Actress Kristen Bell was rather blunt while telling Chelsea Handler about her hopes for daughter Lincoln’s relationship with sex and sexuality.
“She’s gonna grow up. She has — newsflash! — a vagina, and she’s gonna figure it out one day, and more power to her,” the Veronica Mars star said of her 10-month-old daughter with husband Dax Shepard.
Although Kristen previously said “there are going to be a lot of stitches” for the first person who tries to photograph her daughter, she’s far from a helicopter mom when it comes to Lincoln’s future sexual discovery.
“People ask, ‘Oh, well you’ve done some sexy material. Do you not want her to see that?’ And I’m like, ‘My guess is if she’s anything like the other 5 billion people on the planet, she’s gonna grow up and enjoy sex, so I’m not gonna be shocked by that,” Kristen said on Monday’s episode of Chelsea Lately, likely referencing her self-described “graphic and real” scenes in movies like The Lifeguard and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. “I just think you’re setting yourself up for disaster if you try to keep them little.”
Kristen’s phrasing was undeniably bold, but I’m sure most parents can agree a good relationship with sex is an important part of overall health — and we all want that for our children.