I have stretch marks and feel really bad about it... I even did 3 dermatological treatments in my life, and thank God it looks 80% better now, but I can still notice the stretch marks at the areas and it really bothers me.
Please only honest and serious answers. =) Thanks in advance.
And, I am a guy who likes models. Brooklyn Decker, Jessica White, and Julie Henderson all have stretch marks on their butts. You can see them in their behind the scenes photos. And, they are all Sports Illustrated Models.
Halle Berry had stretch marks on her breasts before she had her baby. You can see them on Monster's Ball. YES! I zoomed in on my DVD LMAO
Honestly, it is nice to know that you believe that you have flaws, because you are hot. And, since you believe that you have flaws, it makes you easier to catch for a regular guy like me ;-)
Once I get to know someone, their looks start to fade from my memory. It's hard to describe, but it's as though I don't really see how they look, but see who they really are.
The importance of how they look begins to matter less and less, and how they act, speak and react blur their looks to me.
My soon-to-be-ex wife had stretch marks because of our daughter, of course, but it didn't detract from her beauty at all! Stretch marks are more real and show that a person has had some experiences in life.
YES, THEY'RE GROSS. But as long as they're not too revealing. Oh, and by the way, I'd say stretch marks are a minor factor to deal with. I'd rather put up with stretch marks than a fat walrus who can't get off the ice cream.
I really don't care. So long as they aren't covering virtually every inch of her body. I'm 5'8" and 145 pounds, and I have stretch marks in weird ass places - including horizontally across my back, and my kneecaps. I also have a few on my hips. Not only do I not care about them, I'd be an asshole to judge a girl that did have some.
I think a lot of guys won't notice them unless you point them out (especially if you had dermatological treatments to fix them). I'd say don't worry about them and a guy won't notice or care about them.
I don't really think is a turn off, it just happens for some people, is part of growing up, weight changes or pregnancy, it all depends in the skin quality that you have inherited from your parents, which means that you either share that dominant skin type gene from your mom or dad's side, some people will never get stretchmarks because of their skin quality, those are the lucky ones. . . Obviously people tend to be self-conscious about their looks when we reach a certain age, especially if you're a female I believe, but I wouldn't really be mean or turned off by a girl having some stretchmarks. . . that would make me a shallow person, plus why would I make a girl feel miserable and maybe even more insecure about her looks?, if you have stretchmarks is not by choice but because that's how you were born, you cannot go against it. Accept your beautiful-self inside and out, you already are Juliana.
I have stretch marks by my armpits and chest, its because I used to work-out a lot back in high school for wrestling and gymnastics, and in college for class. I don't work-out as much anymore so I lost a lot of muscles, but you can tell I used to work-out a lot because I still have the broad shoulders and chest...and the stretch marks...unfortunately...I wish I had something to get rid of them.
Depends how bad, but most girls do have stretch marks however faint somewhere on their body and that's fine. I expect some on her ass but it's no big deal. Also a lot of girls tan and I guess it hides them.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. As long as they're not on your boobs you should be fine.
they don't bother me at all, unless theirs a lot of them, even then iam not that shallow. nothing to fuss about really. I got them in high school from weight lifting. I was kind of self conscious of them at first but then I realized its just a sign of progress being made.
eventually they will heal turning from a purple color to normal skin color. at least on me they were purple at first, then they returned to my skin color.
It's really not a big deal. You're attractive and like you said, it's 80% better now, so why worry about the remaining 20%. It'll most likely fade with time. I have stretch marks on my biceps back when I used to lift and have a few on my stomach when I got fat. I try not to stress about it much.
I am the second person to agree with the anonymous user saying "its gross". I also chose to stay anonymous because he got completely harrased for saying what he thinks. People say "be honest" yet you can't take it when we are.
Everybody has stretch marks, I have them around my hips from when I was growing still. I barely even notice them on a girl unless they are a way different color than the rest of her skin or if they're really deep. Sometimes stretch marks can actually be a turn on because it's how a real woman looks and not fake like you see women in magazines with perfect skin. The only way it's a turn off is if a woman has them all over her stomach but if I loved her I would even look past that. You look very very attractive in your pics so I doubt any guy is going to care if you have a few stretch marks :)
Some guys will be turned off but honestly, you will turn off more guys by your belief around them than the actual stretch marks.
1. The guys who are turned off, well those guys are not for you and who cares, there are plenty who won't care. A guy who is really attracted to you won't care about stretch marks.
2. There is another group of guys who will be very uncomfortable with your attitude around your body. You need to come to terms with your body to a reasonable level or a guy will catch on that you have some issue that is holding you back from fully connecting with them. Typically this exhibits by holding back on intimacy, maybe only making love in the dark or otherwise trying to hide what you are uncomfortable with. All of that is not sexy.
3. Worse would be a guy that has no idea you are uncomfortable with your body but repeatedly feels like you just don't like him, when maybe you do but you are afraid of his reaction to your body.
Hopefully you can work through this so that it won't interfere with your love life. Good luck!
i have stretch marks. they make me a little self-conscious, but I'm not going to hide myself or get treated for it (i'm not knocking you, I'm just too poor for all that! LOL) but yeah, it is what it is. I've got them on my hips, my boobs, shoulders, and behind my knees. I got a lot of them from WORKING OUT. stretch marks are from stretching, not from just weight gain, but general movement. there are athletes with stretch marks like there are supermodels with cellulite. it's natural. nobody's going to be like "oh yeah, I love a girl with stretch marks!" but nobody's going to put a paperbag over your head (thighs, back, arms,etc) for it either.
you're frickin' gorgeous by the way. the last thing you need to worry about is your looks, girl! enjoy yourself :)
WelI have them...but it's because I used to be obese. I'm thin now and I do have wiggly jiggly, but no hanging skin. I don't LIKE my stretchmarks, but I heard something very sweet from a guy, he said, "You should be proud of them and not ashamed because it shos that you are determined and it shows how far you've come."
When I feel bad about myself because of my stretchmarks, all I have to do is think about what he told me and it makes me feel awesome!
I don't understand how a woman as young (and in shape) as you has stretch marks? I think of them as any other skin mark like freckles or birth marks, not ugly or anything. I don't have stretch marks and I'm wondering how it is that my friends who are in better shape than I have stretch marks too?
i used to have them ALL OVER my boobs it was so embarassing! DX I'm a ginger and the purple really stood out on my pale skin :((
i googled stuff about stretch marks and it said they never go away but they did. COMPLETELY.
then I noticed I have then like that on my butt also? w/e I was always SUPER skinny, I had to take special bars and shakes when I was young to gain weight, I guess betting bigger boobs and a bigger butt was too much for my skin..
If you want to get rid of the stretch marks, use a cream of some sort morning and night.
It needs to be very fatty (The cream), and in a couple weeks (Or days) They will get lighter.
I had stretch marks on my tummy hips and breasts. (not that I would be fat or anything, just that I grew so much, so quickly)
The marks on my breasts were really deep and really red(?!) After a couple days of using The Body Shop's; coconut body butter with shea. The marks started to fade. And the skin got SO soft (Witch my Ex really appreciated :P).
And now, a couple months after using the cream, people barely notice where the red, deep stretch marks were!
And the best part about this is that; YOU DON'T NEED A DERMATOLOGIST TO DO IT you can do it at home, And It's cheap ;D
I hope this helps all of you out there who has stretch marks, it really did help me (And BTW the creams that are out there on the market; especially for stretch marks, aren't all cheap and they might possibly not work) :))
Don't feel bad about your stretch marks. It is natural to have them, most girls do, its part of growing up. I have them, and they have faded. Some people may have more noticeable ones than others. But I wouldn't worry about a guy who cares so much that he won't date you because you have them. That kind of person isn't worth your time!
I have them on my breast, and hips; the hips aren't to noticeable, but I am a little self conscious about the one's on my boobs. I don't hide them though; I want a guy to find me attractive for for every single ounce of beauty, and every single flaw.
Yes, I have stretch marks although they've faded over the years and are virtually non-existent(but they ARE there).I have them in my inner thighs and butt area, but they are very hard to see.
I would take the answers from guys on here with a grain of salt. Most guys on here have no clue what a woman looks like naked and seem to have this idea that stretch marks are unnatural and "gross." They are just inexperienced and are gonna have a hard time with girls
I developed pretty fast and at a young age, so I didn't really know what stretch marks were and was too embarrassed to ask anyone about them. As a result, I never used creams or lotions that help them heal. The ones on my thighs were so bad that it looked like I was cutting myself, which I was really self-conscious about. I even stopped wearing shorts and skirts for years because I was afraid that they would show.
As I got older, I became less embarrassed by my stretch marks. They're not pretty, but...I hit puberty. That's all they are, a sign that I grew. And my boyfriend doesn't even seem to notice them.
I don't consider stretch marks on other to be a turnoff. just the ones on me. I'm horribly self conscious about mine. they have blended into my skin tone by now, but still, I see those long, scraggly bits of shiny skin, and I instantly hate them. I always feel like, as soon as someone sees them, then are sickened. I'm stuck with them, so you'd like I would adjust, but I just can't seem to be happy to accept the fact that I have them. :\
I have them..though not terribly..but, what is the big deal? So many women make this a big deal..Idk..maybe I just don't have as many..Idk..now if you were pregnant I can see the big deal..because then I would be self conscious. But, yeah..It doesn't bother me..or my man.
I have them and I'm self-conscious about them, so I'm using a cream to help make their appearance fade. But the less of a big deal I make about it, the less my boyfriend notices them. I even forget about it. There are more important things to focus on on my body!
Yes...i hate them. I have them on my sides and I'm only 15. I hate it cause it makes me self consience. and honestly I'm not fat at all so...it just sucks. and worries me that someday guys will be totally grossed out. I mean they aren't that noticeble but they are there...
I have stretch marks on my butt, thighs, and hips from puberty and they really, really bother me, honestly. I just got kind of a tan and they show up more because they're white. I hate looking at them, and it's not like I'm overweight at all! I know it's just from growing though and there's nothing I can really do about it. On the plus side, my boyfriend (who's thin like me) has them too and he doesn't care about his or mine, so that helps a lot. Seriously.
Can you give me info about the treatments? I might look into it when I can afford it!
Are guys physically perfect? NO I am not sure why they expect a woman's body to be. As long as I am fit, they should worry about it. If a guy said or had a problem with something as minor as stretch marks I wouldn't talk to him, he's too shallow. I would point out, I didn't laugh or get mad when I saw how small your d*** was, your gutt, and scars on your body...if you can't accept me for who I am , you don't deserve my love
I feel very self conscious. I don't have too many, and I don't know if they're really all that visible to other people... but I would really like them gone. Of course, like all people on earth, I have a laundry list of things I wish I could change about my body.
1) Be thinner and more toned
2) Red Hair
3) No Stretch Marks
4) Lighter blue eyes
5) a better wardrobe
6) longer eyelashes.
The list goes on. I don't feel self conscious about all of those... but my point is, everyone has things they don't like. everyone. Even the people that you look up to and regard as perfect.
I have them on my thighs and cannot stand it... there not too noticable because theyre now my skin color after my growth spurt in high school but anytime I go to the tanning bed, the tanner I get the more noticeable they get.. but from my understanding I've never met a man who noticed them and cared.. any man who noticed them told me I was ridiculous for caring and that theyre no bigge but ofchourse were still annoyed by them. that's life, none of us are perfect and some of us women strive to be no matter what.
I have some on my chest and they kind of bother me when I really think about it. I got them when I was in probably 7th grade or so when my chest got kind of big really fast. They've all faded but I can still see some small indents where the pink scars were before. Both girls and guys get them so any guy saying they're gross is very shallow.
In my opinion, stretch marks are way too minor to obsess over. I've got them on my sides, hips, and upper arms. Most are skin-colored, but some are darker and I don't really care. I used to hide the ones on my arms, but then I thought, why? Do I really care about the opinions of complete strangers? The only person who seemed to give a crap was me. So I got over it :) I love my body.
I'm thin, was never fat, and have stretch marks. I definitely don't like them and am a little self conscious but based on the guys responses its obvious that we shouldn't be especially because they have them too!
I have been lucky and don’t have them. But, my boyfriend does have some because of muscle growth (shoulders and hip flexers are the most noticeable). When he is tan it is very hard to notice them. I think stretch marks are a normal thing to have. I know many people who have them. But I could have never known till they point it out. Like the saying…. You are your own worst critic. :) Hope this helps.