Jessica Biel reveals she is starting her child's sexual education early by promoting positive body image and openness in the household.
During the 2018 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, The Sinner actress discussed how she and husband Justin Timberlake approach the subject of sex in their home, a report from Billboard reveals.
Start Them Young, Advises Biel
Biel says that the couple is already trying to create an environment for two-year-old son Silas to be comfortable with his body. While the actress acknowledges that it may be a bit young for some parents, she believes it's important to let her child know
"We're using technical terms," she says. "We shower together, and [we say], 'This is what I've got. This is what you've got.'"
The 35-year-old actress explains that their family talks about it at a young age, so there will be no shame in it for Silas as he grows older.
"I don't want to tell him, 'Keep your private parts,' and this and that," Biel continues. "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."
So far, Biel and Timberlake only have Silas, but the Man in the Woods singer wants more kids in the future.
Sex-Positive Message With Tryst Network
It's not just kids whom Biel wants to encourage to embrace a better understanding of their own bodies. In fact, the actress is making it her mission to promote openness about sex and the female body.
The actress recently shot a sex-positive PSA with host Chelsea Handler urging women to be more comfortable with their vaginas and other body parts.
The funny yet informative PSA is in line with the newly launched Tryst Network, which is a company that Biel cofounded with global women's health organization WCG. Tryst Network is meant to be an online resource that is dedicated to improve the sexual IQ of women and their partners.
"Knowledge equals choice and choice equals empowerment," Biel explains in an official release. "The word TRYST means 'a meeting place between lovers' and that's what we hope to create — a safe and supported meeting place for our community to get information and work toward increasing their own sexual IQ."
Tryst Network and WCG will be releasing two more videos in the series that will focus on sexual anatomy, self-exploration, and sexual pleasure.