Masturbation: Finding Clarity in the Conflict

As a certified sex therapist who is also a Mormon, I get a lot of questions from parents. Many of them sound something like this:

“I've literally never had any conversations about [masturbation] with my parents or church leaders other than don’t touch yourself.  I didn’t even know if it was a thing girls could do until I was a teenager. I feel very ill-prepared to talk to my own children about it.  I do feel like the LDS standard (policy?) is contrary to what I want to teach my kids, so I feel paralyzed about what to do. Help?”

“I was always told it was a sexual sin but I also know that it is in other ways part of normal sexuality and can help partners better understand and work together through sexual encounters to have a better experience.”

“What is your take on children masturbating from an LDS perspective?  I have a 4 and 6 year old and they both do it, almost daily. I know it’s not a good idea to freak out about it and that it’s not sexual for them right now, but I’m wondering when does it become sexual for them and how am I supposed to determine that?  When do I tell them it’s not okay anymore? How do I approach it?”

These concerns all come from parents' love for their kids, and a desire to teach them principles and guidance that align with their values.

This 60-minute course and accompanying digital workbook are for you if you:

  • Feel stuck, paralyzed or conflicted about how to approach masturbation with your kids
  • Feel overwhelmed that you can't seem to get answers that make sense
  • Don't have a space where you can safely discuss topics like masturbation or sexuality
  • Want an expert supporting you in finding the answers that make sense for you and your family
  • Come from a religious background where masturbation is not ok

You will leave the course with:

  • CLARITY around the internal conflict surrounding masturbation
  • CONFIDENCE in moving forward and getting unstuck
  • UNDERSTANDING of the balance between spirituality and sexuality
  • INFORMATION around sexual development

Come join us and learn to turn the tricky topic into shame free conversations that align with your values!