Kylie Minogue suffered a crisis while putting together her new album when she realised three of the songs had the word "sex" in the title.

The Australian singer is preparing to release her 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once, this month (Mar14), but admits she had a meltdown during its creation over fears the record's theme was becoming too saucy.

Minogue credits her producer, Sia Furler, with guiding her over the decision, telling Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I almost tried to get rid of one title with 'sex' in it but there was a point in recording when there were no songs like that. There was (single) Into The Blue and more romantic songs, but nothing hot. But Sia - who is the executive producer on the album with me - said I couldn't change it, and 'We've got to go with what's right'. So there they are - we are not obsessed with sex or anything."

Kiss Me Once features all three of the 'sex' tracks - Sexy Love, Sexercize, Les Sex.