where Roman Shadows End eng. Because Roman bathhouses had mixed facilities, church authorities condemned women's attendance at mixed gender bathhouses. Medieval Christians proved their holiness by not washing. Islamic culture had preserved the Roman traditions of cleaning the body first, then soaking and socializing.
Professor Greenhalgh has expressed the view that this website and, presumably, Romanesque corbel-tables , etc. A hairy and of course bearded Greek Satyr with fantastic cock and balls. The hairy pelt suggests a link with bear-totemism, once widespread in Europe. Until I had thought that there were no post-Romanesque exhibitionists in France apart from a female at Cleyrac which might even be Romanesque, though it doesn't look it , and a pair at Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val on a 16th century window.