063: Sex in the Mormon News-#2 January 2018

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Podcast Description:

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 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 During the Podcast:


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

Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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