I have stretch marks, but I don't think they're a big deal. Tons of people have them, so I don't see any reason why I should be insecure about mine. I don't purposely display them or anything like that, I just don't care that they're there. I developed early though, so I've had mine long enough that I don't even think about them anymore, they're just there. When I was younger, I was more insecure about them, but my thinking changed as I got older.
We're so often presented with the 'prefect' image - which a lot of people nowadays strive for. And in this image - stretch marks aren't included. So whilst we all know they're common, and fade over time, most people are still keen to try and hide those 'imperfections'.
Because they can have coloring to them like purple or blue and they look like little bolts of lightning. It's embarrassing to have them on areas that a guy will see i.e. chest, stomach, thighs. Unfortunately, we cannot put make up on some of these places to hide them better. I would imagine that a guy would be turned off when he saw them.
When they are still red/pink/purple you can't git rid of them for the most part. After that when they are light they are scares and they are permenant for the most part. I think that they are unsightly for the most part, and my boobs grow and shrink up too 1 bra size during my cycle so its like loosing a contant battle. You just have to be regular with the coco butter or stretchmark corrector cream (btw is very expensive for the results).
I have a little bit of stretch marks, but it's not that bad. I went suntanning and it just seems to be gone haha. I'm concerned about it 'cos it affects how I feel about my own body I guess. It's not about confidence but more about why is there a bloody stretch mark when I don't before. Yeah, that's me haha.