Books by Dr. Hughes

You, Me, and We ~ What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex

Dr. Hughes has written two books on sexuality. The first, What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex, and his newest book currently in the publication process with Cedar Fort Publishing You, Me, and We. This page has information and links to purchase What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex. The blog below is designed to update you on the book, publication process,  and associated information related to You, Me, and We. As the book cover, release date, links and places for purchase come available updates will be provided.   

What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex: An LDS Guide to Sexual Intimacy

Problems in the sexual relationship are one of the top reasons that couples get divorced, both inside and outside of the Church. Many faithful members have sought out counsel and direction from books, bishops, and therapists. Yet a large portion still complains of low levels of sexual satisfaction or dysfunction, which pull at the marital bond and covenant marriage.

Dr. Anthony A. Hughes, LMFT, is a noted sex therapist and devoted member of the LDS church. In What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex, he shares his vast knowledge and clinical experience for LDS couples who seek to improve their sexual satisfaction, strengthen their marital bond, and glorify God through their sexual union. He has put together the best that research, theory, and thousands of hours practicing sex therapy have to offer.

Focusing strictly on what all the other LDS books on sexual intimacy have missed, Dr. Hughes goes into respectful but needed detail concerning sexual practices between husband and wife. He covers the impact of LDS culture on sexuality, underrepresented aspects of the sexual response cycle, psychological and physical differences disconnecting couples, myths and facts, common problems and solutions, and the impact of sexual addiction on marital intimacy.

 

Online references to material from What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex: An LDS Guide to Sexual Intimacy:

Emotional and doctrine aspects of marital sex: Please refer to these books by LDS authors
Sexual Wholeness in Marriage
Between Husband and Wife
Becoming One
And They Were Not Ashamed

Prenatal Homologous structures and medical anatomy of man and women
Anatomy and Physiology Homologues of Reproductive Anatomy
The Reproductive System

Overcoming addiction: Please refer to these books on overcoming addiction
He Restoreth My Soul
Confronting Pornography
Sitting in a Rowboat Throwing Marbles at a Battleship
Love You, Hate the Porn
Out of the Shadows
What's the Big Deal About Pornography?
What Can I Do About Me?

 
 

What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex Dr. Anthony A. Hughes, LMFT, is a noted sex therapist and devoted member of the LDS church. In What Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Sex, he shares his vast knowledge and clinical experience for LDS couples who seek to improve their sexual satisfaction, strengthen their marital bond, and glorify God through their sexual union. He has put together the best that research, theory, and thousands of hours practicing sex therapy have to offer.

You, Me, and We: A Practical Guide to Marital Intimacy

You, Me, & We: A Practical Guide to Marital Intimacy revolutionizes the LDS cultural transformation to owning our sexuality, being brought closer to our partner through sexual intimacy, and shifting how the culture views sexuality to that of a life preserver for the Latter-day Saint. Among other topics, Dr. Hughes has included his own model of therapy suited for LDS couples, how problematic sexual behavior impacts the couple's sexual relationship, stages of life and marriage and the unique challenges throughout the life-course in maintaining a healthy sexual relationship, how to shift our cultural narrative surrounding sex, and how to talk to our children about sex. 

 

Menstrual cycle, birth control, pregnancy, and sexual desire

Couples often wonder why female sexual desire fluctuates during the menstrual cycle, the use of birth control, and while pregnant. There are many factors that contribute to this, however in this post I will only talk about the hormone shifts and leave contextual and psychological factors to another post. Women experience more sexual desire leading up to and during ovulation…

Purchase Reviews

5stars

Great book that has all kinds of information that I wish I had had when I got married. Great insight into the differences between men's and women's sexual responses and triggers. I love the straight-forward tone that he wrote this with and the level of detail he goes into regarding solutions to specific challenges many couples face. I have learned some of the things Dr. Hughes talks about through experience with my wife over the years, but I wish I would have had this to read when we first got married. I also picked up many things that will help me improve my relationship with my wife for many years to come. I will be giving this book to my children just before they get married so that they can gain insights right from the start that took years for me to figure out.

5stars

This is an amazing book. There is very little written by active LDS members that addresses common sexuality issues. Mormon culture is typically very conservative, however, we as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LDS, still have many of the same issues as the rest of the world. It is refreshing that Dr. Hughes has addressed this need. I highly recommend "What Your Parents Didn't Tell You About Sex" as required reading material for young single adults and married couples before marriage, during early years of relationships, and later in life. Thank you for your work!

5stars

The author covers much need-to-know information for LDS members who, as is common in Mormon culture, have not received thorough or adequate sexual education or instruction sufficient for them to function in their previously-unknown and unrealized sexual relationship with their spouse. I would recommend this book to all newly-wed members of the LDS faith, or any faith, for that matter, as they will be given knowledge they can use to realize the potential they have to experience a fulfilling, healthy relationship with their spouse, sexually, and otherwise.

5stars

AWESOME BOOK! I have read almost LDS book on sex and intimacy, to be honest I really didn't like any of them they were very vague and didn't get into details, this book is amazing it's to the point, goes into detail without being graphic, and has so much good advice/ information, I bought the ebook and now I'm probably going to get the printed version just because I it helped me a lot! I think everyone could benefit from this book.

5stars

This book is really well written, and explains things thoroughly and without being shy. It's refreshing (especially as an LDS member) to hear someone talk about sex straight up! I recommend it to anyone struggling in their sex life with their spouse/partner. I found it really helpful!

5stars

I bought this book for an Intimacy workshop that I was creating for my internship. I found this book very informative, helpful, and understandable. There is "homework" at the end of each chapter that is great and can really help couples grow to understand each other better. This book is written by a Sexual Therapist in Utah who is an active member of the LDS Church. The information in this book is presented in a way to help couples grow closer together and overcome sexual problems within their marriage. Wonderful book.

5stars

So glad I found this book thanks to a recommendation on some LDS website. It's straightforward and informative but has an LDS perspective to it. I would highly recommend it for any LDS couple that are struggling with sex. It's a quick read to which really helps.