lindsayplayboycover_230.jpgWe've all seen Lindsay's private parts by now ... but finally we're able to see what she SAID to Playboy, not just what she SHOWED to Playboy.

The starlet tells the men's mag:

    "Sex and sexuality are part of nature, and I go along with nature ... Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence and in life, women need confidence."

Lindsay posed in black pumps and a blonde wig, as an homage to her idol, Marilyn Monroe and the late Hollywood hottie's iconic Playboy spread.

Here are some more engaging and eloquent quotes from the interview:

    "It's a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine."

    "Ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions," says the star, who has dodged long-term jail sentences more than once. "Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more."

    "My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable."