Lindsay Lohan has spoken candidly about sex in hew new interview with Playboy magazine, insisting her confidence comes from learning to love her body.
The actress has stripped off to pose nude for the raunchy publication and the pictures, which leaked online earlier this week (begs05Dec11), are inspired by Lohan's idol, late screen icon Marilyn Monroe.
Lohan talks about sexuality for the accompanying interview and urges other women to feel confident in their skin.
She says, "Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe said that, and I agree with her. Knowing your body and being in touch with your body is important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence. It's a very male-dominated world, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that's mine."
The Mean Girls star, who has been in and out of jail and rehab this year (11), also comments on her past "mistakes" and reveals she hopes she will be able to move on.
She adds, "Ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions. Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more. My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable."