In the instance where the strategy was most clearly to preserve the masculinity of one participant, Scandinavia, pederasty does not seem to have been an issue. This statement is based on my own reading, but see also Brundage Law, Sex p.
Gene Brucker ed. Main article: Pederasty in ancient Greece. Aelred, William Rufus, Richard I and various renaissance homosexuals.
Early medieval Irishmen seem to have confessed to anal intercourse, interfemoral intercourse , and mutual masturbation . During the Lelantine War between the Eretrians and the Chalcidiansbefore a decisive battle the Chalcidians called for the aid of a warrior named Cleomachus glorious warrior.
This statement is based on my own reading, but see also Brundage Law, Sex p. He proposes that Chaucer meant his Pardoner, who is called a "mare", slang for homosexual, to be homosexual, and that the Pardoner's need to wear relics around his body was Chaucer's way of expressing the feelings of an outcast that his body was dirty.
I was not able to find a copy of this article. This seems to lend support to the idea that amongst Spanish Jews there was a subculture. The allusions in the poetry were distinctly Jewish Trumbach's theory is far too rigid, but has value in raising questions about the variety of forms homosexuality takes.
Some reasons for being homosexual, or developing homosexual traits, do seem to have an economic base. Was this sort of sexual pattern evident in any time or place in the Middle Ages? Lovely of eyes like David, he has slain me like Uriah . His thesis is that there are homosexually-oriented men in most societies, but equally that there is usually horror at the idea of an adult male playing a passive role in sex, the so-called "women's role".
There were also cases of whole groups of young noblemen of the same age group being prosecuted  and depositions from partners who did take turns in active and passive penetration .