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Do you remember the first time your parents tried to talk to you about sex? Well, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are already schooling their 2-year-old son Silas on the subject.
The actress appeared at the 2018 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to talk about the funny sex-ed PSA video she made with Chelsea Handler that encourages women to know all of their body parts. But she also opened up about how she and Justin are trying to be sex positive with Silas, according to People.
“I have a 2 1/2-year-old [and] we’re starting [sexual education] now,” she said. “We’re using technical terms … we shower together and [we say], ‘This is what I’ve got. This is what you’ve got.’ We just talk about it. I know it’s really young, but I really believe that if you start this early, there’s no shame.”
Jessica says she wants Silas to feel comfortable with his body. “I don’t want to tell him, ‘Keep your private parts,’ and this and that,” she said. “It’s a beautiful thing. You have it and mine is different and it’s cool, man. We have to respect ourselves and respect each other. So I believe it starts really young.”
Reactions have been mixed online. While some think it’s a good thing, others are stuck on the whole “2-year-old learning about sex” aspect.
She showers w her kid??????????????????????? Tf����������
— LaToya Cummings (@lcmantra33) February 8, 2018
too much already, kids aren’t allowed to be kids and innocent anymore. Our culture has gotten ridiculous.
— Pat Conley (@Cowpatti1947Pat) February 8, 2018
I hope that this isn’t true! I love them,but he is too young to understand & to learn about this.
— Lauren Kaminski ���� (@Laurenk83) February 8, 2018
This isn’t the first time Jessica has opened up about parenting and how it’s impacted her life. “Honestly, I didn’t grow up dreaming about having kids and having a family,” she said during a Reddit AMA in 2017. “I was so focused on my career and so focused on my selfish existence … but I think meeting my husband inspired me. One day I just woke up and knew it’s what I wanted to do and it’s been the hardest, greatest thing ever and I wouldn’t give it up for the world.”
Jessica doesn’t claim to be a sex expert. She says she’s “still learning too” and is always trying to “have a higher sexual IQ.” But, she adds, learning about sex has improved her life. “It’s just made everything better [in her sex life] because I feel more confident to just tell the truth,” she said.
What do you think—is 2 years old too young to start getting real about sex?
This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US.
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