When couples reveal that they’ve waited until marriage to have sex, I always wonder the obvious: what if the sex is bad and you’re stuck? Nick Cannon answered that question during an interview with Howard Stern, saying: “It was Mariah Carey. If Mariah Carey gave a bad blowjob, I didn’t care. In my mind, I’m with it. Either way its one of the most beautiful women that ever walked the planet.”
I applaud Nick and Mariah for holding out during the two months of dating before they got married, but I don’t know if I could be that strong and disciplined. And I don’t think waiting for marriage is always the wisest choice.
There should be a “test run” during the dating period where you determine if your potential spouse has the skills to keep you physically satisfied or at least the willingness to learn. It’s important to establish that before you seal the deal.
Nick Cannon says he didn’t care whether Mariah gave “bad blowjob[s]” or not, but physical compatibility is an important part of any relationship. When the physical aspect of your union is non-existent while you’re dating, there’s a chance that it falls short of your expectations after you’ve committed. And that’s a risk I’m just not willing to take.