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I Am Uncomfortable In My Own Skin

it sometimes doesn't fit 349 People

    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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    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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    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've had 3 children,

    and I've always bounced back pretty fast after having my baby. I had my son 9 months ago, and I'm still 25lbs heavier than I want to be, but can't seem to stop eating out, because at night im normally to exhausted to cook, and I just can't take feeling this way any more. How can...
    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F Jun 7

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MarchasFun MarchasFun 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Went out for a quiet drink, ended up getting drunk with two Austrians in my home town, and we went skinny dipping in the sea at 2am.
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    Society really influences how people feel about skin color. That's why people tan and bleach their skin.I just happened to watch some Indian(India)movies at work and 99% of the...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't think I'm skinny I think I'm fat. My friend told me about my other friend cuts herself because I'm so skinny. And she was like don't take this the wrong way but... It gets...
    unknowngirl10 unknowngirl10 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    All my life, I've dreamed of having a pool at my home. Unfortunately i don't. A lot of my friends do though, so when i heard one of them was going on vacation i was pumped. He said...
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    Lying on yellow sand looking at tiny squares of light through the t-shirt protecting my face, summer in my nostrils, and the pulse of heat over my bare skin. Knowing that when it...
    Faerylightonleave Faerylightonleave 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Family Stories (Part 2)........., This is the 2nd part of family history as told to me by my mum whose memory is fast fading but still has her long term memory intact. I have heard...
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    i'm not gonna say exactly how much i weigh, since i'm technically really underweight, but srsly no one should be objectified and made fun of for how they look. I saw this on...
    wishdish wishdish 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm not trying to be sexual in any way. I just have a fetish with skin. I love cuddling and feeling skin on my face. I just want to hug your hand and lay my face on it. Something...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M Jun 20

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    lolitabrat lolitabrat 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I'm hoping that sharing this will make me feel a little bit better as i have never told anybody how i feel, I've always hid behind a fake smile but i hurt ... a lot. I'm a 22 year...
    Jaybo93 Jaybo93 22-25, M Jun 20

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    God.what am I saying when I say this!? God to me is the one who hears me ask for help. I believe in God because I oft need help. Help with my ideas about situations and...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Robyn "Dancing On My Own" Somebody said you got a new friend Does she love you better than I can There's a big black sky over my town I know where you at, I bet she's around...
    LittleSouthernBelle LittleSouthernBelle 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Family Stories (Part 1)...... This is first of several notes about my family as told by my mother whose memory is fading fast so I am trying to record as much as possible. I did...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    dermapenworld dermapenworld 26-30, F Jun 18

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    I'm taking care of co workers dog this week while they are gone. They have a pool I went skinny dipping last weekend. And I done it last couple of days.
    GuyFromTennessee GuyFromTennessee 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 17

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    My Caribbean Blood Thirsts For The Sun's Rays. Take Me Home Again. To Where The Sand Tickles My Toes and The Ocean's Salty Palate Seduces My Skin.
    Shandesu Shandesu 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I use organic coconut oil Extra Virgin for everything cooking skin hair bath lotion u name it tanning love the stuff
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    In 7th grade, the school wide craze was "tattooing yourself". My classmates would carve what they wanted into their skin and write over it in Sharpie ink, hoping that it would be...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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    there are a lot of times i feel like i dont belong here on earth and the i should have never been born. no one understands me and no one will listen. add all the stress on top of...
    juliebaum juliebaum 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 15