Candace Cameron Bure says she 'hates' that sex gets a 'bad rap' in marriage: ‘Sex was given as a gift from God'

Candace Cameron Bure is unapologetic about her healthy sex life.

In an interview on Mayim Bialik's Breakdown podcast, the Fuller House star shared her thoughts on sex, which she calls a "gift from God" that shouldn't be viewed as taboo in marriage.

Candace Cameron is unapologetic about her
Candace Cameron Bure is unapologetic about her "healthy" sex life with husband Valeri Bure. (Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

"I hate that sex within marriage gets such a bad rap," she said, explaining that she understands marriage can put a strain on intimacy but ultimately feels like it is something that should be celebrated. "Maybe it does happen for people within their marriage when that goes south but all the more reason that, you know, I believe that that sex was given as a gift from God, to be within the constraints of marriage, and that is to be celebrated."

Candace has been married to her husband, former professional hockey player Valeri Bure, since 1996. She told Bialik she views sex as a "huge" part of a long-lasting marriage, referring to it as "a blessing of being married and committed to someone," and added that some of the jokes about married couples having nonexistent sex lives can give the wrong idea about what a healthy relationship looks like.

"When we look at it, from our culture and society today, it's always like, 'Oh, you're married, oh, 10 years, when was the last time you had sex,' that's like, always the joke and it can be, it can be funny and I can roll with it," she said.

The couple share 3 children together, 24-year-old Natasha, 22-year-old Lev and 20-year-old Maksim. All of their children are adults living lives of their own, but Candace is still careful not to reveal too many bedroom details for fear of embarrassing them.

"I'm not trying to like, talk about my sex life and have, like, TMI, or gross my kids out. But I do think it's important to share what a healthy sex life within marriage can be just in saying that that's important, it's an important part of the relationship," she said.

This is not the first time the Hallmark actress has spoken out about the state of sex positivity. In September 2020, she defended a photo where her husband can be seen grabbing her chest, stating that her husband "can touch me anytime he wants, and I hope he does."

The handsy photo in question. (Photo: Instagram via Candace Cameron Bure)
The handsy photo in question. (Photo: Instagram via Candace Cameron Bure)

In the podcast, she also acknowledges that sex is not always the answer to marital woes, but it is still an important part of communicating love.

"We make time for one another, that we still love each other, both physically, spiritually, mentally, all of the things. It all comes hand in hand and I'm a happier person, and my husband's a happier person when we've had sex," she said.

But she also says that it is OK for sex— to just be sex.

"Some days you just need the release and it's just about the sex," she said.

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