I was wondering because I have that problem, although my ribs don't show really bad unless I move the right way. don't be afraid to be honest, there is nothing you could say that is worse than what I already tell myself on a regular basis. so is this a turn off, huge turn off, a deal breaker. also to be clear I am not skinny (low body)I have plenty of extra wight in lower body (on average I'm 11-12% body fat).
my ex was like that. he was built, nice body... but when he moved wrong or laid on his back his stomach would sink in and I could see his ribs, hip bones all that... I just shuddered and went "stop that!" he laughed and started doing it just to bug me. it never effected much to do with our sex life. it was just a tool for him to bug me when we were playing around. half the time I ended up kissing him to distract him from doing it lol
My brother is naturally skinny. He eats like a 600 lb man and doesn't gain a pound. He has his collarbones and ribs showed too but then he started to work out like crazy and he's taking whey protein 3x a day after he works out and he's jacked. It's a lot of hard work. As long as if you don't look sick, it's fine if you have your ribs, collarbones, and what not visible.
Oddly enough I actually find the collarbone thing attractive on a guy.
As for the other things, I don't think that that's the first thing people generally look for. I don't see why it would be a turn off unless it's like.. eating disorder skinny (which you already said it wasn't).
It's a turn on. I've never been attracted to big guys. The guys I've liked have always had prominent hip and collar bones, and rib bones even when they're standing. I really like tracing my fingers along the ribs and collar bone and touching the hip bone, or running my hand along his jawline when we kiss. As a "skinny" girl (very potite - 4" 11' and about 115lb) I have prominent ribs especially when I'm laying down and prominent collar/hip bones as well, and I was nervous that it was a turn off because of all the hype about "big women" nowadays.
i can see david beckham's ribs and collar bones. probably not that big of a turn off.
i'm naturally skinny and my mom used to think I had a eating disorder because I was so skinny. my collar bone sticks out to where most people can see it from far away. my ribs stick out about an inch or so. I don't think girls will really care what bones are showing on your upper body. and by the way 10% body fat is what gets you a six pack so 11-12 isn't fat at all so don't worry about it. if a girl really finds it that appaling then wear a shirt around her haha
I think you need to just build a little muscle in those areas, and that will probably solve your problem.
I'm pretty thin (naturally, not eating disorder) and so I've got a lot more bone than meat on me. My collar bone is definitely visible, ribs less so although you can definitely feel them. I don't think a prominent collar bone is a bad thing, although it's nicer if it's padded with some muscle.
Not sure how it compares to you, but I know I don't look like I'm from a 3rd world country. I've seen much worse on a lot of my friends from India.
I don't feel that bad about my body image, but I know I could use a little more muscle. I guess I've been pretty lazy about that until recently. I've started working out more, and I'm already seeing a positive difference. I suggest you do likewise, and you'll probably feel better about how you loo