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Celebrity bride had never been kissed before wedding day, not the norm

TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" star Jill Duggar marries and receives first kiss.
TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" star Jill Duggar marries and receives first kiss.
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Despite the "19 Kids and Counting" relationship between her long-married parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, their first daughter Jill Duggar had never even held hands with her boyfriend until they became engaged. And it was not until the couple said "I do" on Saturday that the new bride even kissed her husband Derick Dillard, according to People on June 22.

The popular TLC show about a conservative family living out their faith in modern America may seem in direct contrast to the "put the cart before the horse" mentality of today's youth and 20- and 30-somethings. After all, look at Kim Kardashian and Kayne West as an example, who had a child out of wedlock before taking their larger-than-life wedding day kiss.

And in the recent Hawaii Department of Education's sexual education report, it appears that "the rate of sexual activity, failure to use protection, rate of pregnancy and spread of disease, is a growing concern in that part of the world so much that the DOE stated "we must work together to ensure students are educated to make better choices."

And that "education" will now include the need to educate middle-school students that their anus is also considered genitalia, even though it can't result in any reproduction activity. That's because there is obviously a growing problem in Hawaii with anal sex, and the DOE wants middle-school children to understand anal sex carries risks sexually, too.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard delighted the conservative crowd on Saturday when they showed that a middle-school sex education curriculum was not the reason that they practiced celibacy and delayed the gratification of kissing each other on the mouth until their wedding day. And back in the March 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine--which has a history of supporting most types of sexual exploration, especially for women--Jill Duggar, 22 and her three sisters Jana, 24, Jessa, 21, and Jinger, 20, proudly stated that "self control comes from within and being will to just say, 'Hey, I'm not going there. I'm not going past this line. I'm not going to have sex."