In many South Asian, Orthodox Jewish, and Muslim cultures, marriages are arranged by the parents. It is the subject of curiosity to a lot of people in the United States and United Kingdom, who can't imagine trading the Tinder algorithm for parental involvement.
A curious Redditor asked people in arranged marriages, "was sex awkward initially? How did you break the ice?"
The answers were fascinating and moving. Especially the one from the guy who admitted that his wedding night "reads like an erotic story written by a 9th grader."
I met my husband three months before my wedding. We went on a few dates before the wedding. How was the wedding night? Pretty nice.
Since we'd both come directly from the wedding, we needed to shower. He took a shower first, then I did. It was about 2 am before we finally got started.
It wasn't awkward at all. A bit painful, but not really awkward. First orgasm came a few days later on a train in France for our honeymoon.
20 years later, we've got a house full of children to prove that the sex has been both enjoyable and plentiful.