Stretch Marks??

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2007
Stretch Marks??
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 4:35pm

Hey -

I've always been incredibly confused about this.

I'm a 27 year old female, fairly attractive, I enjoy being sexual... but I am not SOOO comfortable with my body.

I have stretch marks all around my hips and butt and I never got it by losing weight or gaining it. I just had it since the age of 10. Because of this, I'm really uncomfortable wearing a bikini in public, or having the person I am dating, see my butt. I can't just be totally comfortable with total nakedness or exposure, because, personally, I think it's unattractive.

But do guys find it unattractive?? I try not to hold myself back in sexual situations, but

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 5:22pm

Hey I'm the same age with the same issue (stretch marks since an early age, due to a fast growth spurt). I only wear bathing suits with boy shorts. As far as men - I've never had even a hint of a complaint. No man has ever cared at all. I don't think you need to issue a warning. It's not like you have an extra limb growing down there :) Trust me.. You see this "imperfection" way more clearly than anyone else does. It's really not a big deal at all. Nobody looks like a barbie doll, we all have our things.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 8:55pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2006
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:20pm
Awww, how sweet tom : )
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-23-2009
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 5:17pm

If you act confident like you love yourself and your body, then a man will not

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2007
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 10:07am

You guys were all really helpful!

Thanks so much for your input.

Tom - your message was great. I remember hearing a lot of people saying, confidence is key, and guys don't care. But I guess it really stuck to me when you said that it's the slight imperfection that makes a girl beautiful.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2011
Sat, 05-14-2011 - 11:46pm
Yeah, these are tough to deal with. But, they will lighten and fade when You keep at it. I had much success with Excel Skin Care's cream. Along with the creame its good to use with their anti aging products.

Their prices are the lowest on Amazon.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 4:00am

Hey all, just letting you know this is an old post which has been revived.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 9:06pm

Almost everybody has stretch marks!