123: Sex in the Mormon News #2

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Natasha Helfer Parker leads a monthly podcast “bookclub style” with colleagues who also happen to be AASECT Certified Sex Therapists in regards to current articles, news stories, research, etc. that have to do with the Mormon community from a sex-positive perspective. This project is a co-prodcution between Mormon Mental Health Podcast and Mormon Sex Info.

This month join Natasha and Kristin Marie Bennion as they discuss the following news stories & articles:

1. the Protect LDS Children petition and press conference,

2. survey results coming out of BYU study in regards to reporting sexual assault, and

3. how LDS Living Magazine dealt with the dresses worn in solidarity with the #metoo movement at the Golden Globes.

Resources Mentioned:


Protect LDS Children Press Conference

Fox News Reports on the Press Conference

SNAP- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Declaration of Sexual Rights by the World Association for Sexual Health

Most BYU sexual assault victims either report to Mormon church leaders or don’t report at all, campus survey shows

Results of the BYU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

Julie ValentineBYU professor encouraged by results of new research on sexual assault kit processing

Donna Kelly: Helping Sexual Assault Victims and Keeping BYU Accountable for Title IX Recommendations

Mormons miss the point of #MeToo by focusing on modest gowns at Golden Globes by Jana Riess


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She produces Sex Talk with Natasha, writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith, runs the Mormon Sex Info Podcast and is the current president for the Mormon Mental Health Association.

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