I’ve been married for 24 years and only endowed for five of them. Last October I had the opportunity to go to General Conference for the first time! While I was there I attended the Salt Lake Temple. I loved it! I took this picture there! I would love to tell my story of how I made it to the temple, and how much I love the temple, but today I’m going to discuss the garment and how it affected our sex life.
Having lived a large portion of my adult life not wearing the garment, I was very nervous about wearing them. I thought that most of my clothes would still be appropriate, as I’d been dressing for years as if I wore them, so that wasn’t my biggest concern. I will admit to you that I am a little, not VAIN, exactly, but, what’s the word I’m looking for, I’ll say PARTICULAR about the way I look. And I was PARTICULARLY concerned about the way I would look to my husband in the garment and how he would react, especially since he wouldn’t be wearing them. This concern stopped me from going to the temple for an entire year. I just could not get past how I was going to look. Satan knows my weaknesses and boy did he play on them. I told my dad I was worried about wearing them, and he said, honey, they come off. He knew a part of what I was worried about. Well, that was comforting, but still didn’t address how I was going to look. And I didn’t feel I could discuss that with my dad. What could I say? What could he say?
As I was preparing to go to the temple, I told Conan the Barbarian that I’d be wearing garments and explained what they looked like. I have to say I’ve been blessed with a wonderfully practical, down to earth guy, who just does not let much bother him. His response was, well, that sounds weird, but okay.
After my endowment I was on cloud 9. Then that night Conan said, well, let’s see them. So I showed him. He said, hmmmm, that top is see through. Come here and I’ll take it off. That was the first and last time I felt self-conscious in my garments in front of him. Obviously my concerns and fears were unfounded. And I wasted a year of not being endowed!
The moral is yes, they do come off. And your covenant will not get in the way of a satisfying sex life. Oh, and about putting them back on. Don’t feel you have to jump up the second sex is over and put them back on. Don’t forget to bask in the afterglow!! You might even fall asleep naked for awhile. Simply put them back on when you wake up. You can take them off and wear something cute and sexy for your husband at home before you go to bed, too. Sex starts before penetration and doesn’t always end right after ejaculation.
I wonder how other women feel about their garments? This is a subject that I wouldn’t feel comfortable talking about with anyone, except in very general terms. The only people I would be able to talk to are my mother and my sister and the garment doesn’t bother them in the slightest. Anyone else have an opinion?