Its Time to Adjust Our Expectations About Wedding Night Sex
If you fell asleep on the big night, dont worry. So did many other (still) happily married couples.
Emily Lynen, 29, and Amber Lynen, 35, had every intention of having sex on their wedding night.
Alas. After the two exchanged vows on Oct. 21, 2021,in Pasadena, Calif., the wedding party stayed out at a bar until late. Just as the couple was undressing in their hotel room, Amber Lynens maid of honor, best friend and brothers girlfriend knocked on their door and proceeded to climb into bed with the newlyweds. The visitors stayed for two hours of chatter.
The couple, who live in Cincinnati, took the thwarted plans in stride. Honestly, the story of everyone ending up in our bed is a great story, said Emily Lynen, a program manager. (Amber Lynen is a litigation paralegal.) Its a memory that I will always laugh about. She added, We have the rest of our lives ahead for a night of sex.
Picture the wedding night, as popular culture has often dictated it: The vows have been exchanged, the champagne flutes are empty and the guests are gone. The newlyweds retreat to their private quarters finally for the exhilarating consummation of their marriage. Right?