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I got them when I finally decided to grow (and almost stop) around 12/13. Then got some more from weight gain and quick loss. I hate it and I feel ashamed that I have them and I can't use having a child as an excuse for my disgusting, ugly body
I got them when I finally decided to grow (and almost stop) around 12/13. Then got some more from weight gain and quick loss. I hate it and I feel ashamed that I have them and I can't use having a child as an excuse for my disgusting, ugly body I'm SO self conscious about it.
Ohhh, honey! I'm so sorry you feel that way! The idea that women must be stretch-mark-free and cellulite-free in order to be attractive is a myth created by advertisers. They want to make you think there are all kinds of things wrong with you so they can sell you products to "fix" your body. You don't need an excuse for the way you look, and your body is NOT disgusting and ugly! Shame on those who've made you feel that way!
I hit puberty pretty suddenly, myself, and started going from a string-bean type figure to a curvy hourglass at around 12-13. I wore a 34D as a young teen, and my mom asked me once if I was stuffing my bra! (I was so embarrassed.) I have more funny stories like that, but the point is that I wound up with stretch marks on my breasts, all over the back and sides of my hips, on the back and inside of my thighs, and even a couyple on my calves. I've gained and lost weight over the years, but not more than about a 20-lb. fluctuation. Women get stretch marks for all kinds of reasons. My ex-husband had stretch marks as well, so it isn't just women, either.
I used to be self-conscious about my stretch marks, but my current partner actually tells me she likes them, that they're my "tiger stripes" and that they're actually sexy. She's a rather visually-oriented person, so that's a huge compliment, and I feel much more comfortable with them now.