Miley Cyrus: Sex is a beautiful, magical thing
May 22nd, 2012
03:12 PM ET

Miley Cyrus: Sex is a beautiful, magical thing

Miley Cyrus wasn't born yet when Salt-N-Pepa blessed the world with their single "Let's Talk About Sex," but the 19-year-old former Disney star did 'em proud during a recent appearance on “The Conversation” with Amanda de Cadenet.

As the show's meant to replicate an open and honest, well, conversation, when the topic turned to sex Cyrus wasn't bashful.

"[It used to be] if you're a woman you do not sing about sex, and now, if that's not what you're singing about, if that's not your entire image, you won't get played," she told de Cadenet, adding that she's seen the industry's judgmental stance on women and sexuality firsthand.

"The last season of ['Hannah Montana'] I put out 'Can't Be Tamed' - which, even just the title of that, for a woman to say that she can't be tamed, and of all people in the world, my face saying I can't be tamed, when that's all people really wanted to do - that I think proves how sexist people still really are and judgmental," she said. "It's the whole thing of saying 'be sexy, but our way."

Mixed messages are trickling down to girls her age, and Cyrus lamented that some young women are equating having sex with having value.

“The girls that really base how much they’re worth on the sexual favors they can do for somebody, that makes me really sad,” Cyrus said. “It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way that the world keeps going. So it’s ignorant not to talk to your kids about it or [not] make it seem as magical or cool as it actually is.”

The teen singer/actress places the blame with those parents who are tight-lipped about sexuality.

“[Kids] have a TV, so they know what sex is,” she explained. “So educate them and let them know that they wouldn't be here without it, and that it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic, and it’s when you connect with somebody. And it isn’t how much you’re worth. Your worth isn’t based on that, your worth is based on how you feel about yourself.”

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  1. boso

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    October 31, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. JMB

    Say, does Miley have anything to do with the Fashion Fantasy Game? I heard rumors that she does. That's a cool game anyway.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sharka Odinsdottir

    White trailer trash, just like her one-hit wonder of a daddy. In a couple years they can change her name to Mileage.

    June 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. zebo

    I don't like her music. I never liked her dads music. I think that most of the crap out now is sh!t. With that being said she made very valid points. Yes it could be for press but they were valid. And to honest many of you people are dumber that 10 b!thces on a b!tch boat.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rc

    I'm remembering her pole dancing during a particular performance, and thinking she's being a bit hypocritical.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. CH

    So she got boned. Congrats Miley.

    June 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. neal

    she beautiful...... and i like mahmond ahmadinejad

    June 18, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. all grown up

    She makes good point, i agree with her. Parents u better listen to her especially if you have daughters, this coming from someone in mainstream gen y world. u better listen or your daughter might be the next neighborhood hoe.

    June 17, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Loyal Northern Democrat

    How can she talk with her mouth if full?

    June 17, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Terri

    Give her a break she's in love and singing sweet love songs. Wait a little while after they're married and we'll see if she starts writing punk rock songs and setting up mosh pits.

    June 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Parakletos

    This doesn't surprise me - coming from an immature little girl who was pole dancing in front of other kids before she was barely old enough to drive.

    She's a brazen little hussy.

    June 15, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tatiana Covington

    Actually, it's just a body function. Magic does not exist.

    June 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ted

    Why doesn't she just announce she found her G spot on Facebook like everyone else?

    June 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ted

    Hey Billy Ray,
    How's that child star idea going?

    June 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Engrish Major

    Shall we have a vote? Spit or Swallow?

    June 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JEREMY

    Teah teacer....!

    June 14, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  17. MARY

    I guess everyone who is commenting were sweet little virgin angels at age 19. Give me a break! She has matured tremendously and has thoughtful words to share. Haters!!

    June 14, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
    • EG

      id be very proud of her

      June 15, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy

      I was a virgin at 19 and at 20 and at 21 and at 22

      June 15, 2012 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
    • brian

      @daisy u were probly also 275 lbs. at 19 20 21 and 22.

      June 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      'Thoughtful'? How about just making young, dumb and full of *** comments? Because that's what it is. I like how these young kids are able to drum up such moving and emotional songs about life and love...yet truly be only about 15 years of any cogniscent thinking. Wow, what sages of life they are. Why don't you stop following so mindlessly after who the media moguls tell you to follow?

      June 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mitch

    Liam must be giving it to her good!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. gahh

    Uh Oh! Where was Daddy when all of this was going on?

    June 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mike in NYC

    It sounds like she's speaking from experience. So she's not a virgin anymore???? I'm stunned .... stunned I tell ya!!!!!!! lol

    June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. yeah yeah

    “So educate them and let them know that they wouldn't be here without it, and that it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic"

    It's even more MAGICAL when you get put in a doggy style...and get DP'd.......all to the tune of a nice MONEY shot ending right in that pretty little face and mouth....yeah thats right lick it all up Miley!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  22. Old Perv!

    Well I hate to admit that I would put in her ear if she would ask me to. So I agree with her feel free expirement and track me down because I would put it in ever hole in he small body!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  23. Maggie

    Okay first thing's first. Just because you are from the south does not mean you are a "hillbilly" or a "redneck". Yeah, we might have accents but that does not mean we're stupid so please stop being so ignorant. And two, don't hate on her just because she made some bad choices. We all do and you're lying to yourself if you say you have not. Do I agree with everything she does? No, but it's not my place to judge her because only the good Lord can do that. I hope she has a great marriage.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aezel

      Higher teen preg. rates. Higher crime. Lower test scores. Higher poverty. Most of the population thinks magical sky people are real.

      Yeah, actually the statistics say you ARE more likely to be stupid if you live in the south.

      June 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Maggie

    Okay first thing's first. Just because you are from the south does not mean you are a "hillbilly" or a "redneck". Yeah, we might have accents but that does not mean we're stupid so please stop being so ignorant. And two, don't hate on her just because she made some bad choices. We all do and you're lying to yourself if you say you have not. I hope she has a great marriage.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Ryan

    You learn as you go; nothing more, nothing less. I dislike criticism for the sake of criticism, which is what most people do these days because they can do so anonymously. Solutions, not spouting off problems would be a good start to cure any ill. My solution; educate your kids and yourself. Read, read, read and read some more; doesn't matter what it is, just read and educate yourself and your kids.

    June 12, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  26. lulz

    Even 40-50 year old hollywood actors say and do moronic things.
    tom cruise going crazy on oprah?
    danny glover?
    and you expect anything more from an immature 19 year old, hormone driven media hound?

    June 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Seems to me, just like your compulsive need to post your opinion here, she just wants to be heard. Difference is: she't not criticizing or complaining about you.

      June 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow

      MAYBE u need to get laid, lol, i agree its magical and beautiful

      June 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. John P

    Never seen her performance, but many of the posts here suggest an epidemic of some mental disorder involving hatred, envy, insecurity, pettiness and general a$$holishness. Am I missing something here, but aren't you all talking about a 19-year-old young woman? What's happening?

    June 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. derp

    I bet she drinks the man made protein shakes if you know what I mean.

    June 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. yup

    She is going to have a baby, he didnt pull soon enough.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. canuckistan

    What a sloot, her dad should be ashamed he raised a pig that looks like a man in drag with a mouth of a trucker.

    June 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Norvy

    I remember when one of my co-workers called her "All-American" and "such a good girl", simply from watching her on t.v. At the time, I remember thinking, "Wait a few years until she shows her real self." Well, I guess that time has arrived.

    June 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel

      Her "real self"? You mean the grown adult who is engaged? Yeah you're right. Her committed relationship and honesty make her a horrible role model

      June 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  32. thecentrist11

    Teenagers say and think dumb things. I know I did. I am glad I didn't have a medium to broadcast my teenage thoughts across.

    June 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • thecentrist11

      a major medium like TV*. I broadcast stuff in my speech, blogs, and writings.

      June 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doc

      I second that, except I'd extend my dumb thoughts into my early 20s.

      June 11, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  33. akismet-edd9639b91f7a7065c71d683628d7e02

    A 19-year old no talent celebrity giving parenting advice? It's not our fault your hillbilly father sold you to Hollywood.

    June 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Red Pison

    Billy Ray taught her about the birds and bees in the traditional hillbilly sense.

    June 10, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  35. Shesabeaveryo

    Looks like someone was a beaver in their past life.

    June 10, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  36. GeorgeBushSr

    She is not famous for her talent, in fact without her father she would be another nobody, i don't mind this, what i mind is when people begin to think they are special just because they are lucky.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  37. aurelius

    It's not so beautiful when you involve your dog, Miley!

    June 9, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Joe Smockeroodie


    June 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Mike

    Looks like daddy's little girl is not as sweet and innocent as she wants her daddy to believe.

    June 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ferit

    I wish some girl would try to prove her worth to me too.

    June 9, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  41. ug

    What she means is that she is a ho' and is advertising it...

    June 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Earl

    Miley really likes orgasms.

    June 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  43. y7m0y7h5

    bony clavicle, manly eyebrows and all.......I would still bang her, cause she is 19. Got to now b4 she starts looking like her dad.

    June 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Sean

    @ Mom to be Here is your mature post: "STFU a**hole." I feel sorry for your child to be. When did you drop out of school?

    June 8, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  45. Sean

    @BosMonkey... shut up already. YOU'RE pathetic, since all you seem to be able to add to the discussion are banal insults.

    June 8, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. jay

    her collar bones look FRAGILE

    June 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. miley cyrus

    i'm pregnant so i am going to pretend to get engaged but really we are already planning our marriage before my belly gets huge. OOPSIES

    June 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  48. betty

    Wow, what is up with all the hate filled rants? She is a beautiful, talented young lady who is wealthier than most and now engaged to a handsome young man. Her comments are very mature for someone so young and I wish her and her husband to be nothing but happiness.

    June 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  49. ooohhh

    I still see those false teeth falling out during that interview...I cannot get IT OUT OF MY HEAD!

    June 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  50. STEVED

    Good Lord !!!.... i could drive semi tractor truck across those eyebrow's...can you imagine waking up to those without
    her face on.... after an all night bender with her.

    June 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Reemo

    Shortly after making that "beautiful and magical" comment, she gets engaged. Sounds like a clinger to me. I give the marriage 6 months max.

    June 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  52. michayla

    very well if you think she's hot.. lol.. she sounds like a fool to me..

    June 7, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  53. cricket is gay

    This girl is an idiot....what's the over/under on their upcoming divorce?

    I'm guessing they won't even make it down the aisle.

    June 7, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  54. Maul

    My wife and I agree that Miley is hot and that we'd both do her.

    June 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ken27

    Remember back when she was beautiful, intelligent and talented?

    Neither do I

    June 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Guest

    And why wouldn't we listen to what this young lady has to say? After all, she must be an authority on the subject, at all of 19 years old.

    June 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Southern Yokel

    has she had it with anyone other than her mullet wearing father yet?

    June 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anderson

      That's an ironic statement coming from a Southern Yokel. Project much?

      June 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enigma

      Your name implies that you have some knowledge about the south. You tell us.

      June 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Drew

    She's right, it is beautiful and magical ... unless it takes place while rip-roaring drunk with some chick you picked up at a bar. Then it's not beautiful or magical; just bone-bending awesome.

    June 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. T.rex

    I'm glad to hear her opinion on the matter. Otheriwise, i wouldn't have any thoughts on the topic of my own.

    June 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. hufaarrr

    do you think she does anal? mmmmm i just came thinking abou that

    June 6, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  61. John

    What the hell is the matter with you people? I must admit i don't know anything about this young woman's career but here her arguments seem level headed and mature. What is it about the internet that allows everybody to be a complete jack-ass.

    June 6, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  62. brotherjukebox2012

    miley is an idiot like her father

    June 6, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  63. Daniel White

    Warren Buffet is an old Fraud and an Antique.

    May 23, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  64. Anne kendara Urkowitz

    Miley is Grand.

    May 23, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  65. Michael Calaizzo

    She is a winner.

    May 23, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  66. LMAO!!!

    Wasn't she the trashy looking girl in the white jacket @ the billboard awards? Hmm... Is she really the one young children should be listening to? "Do as I say, not as I do" seems to be her motto, lol!

    May 23, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. BosMonkey

    @hey You're PATHETIC.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  68. truth decay

    i never really thought it before but she is becoming fah-hucking hot...maybe it's just that she's gotten really trashy. Daddy like.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  69. Sddd

    Mom to be is just another dumb Good luck with ur soon to be ugly az kid u fat heiffer

    May 23, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  70. Hoang

    It seems like she's giving us – teenagers an advice. No funny.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Samantha

    Parenting advice from a teenager. Perfect.

    May 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BosMonkey

      @Samantha Why not? Most parents suck at their job at actual parenting these days. She sounds more mature, attentive and smarter than a lot of parents. Besides, teens tend to listen to their idols than their parents anyway. I say, "Good for her".

      May 23, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  72. Alina

    She is just a trash! no talent , so has to sell herself somehow!

    May 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • BosMonkey

      @Alina You're just another one of those jealous people because she's hot, talented and wealthy.

      May 23, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  73. Big D@ddy E5corts Inc

    As long as their cats are shrimp free and smelling clean

    May 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  74. eeo

    Life lessons from Miley Cyress? Right.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BosMonkey

      Why not? Most parents suck at their job at actual parenting these days. She sounds more mature, attentive and smarter than a lot of parents. Besides, teens tend to listen to their idols than their parents anyway. I say, "Good for her".

      May 23, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  75. Jessicabrewer

    Very true. Miley has a good view of the situation 🙂

    May 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Pimp Daddy D

    It's worth a lot to some dudes, ya know what I'm sayin? I bet I could charge plenty fo a "happy ending" wit you Miley! My girls pull in a G a night, and ain't none of em famous like you! I know there's plenty o dudes out there would pay a hondo just for your worn panties!

    May 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  77. beautician

    Someone needs to teach her how to care for those bushy eye brows!

    May 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honey

      Why do "Beauticians" always want to pluck the heck out of eyebrows and then draw them back in. As long as they are shaped up, as hers are, they look fab.

      May 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheSchmaltz

      Few things are uglier than when women pluck their eyebrows and draw them back in. It's so obvious.

      When one of those women gets in my face and yells at me, I think about rubbing them off and drawing slanty angry ones in their place with a Sharpie. Makes me laugh every time.

      June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  78. @Richard

    Down boy.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Richard Fore

    I'd Fu<k her g0d d@mn brains out.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Mom to be

    Thank you for your honesty Miley.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Alfonso Rodriguez

    She's a young beautiful lady! May God bless her on her career!

    May 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Tony

    I guess this is an indicator of her next song. It's called "Do Me".

    May 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |

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