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I Am Uncomfortable In My Own Skin

it sometimes doesn't fit 340 People

    It Makes Things Awkward

    It is hard to be in skin that doesn't seem to fit.  It makes you move in awkward ways.  If you are comfortable in your skin, you won't understand.  But, if you are, you know...  When the skin doesn't fit, it pulls in weird ways.  It stretches, and...
    skinnybitch skinnybitch 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Why can't I find solitude within myself?

    So critical, like a blade against my skin, a bow pulling arrows through my heart strings. I can't ever feel okay in my own skin. Too fat. Too tall. Too pale. Too tan. I can't seem to satisfy myself. I don't want to disappoint. I watch myself eat, I watch myself starve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I have never been fully undressed in front of a

    lover, in fact, I attempt to leave on as much clothing as possible. As soon as I get out of bed, I'm scrambling for my jeans so I won't be seen. For once in my life, I just want to be free. I want to stand before you, exposed and vulnerable. I want you to see me, in every angle...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    The Woman In Me.

    I guess my delima is somewhat different than most.  I have DID (Dissociated Identy disorder) and have many different me's inside.  One is a woman named Brenda and she really feels like she is in the wrong body.  Sometimes I wake up at night and it feels like I have...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Weight Room

    As my luck would have it, I'm stuck in a personal fitness class at my school. You might ask why I'm doing this. Maybe I love going to a gym. Maybe I want to get fit. Surprise---I'm in this class because, if I'm not, I'll never graduate. I've always been more...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    Polly

    One morning somebody was crying, but mornings were often noisy: fights about getting up on time and complaints about nightmares. Polly was so quiet, so unobtrusive a presence, that we didn't notice she wasn't at breakfast. After breakfast, we could still hear crying. "Who's...
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    Wanting To Change

    I've always been unhappy with my image. I'm short and look about 12 when i'm actually 19. I have boobs but they are tiny in comparision to everyone elses and boys point this out. I feel so uncomfortable that I hate going to college, because i;m aware that people can see me and am...
    brokenangel92 brokenangel92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    This Happens To Me At Work All The Time

    Someone will ask me what my race is... or what am I mixed with... or a guy will say my eyes are beautiful & ask me what nationality I am and when I tell them that as far as I know I am entirely Caucasian..they always answer the same way no matter how they frame the question: with...
    1sweetcookie 1sweetcookie 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Not Quite Hating Myself, But...

    It's actually rather simple.I'm a quiet, shy person. I prefer hiding and being where others can't see me, like the internet. I'm shy of people and prefer doing silent things by myself, like reading, writing and drawing.My body and mind disagree with my soul. I am a large-boned...
    occasionalpessimist occasionalpessimist 13-15, F Mar 28, 2011

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    Own your life, you must take control.

    We live in a world based of fear and media as truth. When we let go of those things we can be open to be fearlessly us @lovemaven told you
    healthybeautysquad healthybeautysquad 22-25, F May 29, 2014

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    I Wish I Could Change It

    No matter how much weight I lose or how much I exercise my body will still be disgusting. I am very short but not petite, I have gigantic broad shoulders, like no chest, and no neck. I am a girl but I feel and look like a man b/c of my body. I was not blessed with any nice...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 5 Responses May 30, 2009

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    40 Not Dead

    I am a 40 year old woman who cleans up well. I have a man's job so I am somewhat in shape but still has no girlfriends to go shoping with.  There is so much that I really don't know where to start.I want  girlfriends!!! I want shopping buddies who want to have margarita...
    silverbed774 silverbed774 36-40 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    I'm... I Don't Know - But I Don't Like It

    It doesn't happen at a particular time or place or in any specific situations... Just sometimes, suddenly, I feel completely uncomfortable with myself, inside myself. I feel gross, ugly, disgusting, and extremely self-conscious of it. I feel like every bad thing about me...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 Jan 16, 2013

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    I am 21 and I feel like i need to understand

    this otherwise I'll never be happy. so if there is anyone out there who felt this way and no longer does please help. something is wrong but I don't know what. It's a little long so bear with me. I have always been the type of person that was uncomfortable with the way society...
    ariannechantelle ariannechantelle 22-25, F Feb 2, 2014

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    I think am to manly I lift weights

    and love doing sports Also because of genetics i got big legs I dont know, i just feel manly
    pistachog pistachog 18-21, F May 29, 2014

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    Yesterday I moved all my jeans into our room.

    I had recently dropped a size, so I was bringing all the smaller sizes in. I must have been wearing yoga pants and leggings for too long, because I went to put some jeans on this morning, and surprisingly, NONE of them fit. Yay, right? But I have no idea how it happened...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I Dont Know How to Do

    It just cant change I have tried many times I want to be loved I desire for affection I want to love myself I feel better when I can lose weight It sounds crazy and stupid but that is the way I feel I avoid dinner with friends because I'm scared of gaining weight I'm very...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    I Have Ana

    I have anorexia. I look at thinspiration and chat with girls like me everyday. They help me keep on track and help me be strong they are there for me. I cant stand my weight an want to be perfect i want to be someones thinspiration. all i think about is calories food my...
    DyingOnTheInside DyingOnTheInside 18-21 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I Have Rotten Skin I Hate It

    particularly since this rashI am ashamed of my skin and like to cover it upI feel unsexy and like no quality man would love me with this skinblotches, acne and pimples I am sick of it... I want beautiful skin .... and to be thin and lose some flab 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    The Blue Pill Or the Red Pill

     I have always felt like I don't belong in it. I spent 16 years trying to make it fit how small I really feel.  I just wish i felt like i was one with myself like so many people i know seem to feel. I guess seem being the key word.
    sacredvision sacredvision 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Need Self Confidence

    i have always been self concious since i can remeber. i feel manly around all my friends because of my big build and love being around boys because i feel more girly. i find my self hiding myself in class and biting my nails when i stand up trying to cover my face with my hands...
    ladelmonster ladelmonster 16-17 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    I always want people to be more interested in me

    than they are.. Not in a sexual sense eg. I have this lady I work with and a&he reminds me of my sister and id do anything for her but I'm pretty sure she would t give a shot of i jumped off a cliff...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F Nov 25, 2014

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    I am not really comfortable in my own skin anymore. I will be very honest. I am a light skinned woman. I am high yellow and I think my complexion is beautiful, but I don't really...
    msjamison msjamison 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    You know that moment that they show in movies were the bride sees herself in the mirror and starts to cry because she actually sees her own beauty. Not because she is told, and not...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F Apr 27

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    I'm always myself 100%. I love showing off because I'm proud of myself and I love my body. How could anyone not love this? :)
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 28

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    In person, if you just push yourself into my personal bubble and force yourself into my personal space, then I become uncomfortable. If you're extroverted, do that and think I hate...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F May 8

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    I'm male, but I'm really into anti-aging of skin. What I do to myself is beyond what is considered normal. I bought pure hyaluronic acid powder and injectable saline and made my...
    terryallison terryallison 41-45 1 Response May 5

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    I have always been ever since I remember, and caused most of my own suffering. It's quite stupid, and I'm aware of all of it. Even psychiatrists, monks and people I've talked to...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I know depression is an individual experience, and I manage mine in my own way. I have no trust in prescription medicine. I do not see a therapist. I have no support group, only my...
    eidolonnexus eidolonnexus 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm sick and tired of being slim. I've been slim since all the time, I weighted 6lbs when I was born. And because I'm like taller than average guys, it makes me look even MORE slim...
    FreakingLlamas FreakingLlamas 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    An easy one as I used to have my own swimming pool at home and seldom wore a bathing suit. I have also skinny dipped with others at public pools. I can highly recommend this to...
    wanker1953 wanker1953 61-65, M 3 Responses May 5

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    10 Healthy Raw Foods Remarkably Awesome for Skin Here! (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4253) Raw foods are good for keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Here is a list of...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M May 7

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    I hateeee being skinny. I'm im track and I'm so insecure about showing my legs at meets . My cousin doesn't help she's on the track team and she always has to make a comment about...
    anaaaa188 anaaaa188 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    I also want to stop but I dont now how 🙈 i'm always starting to pick at my skin again
    coconutforever coconutforever 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    i really want to lose weight and become skinny. It's come to a point i am just really unhappy with my body and the way i look. i think i was skinny then i would be happier with...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    This isn't really a story, but I wanted to say this because it makes me happy lol I never used to have acne, but then I tried makeup.. Even for a while after that, my skin was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26

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    Herpes is nothing but a skin condition, and will herpes kill you or your life? My answer is NO! Herpes is not a deadly disease and it should NEVER be defined as stigma, and it can...
    alicerichael alicerichael 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    To be honest, I'm so ******* tired of people saying, " You need more meat on them bones, girl." and " Oh my god you're so skinny." Like *****, I know that. It's my body. I know I'm...
    HazeyHaley HazeyHaley 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I grew up with a pool in my backyard. As I grew older into my teen years I started to become more interested in nudism. Whenever, I was home alone in the summer I would go for a...
    gatordude gatordude 31-35, M 5 Responses May 6

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    When I was a teenager I went skinny dipping at the lake. It was in the high 90s with about 80% humidity. I just could not take it any longer. I removed my shorts, tee, and...
    femalewithredhair femalewithredhair 31-35, F 8 Responses May 9

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    I love your skin. so soft and dark, beautiful. I can still feel the sensation I get when I press my lips against your skin. I miss your arms around me. how it makes me feel to be...
    fevertotell fevertotell 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always felt like I was entirely too skinny for my height. I'm barely 120 lbs and I'm 5 foot 8. I've recently been trying to find ways to gain weight the healthy way, but so...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I love skinny boys, but I don't know why..... They are cute and I love them ^^
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 16-17, M Apr 28

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