Tamera Mowry debunks myth that ‘you can’t love sex’ if you’re religious

Tamera Mowry-Housley loves sex.
In a recent interview for the In Her Shoes podcast, the Sister, Sister star spoke about common misconceptions people have about her, and the reserved personality she says was projected onto her.
Tamera Mowry-Housley debunks stereotypes about sex and religion. (Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
"I think there's this, I don't know, stereotype, because I was raised very spiritual, religious and Christian, that you can't love sex," Mowry said, referring to the unexpected themes they're exploring in their upcoming Memoir busy: You Should Sit For It: A Memoir of Wine, Life, and Cookies.
During the podcast, Mowry reflected on the shocked replies she would receive from her The Real co-hosts if she mentioned anything remotely sexual.
"All the girls would just be like, 'What?' 'Huh?' 'You?'" she said.
But despite her co-host's shocked reactions, Mowry has been vocal about her sex choices for years.
In a 2013 interview with Hot 97, she revealed that she waited until she was 29 to have sex.
"I don't know how to explain that. I'm religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity," she said, adding that she decided to go without sex soon after.
"You might not understand this, [but] I did it, then I felt guilty, then I became celibate until I got married," she said.
Mowry married her husband Adam Housley in 2011 and the two share two children, 9-year-old Aden and 7-year-old Ariah.
According to the CDC, the national median age of women having first sexual intercourse is 17.
Despite Mowry's comparatively late start, she's not short of ways to spice things up.
During a 2016 episode of The Real, Mowry revealed that she and her husband had made a sextape. She also made it known that this was a performance she doesn't want to have in a repeat. "We did one... I didn't like it!
Things only got hotter from there when, after some prodding from her co-hosts, Mowry revealed what she would be naming the tape.
"I don't think you're ready for this," Mowry said, smiling. "Sweet and juicy."
For a Christian child actor to become a sex-positive spouse is not as unusual as it might seem.
Full House star Candace Cameron has similarly taken to social media to express how special sex is to her marriage, telling her followers in 2020 that "sex doesn't stop once you get married," after fans tweeted about one Instagram story of her husband's hand on her chest.
The photo in question handy. (Photo: Instagram via Candace Cameron Bure)
"For all the Christians who question my post with my husband's hand on my chest - my husband of 24 years - and think it's inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it's my husband, we have so much fun together," she said. She adds that she thinks it's good that her husband can't keep his hands off her.
"He can touch me anytime and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about. I'm sorry if it offended you," she said. "I'm actually not sorry."
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