Sex and the Young Mormon Soul

Sex and the Young Mormon Soul This session features three panelists discussing Mormon attitudes toward sexuality, especially regarding youth culture. Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul (Oxford), will discuss the results of her national survey about sexuality and spirituality on college campuses, focusing on Catholic, evangelical Christian, and secular students. Heidi Harris, one of Dr. Freitas’s seminar students, will cover chastity culture at BYU, look at popular trends such as FaceBook groups and sexuality in LDS films, and explore the implications of BYU’s Honor Code. Robert Rees will discuss his tenure as the bishop of a singles ward as he counseled young Mormons about sexual transgressions, homosexuality, and guilt.

Donna Freitas, Heidi Harris, Robert A. Rees