Ladies, have you ever looked down at your breasts and thought, these babies could be ticking time bombs if I let them be?

Yeah, me neither.

That was of course, until I went for my first ever pap smear and was given a personal pat down from my male doctor (it was as uncomfortable as it sounds), and was told the twins were all good… for now.

In Australia, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and eight women die everyday from the disease.

Yeah, I know most of you ladies out there probably already know this information but research conducted by HCF found that while 92 per cent of Australian women understand the importance of getting to second base with oneself, only one in four women are checking their breasts monthly.

That is a pretty low conversion rate.

So as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month, I challenge all of the ladies out there to get up close and personal with themselves. Reconnect with your tatas. Take your relationship to the next level.

The warning signs of breast cancer can be different for everyone – so it is important to get to know your healthy breast so that you can recognise a change if it does happen.

If you are unsure of how to properly check your breasts, I’d highly recommend asking your doctor, and (as awkward as it may be), get them to teach you how to do it and what to look for.

Early detection saves lives! And that’s a good enough reason than any to get reconnected with your boobs, right?