52 episodes

Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, is an interview series about love and sex through the lens of Mormon upbringing. Our conversations dive into the confusing nature of growing up in Mormonism where sexuality is taught as something that's beautiful and sacred, but can only be explored after you're married- usually very quickly in between the temple sealing and the reception in the back of an '88 Mercury Tracer. Recorded in Los Angeles, we speak with post-mormons, ex-mormons, jacked-mormons, and active mormons alike about their parents' timid explanations of where babies come from, awkward bishop interviews that mostly focus on masturbation, first sexual experiences, current outlook on sex, and more.

Celestial Sex Chris Duce

    • Sexuality
    • 4.7 • 108 Ratings

Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, is an interview series about love and sex through the lens of Mormon upbringing. Our conversations dive into the confusing nature of growing up in Mormonism where sexuality is taught as something that's beautiful and sacred, but can only be explored after you're married- usually very quickly in between the temple sealing and the reception in the back of an '88 Mercury Tracer. Recorded in Los Angeles, we speak with post-mormons, ex-mormons, jacked-mormons, and active mormons alike about their parents' timid explanations of where babies come from, awkward bishop interviews that mostly focus on masturbation, first sexual experiences, current outlook on sex, and more.

    Barak Hardley

    Barak Hardley

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank conversations about sex and religion. This week we speak with Barak Hardley, an actor and comedian who has appeared on shows like Community and The Office and currently stars in the movie "Spell". He is also the co-host of "We're Starting a Cult" with Alexis Novack. We talk to Barak about going to Bible college and his experience church planting in Utah. We also discuss his exit from the ministry, embracing sexuality, and becoming an atheist.
    You can follow Barak's podcast on Instagram @startingacult and Barak @barakhardley.
    You can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS.
     

    • 1 hr
    Kim Reed

    Kim Reed

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have open conversations about sex and religion. This week we sit down with Kim Reed to discuss her Mormon upbringing, physically developing early and dealing with negative attention from people. Kim talks about her breast reduction and the events that led to making that decision. We also discuss the important differences between LDS doctrine, the gospel, and LDS culture.
    We need your help! Send us your favorite thing you know about sex- you can record it into your voice memo app and email it to us or leave us a voicemail at (YES) 6969-LDS.
    You can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sara Hanks

    Sara Hanks

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank conversations about sex in the context of a religious upbringing. In this episode we talk with Sara Hanks about her experience growing up Mormon, puberty, dealing with pain during sex, and her perspective on the law of chastity.
    If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can email celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rachel Favero

    Rachel Favero

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open discussions about sex and religion! On this episode, we speak with Rachel Favero about her relationship to and history with Mormonism, being a mother, and her perspective on sex positivity, masturbation, body image, and more. Lots to look forward to in her episode!
    If you'd like to follow her on social media you can find her at @momishness on Instagram.
    If you'd like to reach out to us, you can at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod, or call us at YES-6969-LDS

    • 32 min
    Conor Hilton

    Conor Hilton

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex. This week we speak with Conor Hilton about being ace- or asexual- and an active Mormon. What is it like for someone who doesn't experience sexual attraction? How do they make sense of that in a religion that emphasizes procreation as a step toward Godhood? We cover all of that, and we catch up with Conor one year after we recorded the first part of his interview to find out how he's doing now. Our thanks to Conor for speaking with us!
    Conor's writing can be found on his blog at https://conorhilton.wordpress.com
    If you'd like to get in touch with us, please email celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kaisha Medford and the Freedom Festival 2018

    Kaisha Medford and the Freedom Festival 2018

    Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce, where we have frank conversations about sex and religion. In this episode, we speak with Kaisha Medford, the current president of Provo Pride- an LGBTQIA organization that hosts the annual Provo Pride parade as well as other LGBTQIA activities in Provo, UT and the surrounding area. We discuss the recent Freedom Festival in Provo and the attempted exclusion of queer organizations in their parade on the 4th of July. Discrimination against queer folks is unfortunately alive and well in Provo, and we wanted to shine a light on how they are overcoming these roadblocks. 
    You can follow Kaisha's work with Provo Pride on Twitter @provopride and donate on their website at provopride.org
    You can follow Celestial Sex on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod or on Facebook at facebook.com/celestialsex
    You can also donate to our show on Patreon at patreon.com/celestialsex

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Dingusdoo ,

Where did you guys go?

This is (was) such a great podcast. What happened??

eting321 ,

Umm...

Why aren’t there any 2019 podcasts?

linnetteorozco ,

Relatable AF

It is honestly so refreshing to hear all these stories of people discovering their sexuality while growing up in the church. I always thought I was the only one who was feeling these sexual frustrations, but clearly I wasn’t. I wish this podcast existed when I was a teenager because I think it could have helped me out so much, and would have made my road to self discovery a lot smoother. I love this podcast so much, I’ve only been listening for 2 days, but its been nonstop. I also got my sister hooked on it and we live coming together to talk about peoples experience and our experiences.

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