Photographed by celebrity shutterbug Mark Seliger, Perry is shown on the cover sitting seductively on an unmade bed in just a blush-colored bra and pantie set.
Inside the magazine, the brunette "California Gurls" singer strikes even more provocative poses, heating up a kitchen in a denim push-up bra and short-shorts; peeking longingly through beaded curtains in a barely there tie-dye bikini top and distressed cutoffs; and, perhaps steamiest of all, sitting topless on a beach in just a pair of fishnets (hope she didn't catch crabs!).
Despite all appearances, Perry, 25, who is engaged to outrageous Brit comic Russell Brand, 35, insists she's still the same sweet, God-fearing girl she always was, and even tells Rolling Stone she doesn't regret tweeting in June that Lady Gaga was committing blasphemy by portraying a rosary-swallowing, sexy nun in her "Alejandro" video.
"I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord's name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth," says Perry. "I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn't say I kissed a girl while f-ing a crucifix."
We also hope she doesn't kiss her parents with that mouth.
In related news, check out a gray-haired Gaga on the cover of Vanity Fair.