In this episode of “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist“, Lori Burkman and Laurel Sandberg-Armstrong interview Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about advice she would give virgins on their wedding night and also how and when fantasy can be a useful element of a sexual relationship.

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a psychotherapist who focuses on issues surrounding female sexuality and feminism within the LDS framework. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College where she wrote her dissertation on LDS women and sexuality. She has taught college-level classes on human sexuality and currently has a private therapy practice in Chicago. In her private practice, she primarily works with LDS couples on sexuality and relationship issues. She also teaches online courses to LDS couples on these issues. She is married, has three kids, and is an active member of the LDS church.

Make sure to look for her online course here:
The Art of Desire: On-Line Course for LDS Women

Class 1:  Understanding and overcoming women’s cultural and psychological challenges to desire.

Class 2:  The art of desire:  How to discover and cultivate your authentic passion.

Class 3:  Understanding female arousal:  Physical and psychological factors

Class 4:  Sexual Self Development: (Including the how-tos of orgasm and sexual thought).


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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