Miley Cyrus reveals she had romantic feelings for women at 14 years old

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Miley Cyrus Reveals She Had Romantic Feelings For a Woman at Age 14

Miley Cyrus is revealing the first time she's ever had more than platonic feelings for women.

In a candid new interview with Paper magazine, the "We Can't Stop" singer recalls telling her mother, Tish Cyrus, about her "fluid" sexuality when she was 14 years old. Miley, now 22, would've still been filming her hit Disney show, Hannah Montana, at the time.


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Miley Cyrus reveals she had romantic feelings for women at 14 years old
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Perth Arena on October 23, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Miley Cyrus performs her Bangerz Tour live at Allphones Arena on October 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs at the opening night of her Bangerz Tour in Australia at Rod Laver Arena on October 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus performs live at her opening night of The Bangerz Tour at Vector Arena on October 8, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs on stage during her concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on June 22, 2014, as part of her Bangerz Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BEREGN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (L) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus (R) performs during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico city, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performance during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico on September 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Julio Cesar Aguilar (Photo credit should read Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 17: Miley Cyrus performs during concert on June 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs during the World Music Awards at Monte Carlo Sporting Club, on may 27, 2014 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus is seen at the VMA at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs live on stage at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
US singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert on the UK leg of her Bangerz tour, at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus arrives at The O2 by river boat on May 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 12: Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 12, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert during her ‘Bangerz Tour’ at the Verizon Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Miley Cyrus (R) kisses Patrick Schwarzenegger during the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and model Dita von Teese attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Miley Cyrus (L), Rihanna and designer Tom Ford attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: John Dempsey and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
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"I remember telling her I admire women in a different way," Miley reveals. "And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys."

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At first, the always outspoken star says it was hard for her mother (she later lovingly calls her parents "conservative-ass motherf**kers) to understand.

"She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell," she explains. "But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has."

Miley shares that her past romantic relationships with women have been just as serious as public ones she's had with men. Her famous exes include Nick Jonas, Liam Hemsworth and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

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"I've had that, but people never really looked at it, and I never brought it into the spotlight," she explains. "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."

The former Disney star also proves she still has the ability to shock in the accompanying Paper mag photoshoot shot by photographer Paola Kudacki, in which she rocks body paint and not much else.

Warning, the photo below is very NSFW.

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Paper's Chief Creative Officer, Drew Elliott, recently talked to ET about the sure-to-be controversial photoshoot.

"Miley is so comfortable in her skin," Elliott said. "She was naked the entire shoot -- body painting to throwing her in a baby pool full of mud with her pig -- she goes there. It was very open and free, and she's a performer. She takes you right there every time."

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Check out the video below to see Elliott dish more on working with Miley.

Miley Cyrus Strips Down For Racy New Paper Magazine Shoot
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