“19 Kids & Counting” Stars Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Talk About Their Sex Life

"We like to make sex a lot."
“We like to make sex a lot.”

File this one under part “Aww” and part “Eww.”

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have opened up about their very active sex life in a new interview with Today.com. The 19 Kids and Counting stars have been married for 30 years and are the parents of 19 kids, but they’ve managed to stay happy. Their secret? Apparently lots and lots of sexy time.

“We’re like a newlywed couple every day!” Jim Bob told the site.

Eww…moving on…

According to Michelle, a wife should be ready and willing to have sex with her husband any time he wants.

“In your marriage there will be times you’re going to be very exhausted. Your hubby comes home after a hard day’s work, you get the baby to bed, and he is going to be looking forward to that time with you. Be available,” she said. “Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls.”

Wait…now we have to fix them lunch too?!

Obviously, Michelle has taken her own advice. She has been impregnated by her husband almost every year since 1988!

While the Duggars admit that they basically bone like bunnies, they also discussed the times that they abstain from doing the nasty. Apparently, they swear off sex for one week each month.

“When you’ve missed it for seven days, you look forward to it even more,” said Michelle.

They also keep it in their pants after the birth of a child. If Michelle squirts out a girl, they don’t have sex for 80 days. If it’s a boy, the sex stops for 40 days. (They didn’t elaborate as to why the baby’s gender makes a difference in the amount of time they abstain.)

Sexy time isn’t the only thing that keeps the Duggar marriage strong, however. Apparently their regular date nights, love of God and Jim Bob’s frequent “wooing” of Michelle have kept them together.

They did offer this advice to married couples:

“The secret to a healthy marriage is remembering the phrases ‘I was wrong’ and ‘Will you forgive me?'”

Unless, of course, he comes home at 2 a.m. with a condom wrapper in his pocket and lipstick on his shirt. The only thing left to do in that situation is to call Jerry Springer, obviously.

(Photo: TLC)





  1. Don’t agree with Michelle saying you you should be willing to have sex with your husband anytime he wants-If I don’t feel like it I won’t simple as that. I however am not one to turn down sex-simply because I enjoy it too much as does my husband. I find Jim and Michelle’s whole relationship rules weird- hubby and I don’t abstain from sex during certain times. We have sex whenever we want-which is usually everyday. I didn’t wait 40-80 days either after the birth of my child-hell I was lucky if I waited a week. I guess to each their own but personally I find them as very weird individuals!

    1. It’s a Hebrew law they follow from the Old Testament in the Bible stating boys were preferred but as giving birth was impure , they waited 40 days, but girls were not preferred and especially Impure so they abstain for longer to cleanse the body.

  2. Seriously people, how rude can you make an article? These folks love each other and their children, take care of each other, don’t live on welfare, don’t swear, don’t show off body parts on TV, serve God and are basically just all around good servants to God and humanity and you want to knock the fact that they admit they are human and have an active sex life? At least they are having it with each other and are married while having children. Oh, wait, this is 2014, I forgot that these are terrible things to be. Grow up and thank God that there are still good people in this world like the Duggars.

    1. Oh yes, they are a great God fearing peoples. Stop being a sheep. Being a Christian, believe it or not, does not make a person “good” OR “moral”. There are plenty of non-christians who are good and moral. You are so judgmental, and clueless. Stop being a sheep. This family does not value women, as according to their cult. Do you know some of their practices not shown on the show? Baby training? Hitting a child with a spoon if they get off a blanket. Seriously, don’t believe everything you see on TV.

      1. Wow. Judgmental much? What happened to tolerance? If you don’t like Christians, tolerate them anyway.

  3. I read somewhere else that they abstain during her period and the difference of time in boys and girls is from Leviticus.. As much as everyone hates on the Duggars, I am still (very embarrassingly) obsessed with their show. Their kids are super funny when they get them to open up in the commentary parts. 🙂 We all knew they boned alot, we just never thought we would hear about it! Lol I still feel the need to go shower after this, though!

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