Love, Laughter, and ‘Good Sex’: Joe Biden’s Recipe for a Happy Marriage

In a new book by New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers, titled “American Woman – The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden,” President Joe Biden’s personal reflections on the essence of a long-lasting marriage have stirred intrigue. Despite taking up only a few paragraphs in the 276-page book, Biden’s candid remarks about the importance of “good sex” have already made waves.

Rogers delves into Biden’s decision-making process regarding a potential presidential run in 2004, offering a glimpse into his personal life with first lady Jill Biden. Notably, Biden expressed his disinterest in running for president that year, humorously remarking to supporters that he would prefer to spend his time at home making love to his wife while their children slept. Despite the lighthearted nature of the comment, it underscores the deep affection and intimacy shared between the Bidens.

While Biden may have toned down such public declarations upon winning the presidency, his belief in the importance of intimacy in marriage remains unwavering. According to Rogers, Biden has humorously confided in aides that “good sex” is indeed the key to a lasting and happy marriage, much to his wife’s amusement.

The book also delves into the poignant moments of Biden’s past, including the tragedy of losing his first wife, Neilia, and their daughter, Naomi, in a car crash in 1972. Despite the heartache, Biden found love again with Jill, whom he married in 1977. However, it took five proposals from Biden before Jill agreed to marry him, highlighting their relationship’s persistence and passion.

Through Rogers’ insightful narrative, readers understand the enduring bond between Joe and Jill Biden. Their journey is a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the importance of nurturing intimacy in marriage. As the Bidens continue to navigate the complexities of public life, their unwavering commitment to each other is an inspiring example of enduring love and partnership.