The Experiences of LDS Women and How Their Culture Influences Manifestations of Their Sexuality This presentation is a progress report on the data I have collected so far in my research on the sexuality of Mormon women, ages thirty through fifty. It contains both quantitative and qualitative analyses, and I will include several findings that have caught me somewhat by surprise. In particular, I have begun to note differences in attitudes towards sexuality in women who were raised LDS, yet taken to church by relatives and friends, in contrast to attitudes of those who had a more traditional Mormon upbringing. I have also found striking some remarks made by women about how much of the language used to describe sex and intimacy, especially when they were teenagers, has negatively affected their feelings about their own sexuality.
Jodi Hildebrandt, Karen M. Moloney