05/31/2013 01:52 pm ET Updated May 31, 2013

No Sex Before Marriage A Bad Idea, Says Author (VIDEO)

Should you wait until marriage to have sex?

It's an ongoing debate, but for author Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, the answer is a resounding, "no."

Earlier this month, Henriquez opened up about her "virginity mistake" in Slate, writing that the abstinence pledge she had taken when she was 14 ultimately ruined her marriage.

She elaborated on what she calls her "rude awakening" on HuffPost Live Wednesday.

"There were some issues that I wasn't really aware of in our relationship that came to light in the bedroom," she said. "There's a different way of interacting during sex than you do in other aspects of your relationship, so let's say for instance I give constructive criticism about his work or his hobbies, and that's usually taken pretty well. But to say to a 21-year-old, 22-year-old male, 'I don't like what you're doing, I think you should do it differently,' there is an amount of defense that comes up and it strikes discord in your relationship."

Watch the clip above for more on Henriquez's experience (and check out the full segment here), then click through the slideshow below to test your knowledge of celebs who waited until marriage to do the deed.

Stars Who Waited Until Marriage To Have Sex

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