• Candace Cameron Bure faced backlash from Christian fans over her handsy photo with her husband
  • She believes there is nothing wrong with her and her husband having fun and flirting with each other
  • The "Fuller House" actress says she's proud that she and Valeri Bure have kept their marriage strong for 24 years

Candace Cameron Bure is opening up about her sex life as she addressed the backlash to a handsy photo she shared on Instagram in September of herself with her husband, Valeri Bure.

The "Fuller House" star, 44, recently made an appearance on the "Confessions of a Crappy Christian" podcast, where she reflected on the criticisms she received from some members of the Christian community over the playful photo of her husband cupping her breast.

"Oh that’s so inappropriate that you posted that as a Christian. You should be more modest," she said, recalling the comments she received over the picture.

"I’ve been married for 24 years. I’m a Christian, my husband’s a Christian and I’m really proud that we’ve managed to stay married for 24 years," she continued. "And the fact that we have fun and we flirt together, this is part of what makes our marriage work. This is something to be celebrated as a Christian."

She also touched on the importance of sex in marriage and how it is something to be celebrated between married couples.

"Sex doesn’t stop once you get married. Sex is the blessing of marriage and I hate when Christians are like, no, you have to pretend like you’ve never had sex, and we only know that you’ve had sex three times because you’ve had three children," she explained.

"If we are to promise ourselves for one another and preach saving yourself for marriage, then sex needs to be celebrated within marriage," she added.

When Candace received "inappropriate" comments over the handsy pic back in September, she defended herself and explained why she posted the intimate photo on social media.

“For all of the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband,” she said in a series of videos on Instagram Stories.

"He can touch me any time he wants, and I hope he does," she added, referring to her retired ice hockey player spouse. “I’m sorry if it offended you — I’m actually not sorry.”

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Candace Cameron Bure will headline Hallmark’s upcoming movie, “Christmas Sister Swap.” Picture: Bure at the premiere for “Fuller House” in Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni