Are guys grossed out by stretch marks? THis is basically the only reason I wont have sex with my boyfriend...Im too worried about what he'll think...HELP!
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Don't worry about it hun, stretch marks are completely normal. You're not going to gross him out or anything like that. Just think about how thrilled he's going to be to even be getting to see you without your clothes anyway! I bet he'll feel like the luckiest man on earth that you trust and love him enough to want to share this with him! As Hanne is so fond of saying, "Start a Revolution -- Stop Hating Your Body!"
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[This message has been edited by KittenGoddess (edited 02-07-2001).]
EVERYONE or almost everyone has stretch marks. They're nothing to be ashamed about! If your boyfriend is going to dump you over some silly marks on your skin, then he's not the kind you want for a boyfriend.
Even guys get stretch marks. They're normal and I like to think that mine give me character! I used to be really self concious about the ones on my butt, but I realized that nobody cares about my stretch marks!
Try to accept yourself and think of them as not stretch marks, but beauty marks!
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Stretch marks aren't any different from moles or scars. It's all a natural part of your body. I highly doubt he'll freak out about it. If he does, then he hasn't seen too many women who haven't been airbrushed and put into a centerfold.
I think you have a greater concern than stretch marks to think about. If you're not comfortable with your body then having sex may not be the greatest of ideas. Or should I put it this way, if you are not comfortable with your boyfriend seeing your body, then I doubt you are ready to have sex with him. Please check out the Readiness Check link.
Actually, I have a kind of funny story about this.
When I was about 12, I noticed I had some stretch marks at where my hips where starting to become apparent. I didn't know that's what they were, though. Because I'm Latina and I have olivey skin, they looked lighter, and I thought they were brindle stripes, like horses and dogs and tortoiseshell cats have...
I think I really did think I was turning into a zebra!
I thought they were pretty, though, and it was only some time later that I found out that I "wasn't supposed" to.
ewww, stretch marks, thats the reason i dont like my thighs/hips..... it makes me feel a little depressed but oh well everyone has em
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