Is anal sex wrong? I asked my husband to do it with me once because I was curious about how it might feel. But was I wrong to experiment this way? So which is it? The sexual questions I received were so varied and numerous, I was motivated to earn my sex therapy accreditation. Although I enjoy thinking through and formulating answers to these types of questions, I have often wondered why many within the LDS framework are willing to forfeit their personal, adult authority and gift of agency when it comes to approaching sexual decisions. Are we so trained to look toward the pulpit for direction that we forget our own capacity and right to choose sexual practices as a marital unit?
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Sexuality has a prominent role within the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church , which teaches that gender is defined in the premortal existence , and that part of the purpose of mortal life is for men and women to be sealed together, forming bonds that allow them to progress eternally together in the afterlife. It also teaches that sexual relations within the framework of opposite-sex marriage is healthy, necessary, and ordained of God. In contrast with some orthodox Christian movements, sexuality in the Church's theology is neither a product of original sin nor a "necessary evil". In accordance with the law of chastity , LDS Church doctrine bars sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage.
Visit TheHealingGroup. Why are two BYU grads trying to talk about sex in Utah? Alisha Worthington: We do have this erotic energy, as human beings. Utah had the highest per-capita ticket sales for Twilight , of any other place in the nation. KH: This erotic energy … the desire to ravage or be ravaged.
For members of the church of Latter Day Saints LDS , sex before marriage is strictly forbidden, pornography is prohibited, and even thinking about sex is sinful. Kristen knows it well. She grew up in the Mormon capital of the country, and saw the heavy weight of sexual shame compel her friends and family to do some pretty strange things.