Lucy Liu's Ghostly Sex Encounter

Ally McBeal's Lucy Liu had a repressive girlhood, but, judging from her remarks in the latest Us magazine, the sexy star is making up for lost time, speaking out candidly about sins of the flesh and spirit?

In her family, everyone walked around covered up constantly, so now she says, "I'm fascinated by flesh." She tells of a time at a San Jose spa where she couldn't help but stare at the variety of naked female forms. "I find myself looking at them like some freak. And men too. How does that thing stand like that? Why is that hanging like that? It's so weird. I just don't understand."

The actress, who's also an accomplished photographer, also confesses that she'd like to take some, um, internal shots of herself.

The now uninhibited Liu, who played a kinky dominatrix in Payback, also relates her fondness for being spanked, "I myself like a good spanking on occasion if it's done right. It's got to have that right ring." So where can fans sign up for spanking auditions?

But, the real kicker in Liu's Us chat: She once had sex with a ghost. "I had a dream a long time ago. It was so real. It wasn't even a dream. I was sleeping on my futon on the floor, and some sort of spirit came down from God knows where and made love to me. It was sheer bliss. I felt everything. I climaxed. And then he floated away. It was almost like what might have happened to Mary. I've never had such an intimate relationship. I've never said anything to anyone about it until now, because I thought no one would ever believe me. I feel like the spirit follows me everywhere. Isn't that weird?" Yes, yes it is. Liu failed to mention whether a ghostly spanking was involved.

And it sounds like Liu has more in common with her Ally character Ling, who prefers fetishistic sex games over actually having sex. She says, "You don't have to jump right into bed. I usually wait three or four months, because I think if somebody doesn't get to know you in a more intimate way than intercourse, forget about it, because they're never going to get to know you."

Well, we feel like we know quite a bit about you already, Lucy.