Duggar family has a bizarre code word to combat sexual thoughts

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In the wake of Josh Duggar's "Ashley Madison" cheating scandal, the Duggars have become perhaps the most talked about family in the social media-sphere. As more people eagerly dig into the family's past, more interesting information is being revealed.

One previously-overlooked detail that the Duggars admitted themselves in their 2014 book has been buzzing around the Internet since the Josh Duggar scandal. It's no secret that the family has strict beliefs that prohibit them from partaking in or even discussing premarital sex. Even sexual thoughts are forbidden.

In an effort to combat sexual thoughts, the family uses the code word "Nike" to signal when they are having sexual thoughts or thinking of someone in a lustful manner. A family source told PEOPLE:

"They say it, and all the boys look straight down to the floor every time. It's like an automatic military thing. Things like that blow my mind."


Jim Bob Duggar does everything he can to keep his children from having any sexual thoughts. He goes to great lengths to keep his children from participating in any pop culture trends in an effort to shield them from sexual inclinations. According to PEOPLE, he even removed the batteries from toys that play music to discourage his children from dancing.

Some suggest that this strict upbringing caused Josh Duggar to molest his siblings as a teenager and to cheat on his wife. It seems "Nike" wasn't enough to hinder his curiosity.



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