147: Sex in the Mormon News June 2018

Shannon Hickman joins Natasha on this episode of Sex in the Mormon News for June 2018. They begin the discussion with comments from an article that recently came out in the “Journal of Sex Research” called, “God, I Can’t Stop Thinking About Sex! The Rebound Effect in Unsuccessful Suppression of Sexual Thoughts Among Religious Adolescents” where they discuss the research supporting the view that suppressing sexual thought only causes more damage. Natasha and Shannon then revisit the Josh and Lolly Weed blog post, “Turning a Unicorn into a Bat: The Post in Which we Announce the End of Our Marriage” and how this has affected members as well as the LGBTQIA+ community.

To find out more about Shannon’s practice, Core Healing Counseling, please go here: http://corehealingcounseling.com/about/

For the article discussed from the “Journal of Sex Research”, please go here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2018.1461796

Natasha mentions an episode in which she interviewed BYU professor, Dr. Brian Willoughby. To listen and find out more about the episode, please go here:


To read the blog posts by Josh and Lolly Weed that Natasha and Shannon reference, you can find them here:



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