Interviews with LDS Relationship and Sexuality Counselor Dr. Finlayson-Fife

Here in the 20th installment of the “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist” series Jennifer, Laurel and Brian are joined by Rational Faiths permablogger Blaire Ostler to discuss pornography.  In a previous RF post Blaire, a philosopher, parsed out a nuanced definition of pornography. We were glad to have Blaire join us and add her perspective to the topic, one which is featured in many questions submitted to this series—this episode does use one specific question to frame the discussion.

Pornography itself is a complex and broad topic to tackle, and we do not attempt to cover it exhaustively. In the recorded conversation we approach the topic in the context of a mixed faith marriage (one with a believing spouse and a doubting or non-believing spouse) and how such a couple might reconcile differing moral views of the topic. Some of the points that we do not discuss include the problems inherent in the industry itself and the morality of contributing to the industry via clicks, views, or subscription purchases. Our focus is the immediate impact of pornography on a marital relationship.

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Music: Sugar Blues (Pubic Domain), and Flight of the Ginker by Doug Martin.

Brian was born and raised in Northern Utah and is now working as a chemist in Ohio. He has one wife and three children. He currently serves as the ward hall monitor. He likes to eat good food, and build cool things.

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