15 of the Craziest Duggar Rules & Bans

3Have Sex Whenever Your Man Wants

Sorry, but there doesn't appear to be any rest for the weary, as Michelle Duggar advocates pleasing your man even if you're tired. "'Be available,'" the Duggar matriarch tells Today. "'Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls.'" There is, however, a silver lining, as women can get a break during their periods and after childbirth.

Thank God for that.

5Pennies for Chores

Obviously, Jim Bob and Michelle can't shell out tons of money on each of their kids -- they have a lot! As an alternative, the Duggar parents give their kids three cents for chores and schoolwork completed, which really isn't much. ... Or is it?

As Michelle tells Parenting magazine, the money can add up in the course of a month and even total as much as $25 -- which isn't super bad!

12No TV

Seriously, there are no TVs in Jim Bob and Michelle's house -- which makes you wonder how they keep up with Counting On. As you might've assumed, the Duggar parents want to block their children from worldly influences, which is likely easier done without having a telly in the home. Given how addictive the wiles of television can be, maybe this isn't a bad thing?

13The Community Gets Invited to the Wedding

Though the jury is still out on whether or not this is 100 percent true, rumor has it the community gets an invite to the Duggar weddings -- which is a lot of people when you think about it. An estimated 600 plus people watched Jill and Derek say "I do," with 1,000 folks ready for cake and ice cream at Jessa and Ben's special day.

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14No Chest-to-Chest

By now, most of us know about the Duggars' side-hugs-only rule they've had in place whenever a Duggar kid begins courting. While one would think most hugs are harmless (it is a common greeting when you see someone you know out and about), Jessa and Jill once revealed the chest-to-chest ban is in place to help prevent "temptation," E! News reports.

15No Texting the Opposite Sex Unless Mom & Dad See

Surprise, surprise. 

Michelle and Jim Bob not only want chaperones on all of their children's outings with the person they're courting, but the Duggar parents also want a copy of all text messages. In fact, the parentals have no problem chiming in if and when needed -- as Jim Bob once did when Ben asked Jessa to give him a call.

Needless to say, the answer was no.

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