Miley's famous exes include Nick Jonas and Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, whom she was engaged to before splitting in September 2013.
"There are times in my life where I've had boyfriends or girlfriends. And there are times where I just love being with myself and don't want to give part of myself away to someone else … I think that's a new freedom for women, especially," she explains. "I don't know that my mother would have been able to be 22 and secure in being alone. But my future doesn't rely on having a partner."
Miley's been making headlines for her recent revelation that not all of her past relationships have been "straight, heterosexual" partnerships, and the former Disney star once again stresses that she doesn't want to label herself. She also brings up her infamous 2009 Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebovitz, which caused outrage at the time due to some criticizing the photos for being too sexual for the then 15-year-old Miley.
"There's all this pressure to define yourself sexually, but why? Our world revolves around sex," she says. "Like, when I did this photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz when I was 14 or 15, everyone jumped to make it this sexual thing. But I never thought of it as sexual. Annie never thought of taking a sexual photo of a teenager. But everyone made it something it wasn't."