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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

Mormons and Sex

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Thursday, we’re talking about Mormons and sex. LDS therapist Jennifer Finlayson-Fife says that Mormon theology of the body is very different from many Christian traditions. Within marriage, sex isn’t just for procreation, but also for pleasure, intimacy and becoming god like. So, what’s the disconnect in a culture where there seems to be so much shame and guilt around sexuality? She’ll join us live, along with LDS sex therapist Kristin Hodson and Chris Duce of the “Celestial Sex” podcast.


  • Kristin Hodson, MSW, LCSW, is an ASSECT certified sex therapist and Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group in Salt Lake City. That's a counseling service focused on maternal health, sexuality, and couple's counseling. She's also co-author of the book Real Intimacy: A Couple's Guide to Healthy Genuine Sexuality [Indie bookstores|Amazon], which has an LDS focus.
  • Jennifer Finlayson-Fife , PhD, is a licensed sex and relationship therapist based outside of Chicago. She also offers online courses for LDS couples.
  • Chris Duce is the host of the Celestial Sex podcast, which explores sex in the context of Mormon upbringing.

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Listener Suggested Resource:

  • The Wedding Bed: A Virgin's Guide by A.K. Wilcox [Amazon]
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.