talks dating as she says she loves sex but 'love is scary'

She's shot to fame playing an pregnant 15-year-old on The Secret Life Of The American Teenager.

Now is opening up to InStyle about navigating her life growing up as an actress and navigating sex and dating, in an interview published Thursday.

The 27-year-old actress graced the magazine's June cover, along with her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz.

Sharing: Shailene Woodley, 27, opened up to InStyle about navigating her life growing up as an actress and navigating sex and dating

Sharing: , 27, opened up to InStyle about navigating her life growing up as an actress and navigating sex and dating

The 5ft8in actress appeared on her cover in a beige floral top and a lavender miniskirt that highlighted her long, slender legs.

She wore a pair of robin's egg blue heels, and let her long brunette tresses cascade over her shoulders.

In the alternate image, the Spectacular Now actress showed off a retro pink mini dress with a floral pattern. 

She showed off a hint of a lacy canary yellow bra, and wore her hair tied back in a casual ponytail. 

Classic vibe: In the alternate image, the 5ft8in actress showed off a retro pink mini dress with a floral pattern

Classic vibe: In the alternate image, the 5ft8in actress showed off a retro pink mini dress with a floral pattern

On dating, the Descendants actress revealed she has trouble letting people set her up and she prefers to meet people organically.

'I don’t trust anyone. Dating’s hard,' she said. 'I mean, I love sex. I love the power of emotional connection via physicality. Who doesn't? But now I’m only interested in those unexpected impactful connections.'

'It’s easy to talk about the positive things about love, but love is scary,' she added. 

Shailene also revealed she's comfortable letting friends and relationships come and go.

'...A meaningful, profound connection doesn’t need to sustain itself forever,' she said, adding, 'Just because you

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