In the May "Power" issue of Out magazine, Beyoncé talks about the "unbelievable power of ownership" and says that women should "own their sexuality." Bey does just that in this incredibly hot photo shoot by Santiago & Mauricio, in which she goes from posing topless to suiting up without losing an ounce of hotness. Lots of celebrities have shown a little skin in magazines, and many have been criticized for the choice, but Beyoncé does so tastefully and we see absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Bey says that there is a "double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not...The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive."
In the full interview, she goes on to talk about her relationship with Jay Z, the process of making her self-titled album, and the struggle of being a woman in a male-dominated society. The issue hits stands on April 22. For more information, head to Out.com.