Can Being Mormon Predict Your Sex Life?


Religion News Service reported April 22, 2014 on a presentation to a Southern Baptist Conference. During the conference Mark Regnerus presented the results of a new research study set to be published in September.

The study, which surveyed nearly 6,000 people, looked for correlations between sexual behaviors and religion. Regnerus presented two findings that will be of interest to Latter-day Saints.

First, only 10% of Latter-day Saints have pre-marital sex compared to 50% for Evangelicals.

But second, Mormons are the least likely religious group to be in sexually inactive marriages.

Because the study won’t be published until September, it’s difficult to say anything more about these numbers, but they certainly shed some light on a little discussed aspect of Latter-day Saint behavior.

Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.