The 'I Touch Myself' Project Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

This Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer.

Amphlett discovered her own breast cancer through self-examination, after mammograms and ultrasounds initially failed to identify it. She died in April 2013, but not before communicating her new vision for the hit song -- originally a groundbreaking celebration of female sexuality.

Australian advocacy group Cancer Council New South Wales collaborated with a group of Australian singers, including breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John, to produce a powerful a cappella version of the song that serves as a PSA for self-examination.

"She would have wanted us to be more in touch with ourselves," Amphlett's widower Charley Drayton told The Sunday Telegraph on the one-year anniversary of her death. "To listen to what's going on inside physically, and to be more in charge of our destiny and not wait for doctors or advisers to be in charge of us."

Watch the powerful video above (the final shot may be NSFW) and learn more about the campaign here.

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