It’s the best sex of your life. Or not. Because, according to these three brides, wedding night sex left a little (or a lot) to be desired. Read on to hear how it went wrong for them, and hopefully you can avoid their mistakes.
“For our wedding night, I bought some sexy lingerie that I could slip on once we got back to our hotel room. I figured a little lace and a lot of push-up would put us in the right mood for especially titillating sex. But when I went into the bathroom to slip the corset portion over my head, one of the hook-and-eyes got caught in my twisty updo. No matter what I did, I couldn’t free myself. I had to come out of the bathroom with my sexy lingerie mostly covering my head, and ask my new husband to untangle me. It took no less than 10 minutes to get me untangled, and I wasn’t about to try to put it on again after that. We still had sex, and a good laugh, to boot, but that night didn’t exactly go the way I planned.” —Katie
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“My plan for our wedding night was to enjoy the champagne toast and have one additional drink, but that was it. I didn’t want to get too drunk to enjoy wedding night sex! But the thing about alcohol is that if you have enough, you lose the ability to reason. I don’t know if it was stress or the fact that I didn’t get to eat much of our dinner, but I was buzzed after those two drinks. And I somehow convinced myself that having one more would actually make sex better that night. It’ll loosen you up, I reasoned, and make you more adventurous in bed on a night you don’t want normal, any-ole-day sex. Except, it didn’t do any of those things. It made me pass out as soon as we got back to the hotel room. No sex for us that night!” —Andrea
“My husband and I had completely opposite ideas of what we wanted our wedding night sex to look like. I pictured spending a lot of time on foreplay, and taking our time in general. My husband, on the other hand, had envisioned a quickie with a little dirty talk mixed in. When he rushed toward the finish line, so to speak, I got pretty turned off, and it lead to a bickering match in the bedroom. We eventually got on the same page and had sex we were both satisfied with, but I would definitely recommend that other brides have a very frank conversation with their fiancés about the kind of sex they want to have long before the night comes.” —Catherine