This season of Counting On is revealing a lot about the Duggars, but there are still a few who aren’t featured on the show — and one of them is Jill Duggar. Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, have a hefty Instagram following where they feature life with their two sons, Samuel and Israel. Unfortunately, due to Derick’s unsavory Twitter activity of the past, we doubt we’ll ever see them on any TLC programming ever again, which means keeping up with their lives via social media is the best their fans can do.
Jill posts everything from her favorite recipes to her homeschooling curriculum online. And she’s not afraid to get candid about her life, either. She recently promoted a book to help parents teach their young children about sex on her Instagram Story. Here’s what she said.
Michelle Duggar has talked about sex in the past
The Duggars are an ultra-religious bunch who believe that frontal hugging, touching, and any sexual activity is strictly forbidden before marriage. But once they’re hitched, everything changes — and Michelle Duggar has talked at length about how important sex is to a healthy relationship.
According to People, Michelle wrote in a blog post that wives are the only ones who can fulfill their husband’s sexual needs, and they should be taking this seriously. “Anyone can iron Jim Bob’s shirt, anybody can make lunch for him. He can get his lunch somewhere else,” she wrote. “But you are the only one who can meet that special need that he has in his life for intimacy. You’re it. You’re the only one.”
Michelle has also said that it’s important to always be available sexually, even if you’re tired or don’t feel like it. “Smile and be willing to say, ‘Yes, sweetie I am here for you,’ no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and big pregnant and you may not feel like he feels,” she wrote.
Jill Duggar has gotten candid about romance on Instagram
“Have sex often! … Let your spouse know that you’re always available. Guard against fulfilling sexual desires alone. Be open with your spouse about your desires and change things up to keep it exciting!” she wrote as one of her bullet points on the blog post. Not only that, but she also wrote that looking and smelling nice is important, too, as it shows wives are putting in effort for their husbands.
“Look for ways to encourage your hubby, serve him and meet his needs,” Jill continued on. And she added that wives should look to “have fun” and “be crazy” if the kids are gone when getting intimate.
She just recommended a book to parents for teaching their kids about sex
We’re sure Jill and Derick will teach their sons abstinence, but it looks like she’s already starting to have those conversations with Samuel, who’s 2 years old, and Israel, who’s 4. Jill added a photo of a book titled The Story of Me to her Instagram Story with the caption, “Have you seen this series? Helps you teach your kids about sex from a biblical perspective at appropriate ages!” Jill then added a link to the book in her Story.
We’re not sure what her fans think of this, but there’s typically some backlash when Jill gets candid about sex. And many worry that Jill believes intimacy is all about what a man wants and not about what she needs. “It seems very unhealthy to me that some women are taught that sex is about a mans needs,” one of Jill’s Instagram followers wrote. “Women love sex too, women have fantasies and desires just as much as men. Are they taught about how to please their wife sexually? I’m guessing no.”
Jill posting about The Story of Me was subtle, so perhaps her fans won’t hassle her too much about it!
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