The fact that she has one and enjoys it. Go, girl!
While a lot of her fellow Disney stars donned purity rings and spouted about saving it til marriage–not that there’s anything wrong with that–Miley did her own thing. After living under a microscope pretty much forever, she’s come under fire for a lot of the same growing pains that most of us go through–from experimenting with drugs to taking fashion risks (check out her ultra hot Billboard Music Awards look!). But despite all the negative press attention she’s gotten, Miley’s got a good head on her shoulders and comes off as mature and candid when she talks about her career and personal life–and how the two often got entangled in one another.
“It used to be, ‘If you’re a woman, you do not sing about sex,'” Miley vented. “And now, if that’s not what you’re singing about, if that’s not your entire image, you won’t get played.” Amen, sister. She added that she experienced sexism herself when she released “Can’t Be Tamed.” “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–I think that proves how sexist people still really are,” she ranted. “And judgmental. It’s the whole thing of saying ‘Be sexy, but our way.'”
Part of “our way?” By never admitting you actually have or like sex. Funny how that works, right? But Miley’s not buying into that, and we absolutely heart her for it. She understands that sex isn’t what makes you who you are, but is merely part of life and that it shouldn’t be shunned or swept under the rug, because, well, it’s awesome… As long as you’re doing it for the right reasons: You’re ready, you’re comfortable, and you’re getting pleasure out of it for yourself, not simply to please anyone else.
“The girls that really base how much they’re worth on the sexual favors they can do for somebody, that makes me really sad,” she said. “Because sex is actually really beautiful. It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way the world keeps going,” she explained.
Miley also has a smart view on sex education, even if it’s just from your parents. Instead of saying, “No, that’s bad! Don’t do it!” Miley advocates keeping an open mind and not underestimating how smart you guys are. “It’s ignorant not to talk to your kids about it or not make it seem as magical or cool as it actually is. Kids have a TV, so they know what sex is. So educate them and let them know that it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic, and it’s when you connect with somebody,” she emphasized. “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.”
We love love love Miley for being so smart and honest. And if this is the Miley Cyrus sex philosophy, we’re on board, too. Because guess what? People (even young people!) have sex. People like sex. And when people have it for the right reasons with the right person, it’s indeed cool and magical, and absolutely nothing to be ashamed of at all. Here’s hoping some parents tuned in to hear her wise words.
And let’s be real: When you’ve been dating a hottie like Liam Hemsworth for years, the sex is probably extra magical.
Do you think parents should talk to kids about sex? Do you agree with Miley Cyrus’ attitudes on sex? Tell us in the comments!