Imagine yourself courting your mate for a long period of time and you are so excited about being together you decide to get married. After saying your “I do’s” you hit a roadblock before you consummate the marriage. Your new wonderful spouse wants you to turn off the lights prior to having sexual relations. You’re shocked, but realize you never spoke about your preferences.

Do you turn the lights off or leave it on?
Founder of Dating Skills Review, Angel Donovan says, “There are cultural and religious based angles to consider. This tends to be the case for many devout Christians who usually fall under this category. Some religious followers may feel by displaying their bodies, it could be like committing a sinful act. It is these guilty feelings, which may cause inexperienced couples to have sex under the covers and be uncomfortable about disrobing in front of their partners.

Does weight play any part in a relationship?
In the United States, there are other reason why keeping the lights off can be construed as important to some people like body image. Weight and body image is another major factor that fears many women. This is gender non-exclusive, meaning anyone can be apprehensive about his or her physical appearance. Tamara Jackson advices, “The lights come on the lights go off, don’t be afraid of who you are or how you look.” She further states, “I’m a larger woman and I use to be ashamed of my body. Now I actually enjoy either, because the person I’m with makes me feel so beautiful no matter what.”

Is there ever a good reason to turn the lights off before you get it on?

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