94 episodes

Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families

Mormon Sex Info Natasha Helfer Parker

    • Sexuality
    • 4.5 • 63 Ratings

Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families

    097: Raising Healthy Sexual Beings after Trauma and Abuse

    097: Raising Healthy Sexual Beings after Trauma and Abuse

    Thank you for listening to Mormon Sex Info. This episode is an archived episode and is only now becoming publicly available. Mormon Sex Info relies on contributions. To contribute, please visit:
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    Amy Hammer joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info as they discuss instances when young children and pre-adolescents are involved in sexual play/exploration with one another.


     
    Amy is a CST and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in adolescents, adults, couples/marital, family and severe mental illness.   Amy works at a Mental Health center  in Kansas.
     
    Amy and Natasha discuss how to help children become healthy sexual beings especially in environments where there might be assault or abuse whether by other siblings or others in the home. Topics include why they don’t like the term predators for a younger population, what can be done to help them when they are adults to be healthy sexual beings, when to get help, how to get help, and various resources to help.
    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

    • 59 min
    096: Why “Sex Addiction” Isn’t a Thing – A Personal Story

    096: Why “Sex Addiction” Isn’t a Thing – A Personal Story

    Thank you for listening to Mormon Sex Info. This episode is an archived episode and is only now becoming publicly available. Mormon Sex Info relies on contributions. To contribute, please visit:
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    On this episode of Mormon Sex Info, Matt Fullmer joins Natasha to share his experience going through “Sex Addiction Treatment,” coming from the Mormon Tradition. He shares his experiences with the treatment as the church ramped up its porn rhetoric, why the treatment didn’t work for him and why he’s now better off; realizing that this type of treatment is not clinically sound or effective.
    Matt resides in Topeka, KS where he has a dental practice.
    Resources about the Research on Pornography: Your Brain on Porn
    https://www.natashaparker.org/recommend

    • 2 hr 26 min
    095: Myths of Sexuality with Tammy Ellis

    095: Myths of Sexuality with Tammy Ellis

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    On this episode of Mormon Sex Info, Tammy Ellis returns.  She and Natasha discuss some myths Tammy has observed in higher education when it comes to sexuality including gender dysphoria, pregnancy and sexuality.  They also talk about how to treat sexual behavior that’s out of control and older people not being interested in sex.
    Tammy shares her story and her growing up experience and how it helped her get into this field and what types of research she is doing.
    Tammy has a Masters Degree from Utah State in Social Work and is enrolled in the
    University of Michigan training program that prepares candidates for AASECT certification.
    Resources mentioned during podcast: Stephanie Buehler and pregnancy: Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
    Genderbread Person
    Gender Unicorn
    “Transmormon”
    Eli Green, founder of The Transgender Training Institute

    • 1 hr
    094: Justin Lehmiller: Fantasies and Sexuality Part 2

    094: Justin Lehmiller: Fantasies and Sexuality Part 2

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    Dr. Lehmiller returns on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. He continues discussing his book “Tell Me What You Want”. They go into depth with his book including the differences between male and female fantasies along with 15 things that can affect sexual fantasies. Some of these include: age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and political affiliations.  He ends with overall takeaways of the book.
    Dr. Justin Lehmiller is researcher, writer and public speaker about Sexual Health and sexuality.  He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life.
    Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published more than 40 pieces of academic writing to date, including a textbook entitled The Psychology of Human Sexuality (now in its second edition) that is used in college classrooms around the world.
    Dr. Lehmiller’s research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. His studies have appeared in all of the leading journals on human sexuality, including the Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
    Dr. Lehmiller has run the popular blog Sex and Psychology since 2011, and it now receives several million page views per year. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets.
    Resources mentioned during podcast: You can find out more about Lehmiller by going to his website: https://www.lehmiller.com/about-sex/
    Natasha and Dr. Lehmiller discuss Dr. Joshua Grubbs and self-assessment

    • 53 min
    093: Justin Lehmiller: Fantasies and Sexuality Part 1

    093: Justin Lehmiller: Fantasies and Sexuality Part 1

    Thank you for listening to Mormon Sex Info. This episode is an archived episode and is only now becoming publicly available. Mormon Sex Info relies on contributions. To contribute, please visit:
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    Dr. Justin Lehmiller joins Natasha Helfer Parker on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Dr. Lehmiller recently published his new book, “Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire” and discusses the book with Natasha, specifically how fantasies play into sexuality.
    Dr. Justin Lehmiller is researcher, writer and public speaker about Sexual Health and sexuality. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published more than 40 pieces of academic writing to date, including a textbook entitled The Psychology of Human Sexuality (now in its second edition) that is used in college classrooms around the world. Dr. Lehmiller’s research focuses on topics including casual sex, sexual fantasy, sexual health, and friends with benefits. His studies have appeared in all of the leading journals on human sexuality, including the Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
    Dr. Lehmiller has run the popular blog Sex and Psychology since 2011, and it now receives several million page views per year. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets.
     
     

    • 1 hr
    092: False Reporting

    092: False Reporting

    Thank you for listening to Mormon Sex Info. This episode is an archived episode and is only now becoming publicly available. Mormon Sex Info relies on contributions. To contribute, please visit:
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    Katherine Wela Bogen joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info to discuss the data behind false reporting. She made a facebook post during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Christine Blasey Ford spoke out about her experience with Kavanaugh in high school. The post went viral and you fan find it here:
    Katherine is a clinical research program coordinator at Rhode Island Hospital in the department of Psychiatry, working in violence protection research for over 3 years
    She started out as a pediatric violence resistant research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, working with vulnerable populations.
    Bogen is currently collaborating on a chapter with her boss, Dr. Lindsay Orchowsky, and with Alan Berkowitz who was one of the founding father of “Social Norms Theory.” They are collaborating on a chapter that will be in “The Handbook for Interpersonal Violence” to be published in 2020. The chapter is on false reporting and how common (or uncommon) false reporting is, what some of the barriers to reporting are to begin with, how false reporting is qualified, etc.
    Resources mentioned during podcast: Katherine’s Facebook Post
    Alan Berkowitz’s paper “An Overview of the Social Norms Approach”

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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