Model Ashley Graham has some advice for keeping your marriage fresh.
“Have sex all the time. Even if you don’t feel like it, just have sex,” the 31-year-old tells Elle. Graham is the magazine’s February cover girl, who discusses her rise as a media mogul and her marriage to Justin Ervin.
“I have found that if we haven’t had sex, we get snippy, and then if we are having sex, we’re all over each other,” she says. “For us it’s like ‘Oh, let’s have sex.’ And then we’re just right back in a great mood.”
The couple tied the knot in 2010, saving sex until marriage.
“Something that it did for us was build up our friendship, and it also built up our trust and communication,” Graham says, explaining their decision to wait. “Of course, we were sexually attracted to each other; we would make out heavily. All those things were there. I wasn’t worried about, What’s sex gonna be like with him? It was more, Do I trust him? Is he someone I want to be with for the rest of my life?”
For now, Graham shares that kids aren’t in the immediate future for herself and Ervin. Instead she focuses on her business and their relationship.
“For me, being a wife and being a woman, happiness doesn’t equate to having kids. Kids will come when they come. Happiness right now is building with my husband and building my business.”