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I Want Not Be Ashamed of My Body

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    That Would Be Nice

    If I could look in a mirror and like what I see...that would be a great day. I mean i look good for having two kids but i still hate looking in a mirror. My husband tells me im beautiful and he wishes I could see what he see's but i always see room for improvement. i always feel...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2007

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    I Wish I Knew Why I Hated My Body

    I have never been happy with my body from an early. I would call myself ugly. I can't bear to look in a mirror some days. I am slightly over weight but nothing that is a health risk or impossible to get clothes for. Because of my weight I have stretch marks but these stretch...
    Katterific Katterific 19-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    >:/

    if i could look in a mirror and like what i see everyday it would be the best day of my life. i want thin thighs more than ever.. its really making me miserable. im eating healthy and excersizing but it never seems to work... i really honestly hate myself sometimes. when ever i...
    sweetxheartxo sweetxheartxo 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Hot Or Not? It's In Your Head!

    I look at bodies like the storefront of a Baskin-Robbins store...all the flavors are good. Whether it's Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip, or Neapolitan, all the flavors are fine; it's just a question of what am I looking for today?As a kid, I was marginally undernourished and...
    roadphotoguy roadphotoguy 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    And I'm Not, Really...

    Yeah, there are things about my appearance I would probably change if I could, who doesn't? But overall, I'm content with my body, at least appearance wise. I'm pretty thin, but I'm also not a stick, and it requires very little on my part to keep that in check. Like I said, there...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    I Hopeing One Day I Wont

    I hate how much i hate my body. I wanna be able to love what i have but i cant. When i look in the mirror i am just disgusted by what i see. I just wanna be pretty and thin for me.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    It'd Be Nice

    If I had this body, I wouldn't be ashamed!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Yes, For Mixed Reasons

    My body is like that a a teen or pre-teen girl. I'm ashamed cause I want to be more like a woman and have a real woman's body. I'm ashamed because others might fear or loath me for who i am. I'm not ashamed in that I can still hide the changes that are occurring with my body...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 10 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm pretty skinny for my age and I don't have what all the other girls have.. I've always wanted to be different. Girls always say they want my body, but the guys always make fun...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really dont like my body. And by "I want to be anorexic" i didnt mean "i dont want to eat and drop pounds dangeriously. I just want to stop eating because I binge and purge. i am...
    Cassandra13Park Cassandra13Park 13-15, F 29 mins ago

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    It always drives me mad that the human body is treated as something to be ashamed of and that our sexuality is so demonized while violence and death are lauded. Its sad that the...
    Asguard Asguard 31-35, M Jul 19

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    Not a lot of people seem to have heard about BDD. I've even had a few psychiatrists and therapists who had not heard of it. To quickly explain it before I really talk about how it...
    SailingwithSparrows SailingwithSparrows 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I love my body and not ashamed of my body. I had a baby three years ago and I am in great shape today. I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 139. Many others love my body too...
    nudistfamilyonbeach nudistfamilyonbeach 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    So... I went clothes shopping for bras today for an agonising hour of torture. I put loads of clothes into the basket. When it came to trying the bras on I completely broke down...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I went to this church thing where they sing songs n you dance n pray to god The songs were like wow I started crying but I was with my parents so I turned away I felt like...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    For as long as I can remember my father has been distant in my life, always on the outskirts and never really participating. This has always baffled me, hurt me, and deeply angered...
    TheMightyNamelessGuy TheMightyNamelessGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I think it's weird that anyone should feel ashamed to admit their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) to anyone. People shouldn't go around assuming about people's religions. I...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I never told anyone this, but I can't hold it in any longer. I had sex with my third cousin. It was about a week ago. I feel like I'm supposed to be ashamed about it or regret it...
    caryxelaine caryxelaine 13-15, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've never understood why I've always felt so ashamed of crying and why I've never been able to get rid of the feeling that crying is a sign of weakness. I ended up weeping in...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    During my nude week at home, I have discovered that I have new voyeurs that like to watch me. The first time I notice one of them was when I had came down and was eating cereal at...
    L2BANBM L2BANBM 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I recently had to get completely changed in a big group changing room. There were no curtains or anything. And I don't have a problem with anyone seeing me naked (I'm a nudist...
    19andNaked 19andNaked 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Needs To Be Said Bisexual,Gay,Lesbian Black READ! I am Bisexual and I was born that way baby. It wasn't a choice.If you don't like it not my problem :) I am happy being bisexual. I...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    As i posted the other day i am lonely and i hate it. Today at the gym some guys told me to go out tonight and see the worldcup game but i said no. This happens all the freaking...
    just22 just22 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Why should I be ashamed to do what nature was not ashamed to create?
    Goliath2014 Goliath2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    As a boy I used to be ashamed to show any emotions but I knew that I was highly emotional. Later I started to care less, causing other boys to make fun of me. This is where I began...
    LoveBelow LoveBelow 70+, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am so sorry but I am just tired of people that don't understand what it's like to be unattractive saying "be confident and you'll be attractive." NO. Confidence enhances what...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Why would I be ashamed of what I am and what I do? And why would I do anything that would cause me to be ashamed later?
    chucky11 chucky11 26-30, M Jul 20

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    Since I was a little kid there were some dreams had that I knew couldn't come true. That I couldn't learn how to fly, that no matter how much I learned that I would never be smart...
    NegroLeo NegroLeo 18-21 Jul 23

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    How can you be ashamed, if you love yourself and look after yourself very well?
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    You do know that most people that claim to know Christ won't go fishing for the lost. 1st off they think they're too good, 2nd They aren't strong enough. They don't know who they...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F Jul 23

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    I started having sex when I was 15 my original plan was to stay a virgin. All of the people around me were having sex and I can admit I went through an experimental stage. In a...
    Toocrazy4u Toocrazy4u 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can never seem to make myself proud. I am horribly ashamed of almost everything I do. Where is my self respect and respect for others. Where are my morals that I held so dear...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    5 years ago i was on holiday with my wife and 1 year old daughter. we were at the beach for a while and she brought my daughter back to the hotel to nap and i stayed. i saw a...
    jaimegio jaimegio 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    For years, I have felt like something has been missing from my life. I have tried to fill this void with many things, but nothing has helped. I now realize what has been missing...
    artiebrown14 artiebrown14 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Liberty (noun) The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. It seems that we...
    ChrisW1981 ChrisW1981 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't think I'm a bad human being, I just think that the things I do can be pretty unforgivable sometimes. Maybe it's my teenage years, or my lack of experience or lack of...
    Cue0811 Cue0811 18-21 6 days ago

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    I'm honestly not the type of person who wants to be alone all the time but I've become somewhat of a hermit lately. My husband is an alcoholic and it seems to keep getting worse...
    nikkib3809 nikkib3809 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    WARNING: Possible Trigger Warning and Explict/Mature content! Also this is my choice to post this much information about me. Please keep your negative opinions to yourself. I...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've always hated my body, but then again, I've always been grossly overweight...I don't know. I'm 17 and I've just always felt so bad about the way I look. I barely can stand the...
    Mindnever Mindnever 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have been a member of the Experience Project since March 4, 2014. This website really has changed my life, for better and for worse. I am writing this story to tell my...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I went through tough times.. And I feel like I have let down God.. Many times.. I feel ashamed and I want to rebuilt this relationship that we had.. But I don't know what to say...
    muyakaa muyakaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I admit, I've been clean for a week, I still have problems. I want to change.. But these actions are irreversible. One could argue, everything is.. But I mean like, I don't think I...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F a week ago

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    i'm 17 and female. i weigh 132-138, im not sure because i dont get on the scale anymore, im too ashamed. i can text people in the us... i'm looking for a female who is between the...
    anamyfriend anamyfriend 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Losing weight really wasn't very hard for me in the past. I just went low carb and exercised several times a week and it would become a part of my lifestyle. But then something...
    blindbob blindbob 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13

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    So I've been with my boyfriend for four months (not too long, but hey teenage relationships these days!) He won't post pictures of us on his Instagram/Facebook even though on...
    lulu12621 lulu12621 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    Well just thought I would put my experiences out there so it could maybe help someone achive the experience better. So I started getting out of body experiences as a child before I...
    kindiak kindiak 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have sent the email to EP awaiting for my account to be deleted. I came to EP for help, guidance something. I shared my story and deleted it many times because I'm ashamed. Many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 20