updated 03/16/2012 AT 1:45 PM ET
•originally published 03/16/2012 AT 1:55 PM ET
Meghan McCain keeps her clothes on in the latest issue of Playboy, but she doesn’t hold back when it comes to baring her personal life.
Making it clear she’s “not a lesbian,” McCain – the 27-year-old daughter of Republican Sen. John McCain – tells the magazine, “I’m not private about anything. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men.”
The Arizona native may deny she likes women, but that’s not keeping her away from surrounding herself with people who date the same sex.
“If you see me in a gay bar, it s only because they play the best music and my gay friends like to dance,” says McCain. “Gay guys love me. It’s the big boobs and blonde hair.”
Plus, she doesn’t mind people thinking she might date women. “You re nobody unless you have a gay rumor about you,” she says. “I ve been hit on by women from time to time, and it might simplify my life if I were gay.”
Switching gears, McCain also addresses Bristol Palin, the daughter of her dad’s former running mate Sarah Palin.
Bristol – who claimed in her memoir that McCain had “constant helpers” and an overflow of Louis Vuitton handbags – is “young and confused,” according to McCain.
Although she notes that “media aren’t kind” to Bristol, McCain says “it’s hard to sympathize” with someone once they throw themselves into the spotlight by signing up for Dancing with the Stars.
McCain herself says doesn’t worry too much about living her own life in the public eye. When asked if she worries about being spotted out partying, she quips, “Oh, I can t live like that. I do get paranoid when I’m wearing low-cut dresses that somebody’s going to take a picture and put it on the internet and be like, ‘Meghan was showing off her breasts again.’ ” But, she adds, “Like Jessica Simpson says, if you got it, you should flaunt it once in a while.”