Typical Sexual Shame Residue from Religious Upbringings

Although Mormonism has quite a bit of sexual positivity in its doctrine, the cultural processes in wards, stakes and family systems teach mostly fear, shame and the “thou shalt nots.” This leaves many members of our church with problems like unrealistic expectations, inadequate education, unnecessary self or partner shaming, rigid belief systems, and underdeveloped processes when it comes to our relationship with sexuality. This session will offer some reframings that can help attendees embrace their sexuality in healthier ways.

Kristin Marie Bennion
Natasha Helfer Parker