For Treats! magazine's latest issue, the "Blurred Lines" star is surrounded by several nude and near-nude models. The cover shoot inspired the video for "Blurred Lines."
"I've done some topless photo shoots before but never completely nude," Thicke, 36, said.
"It was very sexy and I like that. At first I thought, 'Okay, let's just do topless' … but, again, my wife and her friends were like, 'No way … go all the way.' I think we definitely pushed the envelope."
Thicke's wife, Paula Patton, is fine with his sex appeal being so public. In fact, the Treats! shoot inspired Thicke's video for "Blurred Lines," as encouraged by Patton herself.
"When I was talking to my wife and her friends about the video they said, 'Do something like Treats! because you love it so much.'"
Their relationship has not taken any hits, Thicke said, because of how supportive and involved Patton has been during his quick rise to fame.
Thicke says he has nothing to worry about, because in their marriage, the lines have not been blurred.
"All three guys in the video are married and have children," Thicke said, including fellow "Blurred Lines" musicians Pharrell and T.I.
"It was all tongue-in-cheek. We wanted to put everything in that was taboo … we wanted it to be a silly and fun as possible."