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It may come as a shock to some, but according to an interview with Justin and Hailey Bieber, they waited until the wedding night to consummate their marriage.
The newlyweds spoke to Vogue and said that from the moment they reconnected in May 2018, having briefly dated several years prior, they remained completely celibate until they were husband and wife for real.
For 24-year-old Justin the period of abstinence was all about feeling closer to God, although he also admits to having had a 'legitimate problem with sex', with the magazine claiming it had become an addiction that had ceased to give him any pleasure.
He said: "God doesn't ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff. He's like, 'I'm trying to protect you from hurt and pain.'
"I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don't feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that.
"I wanted to re-dedicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behaviour."
The 'Baby' singer was said to be celibate for more than a year, and went on to say that wanting to have sex with his new wife played a part in their nuptials occurring so early in their relationship.
"When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life," he added.
"I was like, 'Holy cow, this is what I've been looking for.'"
As the two youngsters posed in matching pyjamas and outfits for the fashion magazine it would be easy to think their marriage has been a walk in the park - but as the couple explained, it's not always sunshine.
Twenty-two-year-old Hailey, the daughter of Stephen Baldwin and Kennya Deodato, said: "The thing is, marriage is very hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It's really effing hard."
She added: "We're two young people who are learning as we go. I'm not going to sit here and lie and say it's all a magical fantasy. It's always going to be hard. It's a choice.
"You don't feel it every single day. You don't wake up every day saying, 'I'm absolutely so in love and you are perfect.' That's not what being married is. But there's something beautiful about it anyway - about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone."
The pair obtained a marriage licence last September, having gotten engaged two months beforehand - which may seem like a whirlwind, but the pair go way back, having known each other for more than a decade.
Hailey said she even went to see him perform back in 2009 but is adamant she wasn't a 'superfan' of the singer who would go on to become her husband.
She said: "I was never a superfan, of him or of anyone. It was never that crazed, screaming thing. I didn't think about it in any kind of way except for the fact that he was cute. Everybody had a crush on him."
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