An Astrologer of Sexual Wellness

Sarah Jinner and the wild world of 17th century advice

We don’t know much about the life of English astrologer Sarah Jinner, when she was born, when she died. What we do know is that she lived in London and published three almanacs between 1658 and 1664. These texts were positively brimming with health and wellness advice that reflected a desire to preserve and share knowledge that could improve women’s health — and their sex lives.

Sarah’s main goal? To educate women on how to treat gynecological ailments at…