but states that abortion could be an acceptable option in cases of rape, incest, danger to the health or life of the mother, or where the fetus has been diagnosed with "severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth." From the 1830s, marriage has been a central and distinctive component of Mormon theology.Mormon teachings on marriage begins with the belief that, if performed by a person who has the requisite priesthood authority, a marriage may continue in the afterlife.For example, church president Spencer Kimball, called the "soul kiss" an "abomination" that leads to necking, petting, and "illegitimate babies".He further stated that even when dating for a time a kiss should be a "clean, decent, sexless one like the kiss between a mother and son".
The LDS Church teaches its members to obey what it calls the law of chastity, which is a code of morality and modesty.
The results showed that seeing oneself as addicted to pornography generated far more anxiety- and shame-related negative outcomes individually and in romantic relationships than any negative effects of consuming sexually explicit material.
Additionally, more religious individuals were more likely to consider themselves addicted to porn regardless of their comparative usage rate.
It also teaches that sexual relations within the framework of opposite-sex marriage is healthy, necessary, and ordained of God.
In contrast with some orthodox Christian movements, sexuality in Mormon theology is neither a product of original sin nor a "necessary evil".
When discussing physical intimacy a 2003 church manual on marriage quotes church president Spencer Kimball who stated that the idea that "behind the bedroom doors anything goes" is not true nor condoned by the Lord and "if it is unnatural, you just don't do it".