Miley Cyrus releases 'Adore You' video

She's not naked, but she writhes around in underwear and simulates masturbation

Miley Cyrus has released her latest music video for new single "Adore You" and, while she keeps some clothes on this time, its clearly still designed to shock.

The video features the former Disney star writhing around in skimpy underwear between white bed sheets, rubbing her body, squeezing her breasts and biting her lips suggestively, before slipping her hand into her knickers - all while filming herself.

In a nod to her "creepy sexy baby" outfit at the now notorious MTV Video Music Awards in August [Miley's words to US music magazine Rolling Stone], she is also seen sucking her thumb provocatively and, later, singing in a bathtub.

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A screenshot from 'Adore You' showing Miley in between her bed sheets

Of course, it would not be a Miley video without her sticking out that famous tongue, so viewers get some of that too.

The "We Can't Stop" singer posted a teaser clip on Instagram earlier this week but was left angered when the "Adore You" video appeared online in full, prior to its planned Boxing Day release.

"'We all know Smilers [her fan base] would break another record if it wasn't for the f*** face who leaked my video," the singer tweeted to more than 16 million followers.

Miley has hit the headlines multiple times throughout 2013, with her VMAs performance of "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke kickstarting her penchant for controversial appearances.

The 21-year-old donned a nude latex bikini, grabbed a foam finger from a fan and proceeded to simulate a sex action while twerking against Thicke. It was a performance that had everybody talking - exactly what she wanted.

Other notable 'Miley moments' included her smoking a joint on-stage while picking up an award at the European VMAs in Amsterdam, twerking with a black latex-clad dwarf and, memorably, that naked-swinging, hammer-licking "Wrecking Ball" music video in September.