In Medieval England, people thought it was impossible to get pregnant without having an orgasm. Rape that got pregnant were punished!
Despite what the fantasy novels tell us, there’s a lot to roll the eyes at in the medieval era. Back then, it was thought that a woman could not get pregnant if she did not have an orgasm. This raises the question of “What happened to women who got pregnant through rape?”
Well it all fell on her whether she got pregnant or not. If she got pregnant, then she was accused of enjoying it enough to have an orgasm, so the rapist wouldn’t be convicted. This was obviously very medieval logic. If she didn’t pregnant, though, nothing good happened either.
If a woman was raped and no child was conceived after, then there was no evidence to prove she had been raped and the case was dismissed. So unfortunately it was a lose-lose situation.