Why are some girls ashamed of stretch marks?

I have a few friends that are really embarrassed/ashamed of their stretch marks on their butt. I personally think that stretch marks are nothing to worry about. Why do you think people are ashamed of their stretch marks, and do you think it’s ugly?

Example ;Why are some girls ashamed of stretch marks?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Stretch marks are absolutely nothing to worry about, but women worry about every imperfection on their bodies.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • A lot of females are ashamed or embarrassed of their stretch marks because we're afraid it is unattractive to others. Think about it, do you see most models with stretch marks on the covers of magazines and all. We're afraid to think that men will find it abnormal so then we proceed to rely on creams that state they will make the stretch marks invisible when it's all a lie.

    I used to be embarrassed of my stretch marks too but after a few years ago, I saw on instagram and tumblr, girls writing up posts about how they've come to accept their marks. I've also had this guy call my stretch marks beautiful when we were talking because it means that my body has changed over time, especially since I have it on my upper thighs and bum, hr said that it means that I've either lost weight around there or had put on weight. He found it attractive so it helped me to accept what I have on my body and I'm grateful.

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What Guys Said 14

  • Because it's not attractive. That doesn't mean anybody cares, but they're not attractive nonetheless. So they're insecure about them

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  • I think it's because they think others will see them as imperfections, although most of the time people won't notice without them being pointed out. I think of them as marking out the journey you have had in life, they come as part of the package as it were :)

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  • Women will worry about anything they thinks makes them unattractive.

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  • No not at all. One should be proud of their body and shouldn't be ashamed of anything they have. Everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way. They'll eventually find someone who loves them for their imperfections and happily accepts what they are.

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  • The people who have these were either fat before or they increased their muscle mass much before the skin could control the expansion in size. I have some to and its nothing to be ashamed of.

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    • people also get them just from growing. if you grow fast same thing.

  • They are ashamed becuase they are like scars. Who wouldn't be ashamed of something like that? Its normal to want to have a better body.

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  • Because stretch marks are unattractive

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  • I can't see the ugliness over sexiness. So...

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  • Marks r beautiful.

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  • There is nothing to worry about those marks.

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  • I don't know self-conscious

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  • I hate my stretch marks

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  • If it's a nice butt like that then I wouldn't worry about stretch marks, it's not a big deal.

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  • i never had an issue, rather i find them attractive. especially the ones which come after giving birth

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What Girls Said 16

  • It's because it's portrayed as unhealthy or fat in the media, and fat is portrayed extremely negatively. Stretch marks have nothing to do with fat sometimes and may even be caused by some thing as simple as a zinc deficiency. Most women, as in over 75% of women have stretch marks, I have them on my thighs, I don't think they should be thought of as ugly, it's natural

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  • I think people associate stretch marks with obesity and the sorts, but that's wrong. I don't mind them.

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  • I like the look of faded ones for some reason

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  • I have stretch marks after I gave birth

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    • But the only ones I don’t like are the ones on my hip crevices lol they look weird

  • It’s quite upsetting really. A lot of guys put girls down over them. When a lot of men have them themselves (:

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  • Its weird but I guess its a self conscious thing. I for one don't care ab it like they're here and always will be, shows you have a little something anyway

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  • I’ve had two kids and my ass got so huge each time. I only have them on my butt and I’m hella self conscious about them. Mainly because of my eating disorder but 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Most times they’re inevitable

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  • I find actually add to her sexiness in that photo and I'm straight

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  • i have then myself, I've gotten so much shit from my brother bc of it that i myself started to hate them. but as guys mature over time they appreciate it, I've had guys tell me their hot asf and show me their stretch marks to show me im not alone (lots of guys have them too)

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  • I dont like them because i've been told they are gross, and that all girls with stretch marks should cover up.

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  • Because we always try to find something that we think it's bad so we can have insecurities?

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  • I am I hate them they are ugly to me

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  • They remind me of lightning!

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  • They're not that bad

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  • i look like a tiger with them

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  • The media

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