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I Have Stretch Marks

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    4 Kids.... - Four kids....Need I say More?
    kzoodiana kzoodiana 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    Embarrassing Marks - I was with one of my exs and we was play fighting and he went behind me and grabed my waist and felt my stretch marks and said eww what is that i was so...
    CapriNae CapriNae 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    Emotional Pain And Stress Caused My Stretch Marks - Over the past few years I've entered into some relationships which have stressed me out or have drained me emotionally to the...
    hadrea hadrea 18-21, F Jun 7, 2013

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    Loads Of Them - I've got so many that they are literally all over my thighs. Everyone says you only get them if you are fat or pregnant but I'm neither of those. They just appeared...
    lacame lacame 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I Absolutely Hate Them - I hate how ugly they are.. : ( 
    ImmoralSophistication ImmoralSophistication 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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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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    yes, i have stretch marks, every since i was 9. I was always curvy, not fat but always had a bigger bottom half than top. It started with under my booty, then hips, then upper...
    Rawringteen Rawringteen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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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 11 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I Thought Everyone... - i thought everyone had them..if its not from your chest because of that magical summer your breast came in..its because that freshman 15 really turned into...
    RocknRose RocknRose 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    That Means I Grew :) - I have them on my hips, they are not vertical not horizontal, they are transversal. I think I grew taller and fuller. And I have some in the upper part of my...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    I Guess They Bother Me a Lot - I have had 3 kids, and whenever I get pregnant, my stomach gets absolutely huge. People commonly think I am pregnant with twins when pregnant cuz my...
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Yes, I Am A Guy - And I have stretch marks. I've had them since like 14, around my knees, all around my hips, on my thighs and my rear. I started getting really sick, and they put...
    Joltman Joltman 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    My Stretch Marks - I have them too, but I'm not as insecure about them as I was growing up. Now I just see them as growing scars. Either way I'm still a decent looking human being...
    seeready seeready 18-21, F May 6, 2013

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    I Dont Know How To Feel - Well I have stretch marks. I got them about a year ago and I have never been pregnant, or over weight. I don't know how to feel really. I'm only 20 and I...
    banananutbread2015 banananutbread2015 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    Thank You Pregnancy. - I've always been fairly thin.. well at least until I became pregnant for the first time. I grew up knowing what pregnancy did to my sister's stomach, totally...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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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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    Maybe - Since I have been gaining weight, I have noticed these weird lines on my waist. They aren't red or purple.. But they look almost like creases. And they kind of are at an...
    buddyboy135 buddyboy135 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    Everywhere - I can't even remember when I first got stretch marks but now at 220lbs my belly, back, love handles, legs and arms are covered in them, they're everywhere! :D
    reshirm reshirm 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    Stretch Marks Are Ruining My Life - I'm 18 and have been overweight since i was like 9, I am 5'3 and 171 pounds. I've had stretch marks for as long as I can remember and they have...
    thehiddenpursuit thehiddenpursuit 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    *sigh* Yes, Yes I Do - Well you try going from being tiny to the size of a small country, over the relatively short space of nine months, not just once but five times and then see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Insecurity - Yes I have them and I hate them. I believe they are disgusting so therefore I am disgusting!! This is part of the reason why I am insecure and won't show my body under...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Youtube. - Hello everyone. :)I have a youtube channel where I post daily videos of my belly, and now I am working on getting together a Q&A video. I need more questions, because:a...
    fattygirl13 fattygirl13 18-21, F Mar 21, 2013

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    Fixing It - So i've had these stretchmarks for a while. On the backs of my arms. Behind my knees. On my sides. It's really hurt my confidence. I know i let myself gain a few extra...
    AmethystMoonChild AmethystMoonChild 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Umm nobody really likes those....and a lot of people have them
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Insecured SM - I am not overweight. I am fit. I workout like crazy and I look good:) I got my stretch marks from being pregnant. Then I lost the weight, then I was put on medicine...
    tomahawblue tomahawblue 22-25 2 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    I absolutely positively hate them. If I could fix one thing about myself I'd remove my stretch marks. I've never been overweight. They've been here since puberty and I've tried a...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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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...
    xzrie xzrie 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    Possible To Be Confident In My New Skin? - Last year I loved my body.... I have never in my life been thin, but I've always had a flat and toned tummy, a very small waist, and...
    PrettyGirlBlues PrettyGirlBlues 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    Lion Claw Marks - When I was pregnant with my son I was carrying nothing but him... I was able to wear most of my regular clothes up to 7 months of pregnancy, but then I went into...
    CinnamonGlo CinnamonGlo 31-35 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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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...
    fatz69 fatz69 36-40, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Yes..... Half Proud Half Not - Ok so the reason i have them is because of dance. Doing splits, holding my leg up, ect. I have gotten stretch marks right at the top of my thigh. Im...
    TheEnd14 TheEnd14 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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...
    fireflyaway fireflyaway 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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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...
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Too Many To Count - As the title says,I have too many stretch marks to count,I must have hundreds of them. Some,like the ones on my thighs,are more light and thin and close...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I Like Them :) - I have one small stretchmark on my belly and a few on my hips. I think they're cute looking personally, and they're a sign that I have been eating well.
    TrailerDoll TrailerDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    I am not even overweight (55kg and 163cm) but I have stretchmarks all over my butt, the side of my hips and abit on my boobs. I believe it was from puberty, the marks are all white...
    jenaaaa jenaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My Marks - I gained 40lbs quickly my second year in college and lost it all quickly last year (4 years later)...the power of exercise, diet and discipline I now have marks on my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    They Were Red Once - there was a time when i was able to gain weight very fast and i gained twenty-five pounds in a month.  one day i noticed that i had these red vertical...
    flabman flabman 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2010

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    I'm Hoping They Go Away - I never even thought it was possible to get stretch marks unless you were pregnant or something because that's the only time I've heard anyone talk about...
    skyhook2612 skyhook2612 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    I Have Stretch Marks And I Hate It!!!! - Well im 18 and i have no children but i have stretch marks on my stomach and sides! man it makes me so angry and sad becouse i see other...
    brittanythomas brittanythomas 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    I have stretch marks all in my thighs. I was 90 pounds last year. Now I'm 135. I hate it. I hate my weight.
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I Have Stretch Marks - They're really ugly and I wouldn't dare put on a 2 piece. But you know what? That's okay because I love what they represent. They stand for the beautiful 3...
    confusedone12345 confusedone12345 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Long agoWhen i was younger, i shoved food down my throat like there was tomorrow, I didn't know how to get fat or what that even was! Little did i know i was ballooning up faster...
    soupersam soupersam 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    I DON'T EVEN... Like I can understand the whole stretch marks on boobs BUT MY THIGHS? I haven't even GAINED any weight -.- I just I dunno they're red squiggly looking marks and...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    NZbellygirl NZbellygirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I love my stretch marks as they show my progress in becoming fatter! :)
    BMD2000 BMD2000 13-15 Dec 31, 2013

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    On My Lovehandles, Woops.. - I gained weight fast, mainly blubber on my belly, over summer and have a few light stretchmarks on my love handles after going from skinny to...
    exskinnyguy exskinnyguy 18-21, M Dec 22, 2011

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    I Am Proud Of My Strechtmarks Now! - I am so tired of the images of women in film, Televison and commercial. And how it influenced me even though I didn´t want it too. Therefore...
    piatjader piatjader 31-35 Apr 24, 2013

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    Hollie McNish says it better
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Almost every post is either by a girl whether they are pregnant or not. Any guys out there got stretch marks from just growing fast. :)
    Kj802 Kj802 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Stretched lobes,septum, Now stretching my nostrils to a 2g When I get my medusa done that will be stretched as well. Just feels amazing.
    Lonewolffee Lonewolffee 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I have my first holes stretched to 7/16 and my second holes stretched to a 4g. I've been sizing my ears for over a year now and have no problems with them. I absolutely love them...
    XSleepingSiren21 XSleepingSiren21 18-21, F Mar 17

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