Candace Cameron thinks sex is the “blessing of marriage”.
The 44-year-old actress recently came under fire after posting a playful photo on Instagram of her husband Valeri Bure with his hand on her breast, but Candace has rubbished the criticism, saying “sex needs to be celebrated within marriage”.
Candace – who has Natasha, 22, Lev, 20, and Maksim, 18, with Valeri – said: “Sex doesn’t stop once you get married. Sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, no, you have to pretend like you’ve never had sex, and we only know that you’ve had sex three times because you’ve had three children.
“If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage.”
Candace admitted she actually found it tough to embrace her sexuality after getting married.
She told the ‘Confessions of a Crappy Christian’ podcast: “I lived in such a fear of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not supposed to be a sexual person, because I have to save myself. God is going to think negatively of me if I’m having sex or doing things or fooling around’.
“There was such a shame culture on it that when I got married, I was like, I don’t know how to adjust my brain.”
Candace also confessed to finding it hard to adjust her attitude towards sex.
She said: “For so many times, especially in the beginning, but for a few years, I would have sex with my husband thinking like, ‘Oh my gosh, is God looking at me and like is this bad?’
“It’s very difficult to flip that switch. And it has taken years to work through it and then understand it and enjoy it and then embrace it. Now I embrace it so much that my kids are like, ‘Mom, please stop talking about sex. Please stop.'”