0139: The 6 Principles of Sexual Health in the Context of Mormonism

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Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of Mormon Sex Info. He is joined by Rachel Brown, LCSW, who works with those going through a faith transition/changing their relationship with the LDS church. 
In this episode, Jeff and Rachel discuss the 6 principles of sexual health by Doug Braun Harvey in the context of the Mormon experience. The 6 principles include:

  1. Consent
  2. Non-Exploitative
  3. Honesty
  4. Shared Values
  5. Protection from STIs, HIV and unwanted Pregnancies
  6. Mutual Pleasure

To find out more on the 6 principles, you can visit: 
And/or check out the series Natasha Helfer did with Doug Braun Harvey on 6 principles of Sexual Health:

  1. Consent: https://mormonsex.info/2017/10/22/057-sexual-principle-1-consent/
  2. Non-Exploitative: https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/21/058-sexual-principle-2-non-exploitative/
  3. Honesty: https://mormonsex.info/2018/01/15/062-sexual-principle-4-honesty/
  4. Shared Values: https://mormonsex.info/2018/02/05/066-sexual-principle-5-shared-values/
  5. Protection from STIs, HIV and unwanted Pregnancies
    1. Part 1: https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/29/059-sexual-principle-3-unwanted-pregnancy/
    2. Part 2: https://mormonsex.info/2017/12/19/060-sexual-principle-3-avoiding-stis/
  6. Mutual Pleasure: https://mormonsex.info/2018/03/12/071-sexual-principle-6-mutual-pleasure/
  7. Complicating the 6 principles of sexual health: https://mormonsex.info/2018/04/09/075-complicating-the-6-sexual-health-principles/

To find out more about Jeff, visit Wasatch Family Therapy in Sandy, Utah.
To contact Rachel, email her at wandercounseling@gmail.com.

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

Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashahelfer.com 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 Podcasts and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts. Natasha 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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