Miley Cyrus has publicly dated men throughout her career, but a few months ago she let slip that she’s had sexual relationships with women, as well, and didn’t feel like it was a big deal. Now, in her new Paper mag feature (yeah, the one where she poses naked on the cover with a giant pig), she’s opening up about just how long she’s known she’s attracted to women, and turns out, it goes all the way back to her early teenage years.
“I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And [my mom] asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age, Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, your choices are your choices.”
I know this is all a bit of a mess, but I do love that Miley pointed out consent – I know it seems silly, and out of nowhere, but she seems like she really has a handle on what she’s doing, in a lot of ways. Do I think she’ll always be like this? Of course not. She’s really young and she’s got endless money and opportunity, so she’s just trying shit out because it feels good. However, she seems to be aware that other people and their feelings are important, so I really can’t hate on the girl.
There’s some serious nudity behind the cut (the other photos from the shoot), so NSFW alert and all that.