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I Have Stretch Marks

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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 nice round hips. I favored myself the perfect, desirable hourglass shape and last year (convinced I'd never have children) I even got a cute...
    PrettyGirlBlues PrettyGirlBlues 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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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 together and don't bother me as much.I have ones behind my knees,and while I don't like those either,they don't bother me as...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I hate my body so much

    and yeah I know it's common for women to get it but I have so many of them and have had them since I was 13.. I physically cannot look at my body...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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 me on steroids which basically turned my stomach into a black hole. I ate so much i gained 50 pounds in a week or two...
    Joltman Joltman 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6, 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 they just AGHHH make me a little self conscious but yea I know someday I'll meet a guy who won't care about them but will love them :() why can't I...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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 Absolutely Hate Them

    I hate how ugly they are.. : ( 
    ImmoralSophistication ImmoralSophistication 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 30, 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 preterm labor exactually at 7 months. I stayed over night in the hospital, as the doctors and nurses stopped me from...
    CinnamonGlo CinnamonGlo 31-35 2 Responses Aug 10, 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 angle to show my overhang. Does anybody know what these things are? I think they might be stretch marks. But I...
    buddyboy135 buddyboy135 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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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 5 Responses Mar 7

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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 now but still visible. I've been trying to get rid of it using bio oil. However, I get very very insecure about it during sex, I...
    jenaaaa jenaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 freshman 30 during your college years... hell there's this ghetto ***** club we all go to..and all the girls there have...
    RocknRose RocknRose 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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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 embarrassed i just pulled my shirt down and said nothing
    CapriNae CapriNae 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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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 I have made a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38h6St_z-oo It´s something I am sure a lot (most?) of the women all over this...
    piatjader piatjader 31-35 Apr 24, 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 how you fair. I cant say I am proud  like they are some sort of badge of pregnancy, but they are there and its to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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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 stomach, around my belly button, where my love handles used to be and around my arm pits pretty gross but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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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 that made me gain the weight back very fast, and have even more stretch marks. I am insecure about my SM. I have...
    tomahawblue tomahawblue 22-25 2 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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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 year old that I kiss and say good-night to every night before he closes his eyes. I wouldn't trade my stretch marks for...
    confusedone12345 confusedone12345 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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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 point where I wouldn't eat much. That, on top of my exams, lead to serious weight loss. It was at this time that the marks started appearing on my inner...
    hadrea hadrea 18-21, F Jun 7, 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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    They Are Worth It!

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

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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 never really bothered me this bad until the start of August. It was summer break and I have nothing much to do and one day I looked in...
    thehiddenpursuit thehiddenpursuit 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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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 having stretch marks. But apparently you can get stretch marks from gaining too much weigh too fast. I guess that makes sense...
    skyhook2612 skyhook2612 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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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 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 belly gets so big.  So, after giving birth my stomach shrinks back to it's regular size but the skin is way too stretched to...
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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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 stretching it to the point where it looked like a deflated balloon (I think that was a combination between her gaining...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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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 thighs, and then the back of my knees..its really embarrassing , im now 14 and have a very curvy shape but im too self conscious...
    Rawringteen Rawringteen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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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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    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, so they don't bother me anymore. Besides, inner beauty is the most important.
    seeready seeready 18-21, F May 6, 2013

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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 than you could say "Where's that donut?" Luckily, (or unluckily, idk) I did get fat, but the stretch marks appeared on my outer...
    soupersam soupersam 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 10, 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 half proud because it shows i worked but im also not so proud because they are ugky and its embarrasing....:/
    Smilz2012 Smilz2012 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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 lines on the side of my belly.  this means that my belly had grown quite rapidly.  i was overjoyed.  they...
    flabman flabman 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2010

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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 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 variety of creams to fix them. They don't work well enough. I'm very self conscious about myself now. I don't feel comfortable wearing...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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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 any circumstances! I have heard that you can never get rid of them. Somebody please tell me this is not true...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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 legs, transversal as well. And some in my chest, I'm pretty flat, so I have no idea where they came from... LOL I like my...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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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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    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 pounds but its the marks that bother me. I've tried various oils, lotions, and exercise too. None of it helps...
    AmethystMoonChild AmethystMoonChild 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 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 overweight...
    exskinnyguy exskinnyguy 18-21, M Dec 22, 2011

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    I have stretch marks

    and I hate it. I'm 22 I had my son at 18. It sucks I can't wear a bikini during summer time.
    princesskatara princesskatara 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 when my bum grew and it makes me scared of having sex or going swimming in case people laugh or think it's gross:/
    lacame lacame 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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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    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 girls that look better than i do and im so scared my fiance is gonna find someone else becouse of this, I just feel so insecure and upset about...
    brittanythomas brittanythomas 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    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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    2in lobes. Still stretching
    Lonewolffee Lonewolffee 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I hate them 😑 I have a beautiful body... I call them "battle scars" to make me feel a lil better. I guess it is just one of my many insecurities
    TinkOG TinkOG 18-21, F Mar 25

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    For as long as I can remember, I've been told I'm gorgeous. Not to brag or sound conceited, but I constantly get told by strangers on the street (kids, adults, men, women) that I'm...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    (Kyle= my 4 year old little brother.) Kyle: Sissy why do you have those marks on your arm? Me: Well Bubs....um, I have these little mean monsters who hurt me on the inside, but...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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