As you all know, summer's here and this year more than ever I have noticed both genders are really insecure about their bodies adn the way they look in swimming suits or just in general. Iknow it is normal to have insecurities and I have them as well, but this could have a lot of different sources so I want to get to know as many of them as possible.
So please share with me what's stopping ou from being confident? Is it media, or comments on your body that stuck with you forever or is there anything else?
Most Helpful Guy
Because I know I'm overweight, and I can't help but compare myself to everyone else around me. Especially at the pool, because literally 97% of people that I see who are close to my age have good enough bodies. But nobody would wanna see me with my shirt off.1
Most Helpful Girl
Comments on my body that has stuck with me forever.
Growing up, I was made fun of for being skinny. I have been called a numerous amounts of names, from 'bones' to 'skinny bitch'. Once I was told to never wear a bikini or else I will scar everyone on the beach for life...
Now, I have old classmates and a bunch of other people telling me I look 'good' or whatever but I can't tell if they or joking or not. My mom says I should stop being insecure because 'I have nothing to be insecure about blah blah blah' but that isn't the case. I'm currently trying really hard to gain weight because I don't think that insecurity is going to go away unless I gain a significant amount of weight. I don't know, I just feel like a hollow skeleton most of the time.1