London: Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley, who has enjoyed several high-profile relationships, including romances with actor Hugh Grant and businessman Arun Nayar, and is reportedly dating Australian cricket ace Shane Warne now, has said that raising her nine-year-old son Damien has helped her understand men better.

The 45-year-old 'Bedazzled' star says men remained a mystery to her throughout her adult life, until her son gave her an insight into the male psyche, a daily newspaper reported.

"Now I'm learning about boys. I think I've learnt much more about men through my son. And it's not flattering, to be honest. I hadn't realised how simple they are. I mean just basic, simple needs. Since I've seen that, a lot of things have fallen into place about them," said Hurley.