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Singer Miley Cyrus poses with fans before her show on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, October 7, 2013CARLO ALLEGRI/Reuters

Oops, she did it again.

Less than 48 hours after hosting Saturday Night Live – where she made light of her newfound bad-girl reputation and scandalized the Republican party with a sexy video blaming them for the current U.S. government shutdown – Miley Cyrus raised eyebrows all over again this morning by suggesting nobody over 40 has sexual relations.

As reported on TMZ, Cyrus, 20, appeared on NBC's Today show in New York this morning, wearing tiny white shorts and a large, blingy chain necklace, in support of her new album Bangerz.

In the requisite sit-down segment, host Matt Lauer obviously had to ask about her drawing media attention for being a sexualized pop superstar more in the vein of Rihanna than Cyrus's former wholesome TV persona of Hannah Montana.

As Lauer gingerly put it: "This sexual side of you that we're seeing a lot of right now, something that's going to be here a while, then you move on to something else?"

To which Cyrus, without missing a beat, impishly replied: "Well, I heard that when you turn 40, things start to go a little less sexual."

Lauer countered with mock indignation and said, "Don't say that!" But Miley just kept going.

"Probably around 40," she continued. "Around that time I heard that's when people don't have sex any more. So I guess maybe around then."

When Lauer revealed that he was 55, Cyrus responded with a rather unsympathetic, "Oh, well, then you're really definitely not sexual."

In recent months, Cyrus has been making headlines with her outrageous behaviour.

Beyond her booty-shaking performance at MTV's Video Music Awards in late August, Cyrus has spoken publicly about using recreational drugs, including marijuana and ecstasy, and has appeared naked in the music video for her single Wrecking Ball. Last month, she and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth broke off their engagement.

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