Anastacia doesn't want to have children.

The 49-year-old singer has admitted she previously wanted to be a mother, but her views have since changed after she underwent a double mastectomy four years ago and now she is ''conscious of not having a child'' in her life.

Speaking about her family plans to The Sun's 'Bizarre Life' podcast, the 'I'm Outta Love' hitmaker said: ''I'm conscious of not having a child at this point in my life. When I was younger I wanted, so the word wanted, wanted, wanted, was there until a certain period when I was like, 'This is not going to happen'. Like, 'Imagine having a kid right now?'''

But the American beauty does not think that not being a mother makes her less of a woman.

She continued: ''I don't feel less of a woman by not having a child, I feel more of a woman by empowering myself to do what is right for me and not feel like I want to see me in a baby face.''

Though Anastacia has battled and overcome breast cancer, she has insisted her decision not to have kids is an ''actual choice'' she has consciously made, and it is not because she is unable to as she has insisted her ''parts are working''.

She explained: ''Honey, all this works, don't get it twisted. My parts are working.

''I choose not, that's what I mean. It's an actual choice. I have to continually make that choice or it could happen.''

Anastacia was married to Wayne Newton for three years before they split in 2010, but the artist has no plans to tie the knot again, although she would like a ''partner forever''.

She said: ''I know what it's like to call the man husband and I really loved all of it.

''But I'm older and I don't need to have that piece of paper as much as I needed to as a little girl.

''I'd like a partner forever type of thing ... but it's a choice. I would be OK to be living in sin.

''I haven't found that one person in the love situation, but I've found my career and some people never find that, so I can't be greedy.''

And Anastacia has revealed she has been intimate with another woman when she was younger.

Speaking about the experience, she said: ''I kissed a girl and I liked it.

''Yet I felt like I was kissing myself so I felt like that was a little narcissistic and I didn't know what to do with all of that down there. She was full-on lesbo gorgeous, and I was like, 'I don't know'. I was about 22, eyes closed, tongue all over the place.''