‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Have Started Talking About Sex More For a Reason

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have always been a Counting On couple that receives a lot of criticism. Though they have plenty of fans, they’ve received flak for various things in the past — most recently, speaking too loosely about their sex lives. Duggar and Dillard have been very open with fans about how much time they spend in the bedroom, and while some think it’s downright weird to discuss, others think there is a big reason why they’ve recently started talking about it.

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Duggar and Dillard reportedly had problems after welcoming their second child

The couple currently has two children, but they’ve been married for just over five years; if they had followed in Duggar’s parents’ footsteps, they would have three or four children by now. However, there were some serious complications during both of Duggar’s pregnancies, including up to 70 hours of labor. Duggar delivered both of her children via C-section, and she reportedly had more intense complications with her second child, which is why some think her doctors suggested she stop having kids.

They’ve recently become very open about their sex lives

Anyone who follows the couple’s blog or social media pages knows they’ve recently become more open about their sex lives. On their five-year anniversary, they posted photos to Instagram and fans noticed a kama sutra book within the photos. Dillard also guest-posted on Duggar’s blog about how to properly “love your wife,” which revealed details about the couple’s intimate relationship. Fans started to question why they’ve recently become so open about their sex lives. In the comments on social media, people joked about how they don’t really need to know what goes on between the couple behind closed doors.

Some fans think it’s because they got the OK to try for more children

While some think it’s inappropriate that the two have been so open, others think they might be speaking up about their sex lives for a reason. One Reddit user suggested that Duggar and Dillard started talking about sex about two years after their second son was born. The user theorized that the couple might have abstained from sex for those two years in order to help Duggar heal as well as bring themselves closer to God. “Derick and Jill suddenly started talking about how great sex is about a week or two before Sam’s second birthday: when she would have been cleared for getting pregnant again if she wanted to have a successful birth story,” the user wrote. The post was 92% upvoted.

“I like this theory!!” one user agreed. “I never thought of their situation this way, you could be right!” someone else wrote. Someone else suggested that the couple might not have any more kids and that Dillard might have recently gotten a vasectomy, which would explain their freedom in the bedroom. Others said they might have tried various forms of intimacy besides just regular intercourse to keep their marriage strong through the years.

Duggar and Dillard haven’t explained the real reason for their sudden interest in telling fans about their sex lives, but all of the proposed theories seem plausible.