When I was 13 or 14 years old, I was asked by my bishop if I had ever masturbated. I felt a terrible sense of shame, because I had masturbated. I felt like I had committed a terrible, disgusting act; something that I was ashamed of. I admitted to my bishop that I had masturbated. He proceeded to ask me how I had masturbated; if I had put fingers (or anything) inside of me, or just on the outside, how often I had done it, and if I had orgasmed.
As a young child, I felt like I was a terrible person for having done such a thing. I felt like I was a freak, like I was going to Hell, and if anyone knew, I would be ridiculed. It has taken me decades to be alright with the fact that feeling curiosity, or having sexual desires is not shameful. I think it is perverted, and completely inappropriate to have any adult ask a young person about their sexual desires! It should not be allowed. Sick, nasty old men getting their cheap thrills off of a teenage girl! You really think your God, or Jesus would be alright with that?
The Mormon church makes people feel that sexual desire is wrong, and that people should feel shame for having a normal desire! What they’re actually doing, is causing people to seek out, and indulge in sexual behaviors in secret-which causes sexual perversion, including pedophilia and pornography addiction. They are all sick, twisted, terrible people. Needless to say, I have not been a practicing member of the Mormon church for more than 20 years, and I never will be. Sam Young is a hero. The members of the Mormon church are twisted, screwed up people. It needs to stop.