#780 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,8

I started masturbating when I was 12. I didn’t know what it was until I found the definition in a health book. It explained that masturbation was a natural thing that most people did, it was normal and even healthy. That definition SAVED ME. Later on I learned that it was a sin that needed…

#779 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9

Summary of the following story: I was groomed by my church leaders all growing up to be deceived by a pervert (another Bishop) and I thought all that happened to me was completely normal. I have decided to leave the church for any reason just pick one. I do know that I am not the…

#775 Ryan. CS: 1,2,3,7,8,9

I was born and raised in your standard LDS home. To give some background, I’d been through the standard public education sex-ed class and had been taught a little about sex and puberty by my mother when I was ten. I’d been taught nothing of masturbation but had already inadvertently discovered it, though I didn’t…

#774 E.M. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7

I was the most innocent teenager growing up in the mission field in an orthodox family. I was best friends with the Bishop’s daughter who was boy crazy. I wasn’t, mostly because at that age the boys had not caught up to my height or emotional maturity. One night the bishop’s daughter wanted to sneak…

#770 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,7,8. Other: Repeated self harm as part of guilt

My youth leader took a different route. One day in Deacon’s quorum he asked all of us “Do you know what jacking off is?” He sort of made a hand motion to kind of give us the idea. When no one really replied, he said, “Well, don’t do that”. Seems maybe harmless? But we got…

#766 Taylor R. CS: 1,3,4,6

I was a sophomore attending BYU. I believe my Bishop was a good man with good intentions. He was merely following the inappropriate interview guidelines given to him. I was sexually assaulted multiple times in a span of just a few months by a fellow BYU dance team member. This happened in 2011/2012. After being…