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I Have Stretch Marks

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    Yeah. It happens when you get pregnant

    and gain a bunch of weight. It sucks, but whatever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    Well I'm not really ashamed of it,

    they're not cute but they don't bother me. Now of course most of them appear because I'm chubby, but the ones on my hips have been there ever since I was 6, and I was pretty darn skinny then. They vary in shades of red, pink and white, sometimes they bulge out, sometimes they...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    Tons Of Them

    Anyone who looks at my pics can tell I have tons of them. I mean I'm fairly fat so it isn't surprising.
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    I have been getting a lot of those lately 😭

    like man am I getting fatter I mean am medium fat.. I have them mostly in my legs
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2015

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    I have them on my butt

    and slightly on my thighs sort of. And I like them. They are light but you can see them still
    UnfriendlyBlackGirl UnfriendlyBlackGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    AshleyCatz AshleyCatz 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    After having two sons at ages 15

    and 17, going from a size 0 to a 8 I definitely earned my share of stretch marks. I am very self conscious about them but recently I've been better about accepting that this is my body and I should be so proud of them since they represent my pregnancy journeys. It's hard but...
    xzrie xzrie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    shaming someone for something they can't change

    like their stretch marks or scars accomplishes nothing so why would you want to do it
    buddiesj buddiesj 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2015

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    I only have them on my stomach

    and my sides, i think I have them there cause that's wear I carry most of my fat ^^' they aren't to bad though I can live with them
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    Stretch Marks!

    apperently i got stretch marks on my thighs and hips. surprised that i have none on my belly since my belly reaches my croch now
    Darkness11 Darkness11 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    Yup. I have tiger stripes,

    thanks to carrying my daughter for 9 months. I am very insecure about my belly, more than anything else.
    permafrost21 permafrost21 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I have them on both of my moobs,

    both of my arms, both sides of my belly and on both of my inner thighs. Although I am still puzzled by how I managed to get them without gaining weight.
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2015

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    My skin will never be flawless,

    but that is fine with me :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2015

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    Peelover94 Peelover94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    Okay, so I'm a skinny person

    but I have a big butt so I have a lot of stretch marks on my butt and then on my outer thighs because I don't have to skinny of legs. I'm always concerned that I'm not attractive and that if I shows a stretch mark someone will judge. But my worst stretch mark is one that is...
    emily1213 emily1213 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    And Many Of Them.

    When did you first get them? Well I got them when I was 12 or so and started growing and getting curves. Then I gained weight and got a lot more. Where do you have them? Hips, around my mid abdomen, very faint ones on the back of my arms, breasts, and I think that's it Do you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    "What Happened To You?"

    A few weekends ago, I went to visit my college roomate and best friend who had come home from living in florida to attend her friends graduation. We were changing and i had on tight jeans and a bra. I went to put on my tank top and she pointed to a spot on my stomach and said...
    Cheer260 Cheer260 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Noticed my stretch marks today

    for the first time. I have gotten little ones on my thighs, due to my weight gain from vacation probably
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2015

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    Only Recently

    I have been gaining only a year now i wasnt skinny i started at 90 something kgs now im 131.54 kgs but what stunned me was that i had gotten none until i was about 5 kgs lighter than i am now i turned 18 not long ago and am confused as of why i never got any growing up. But i...
    NZbellygirl NZbellygirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Stretch marks are beautiful to all the guys

    that think not then you don't deserve a women, when your mom was pregnant with a person like you she got stretch marks? So peeps come on stretch marks are natural no matter what kind, lots of people have them men and women, adults and teens even older adults! Sorry for the rant...
    singerstrunk14 singerstrunk14 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    I hate mine they are from my random weight gain

    then loss then weight gain again i will be happy when they get all my hormones back in check so i can lose the weight i gained and show off my body of again
    sweety7268 sweety7268 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    They are hereditary. My dad has them

    even though he weighs no more than 130 pounds. I love them. I am unashamed of my stripes :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    I have stretch marks on my breasts,

    thighs, and hips. I didn't get any while I was pregnant but I did get some a year later when I was suffering from depression and gained weight. My boyfriend likes to trace them and I don't feel so self conscious when he does.
    larisahhh larisahhh 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    I have some nice stretch marks on my flabby ***.

    I used to be super thin so when I gained all this weight in the past few weeks i must have really stretched myself out 😉
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2, 2015

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    Rapid Weight Gain Caused Stretch Marks

    You can see stretch marks on my thighs and belly where they have had to accommodate my extra girth.
    gainergirl19 gainergirl19 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I have stretch marks

    and it really puts down my confidence like I'm always making up excuses not to go swimming or something because of them and I miss out on a lot of things because of them and my mom tells me nobody is going to notice but I can't shake the feeling that I'm gonna be judged and...
    Haleybruh2002 Haleybruh2002 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    I have stretch marks,

    but for good reasons I have them along my spine from growing tall quite quickly when I was a teenager, and I have them on my biceps from a short stint of fairly rapid muscle gain
    cisphobe cisphobe 26-30, M Sep 10, 2015

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    My thighs have stretch marks!

    They're so fat and jiggly! They wobble when I walk!
    fattyfatt8 fattyfatt8 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    im loosing weight slowly

    and im getting more stretchmarks now than when i was fat. i only lokst 10 pounds in a span of a 6 months
    ladyphantom27 ladyphantom27 22-25, F Feb 2

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    Greed Marks

    I have them and love them they just illustrate my gluttony and greed. I'm hugely fat my skin couldn't keep up with the growth so stretched to compensate. I love them watch how many more I plan on getting
    fatz69 fatz69 36-40, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    I have stretch marks

    and I'm only 13! I've had them sense I've started puberty witch was probably like 2 years ago I am to embarrassed to talk to my parents about them and I don't like showing them I really want to no what to do and how to get rid of them with using things at home!
    kylieaubin kylieaubin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    I have them on my love handles,

    where pregnant women usually get them, but mine are from pure gluttony. I overindulge at every meal until my belly is stuffed and this constant eating is making me chubbier by the day.. Guess the marks are from my body making room for extra pounds.. :)
    exskinnyguy exskinnyguy 18-21, M Oct 8, 2014

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    i got em everywhere, only place i don't have

    them is my stomach. i used to want to get rid of them when i was younger but with time i accepted them and all that jazz. :)
    sailorpoon sailorpoon 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    I have mine from a violent back injury

    that tore at my hips, shoulders and groin. I have permanent stretch marks and am lucky to be normal again.
    Mike3569 Mike3569 22-25, M Aug 23, 2015

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    They Are Worth It!

    2 beautiful babies. enough said!!
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2007

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    beautifulbellyfull beautifulbellyfull 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    I put on 40 pounds in the past few months

    and consequently I developed angry red stretch marks all over my belly, ***, and legs. I love having a huge belly, but I hate these stretch marks :(
    BigBellyLover919 BigBellyLover919 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    I Absolutely Hate Them

    I hate how ugly they are.. : ( 
    ImmoralSophistication ImmoralSophistication 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    When I look at my stretch marks I think,

    '**** them and their opinions' ... I got stretch marks on my thighs,shoulders and breast during puberty(they are light though). I was always so self conscious about them. I always covered up because when they showed people either stared or commented. .... Gone are those days. I...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    mine are about ten years old in between my bits.

    They raise up in the summer months through sweat and in the winter when cold gets to it. It bothers me a lot when I walk around places I use a cream it helps some of the time. I suffer with great pain with this can't believe how much some days.
    Leylandlad Leylandlad 36-40, M Dec 20, 2015

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    Hi, I have had stretch marks

    since I was a child. I absolutely hate them, I have tried so many things to get rid of them or reduce the appearance of them. I have bought hundreds of creams and books. I have been trying these new methods that I have found in my new book and I think finally I am getting some...
    ashleymorgan45 ashleymorgan45 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    Everyone Gets Them

    I am thin, never had weight issues. I've never been pregnant. But I have stretch marks. On my butt and on my thighs and behind my knees. I drink tons of water and try to stay moisturized. It's horribly embarassing. I don't wear shorts or skirts and I never wear a bathing suit. No...
    fireflyaway fireflyaway 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    My warrior stripes. I earned them along with my

    curves. One couldn't come without the other.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    And they literally ruined my life,

    and I'm a darker complexion and you can see these white lines everywhere literally all over my body. My boobs, ***, thighs and even mad calves! There I hate them the most, I haven't wrote dress, shorts, or skirts in over seven years. I won't have sex or go out in the summer...
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5, 2014

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