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Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families

Mormon Sex Info Natasha Helfer Parker

    • Sexuality
    • 4.6 • 60 Ratings

Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families

    089: Joelle Casteix and Sexual Assault Advocacy

    089: Joelle Casteix and Sexual Assault Advocacy

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    Joelle Casteix joins Natasha on this episode. Joelle is a sexual assault advocate having worked with SNAP and is currently with STOP.
     
    Joelle shares her story of sexual assault while a student at a Catholic school where the heads of the school knew what was happening, silencing her as a teenager. She goes into detail with similarities between her religion, Catholicism, and Mormonism.
     
    Natahsa and Joelle discuss what survivors can do, what leaders can do and what members/friends can do to help sexual assault victims.
     
    Resources mentioned during podcast
     
    To visit STOP, please go to https://stop.team/
    To visit SNAP, please go to http://www.snapnetwork.org/

     

    • 1 hr
    088: Personal Experiences as Bisexual Mormons

    088: Personal Experiences as Bisexual Mormons

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    Blaire Ostler and Nick Stewart join Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Both Blaire and Nick identify as bisexual and they share their stories of coming out within a Mormon culture. They give helpful suggestions to help both individuals who identify as bisexual as well as those who are family and friends of those who identify as bisexual.
    Resources mentioned during podcast: Affirmations: http://www.goaffirmations.org/
    Mormons Building Bridges: http://mormonsbuildingbridges.org/
    Encircle: https://encircletogether.org/
     

    • 1 hr
    087: Sex in the Mormon News August 2018

    087: Sex in the Mormon News August 2018

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    Shannon Hickman of Core Healing Counseling and Kristin Hodson join Natasha on this month’s Sex in the Mormon News. On this episode, they discuss several articles which include their criticism about an article coming out of BYU Idaho that talks about why comprehensive sex ed is damaging, discussion around the Mormon Mental Health statement that recently was released about worthiness interviews and then the policy that is harmful to homosexual members in the church.
    Also, Kristen tells her experience dealing with state legislature trying to teach consent in classrooms.
    Kristin Hodson is Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group in and co-author of the newly published book Real Intimacy: A Couples Guide for Genuine, Healthy Sexuality. She practices as a psychotherapist with a passion helping women find their authentic self by working through areas where they feel stuck.
    Shannon Hickman is a LCSW, CST and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12  years of experience in a variety
    of disciplines. Shannon derives great joy and satisfaction from helping individuals and couples discover the bliss that goes along with sex, intimacy, connection, relationships and much more at Core Healing Counseling in Murray, UT.
    Resources mentioned during podcast:  
    http://www.purecouples.org/blog/2018/8/5/husbands-your-wife-isnt-a-porn-star
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    Is Sugar the New Nicotine? 5 Ways to Move Forward
    They also discussed Caitlyn Ryan’s Family Acceptance Project which you can find here:
    https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/people/staff/caitlin-ryan

    • 1 hr 38 min
    086: A Personal Story of Reaching Female Orgasm

    086: A Personal Story of Reaching Female Orgasm

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    Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Lisa Hacking in regards to her experience figuring out female arousal and orgasmic potential as she went through shifts in her faith journey.
    Lisa now courageously shares her experience with other women in worshops helping them understand how to better address issues of sexual repression and shame.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    085: A Personal Story of a Mixed Orientation Marriage

    085: A Personal Story of a Mixed Orientation Marriage

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    This episode is an intimate conversation with Natasha’s close friend, Melissa, who found she was in a mixed orientation marriage several years into her Mormon marriage. At the time, Natasha was a part of Melissa’s process of uncovering her own journey. And, Natasha went on her own journey because of this situation herself, admitting her own biases.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    084: McKenna Denson’s journey and her stand against Joseph Bishop and the LDS Church

    084: McKenna Denson’s journey and her stand against Joseph Bishop and the LDS Church

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    TRIGGER WARNING
    Rape and other abuse are discussed in this episode.
    In March of 2018, MormonLeaks released an audio recording and transcript of McKenna Denson interviewing Joseph Bishop, MTC President during her time she was in the MTC in 1984. Bishop groomed and raped her and now Denson is bringing suit against him and the LDS Church.
    McKenna joins Natasha to discuss the mental health aspects of her life as a young sexually abused child by her step father to her encounters with Bishop, and after. Natasha also dives into the cyclical responses of perpetrators and why this is problematic and shares advise on what kind of help there is and things to look out for.
    Resources mentioned during podcast: McKenna’s interview with Mosaic Podcast
    To help McKenna with costs of Travel & Expenses as she continues to attend legal proceedings, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/mtc-victims-legal-amp-travel-fund
     
     

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

jen5556 ,

I have learned so much.

These podcast have been incredibly helpful for me to cope and understand some of the narratives I was given growing up. This podcast meets me where I am and educates me. It has given me a much better perspective on my own sexuality. Natasha perspective, experience and education has truly resonated with me and I am so grateful for her work!

1973col ,

Change your ending music

I really enjoy your podcast. It is very informative and helpful but your ending music is weird- it doesn’t match- it sounds like the Waltons from the 70’s. I think there are many other choices that would help match the feel of your platform.

Aubrey Chaves ,

Love this!!!

I love this podcast! It’s been such a gift to have an expert from my own faith tradition talking about these issues. It’s been a jumping off point for so many really meaningful conversations with my sisters about guilt and shame and has been such a catalyst for real healing.

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