Providing Accurate Information and Sexual Education for Mormons and their Families
Episode 57: Sexual Principle #1: Consent
Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Doug Braun-Harvey for part one in a
6-part series they are creating to discuss the sexual principles of
healthy sexuality developed by the World Health Organization. The first
principle of consent is discussed in length and detail. Many assume this
is a simple concept, and yet we see in much of our national discussion
today, that it's much more complicated than we've assumed in the past.
This is a principle the majority of people agree with regardless of culture, race, socio-economic status, gender, etc. And yet it goes profoundly wrong on a regular basis as we can see by the #metoo movement with so many sharing publicly (often for the first time) where they were involved with sexual encounters that were non-consensual. Such an important conversation with implications for ourselves, for our children, for our relationships and for our communities.