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Of course, it's a topic that many parents dread discussing with their kids, and with daughters aged six and eight, Shepard and Bell - who have been together for 14 years - could have their work cut out for them.
Speaking on the latest episode of Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, the 46-year-old explained that they've got their own way of dealing with the subject.
Shepard, appearing alongside co-host Monica Padman and guest star Gwyneth Paltrow - who is no stranger to talking about sex herself - said: "Of course, the most generic thing every guy says to me is, 'Oh, you better have a gun, there's gonna be guys coming around,'
"This notion I have to protect my daughters' virginity with great prejudice if necessary."
He continued: "My response is, I do not want my daughters to have sex so they can get approval from somebody, but if my daughters are horny and want to have sex, that was my favorite activity, remains my favorite activity, I'd be lying if I said I was in any way anti-that activity.
"I'm anti-getting esteemed from that activity, but that's it."
So, with that in mind, he and Kristen have come up with a way of telling them about it that is free from some of the potentially damaging language that can become tied up with the whole thing.
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Shepard explained: "I'll tell you one thing that my wife does that's ingenious.
"When she describes sex to our children, she says, 'And then the woman takes the man's penis and puts it in her vagina.'
"So right away it's like, you're in charge of this, you will decide to put this in your vagina, not the man puts his penis in your vagina."
He added: "I was like, that's a nice little adjustment we're gonna make."
Dax then went on to have a lengthy chat about sex with Paltrow, and the pair talked about how it's perceived differently by men as opposed to women.
Of course, things are starting to change, and they have improved, but men - they concluded - are 'far less shame-ridden by even talking about sex', as a general rule.
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