Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Irreverent and funny... and based in truth...

Last night, someone from the Recovery from Mormonism board posted a link to this video...


It's basically a parody of a 1950s style health class film, the very same ones I used to watch when I was growing up, only this one is about Mormons and masturbation.

You might think this video is pure silliness, but it actually was inspired by a real pamphlet written by Mark E. Peterson for young LDS males.  That pamphlet, along with Boyd K. Packer's 1976 speech/pamphlet "For Young Men Only" are two notorious instruction manuals for young men in the church.  Packer's speech from a 1976 General Conference is popularly known as "the little factory" speech.  If you read it, you'll understand why.

All I can say is that I'm glad my husband was a convert for a brief time.  I can only imagine how many sexual hangups these instructions caused for so many people.

The video is hilarious, though... even though it does come from actual church literature.


7 comments:

  1. Ha,ha,ha. That guy at 3:35 is a total wanker. Is this video for real? "Don't be alone.! Have someone with you at all times!" What, even in bed? Yeah, that'll really fix the problem.

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  2. The video is a spoof, but it's based on an actual pamphlet given to LDS young men and a talk given by Boyd K. Packer. Masturbation is a big NO NO... That's part of the reason missionaries always have someone with them.

    Check out this link. http://jhuston.com/Boyd's_Little_Factory.pdf

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    1. And more...

      http://mormonstudies.net/html/peterson/overcoming_masturbation.html

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    2. Just read some of it. "Pastor Boyd, I think my little factory's on shift work, or my little factory is about to be liquidated? What should I do?"
      All joking aside they really shouldn't put this kind of stress on kids.
      You notice, in the main it's aimed at boys. They assume girls could never be capable the ol' two finger typing.

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    3. By the way...
      http://listoftheday.blogspot.ie/2009/03/371-euphemisms-for-female-masturbation_06.html

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    4. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of Mormon style guilt and pressure. And I am a big fan of masturbation.

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  3. Your link is not leading to anything.

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