NEW YORK, MARCH 1 -- "Margo, over here!" "Margo, look over your left shoulder!" "How about crossing your legs, Margo?" Move over, Jessica Hahn. Hit the road, Donna Rice. Amid a battery of popping flashbulbs, Margo Adams, the former paramour of Boston Red Sox star Wade Boggs, made her public debut today at the Broadway offices of Penthouse magazine, for which she has just told all (and, in next month's issue, bares all). Appearing in the magazine's "Bimbo Room," so nicknamed for previous media sensations who have slept with rich and famous men, the dark-haired Adams, dressed in a pink polka-dot blouse and skirt that perfectly matched her fingernails, displayed a bright, bubbly style as she recounted her tales of locker room lust. Adams, for those with only a passing interest in either baseball or sex, burst into public view last summer with a $12 million lawsuit against Boggs, Boston's five-time batting champion. The suit was recently reduced to $500,000 when a California court ruled that Adams could not sue Boggs for emotional distress. Last weekend Boggs declared himself "ecstatic" over his partial victory in the lawsuit. "One thing has to be put in perspective," he said. "I did not commit a crime. It's not like I did drugs, or shot someone, or ended up in prison. You know, there are a lot of red-blooded American males out there ..." Today, the microphone belonged to Adams. And since this was an audience of grizzled sportswriters, the questions, as you would expect, were serious. "Where is the wildest place you've ever had sex?" one asked. Adams, 33, paused a beat and flashed a winning smile. "I know you'd just love me to say 'on the mound at the ballpark,' " she said. "And I'm not saying I would have said no. I think the wildest place we ever had sex was probably on the bathroom counter, and if that disappoints you, I'm sorry." Margo Adams did not disappoint her audience today. "What the hell, this is better than talking to Dwight Evans about his swing," a Boston Globe sportswriter declared. Adams says she made 64 road trips with the third baseman since the 1984 season, unbeknown to Boggs' wife Debbie and their two children. Adams says Boggs paid her $60,000 to $100,000 a year to be his companion. Among other things, she would buy and iron his clothes, since his sartorial taste was "kind of yucky." Through four seasons, Boggs would send her flowers and champagne and initiate erotic conversations over the phone, Adams said. She would serve him double-anchovy pizzas wearing a garter belt and stockings. But when the couple split up last year -- in part, Adams says, because she learned he was seeing other women -- Adams asked Boggs for $100,000 as a sort of severance payment. She had, after all, quit her job as an Anaheim, Calif., mortgage banker to tour the American League with him. Boggs at first denied the relationship and asked the FBI to investigate what he called an attempt at extortion. Adams went to court. The affair, which had been conducted in full view of Boggs' teammates, suddenly hit the sports pages. In the Penthouse piece, for which Adams was paid $100,000 -- a sum that could rise to $500,000 if the issue sells well -- Adams takes partial credit for Boggs' .356 career average, saying he hit better when she traveled with him. Sometimes, Adams said, Boggs would ask her not to wear panties to the game to help him break a slump. Adams described Boggs as a selfish player obsessed with his personal statistics. She also reported his disparaging remarks about some teammates, such as his comment that outfielder Jim Rice "thinks he's white." But it was her graphic descriptions of the sexual high jinks of other Red Sox players -- some of whom were said to have teamed up in me'nages a` trois, while others entertained girlfriends in the same hotels where their wives were staying -- that stunned the team's training camp in Winter Haven, Fla. Pitcher Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd even suggested that Boggs see a psychiatrist for what Boggs himself has described as his addiction to sex. Adams, poised and polished behind the lectern, said today that she had "great sex with Wade," but would hardly characterize it as his main obsession. "If he had a sex disease and thinks he was oversexed, I didn't get that sex," she said to hearty laughter. "Why didn't we spend more time in the room? Why did we go out every night with the guys? ... It wasn't me who said no to sex." Asked repeatedly what lessons she had learned, Adams spent much of her time blaming herself for the adulterous affair. "People say, 'Were you a victim of Wade?' No. When you date a married man, you make yourself a victim. Wade didn't break my heart -- I allowed that to happen ... "How could I ever have considered myself a smart girl? I mean, where was I? I must have been off on vacation during those four years, or my brain was somewhere else." Adams said she had placed her "faith and trust" in someone "who basically has to conduct his life as a liar and a cheat in order to carry on the relationship. What a stupid thing to do." But if she became Boggs' road mistress with both eyes open, why does he owe her anything? "I was a helpmate, a traveling companion, a lover, a girlfriend," she said, the words tumbling out in a torrent. "And I more than lived up to everything I promised Wade. And it breaks my heart that we couldn't part as friends. It shocked me that it happened that way." Adams said she never pressed Boggs to leave his wife and that it was she who broke off the affair, although her "biggest fear" was whether she would "be strong enough to really stay away from him." How, then, did Boggs betray her? Adams' answer came down to money. "When I asked for the $100,000, I thought that was one year's income" under their "oral contract," she said. Adams said she rejected an offer from rival Playboy because it was primarily interested in nude pictures of her, whereas Penthouse also liked her for her mind -- or at least agreed to devote two issues to her saga. "Playboy said, 'Your career will take off after this,' " Adams said. "Well, I'm a mortgage banker ... and that's not what I need in my career. I wanted the story to be told, along with the pictures. And they are fabulous -- I've seen them." Margo Adams seems to like ballplayers. Another lover, she said, was former Los Angeles Dodgers star Steve Garvey, with whom she says she has remained friends. But she also portrayed the baseball world as filled with immature men who spend night after night drinking in bars, distract themselves with a steady stream of groupies and brag about it afterward. Pressed to name names, Adams listed a half-dozen Red Sox players who she said behaved themselves -- Roger Clemens, Rich Gedman, Bruce Hurst, Dwight Evans, Bob Stanley and Marty Barrett -- and said people could draw their own conclusions about the rest. "They are unbelievably protected ... What I say is not going to change baseball. Everyone knows it's gone on for years," she said. The blue-eyed brunet suggested that reporters who cover the teams know far more than they convey to their readers. "I've never been able to understand the handicap sportswriters work under, when you see people come in at 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning with girls on each arm, and they make a couple of errors that day," she said. "Luckily for Wade, he is so focused and he is so good ... it doesn't affect him. I mean, you're looking at a man who was able to live two separate lives for four years."