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Celestial Sex

Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, is an interview series about love and sex through the lens of Mormon upbringing.
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Nov 22, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a religious upbringing. In this episode we talk to Janely Martinez about her childhood in LA, having a great mom who taught her about sex and body positivity, being an active Mormon with progressive views on sex, being a newlywed, and her outlook on the future of Mormonism. 

If you'd like to support the show please become a patron at patreon.com/celestialsex where for $5/month you can hear every episode of the show and we'll discreetly mail you a Welcome Kit. Or you can send a one time donation on Venmo @chrisduce. 

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod and Facebook at facebook.com/celestialsex

Email us! celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us (YES) 6969-LDS

 

Nov 8, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. This week, we bring you part two of a two-part interview with Jake Bernhardt. Jake is a father of seven and in a mixed orientation marriage- he is gay and his wife is straight. In this episode we discuss his marriage and coming out story. In part one, we discussed his upbringing and childhood. Our thanks to Jake for sharing his story.

If you'd like to support the podcast you can become a member of our Patreon at patreon.com/celestialsex. You'll get access to weekly episodes, member-only posts, and we'll discreetly mail you a rad Welcome Kit. You can also Venmo us a one time donation @chrisduce. 

Please rate and review us in the iTunes store, it helps us a lot!

Also, if you'd like to reach out you can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS. We are also on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod

To sign Sam Young's petition to stop Mormon masturbation interviews, visit https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/protect-the-children-stop-mormon-masturbation-interviews.html

Oct 25, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. This week, we bring you part one of a two part interview with Jake Bernhardt. Jake is a father of seven and in a mixed orientation marriage- he is gay and his wife is straight. We discuss his LDS upbringing, early sexual feelings and experiences, and mission. In part two, we'll discuss his marriage and coming out story. Jake's emotional storytelling is incredible, so lots to look forward to!

If you'd like to support the podcast you can become a member of our Patreon at patreon.com/celestialsex. You'll get access to weekly episodes, member-only posts, and we'll mail you a rad Welcome Kit. You can also Venmo us a one time donation @chrisduce. 

Please rate and review us in the iTunes store, it helps us a lot!

Also, if you'd like to reach out you can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS. We are also on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod

To contribute to deLana Fernandez's BFA project, please email her your experiences at sexbfa@gmail.com 

Oct 11, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex. In this episode we speak with Scott and Mitzi Cannon (our first couple!) about each of their Mormon upbringings, marriage, differing libidos, porn, shame, and their faith journey. Make sure you listen to Scott Cannon's testimony that we just released to get a sense of what Scott went through while he was struggling with shame surrounding his porn use. 

If you'd like to support the show you can become a patron at patreon.com/celestialsex. There, you'll get access to every episode of the show and we'll send you a Welcome Kit in the mail! You can also send a one-time donation on Venmo @chrisduce.

Please follow us online on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/celestialsex

If you'd like to be on the show or tell us a story you can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS

Oct 9, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. In this episode we bring you Scott Cannon's powerful testimony that he bore to his Mormon congregation before stepping away from the church. This is a re-release of the testimony since sharing it on our Listener Stories episode. The testimony touches on the common feeling of shame after looking at pornography, and Scott shares his feelings of pain as he moved through his 'god forsaken state'. 

We'll be releasing a full interview with Scott and his wife Mitzi this week, so check back for that!

If you'd like to reach out you can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com, call us at (YES) 6969-LDS, or find us on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod.

If you'd like to support the show you can Venmo us a one-time donation @chrisduce or subscribe to the show on Patreon at patreon.com/celestialsex 

Our Patreon subscribers receive a Welcome Kit in the mail as well as access to weekly episodes of Celestial Sex.

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Sep 27, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. In this episode, we speak with James  Curran, or JTM (formerly James The Mormon) as he is known, about his unique childhood overseas as the son of a diplomat, his struggles with the law of chastity, first sexual experiences, black identity, coming into fame, and feelings about the church's stance on LGBT issues. 

You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @celestialsexpod

You can email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS. 

We are now on Patreon at patreon.com/celestialsex where you can become a member of our community and get access to every episode of the show, exclusive content, our Welcome Kit and more. Join today  at patreon.com/celestialsex

JTM can be found on Spotify, Twitter @ogjtmx or his website www.jamesthemormon.com

Sep 13, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and Produced by Colin Hatch, where we have open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. In this episode we interview actress and musician Lola Blanc! We discuss her childhood in Utah where her mother was trafficked by a false prophet, her father was in the CIA, and she wanted to become a pop star. Lola opens up about her early sexual experiences, dating in Los Angeles, and being assertive about her needs. She can be found on Spotify and Instagram @lolablanc. 

We are coming to Utah September 16-17th to do interviews! If you'd like to be on the show, please email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS. Let us know the date and time you'd like to do your interview.

We are also now on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/celestialsex is where you can become a member and we'll mail you a Welcome Kit and you'll get access to all of the episodes of the show, including all the interviews and bonus episodes. It's only $5/month! Our new show After Hours is live now only on Patreon.

Sep 7, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and Produced by Colin Hatch, where we have open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. We are coming to Utah September 16-17th to do interviews! If you'd like to be on the show, please email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or call us at (YES) 6969-LDS. Let us know the date and time you'd like to do your interview. We are also now on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/celestialsex is where you can become a member and we'll mail you a Welcome Kit and you'll get access to all of the episodes of the show, including all the interviews and bonus episodes. It's only $5/month and you'll be supporting the show in a major way.

See you next week!

Aug 2, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of a Mormon upbringing. In this episode we have a conversation with Robbie Pierce about growing up in a multicultural family of converts with a father who was addicted to drugs, realizing at a young age that he was gay, early romantic feelings for a best friend, and trying to remain an active Mormon after coming out to his community. Robbie is a comedian and writer and you can find his videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/LaughingMattersTV4 and his blog at http://thebrainypoetcorner.blogspot.com/ 

If you'd like to leave us a voicemail please call (YES) 6969-LDS, and if you'd like to email us a story or to be on the show you can reach us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

We also accept donations on Venmo @chrisduce

Jul 20, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex through lens of a Mormon upbringing and work to normalize talking about sex. In this episode we play some of our favorite voicemails from our listeners where we hear the best advice they ever got about sex from parents and church leaders. We also asked a few people to read an email they've sent us- its nice putting a voice to a letter. At the end we hear one of our listener's powerful final testimony that he gave to his congregation.

In the coming weeks we will have a Patreon account that you can make monthly contributions to, and in the meantime you can send us donations on Venmo @chrisduce. If you'd like to call in to the show you can reach us at (YES) 6969-LDS and email us anytime at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

Jul 13, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode, we continue Colin's Mormon sex story and discuss his experiences in college trying to reconcile his true feelings about sex with the LDS idea of morality. We talk about bad habits, LDS jealousy, dry humping, confessing to bishops, and the easiest way to ruin a relationship. We also hear about his outlook on sexuality and experiences since he graduated and moved to LA.

If you'd like to call into the show you can reach us at (YES) 6969-LDS, and if you want shoot us an email please send it to celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com. We also take donations on Venmo @chrisduce. We really appreciate your donations!

Check out Colin's recent album at seasonofdeath.com

Jul 6, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank conversations about our sexuality and Mormonism. In this episode, Chris interviews Colin about his childhood in Chicago and his early sexual development. We discuss masturbation and serious talks with parents when you get caught, whether or not you should confess sexual sins to your bishop, and what its like when your brothers tattle on you for ripping out the JCPenny catalog bra section. We also talk about what to say to your kids if they start to express sexual feelings.

In Pt. 2, we'll talk about Colin's current outlook on sex. 

If you'd like to donate to the show you can Venmo @chrisduce, and if you want to reach out you can call us at (YES) 6969-LDS or email at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

You can also find us on Twitter @celestialsexpod

And the link to our Radiowest episode- http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/mormons-and-sex

Jun 15, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode, we talk with Ashley (name changed) about her difficult childhood in Utah. We discussed some of the abusive situations she was in, her parent's off and on relationship to the church, and the ways that she coped with these incredible stressors. Ashley opens up about her first sexual experiences with a returned missionary, the unfortunate ways she learned about sex when she was young, and the steps she's taken to have a healthy relationship with her current partner.

If you'd like to donate to the show you can Venmo @chrisduce. You can always call us at (YES) 6969-LDS, and email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

Jun 7, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of Mormon/religious upbringing. In this episode we speak with Kimber Dixon about her childhood in Colorado as a Mormon, experimenting with Skype sex as a teenager, her time at BYU where she discovered art modeling and how she transitioned into traditional nude art modeling where she learned to connect with her body and gain strong body image.

We want you to call in to (YES) 6969-LDS with the best advice your parents gave you about sex growing up! Did they whisper some advice in your ear on the day of your wedding? Did they give you a helpful sex talk during puberty? Have they talked with you about sex since they started listening to the show? Let us know!

You can donate to the show anytime on Venmo @chrisduce and email us with questions or concerns at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

 

May 31, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode we talk with Michelle and Melissa- two best friends, one is active and one is not. Michelle is in her second marriage, and her first one ended tragically. Melissa is married and left the church in her adult life. They discuss what it was like learning about sex in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and how they teach their children about sex now. 

Trigger Warning- we discuss sexual abuse in this episode.

If you'd like to donate you can Venmo @chrisduce

and reach us 24/7 at (YES) 6969-LDS or celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

May 25, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex in the context of religious/Mormon upbringing. In this episode we were lucky to talk to Kate Kelly about her childhood in Oregon, her relationship with her parents and grandparents, her work as the founder of Ordain Women, her sexual development in her teen years and time at BYU, activism, her marriage, divorce, and dating life after being excommunicated. A huge thank you to Kate for speaking with us!

Kate Kelly can be found on Twitter @kate_kelly_esq

You can email Celestial Sex at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter @celestialsexpod and call us with questions and stories at (YES) 6969-LDS

If you'd like to donate to the show you can Venmo @chrisduce

May 17, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have open conversations about sex. In this episode, we speak with Ruel Brown about his teen years in Canada where he dated someone much older than him, required meeting with an apostle before his mission, and his marriage that sadly ended in a bizarre way.

Ruel graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. He's worked as an Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Teacher, Sculptor, and an Art Director. 

He's currently a Freelance Production Designer for Film and TV that dabbles in Acting. 
 
He can be found online at instagram.com/ruelbrown and ruelbrown.com
 
You can donate to the podcast on Venmo @chrisduce and email us at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com
 
Give us a call! (YES) 6969-LDS
May 10, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open discussions with new friends and old friends about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode with sit with Alex Vaughn in Provo, UT and discuss her childhood in Las Vegas, growing up with a bunch of sisters, her experience getting suspended at BYU, and having her sexual awakening. 

This episode is the first of seven interviews that we conducted in Provo, UT in an effort to connect more closely with our LDS community and listeners. 

You can donate to the show on Venmo @chrisduce, call and leave an anonymous message at (YES) 6969-LDS, and email us a story at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

We're always looking for new guests!

And thanks to Esquire for recently adding us to their list of the 10 Best Sex Podcasts http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/sex/a46389/best-sex-podcasts/?src=socialflowTW

Apr 19, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have open and frank discussions about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode we speak with composer and producer Jimmy Sudekum about his Mormon childhood and his literal interpretation of the Law of Chastity. We discuss psychedelic drugs and their connection to spirituality and sexuality, atheism, and virginity.

We also take a call with our guest Ash Brummer from a woman who is active in the LDS church, a virigin, and afraid of what her partners will think when she tells them she hasn't had sex. 

You can donate to the show on Venmo @chrisduce- those donations help us pay for hosting and our upcoming trip to Utah to do interviews.

Get in touch with us! On Twitter @celestialsexpod, email celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com, and call us (YES) 6969-LDS

 

Apr 12, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex. In this episode we speak with Chase McCown about growing up homosexual in a non-denominational Christian church, attending private school, trying to date women, and coming out after college. Chase is a comedian and actor living in Los Angeles and is a dream. 

Call in to the show at (YES) 6969-LDS and ask us for sex, church, or love advice. And shoot us an email if you'd like to be interviewed at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

We always accept donations on Venmo @chrisduce

And listen to Lindenfields new record Season of Mess on Spotify!

Apr 5, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open discussions about sex through the lens of Mormon upbringing. Today we take your calls and discuss open marriages, and we also interview Lindsey Toiaivao about her childhood in Virginia, attending Stanford instead of BYU, and exploring her sexuality with her first boyfriend in college. 

We are coming to Utah in May 2017 to do interviews! If you'd like to be on the show get in touch at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @celestialsexpod

And call in with your questions (YES) 6969-LDS

If you'd like to donate please send your dollars on Venmo @chrisduce

Mar 29, 2017

You can now call the show and ask us a question anonymously! It can be a relationship, sex, or church question. It can also be a question about one of our interviews, our lives outside of the show, or anything you want. You can tell us a story about your mormon sex experience, too! We'll then answer the question on the show, maybe give advice, or just play it on its own. Give it a try! Its fun!

(YES) 6969-LDS

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Mar 23, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank conversations about sex in the context of Mormon upbringing. In this episode, we speak with Max about his childhood in Utah with unorthodox Mormon parents, his marriage that evolved into an open marriage, and his queer identity. Max is a University professor, so we left his last name off of this episode.

You can donate to the show on Venmo @chrisduce and tweet at us @celestialsexpod

Mar 15, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open discussions about sexuality. In this episode, we have a great conversation with Beth Alexandroff about her Pentecostal/Assemblies of God upbringing and compare it to our Mormon upbringing. Beth opens up about the lack of sex education she got and finally coming into it in her late twenties. We also discuss what its like to attend a very religious university, then move to LA, and leave Christianity behind. Beth is our first non-LDS guest and we look forward to many more interviews like this!

To see Beth's web series Bro/Sis go to https://vimeo.com/177020854

You can donate to Celestial Sex on Venmo @chrisduce

And email us if you want to be on the podcast at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

Mar 9, 2017

Welcome to Celestial Sex, hosted by Chris Duce and produced by Colin Hatch, where we have frank and open conversations about sex through the lens of Mormonism. In this episode, we speak with musician and artist Scott Vance about his childhood in Idaho with divorced parents who had very different religious perspectives. We get into masturbation, the mission, and unrealistic expectations for a spouse. Check out Scott's band The New Electric Sound and his collaboration with his wife On Life Beauty at onlifebeauty.com

You can donate to the show on Venmo @chrisduce and email us any stories or submissions to be on the show at celestialsexpodcast@gmail.com

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