Lady GaGa prefers ''daring'' lesbians to heterosexual men.

The 'Applause' hitmaker has opened up about her sexual past and insisted she only ''fell in love'' when she was convinced a man could have the same energy as the women she'd been with.

Speaking on 'Watch What Happens Live', she revealed: ''It's similar to how I feel about guys.

''I like them because I find lesbians to be way more daring than straight men, when it comes to coming on to you. And I really like that.

''And it wasn't until I found a guy that could come onto me as strong as a lesbian that I fell in love.''

The outspoken star - who is dating actor Taylor Kinney - said she wasn't discussing her preference just ''to be shocking'', explaining she is genuinely attracted to women.

She added: ''I like girls. I've said that (before). I know people think I just say things to be shocking, but I actually do like p***y. It just depends on whose p***y it is.''

The 27-year-old singer also spoke candidly about her previous career as a ''burlesque dancer'' and noted she earned more as a performer than she would have done as a waitress.

She said: ''I made more money stripping than waitressing ... I didn't show too much - I was a burlesque dancer.

''Because my family's European, for me it wasn't that weird and I didn't do anything super seedy - although my dad didn't think so.''