Guys thoughts on stretch marks?

India
July 25, 2007 2:53am CST
It's summer, very hot, and a great time to go swimming, right? However, I have a really hard time being comfortable in a swimsuit, in part because I've got stretch marks on my thighs. Can't really remember when they showed up but they do make me very self-conscious--I'm only 25 and have never been overweight or anything so I'm not sure why they showed up. Anyways, I guess my question is, do you guys really notice things like this, and if you do then what's your general reaction/thought?
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 Jul 07
I'm not a guy, but since I'm attracted to women I'll answer your question anyway. =p I've seen many attractive women who have stretch marks, and it's never made them less attractive to me. In fact, I think it's fairly hard to get through life without picking some up at some point. I have some on my thighs as well, and it's never seemed to bother either the guys or the girls that hit on me when I'm dressed skimpily. =P
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• India
25 Jul 07
i dont think i'll hate a girl just becoz she's having strech marks ... i mean that's no criteria.. if u have a butiful figure to be proud of, u can just stop worrying bout those faint marks which are hardly visible
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• Philippines
25 Jul 07
Guys usually doesnt notice things like stretch mark. unless they are that intricate in looking or watching or even vain when it comes to themselves. Here in our country you could get stretch mark not by gaining and loosing weight but during adolescent, it is the area where you scratch hard but no cause of itchiness. try to tan it, it covers most marks.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 07
well i got stretch marks on my thigh too..i got it from scratching during my first period my mom told me that its easy to have one on the first period ..then i gave birth to my daughter Sabina and i got stretch mark all over my tummy and thigh again..so i lost the guts of wearing swim suits though some men dont really think much of it..my partner dont care at all..for him its natural and its only me who act so conscious about it.
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@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
25 Jul 07
Preeti! What do you exactly wish to know? Whether any guy sees you closely so as to notice your stretch marks or not? Or Guys do not look so closely so as not to look at your stretch marks? Let me allow some liberaty and freedom to reply to your query...and hope what I write you won't take otherwise. If you are beautiful and attractive (I believe you definitely are) then you are going to be closely watched from each & every angle and in the process your stretch marks can be noticed by others. I believe guys scan a girl in a swim suit very closely (not to you...to everyone)...it is a general tendancy...please do not take it otherwise. But how does it (your stretch marks being watched by others) matter to you? Kyaa unkey dekhaney se tum swimming karna chchood dogi? I think, you should not worry too much about your stretch marks....it does not make any effect on the activities which you are going to perform. Please please Do't be so conscious or so sensitive. If you have to do any activity and you feel that you are doing the right thing....please do not hesitate or bother what others think about that. (Let others think what they want to) Have a nice day! Deepak
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@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
25 Jul 07
Preeti! What do you exactly wish to know? Whether any guy sees you closely so as to notice your stretch marks or not? Or Guys do not look so closely so as not to look at your stretch marks? Let me allow some liberaty and freedom to reply to your query...and hope what I write you won't take otherwise. If you are beautiful and attractive (I believe you definitely are) then you are going to be closely watched from each & every angle and in the process your stretch marks can be noticed by others. I believe guys scan a girl in a swim suit very closely (not to you...to everyone)...it is a general tendancy...please do not take it otherwise. But how does it (your stretch marks being watched by others) matter to you? Kyaa unkey dekhaney se tum swimming karna chchood dogi? I think, you should not worry too much about your stretch marks....it does not make any effect on the activities which you are going to perform. Please please Do't be so conscious or so sensitive. If you have to do any activity and you feel that you are doing the right thing....please do not hesitate or bother what others think about that. (Let others think what they want to) Have a nice day! Deepak
@Booffy (364)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
I don't think it matters all that much .... well not to me anyhow .... my ex wife used to always rub "baby oil" on her tummy to stop any marks appearing maybe this can help you .... couldn't hurt
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@tbatenga (104)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
I have some on my butt cheeks, i think you don't have to be overweight or something, stretch marks are caused by changes in your weight, so if you drastically lost weight even when your weight was normal, it produces these annoying lines in your skin. But, I don't let it make me uncomfortable when wearing a bikini, I just tell myself, 90% of the women here has some and it's not like im the only one..
@kimyat24 (42)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
its not a big deal at all... to some, i don't really know! but to me, it's natural, it's normal! it wound make you less of a woman after all... go... have fun at the beach, after all, it's about how you carry yourself that we guys would notice and not about your stretch marks!