Miley Cyrus has said and done a lot of unusual things in the name of feminism and sexual freedom.
We mean... remember that time she got spanked by the Easter Bunny?
But a new Instagram post and message from the artist has truly left followers both angry and confused, as Cyrus appears to be taking the stance that everyone out there is just banging left and right.
We're talking full-on sexual intercourse all over the place!
"Virginity is a social construct," Cyrus wrote as a message to go along with a photo of two hands that sure looks like a vagina.
It's not entirely clear what Miley means here, but a social construct is defined as an "idea or notion that appears to be natural and obvious to people who accept it but may or may not represent reality, so it remains largely an invention or artifice of a given society."
In other words, in this context, Cyrus is apparently saying that virginity is simply an "idea or a notion" that, in reality, is nothing more than an "artifice."
In other other words? Virginity does not exist.
Sort of makes you think, right?
Either that, or it makes you explode in frustration and annoyance.
“Honestly, you shouldn’t be posting stuff like that," wrote one annoyed social media user. "You should respect people’s choices and respect the fact that you have [a] young audience, too. It’s not OK to shame people that choose to stay [a] virgin or anything like that!"
Added another critic:
"Virginity is a personal choice, not one for Miley to define or belittle."
And yet another:
“I love Miley... but I have to disagree with her. We gotta teach young women that we do have value and everyone has to earn and respect our virginity and (us as whole, of course).
"But if we teach young women to ‘get around’ and that it’s normal, then women are shown as an object and nothing more … that’s dangerous.”
On the flip side of these points, however, an abundance of supporters are saying that Cyrus is being wildly misunderstood here.
She's not trying to argue that virginity doesn't exist because, come on, what the heck does that even mean?
She's trying to argue that the entire concept of virginity, the word itself basically, should not be used because it's no one's business whether or not someone has done the proverbial deed (read: porked) in his or her life.
“Are you all dumb? Miley is saying women should have a damn choice and shouldn’t be punished for choosing to do what they want with their own body," wrote one fan who takes this view.
And the following person agrees:
"Thank you for spreading this message to the world.”
Cyrus, of course, has always been very open about sex and sexuality.
In the latest issue of Elle, for example, she says the following, referring to why she often poses in scantily-clad outfits and emphasizing that it's NOT for any men out there:
"I like the way being sexual makes me feel, but I’m never performing for me. They shouldn’t compliment themselves to think that the decisions I’m making in my career would have anything to do with them getting pleasure.
"I don’t think that because some guy thinks I’m hot, he’s going to buy my record. It doesn’t help me."
As for Liam Hemsworth?
She's very psyched to be his wife and he's very much her soulmate and all that.
But she still wouldn't define herself as straight, not really.
"I'm in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women," she says, concluding about this topic:
"People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f-cking good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most.
"I definitely don't fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don't even like that word."