Talk:I Touch Myself

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VH1 Classic's 100 Greatest 1-Hit Wonders reprots that it was about self love. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:30, 20 October 2006.

The writers of the song said it was about masterbation, it was at this link [1] but does not work anymore. Lillygirl 21:34, 21 October 2006.
Hello? I don't think that anyone doubts it is about masturbation (or self-love, if you prefer). The lyrics aren't particularly obscure. Is there something to discuss? Leeborkman 22:21, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Never mind. 00:26, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


At the top of this article, it says --> "It may also be viewed as an expression of independence--that one need not rely on others for basic needs that can be fulfilled by oneself."

In my opinion, there is NOTHING in these lyrics to suggest independence. For example -->

I love myself / I want YOU to love me

When I feel down / I want YOU above me
I search myself / I want YOU to find me

I forget myself / I want YOU to remind me

or this -->

I close my eyes / and see YOU before me

Think I would die / if YOU were to ignore me
A fool could see / just how much I adore YOU

I get down on my knees / I'd do anything for YOU

Except for the obvious references to masturbation, this is as romantic and traditional a love song as any I've ever heard. The DEPENDENCE expressed in this song still moves me after - how long? - 15 years now? Almost a shame it's been so co-opted by pop culture that no one ever sees just how touching (no pun intended) a song it actually is.

I'd like to see that line about independence taken out of the article. 09:35, 14 January 2007 (UTC)


It seems, that this song is commonly erroneously credited to Blondie. Pibwl ←« 17:15, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree, have just found myself here checking up on the same error. *I* think this is noteworthy... but I'm not notable... I'll do some research.-- (talk) 14:17, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

It's mention in the article has been removed per WP:OR. -- MSTR (Chat Me!) 02:39, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello Wikipedia![edit]

I'd just like to say, I LOVE the lead to this article. It's classy! ""I Touch Myself" is a 1991 pop rock song written by Christina Amphlett, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg and Mark McEntee for Australian rock band Divinyls' self titled album. The song, which has since been covered by numerous artists, is about masturbation." (talk) 23:10, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Which year?[edit]

The first sentence states 1991, the infobox states 1990 twice and 1991 once; it is in 1990 and 1991 categories! F W Nietzsche (talk) 11:23, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Instrumental riff imitates "If My Friends Could See Me Now"?[edit]

The end of the instrumental in this song, around 1:46, seems to be a riff of the notes to "If My Friends Could See Me Now", from the musical SWEET CHARITY, 1966. In the context of a song about masturbation it's a joke. It seems to be pretty much deliberate, what do you think? Would we need a confirmation quote from the band itself? (talk) 05:38, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes we would ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 22:10, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

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