Jessica Biel admits to being 'shocked' by 'how little' she knew about her own ... trends now

Jessica Biel admits to being 'shocked' by 'how little' she knew about her own ... trends now
Jessica Biel admits to being 'shocked' by 'how little' she knew about her own ... trends now

Jessica Biel admits to being 'shocked' by 'how little' she knew about her own ... trends now

Jessica Biel admits to being 'shocked' by how little she knew about her own body until trying to start a family with her husband Justin Timberlake.

The 42-year-old actress, whose new book aims to destigmatize and normalize the conversation around menstruation, made the revelation while discussing which of her own life experiences that led her down the path to becoming an author. 

'I was probably in my 30s when I was married and we were thinking about trying to start a family, and that's when all these questions came up. It wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be,' the mother-of-two told People

The Candy star shares sons Silas, nine, and Finneas, three, with Timberlake.

Because talking about periods has often been a taboo topic, the Limetown star said, at times, she still feels uncomfortable talking about them. 

Jessica Biel, 42, is tackling a difficult topic in her first children's book, A Kids Book About Periods

Jessica Biel, 42, is tackling a difficult topic in her first children's book, A Kids Book About Periods

That's why she feels her book, A Kids Book About Periods, is important for children to read. 

'I mean, even now I'm still working on feeling confident saying to, I don't know, a colleague or someone like, "Excuse me, I really need to use the restroom. I need to change my tampon. I really need to go right now." I still have trouble just outwardly saying that, and that's really not okay with me.'

The actress said having the knowledge she has now may help other.

'When I was in that phase of my life where I was really trying to build my family, I was shocked at how little I knew,' she explained.

'I mean, I knew the basics. I'd been dealing with the basics forever. But as I got older, things were changing and my cycle was different and I wasn't getting pregnant. What was going on? And I had a lot of trouble the second time getting pregnant as well.'

'I didn't know where to turn. And I kept coming up on people who I knew, loved and admired and respected, who also had questions. It just kept in my mind going, "How is it possible that all of us have all

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