How many of us have stretch marks somewhere on our body?

I have some around my hips from growing fast when I was younger. I think everybody has some, even models but it seems like lots of people are insecure about something I think is normal. So how many of us have stretch marks and if you feel like giving info feel free to say where and from what?
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  • I have stretch marks on my inner thighs, it's like. The most annoying thing. I also have them a little on my butt (ugh) and some on my legs. Since I do track I have to wear these really short shorts and people ask me how I got them. I honestly have no idea how I got them, and it's really strange. I'm like, 14. I've had them since I was 12 and I was never fat or last any significant weight like that. I think they're from running so much? Probably. I really don't know, but they are starting to fade a little. People look at them, and I just pretend they're not there. Lots of other people I know have them on their arms and shoulders and all the way down their legs. So... yeah. I don't really try that hard to cover them. They're normal. I've never seen a guy with stretch marks around here, though. They often have it on their arms from lifting weights so much. That's what I've heard. Anyways, stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of, I feel.

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  • I have stretchmarks pretty much everywhere, but they're all old. They've faded to white now, and I'm really pale so they're not super visible unless you're up super close to them. And of course I notice, since I see them every day. =P

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  • My butt grew really fast during my first season in track... for that reason, I have stretch marks on my butt, despite being only 105 lbs haha. Which goes to show that ANYONE can have stretch marks, no matter how skinny you are. It's not a cause for insecurity.

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  • I have stretch marks on my butt that'll go all the way down to my calfs slowly reducing and matching more with my skin color. But I find it super embatasding come summer when I'm in my bathing suit,but I attribute it to fast height growth because I'm not big. I'm actually pretty slender :/ and I did vote too :)

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  • Yes... they're everywhere. My boobs, thighs, hips, stomach, arms, shoulders, armpits, calves. I'm probably 70% covered with stretch marks. Maybe a little less than that. At first I was really upset about it but I'm starting to not care as much. When I show someone they usually are shocked. :l

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  • boobs, butt, inner thighs, and side of tummy

    BEAT THAT!

    i think I grew too fast too because I've always been chubbyish...i was in elementary/middle so I don't remember much :(

    i don't like it on me but I don't mind others having it.

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  • I have stretch marks on my thighs because I am a CURVY WOMAN!

    I used to be self-conscious about them, but then I learned that so many people have them too! And I figure if there's nothing I can do to get rid of them I might as well accept them! Can't waste your time fretting over things you can't fix. I also used to have them on my butt, but they faded years ago and are hardly noticeable now. So that gives me confidence that the ones on my thighs will fade as well.

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  • I think everyone does or will at some point in their lives. The models usually get them covered up/air brushed. People are mislead about stretch marks, they don't always mean that you're overweight. Stretch marks occur when your skin either expands or contracts (becomes smaller) in a small amount of time. So if you loose 10 pounds for a week for a few months, chances are you'll have some sort of stretch marks.

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  • Boobs, arms, lower back, hips, inner thighs, and booty.

    I despise them, you have no idea.

    When I was 10 I had a neurological disorder and my hormones went crazy and I also grew way too quickly. Plus I was wheel chair bound for over a year so I gained some weight. Once I could walk again I lost the weight though, but after going through hell and back my reward were ugly white scars all over me :P

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  • Yeah same here, I don't think there's anything wrong or abnormal about a person having stretch marks; it's just a part of life really. Mine are mostly from when I went through puberty since I developed pretty fast, except I'm so pale that they're pretty hard to see. But they're definitely there (inner thighs, bust, and a little bit on the sides of my hips) and that fact doesn't bother me one bit.

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  • Shoulders, boobs, hips, all around the tops of my legs, my lower back and worst of all, horrific ones down my stomach... I struggle with my weight. I used to be a lot bigger than I am when I was a child, but I've put on a bit of Christmas weight haha... I've never got rid of them though.

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  • I have stretch marks on my thighs and I have NO idea where they came from. They're disgusting and so embarrassing; they make me feel fat and ugly. And that's why I'm insecure about them. They're one of the reasons I hate my thighs and hate wearing a bikini.

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  • I have them.

    On the side of my belly.

    I used to have them on the back of my knee's running up to the top of my legs but they have completely faded and you can't see them at all.

    And the ones on the side of my belly, well they're white. Not gunna lie, if somebody doesn't like me because of a few marks on my body then they're clearly a douche and not worth my time anyways.

    My boyfriend has stretch marks on his upper arms and on his stomach. It makes me love him no less.

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  • I don't have any stretch marks, but I think I'm in the minority. My boyfriend has them, as do most of my friends and my sister, so I'm guessing they're a normal phenomenon. I grew really slowly over a long period of time (took me over 10 years to grow 6 inches) so that might be why I don't have any.

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  • I have never seen a model with stretch marks and yeah, I've got heaps on my hips from growing real quick during my adolescent years :/ I wish they could go away because they make me really self concious and as much as I love going to the beach for a swim, I end up not enjoying because I'm too busy pulling my shorts down to make sure it hasn't hiked up or anything ):

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  • I have some pretty bad ones on the front of my hips/lower stomach from my hips growing too fast during puberty. I'm self-conscious about them but at the same time, I like them. It looks like I got clawed by a tiger or something epic. :p

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  • I'm pretty sure almost EVERYONE has them haha. No one should be insecure about them...they're natural.

    I'm little bitty and I work out and stuff...but I still have a few on the sides of my booty as a result of the period of time when I actually got a butt. It's whatever.(:

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  • i have a little on my upper arms, a little on the back of my arms, boobs, stomach, hips, and inner thighs.They're white and I got them because of my chubby days. I tried cocoa butter lotion and it works decently and I'm using bio oil it helps a lot.

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  • Some people actually don't get stretch marks because they have a lot of elastic fibers in the dermis of their skin...in all people this decreases with age. I have white stretch marks around my hips and a little on my butt. my sister doesn't have any. so its just a matter of how elastic your skin is.

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  • a little on my Hips but mostly on my inner thighs:/ I'm a little self conscious about them because a couple people pointed them out a several years ago (the ones on my legs, so I didn't wear shorts ever... up until this past year). They have diminished in appearance allot though! I think it was probably from growing, but it could have been from quick weight gain as well.

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  • i have some on my butt because my first season of track in freshman year, I gained a crazy amount of muscle, and I guess a lot in that area, haha. I'm stick thin though, which just goes to show that stretch marks are certainly not any reason to be embarrassed--it definitely doesn't mean you're fat or used to be fat or anything.

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  • have them on my inner thighs and back of my knees (the knee one seems a bit weird) I don't like them but most people seem to have them, so not such a big deal.

    plus Bio Oil is really good at making them fade faster than normal, love it :D

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  • I do! On my hips. I used to feel really insecure about them but then I thought "Hey, I've had three kids and I look better than most high school girls! My body is strong! I carried three beautiful boys with this body! I think I rock!

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  • I have stretch marks on my inner thighs and on my boobs, they're not too visible.. I think.. And hope! :P My thighs are pretty big, so that might be the reason, and don't ask about my boobs, you can barely see it :P

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  • Yeah I have them, on my hips and stomach they're pretty visible, and on my boobs only if you look closely though, they've faded to pretty much nothing. Although I'm not really bothered by them, in a weird way I think they're kind of interesting to look at, all those snakey little lines :)

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  • I have stretch marks on my hips, bum, inner thighs, and boobies! :D Most of them are probably just from being a little overweight, but the ones on my boobies are from them going up a size in like one week. Boob-growth-spurt FTW! lol

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  • as a woman I think stretch marks are more of a hazzard for us we can't wear a certain top or our favorite bikini well you still can if your not insecure yes I do have stretch marks on my inner arms near my underarms on my inner thighs , breast , my sides lol but it's not that a big of a deal to me ain't like we have stretch marks on our faces you're still beautiful

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  • oh god I have stretch marks on my butt, and on both sides of my hips, its from my growth spurt ha ha I hate them but not as much because lot of girls have them as well.

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  • I have quite a few shallow ones, caused me allot of grief growing up through puberty, thighs, legs upper lower, hips, bum. soon to be stomach (prego) and it makes me so hot that my boyfriend has them too.

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  • i have a few on my bum, I'm only 16, so I don't even know what they are from! D: but I won't let it bring my confidence down, everyone's different right? :)

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  • I have some on my stomach, thighs, arms, afew on my calves and some, not much on my boobs. I never had a baby, mine are just simply from being fat. :D

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  • I have stretch marks all around my mouth from stuffing big wads of food in it for the past 56 years. Do I care?

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  • Pretty much everyone, I think.

    I have a few faint ones on my hips from a growth spurt (although I used to think they were caused by my undercrackers being too tight XD).

    Even have some small ones on my hand from when I dislocated my thumb (it got bent right back and stretched the skin a bit).

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  • I don't have any at all. I gained a lot of weight (muscle) over the past 8 months and I still don't have any.

    I guess I just have good genetics? My dad used to weight train for sports, he was fairly large and he doesn't have any either (thanks parents for the good DNA).

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  • I have a few from a major growth spurt as a kid. There are some on my back. Also on the inside of my upper thighs. I have one huge one that looks like a knife wound next to my junk. I think it looks cool.

    Never thought twice about em on a girl. I don't mind at all.

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  • I don't know if I do or not. I rarely look at myself in the mirror short of getting ready in the morning for work (takes less than 10 minutes). I'll ask someone special to look me over when I see her to determine if I indeed have stretch marks or not.

    I have a crap load of scars though. I was an active kid plus I mark easily.

    I do find stretchmarks a bit sexy. It is a natural process and curvy women have them. :)

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  • I have tears in the arm-chest area from working out, also in the upper thighs. I actually thinks it looks pretty cool as it has a special "design", I wouldn't remove it if I could. I know a lot of people feel very bad about their stretch marks though...

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  • I'm a guy and really not that self conscious about stretch marks, I think it is more a womans problem when they get fatter by eating to much or a pregnancy.

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  • I used to have stretch marks when I was having my growth spurts; they were on my hips. But they've pretty much gone away. Except when I get a full body tan, they become slightly visible again.

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  • I have both stretch marks and shrink marks. I have them around my arms where I have been building muscle and around my midsection where I have lost a lot of weight.

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  • I've got a few. Around the shoulders, chest, and few small ones on my upper thigh :P. Definitely not something I go and show off, but no reason to be ashamed if them either.

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  • A lot on my arms and shoulder, quite a bit on my stomach and thighs.

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  • I've got some, three little lines, and I have no f***ing idea how they got there. They're almost totally invisible, though. I think it's because all my weight loss has been very gradual...

    Uh, funnily enough though, I've never met someone from my country with stretch marks. I hadn't even heard of them until I came to this site. And, I was with a girl from a different country, for the first time, who I met on this site, ahaha. And, she had stretch marks. And like, her country neighbours mine, directly, it's right beside it, a matter of a hundred miles, and it's normal there, and abnormal here. Like, what the f*** happened there? We were the same country until about 100 years ago, too, so we're the same goddamn breed. I don't get that one at all.

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  • I don't have any of them.. hell I even had no idea what is "a stretch mark" before reading this question.

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  • I have them literally everywhere from weight lifting. I'm proud of them and do not feel one bit insecure about them.

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  • "I think everybody has some"

    I have zero, so there goes your theory.

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  • I have on my lower back , but I never really cared about them .

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  • I'm a boy and I have stretch marks between my legs because I have big thighs and a big butt

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  • I have some on my hips, I think they came from wearing skinny jeans or something lol.

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  • i dont...

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  • I have some on my lower back from growing fast :)

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  • I don't have any but I think most people do

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  • not i

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  • they're all over my fat ass...

    jk I'm like 135

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  • I have a little on my thighs and waist. haha

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  • on my shoulders

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  • ya I got it on my d***

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  • I have them on my stimach and muscles

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  • I have strech marks on my arms and legs from working out

    but I look at em in a good way that proves I'm working out hard (like battle scars lol)

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  • No, I have no stretch marks that I've ever noticed which I'm surprised because I'm tall & grew fast when I was younger. Like a ft in 2yrs. I always tried to stay in shape & worked out thru-out my life so maybe that helped or I got lucky

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  • arms,hips, back,

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