Tag: sex

Sneaking Up on Sex

By Jean Marie S. Place   AT AGE 25, I politely asked my nervous boyfriend to give me my first kiss. He granted the request, but reluctantly. At age 30, I was five measly years removed from the Virgin Lips Club but despite valiant efforts to get married, still quite virgin everywhere else. So when I …

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To Russia with Love

By Elna Baker I’M 28 YEARS old and I’m flying to Siberia to tell my parents that I recently lost my virginity. Most children wouldn’t do this. Most parents don’t want you to do this. But my family is Mormon and we’re very close. And Mormons believe a very specific thing, which is that sex before …

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Roundtable: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex, and Marriage in Mormonism

By Stephanie Buehler, Natasha Parker, and John Dehlin The following is excerpted from the Mormon Stories podcast (episode 245), “Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism,” which was first released on 10 March 2011. To hear the full discussion (about twice the length presented here), visit http://mormonstories.org/?p=1506. This excerpt is printed with the permission of …

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When Virgins Collide

At age twenty-four, I, a female virgin, married a twenty-five-year-old male returned missionary, also a virgin, in the temple of the Lord.

While most modern, non-LDS Americans consider the marriage of virgins miraculous, for my husband and me, it was simply the one true way. After all, we were obedient Latter-day Saint kids with our sights set on eternal exaltation. We were prepared for temple marriage. We were eager to fulfill our duty to be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth, raise up righteous seed unto the Lord, and fill an Econoline van or two with our offspring.

We were not, however, prepared for sex.

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