This involves Mormon teenage boys, in present day Utah. I've done a lot of reading about the law of chastity, but I have some questions that need a first hand perspective. I've learned what's *expected*, but not what actually happens in reality. I know there are a variety of experiences and attitudes, but I need to get a sense of what is common. Questions about sexuality are behind the cut,
These questions are in referernce to a character who takes the law of chastity seriously, and believes in its principles.
1- Would teenage boys talk to each other about struggling with chastity? If so, in what setting is this most likely to occur? Would it be a serious conversation, or more joking?
2- I know that masturbation is prohibited, but I have trouble believing that teenage boys adhere to that. How likely is it that a Mormon boy would reach the age of 18 without ever masturbating, or only doing so a few times?
3- Would jokes about jerking off ever happen, or is that extremely unlikely?
4- If a boy was struggling with same-sex attraction, would he be likely to speak about it to anyone? If so, would it tend to be friends/family, or a church figure?
5- If a friend (fellow Mormon) showed or offered him porn, what are some likely reactions? Are we talking surprise and refusal, or disgust and disdain?
If there's any other things you think I should know that I haven't asked about, please feel free to let me know.
- Mormon teenage boys and chastity