'I didn't know what I was doing': Virgin Diaries couple who kissed for the first time on their wedding day relive THAT cringeworthy momentThe couple say they have been practicing since first locking lips last yearRyan and Shanna feature in the new two part series of Virgin Diaries premiering July 18 and July 25The show also includes virgins Skippy, a horny Morman, and Lindsey, whose sexual desire is affecting her relationship
16:29 GMT, 18 July 2012
It was a kiss described as 'chewy' by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, but Ryan and Shanna assure viewers they have been practicing their lip-locking skills since their first and nauseatingly sloppy attempt.
The Christian couple's first-ever smooch was captured on the TLC series, Virgin Diaries, last year after they vowed not to have sex, or even kiss, before their wedding day.
Now in the show's second installment, premiering Wednesday July 18, Ryan and Shanna return to reveal how they feel about that famous first kiss, admitting they have definitely 'been practicing'.
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First kiss: The Christian couple's first-ever smooch was captured on the TLC series, Virgin Diaries, last year after they vowed not to have sex, or even kiss, before their wedding day
In a sneak peek of tonight's episode, Ryan discusses that awkward first kiss.
He says: 'I had never kissed a girl before I married Shanna and you know I wasn't really planning ahead, or thinking about what to do.'
Shanna echoed his thoughts, revealing: 'It was kinda hard for me because I hadn't really kissed anybody, so I didn't really know what I was doing. So when I went to first kiss him, I just went full force because I was, like, excited.'
In the new episodes, Ryan and Shanna join two other virgins who struggle with their circumstances.
TLC executive Timothy Kuryak explained: 'Losing one’s virginity is a big life decision. It seemed like one of
those seminal life moments that’s interesting to follow for TLC.
Breaking it down: Now in the show's second installment, premiering Wednesday July 18, Ryan and Shanna return to reveal how they feel about that famous first kiss, admitting they have 'been practicing' their kissing
'A lot of stories about later in life
virgins talk about it like a problem. We want to show that this is
something that can be celebrated.'
The new show also follows Skippy, a 34-year-old virgin who lives in his parents' basement and takes his mother with him when he goes to pick up girls at bars.
Although those reasons alone would
present plenty of explanation for his temporary celibacy, the Utah
native is in fact waiting to lose his virginity until he meets the girl
he wants to marry.
Which is why the horny Mormon is hoping, with the help of his 'wing mom', to find that girl soon.
Printing gimmicky t-shirts with slogans about his lack of experience is just one of his tactics.
Loved up: It was a kiss described as 'chewy' by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, but Ryan and Shanna assure viewers they have been practicing their lip-locking skills since their first and nauseatingly sloppy attempt
While he wears tops that read 'Nice
Guy' and 'Make the World a Better Place…Put a Kiss on Skippy's Face'
his ageing mother sports her 'Wing-Mom' tee as they prowl local dances
for girls that look suitable.
though he seems to be able to entertain his female contemporaries with
his cheeky, confident persona, none of them are keen to go much further
than a peck on the lips.
a 32-year-old from California and somewhat less eccentric character, is
far closer to the prospect of having sex than Skippy.
believing in God's will that she wait until she is married, the petite
brunette says her sexual desire is positively boiling over.
Under-sexed: Skippy, a 34-year-old Mormon, lives in his parents' basement and takes his mother with him to bars to pick up girls
Her boyfriend, Jon, while remaining patient, is also dying to consummate their relationship but knows that for such a thing to happen, he needs to put a ring on Lindsey's finger.
'It is really hard for me to remain a
virgin, almost at all times,' she sighs. 'I am so aroused. He doesn't
even need to be around and I'm thinking about him and wanting to have
sex with him.'
33rd birthday on the horizon Lindsey is hoping that Jon might pop the
question and solve the issue but Jon has been married once before and
having lost his wife to cancer, feels pressured by the momentous
Virgin Diaries returns to TLC on July 18 and airs at 10pm EST.