'Virgin Diaries' couple say their big moment wasn't 'like in the movies'

Dec. 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM ET

Shanna and Ryan share their first kiss, at their wedding.

Well, we did warn you. And advise you. So here's hoping all of you set your DVRs -- or heck, just tuned in -- to catch TLC's "The Virgin Diaries" on Sunday night. In the special, one giddy couple shared their very first kiss ever only after they were officially married. And it was awkward.

But there was so much more than the much-touted "baby-bird feeding" kiss to the episode, which largely focused on 27-year-old Shanna and her groom, 31-year-old Ryan.

As they strolled across the lawn, hand-in-hand, Shanna speculated about their first night together, saying, "I’m a little nervous. Just nervous about the actual intercourse I would say.'"

So she helped do a little visualization with Ryan: "We’ll have our robes on. We’ll slowly take our robes off. Then do foreplay, and then have sex."

They're both very earnest, and it almost seems unfair to mock their innocence. And yet, the morning-after comments hardly come as a surprise to most of the rest of the world: First-time sex wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

“It wasn’t really like the movies," Shanna said. "They make it seem really simple.”

Ryan agreed, adding, "It was good, but not as good as I was expecting."

Well, practice makes perfect. After that kiss, they have nowhere to go but up.

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