Christina Aguilera prefers being in the buff.
"I feel sexiest in the nude … [husband Jordan Bratman] has a way of making me feel sexy … When you see something you dislike and your partner looks at you and embraces it, it makes you feel good" the singer, 28, tells the November issue of UK Cosmopolitan.
Aguilera — who is set to star alongside Kristen Bell in musical drama Burlesque — says she has "fun playing up to my sexual side. I think women are such sensual beings.
She adds, "And, I mean, I'm attracted to men ultimately — I'm married and I love my husband and I love what we do together, but honestly? If I had a choice between viewing a naked man or a naked woman, I'd choose the woman. We're just naturally sexier and more beautiful to look at."
Aguilera says she not one of those people who are "ashamed…of their sexuality. I love to embrace it — there's such a sense of freedom in it."
Giving birth to son Max in January 2008 didn't make her a prude.
"It's important to keep a strong sense of yourself when you're a mum. You're still you, and you can still be confident in your sexuality," she says. "I'd never give up my musical or artistic side just to be a mother. There's got to be a balance and I want to set that example –- as the kind of woman I want my son to respect."