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lightchested
post Aug 16 2009, 12:37 PM
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Dudes,

I am in shock

click this but not on an empty or full stomach:
http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-itty-bit...-support-group/

I feel like I am going to be sick.


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blondenorwegian
post Aug 16 2009, 01:39 AM
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Just checked back here for the first time in a few months.

To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of BDD before this! And I agree with the previous posts, buttercup. Positive reaffirmations, as corny as they may sound at first, help combat the negative thoughts. If you have faced abuse in the past, take it from some women who know (including me) and consider therapy. But I'm really glad that you (and, well, everyone here) has been able to share their thoughts and support.

To add to the positive affirmations, I'll share 3 stories with you:

1) I recently saw many of my girlfriends at a friend's wedding this summer. I brought up the story of my boyfriend from my first post and how his comment about his ex's "phenomenal tits" caused me to tailspin and seriously consider things like surgery. All of these women are considerably more busty than me, and they looked at me with their jaws dropped to the floor. "Why?? Why would you ever want to have bigger boobs?" they said. Two of my friends (both C's) later told me that they ENVIED my figure, and wished they had my frame in high school. Here I had envied girls with bigger breasts, and they were jealous of ME. (By the way, the bride was small-chested and wore a satiny gown with no bra, no padding, no nothing. Everyone talked all night about how beautiful she looked.)

2) I found this issue of Glamour magazine- I avoid these magazines as a rule- but this headline caught my eye. It's an article that discusses breast health and the truth behind sizes and gadgets to make things bigger. But what caught my attention is that they listed (with photos) beautiful women in Hollywood with A-cups.

3) I asked a guy friend what he thought about the big breasts vs. small breasts debate. He said, "Honestly, there's no such thing as too small. I'd rather have a girl that can fit in my hand."

Hang in there!
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lightchested
post Aug 15 2009, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(Persephone3 @ Aug 14 2009, 11:38 PM) *
Just curious...Who helped you the most? I would tend to think the first option. It's funny how you can get such conflicting advice. As I think you said previously, you have to sometimes try different therapists. I hope you were able to find the help you needed, you seem very strong.


The guy who helped me the most was the one you indicated...the first one I wrote about.

If I seem strong, it's because I'm not amidst a BDD attack at the moment!!! wink.gif rolleyes.gif But I know what you mean...in my un-triggered times, I do feel very strong! I just can't believe how quickly I can fall apart at the sight of some random female or a comment on TV or even a should-be-forgotten memory!!! I don't know how to hold on to the strong in those times. Or even find it at all.


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post Aug 15 2009, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE(buttercups @ Aug 9 2009, 03:52 PM) *
there was a girl whose breasts were at least as teeny as mine and she was wearing this gorgeous bandeau halter bikini- and she looked goooood! We were all sitting on the beach and I commented that I liked her bathing suit. My mom and sister were like "no, it only draws attention to the fact that shes flat" and with everyone and my bf right there I said , " well i think she looks hot and having small breasts is NOT a flaw!"- everyone shut up then : )


What your mom and sis said has been bugging me. It's much more difficult to re-train negative self-talk when you're surrounded by people, especially family, who pass contemptuous judgments like that. So proud that you spoke up that way. It reminded me of this comment from a thread about a completely different topic, but the principle is similar (of communicating that certain comments hurt, and, building on that, that people who are considerate and not selfish or thoughtless will stop making them around you):

get them to stop and think about the consequences.You say to them, "Mom and Dad, when you say things like this, you hurt me." Give them a specific example.They will yesbut you in return. Let them finish.Then you say, "Now that you know this hurts me, if it happens again, we will both know you are doing it on purpose."This speech, plus meaningful eye contact on the next offense, cured a friend's parents of a twenty-year family "joke".

More on making your boundaries clear and enforcing them with people close to you. I love this part: "Other people ignoring our boundaries is NOT what causes us to get angry. We get angry when we do not gracefully and compassionately honor our own boundaries (whether with or without the other personís cooperation).
- This is because our boundaries can only be as clear and as strong as our support for our own wants, limits, choices, and values."

Nthing how cool all the wisdom here on self-esteem and self-respect is. You're all lovely.
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post Aug 14 2009, 11:38 PM
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QUOTE(lightchested @ Aug 14 2009, 04:09 PM) *

I agree with so much of the wonderful advice that has been given here. But sexual abuse is very serious and could be the root cause of a lot of your problems. Surpressed emotions may manifest themself in the critical nature of your own body. You may want to consult a therapist, because you deserve to be happy and feel good about yourself. You would be surprised that when you start to deal with your issues, how it can change your whole perspective. But I believe all of this has already been said.


Not that this needed reiterating, since it's spot on, but I just wanted to add that the best BDD therapist I went to said most people with BDD have one or more of the following in their past:

1) sexual abuse
2) emotional abuse
3) "bullying" victimization in school

I was #3 big time. And my parents weren't exactly the lovey types. This particular therapist says that what needs to happen is that you play out your significant traumatic events in which you did not get the support you needed, to make you feel that YOU WERE OKAY and it was the other person that had the problem, and play it out with a therapist, who plays the role of an older sister or brother, or parent, or teacher, or SOMEONE who should have stepped in. He says it's to overwrite in your mind the most significant painful memories, so that you realize YOU ARE OKAY. That's what he told me anyway. It wasn't all he did, but it was part of his program.

It was a different spin than the normal BDD therapist, who does the whole typical cognitive behavior thing. He says those things don't work well with BDD because they reinforce the negative thought patterns. (typical BDD therapy asks you to always give "proof" for your negative feelings, but this guy said that's NOT a good idea because that forces BDD people to then find proof- in their minds anyway- and convince themselves further of the negative thought)

And then there are the drug pushers...
(anti-depressants)
yuk


Just curious...Who helped you the most? I would tend to think the first option. It's funny how you can get such conflicting advice. As I think you said previously, you have to sometimes try different therapists. I hope you were able to find the help you needed, you seem very strong.
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post Aug 14 2009, 03:09 PM
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I agree with so much of the wonderful advice that has been given here. But sexual abuse is very serious and could be the root cause of a lot of your problems. Surpressed emotions may manifest themself in the critical nature of your own body. You may want to consult a therapist, because you deserve to be happy and feel good about yourself. You would be surprised that when you start to deal with your issues, how it can change your whole perspective. But I believe all of this has already been said.


Not that this needed reiterating, since it's spot on, but I just wanted to add that the best BDD therapist I went to said most people with BDD have one or more of the following in their past:

1) sexual abuse
2) emotional abuse
3) "bullying" victimization in school

I was #3 big time. And my parents weren't exactly the lovey types. This particular therapist says that what needs to happen is that you play out your significant traumatic events in which you did not get the support you needed, to make you feel that YOU WERE OKAY and it was the other person that had the problem, and play it out with a therapist, who plays the role of an older sister or brother, or parent, or teacher, or SOMEONE who should have stepped in. He says it's to overwrite in your mind the most significant painful memories, so that you realize YOU ARE OKAY. That's what he told me anyway. It wasn't all he did, but it was part of his program.

It was a different spin than the normal BDD therapist, who does the whole typical cognitive behavior thing. He says those things don't work well with BDD because they reinforce the negative thought patterns. (typical BDD therapy asks you to always give "proof" for your negative feelings, but this guy said that's NOT a good idea because that forces BDD people to then find proof- in their minds anyway- and convince themselves further of the negative thought)

And then there are the drug pushers...
(anti-depressants)
yuk




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karategrrl
post Aug 14 2009, 02:38 PM
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I just watched that video about the Lil Titties. OMG, too funny. Tx for posting!
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karategrrl
post Aug 14 2009, 06:10 AM
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buttercups, I also do recommend seeing a therapist. Your intake experience may vary, but yes, they may ask some questions up-front. Once you're over that hump, though, you can get down to feeling better and better. I've been seeing a therapist for the past couple of months and though he has taught me some valuable coping techniques for stress, most of all what helped me the most is just having a place where I could verbalize any damn thing I pleased, and not give a shit what anyone thinks, whether or not it's "appropriate" to say it, if it's the right time, etc. Incredibly liberating. There is something powerful on a deep level about verbalizing something--once you can talk about something, I have found, it doesn't have that weird control over you anymore.

Please give it a try and keep us posted. Therapists are trained to help you, and they are totally used to people who need help but aren't ready to just let it all hang out. A good therapist will know how to assist you in putting your feeling into words. Also, you may need to meet with two or three before you find a good "fit." A little exhausting, yes, but well worth it. then again, you might hit it off right away with someone. Best of luck. <<hugs.>>
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post Aug 13 2009, 11:30 PM
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Troll. End of.

NEXT!!!
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Aithinne
post Aug 13 2009, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE(strongirl @ Aug 13 2009, 06:45 AM) *
Re-read the responses you get in here over and over, rather than cycling on your own negative thoughts.


I agree.. You need to repeat the positive as much as you are repeating the negative garbage. Re-read! It does help! Make the good stuff stick in there, read it until you have it memorized!
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Aithinne
post Aug 13 2009, 10:45 PM
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Ok, I'm totally confused by this pip person and why pip is even here..??? Is there a point to his posts? unsure.gif

Anyway... Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

A few days ago I saw this REALLY good looking guy and he was with this gorgeous girl, but guess what- no breastage at all!! It made me happy to see the itty bitty girls getting the studs. I almost felt like clapping at them in public, but they would have had no idea what I was clapping for, and it would have been awkward to explain. Lol.

Moral of my story, celebrate the small boobie lovers buttercups! They ARE out there! Positive positive positive girl!! For every negative thought, say something positive until the positive becomes more frequent than the negative. It feels a little strange at first to say good things about your boobs, kind of like you're lying to yourself, but just trust me. Say it anyway. And look at those little things when you say it. Spread the boobie lovin.

*Boobie high-two coming your way*
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post Aug 13 2009, 10:24 PM
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/derail

OZ did have a LOT of peen on it, didn't it though? I'm surprised that we are getting practically no peen elsewhere. I mean, Hung is called Hung for a reason, right? Wherefore art thou peen?


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post Aug 13 2009, 10:20 PM
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"God am I full of rants or what? sorry to anyone who may have become offended by my man-bashing. There are plenty of men in my life that I love, but I would be lying to say deep down inside I don't have this dislike for men boiling inside me. I've also experienced some sexual abuse in my life that may have contributed to this and im sure many of my other issues- but I can't use this as a full excuse. Men get to live with a freedom that I don't have and for that they make me so angry. But if they ever start putting male full frontal in my HBO show then maybe i'll feel justice has been served haha."
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Hi All,
I agree with so much of the wonderful advice that has been given here. But sexual abuse is very serious and could be the root cause of a lot of your problems. Surpressed emotions may manifest themself in the critical nature of your own body. You may want to consult a therapist, because you deserve to be happy and feel good about yourself. You would be surprised that when you start to deal with your issues, how it can change your whole perspective. But I believe all of this has already been said.

I too get very angry towards men, but I also feel angry towards the women that let themselves be exploited. I read somewhere that since women have been repressed the only power they feel they have is sexual power. Hopefully that is changing. I believe that we have made great progress, but we have a long way to go.

BTW - I have seen a lot of male nudity on HBO. More so than other networks. The show OZ had tons of it!

Pip - If you don't have a problem with your body (good for you), then why are you here?
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post Aug 13 2009, 07:54 PM
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Buttercups,

Looks like if things don't work out with your boyfriend, Pip is available. On the off-chance that Pip is a female, she has obviously never walked a mile in our bra.

But enough of that.

When you went for therapy for BDD did you talk about your breasts specifically?
I sure did, and I told them (all) point blank "my boobs are wrecking my life".

how did you do it?
Well, I went to a few docs about it. I seem to recollect having to tell the receptionist-type person over the phone just to get the appointment for one or two of the places. For all of them, there is "intake" paperwork that you fill out when you get there. It's lengthy! It asks if you've had suicidal thoughts, if anyone in your family has committed suicide, if you're on any meds, how often you feel depressed, etc. It actually gets pretty detailed and makes your hand tired and brain worn out. I considered giving up on therapy just to be able to walk out & not have to finish those forms. But I did them every time. One doc made me draw myself as I see myself. As you'd imagine, that was a beauty of a picture.

Anyway, you write it on this intake paperwork, so when the doc calls you in, s/he looks at the paperwork, and goes, "So you have a problem with your breasts?" or whatever. And you go "yeah". And it goes from there.

were you embarrassed?
Of all the gifts God has given me, one of the ones I'm most grateful for is that I rarely, if ever, embarrass. I wish I could explain why. I've tried to help other people not feel embarrassment, but don't know how to convey the "who cares?" right-to-the-core attitude to them. I just don't care what people think of me. I don't know why. But I'm very grateful for it. One thing I do sometimes, when something is really hard, is act. Literally. Take yourself out of yourself, and say the things you need to say, but do it as though you're playing a part. When you're comfortable again, reconverge. Usually it only takes a few minutes of "acting" to get past the scary thing, and then you see there are no dire consequences, so you can "be yourself" again, and feel comfortable. Does this sound weird? I do it in situations in which I am very uncomfortable, and it gets me through. Oh, one other thing...keep in mind you are ALWAYS free to leave. At any time, at any point, during any conversation or situation. So there need be no fear. You can always just leave. So plunge ahead & see what happens. I always tells myself, "There is nothing to fear but every mirror...I mean fear itself!!!" (I have a weird sense of humor sometimes)

I've tried talking to a few people in my life about this that i trust the most, but they either don't get it or think i'm being vain or something.
BDD is commonly mistaken for vanity, when in fact, as you know, it is the exact polar opposite! No, people don't get it. They just don't.

I don't think anyone in my life really understands how debilitating this can be for me and how much it impacts my relationships.
I don't even know you and I know you are 100% correct in this statement. Same with me. Sometimes when I list to people how it has impacted my life, my choices, it makes their jaws drop. We connect dots that others do not connect. That is why we take things that other see as "unrelated" and "turn it into" all about our boobs. Our brain makes connections that others' don't.

Ugh Lightchested I relate to you so much when you said sometimes you think you're over it and then something will trigger you- that is how I am exactly! I go for awhile being fine and not caring so much ( putting a lot of effort into not caring mind you)
I too have to put a lot of effort into not caring. I wish not caring were easy! And it's so easy to sink right back to where I started.

and then boom! something will trigger me and I'm a total mess.
yep

I've found for me a trigger is usually a stupid movie like Beerfest that I'm forced to watch in a group or being around guy friends who talk about boobs or seeing a naked chick on tv with my bf. Or sometimes I will have suppressed the feeling for so long that I just erupt and lash out and go through a terrible night of hating my body. Then the next day I wake up and I'm all right again. I'm scared to get therapy bc I'm so embarrassed. I wish there was something else I could do.
Okay, same with me, all. Therapy gave me coping mechanisms, but didn't cure me. I too wish I could get this thing out of me.


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post Aug 13 2009, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE(Pip @ Aug 13 2009, 05:34 PM) *
who is 'we'? is this a private group for 3 people?
It IS being discussed and solely through mind-reading attempts, which is silly.
the overwrought pompous reaction to other supportive contributors just looks obnoxious.


"Overwrought pompous . . . looks obnoxious". Pip meet kettle. Kettle meet Pip. Ya'll should get along famously.


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post Aug 13 2009, 03:01 PM
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Hi Pip, not that your wonderfully enlightening comment deserves a response, but the whole point of this forum is to try to steer ourselves away from caring about what men think. When it comes to a topic about women's bodies, we can't help but end up talking about what men think once in a while, but that's actually the opposite of what we want. We want to focus on how we feel about our own bodies, and it's actually really sad and pathetic that it always veers back to what men think, because that's what we've been socialized to care about. If this furom were full of men giving us their opinions, we wouldn't reach those goals at all. Clearly you didn't even read everything posted here, or you would have figured it out for yourself.

Buttercups, there is nothing wrong with being a feminist. And if you've been abused in the past, it's no wonder you're angry. Just don't let that anger take over your life. Right now you are taking that anger and turning it back on yourself, because you don't have healthy way to get rid of it or deal with it. Instead of getting angry with destructive thought patterns, think constructively about how you can make your life better. Replace angry thoughts about men with positive thoughts about how you can feel powerful and in control of yourself and your sexuality. I was lucky enough to learn the power of positive affirmations before I even knew anything about psychology or pop psychology, or what it all means. But it has helped me get through a lot in life, and probably stopped me from becoming as certifable as most of my relatives. It is true, tell yourself something a thousand times, and you will believe it. You've told yourself you're "defective" for a long time, and you can't stop negative thought patterns overnight, but keep at it and slowly you will start thinking more positively without trying!

I actually have some pretty strong feelings about all the same things you are concerned about with feminism, I just don't usually discuss them with people I'm not very, very comfortable with, and I've learned to keep my thoughts & feelings under control the same way I keep my other liberal, leftist, atheist, and otherwise un-Christian views under control so as not to walk around offending people and alienating myself from others all day. There is a fine line between being passionate about topics that affect my life, and letting myself be angry and miserable about things I can't directly change. What I can do is try to encourage other women not to fall into the traps society sets for us, and don't let men off the hook when they are being chauvinistic, and as strongirl says, have the best "revenge" by living well and being happy. My (less polite) way of thinking about it is "don't let the bastards get you down" (thank you Kris Kristofferson for bringing this phrase to my attention!)

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post Aug 13 2009, 12:40 PM
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You all have given me such great advice and I am going to try to do all of the things you have suggested. I know that many of you wonderful women have surpassed this issue and now accept yourselves and that does make me feel like I can do it too. Angie_21 it really made me feel almost reassured when you said that I am normal, that is something I've always found hard to believe. It's so silly but I've spent a lot of time thinking that I was born transgendered or something bc I've found my body to be so abnormal. I did need someone to tell me that I'm normal, even though you've never seen me, and it helps and I've been reminding myself of that since you said it. I had an appt with the OB/GYN today and for some reason I always expect her to say that something about me is abnormal, but she never has. It's stupid but I need to almost be convinced that I am 100% female and hearing you say that and then going to the doctor today and having her see nothing out of the ordinary for female anatomy makes me believe it more.

I've also never heard any other women talk about how male-dominated everything is today. It's great to feel that you all understand me and I know I have to stop letting the bullshit get to me before I go insane. I already lash out at my bf who is a great guy and he doesn't deserve it and I don't deserve him bc I take all my anger at the male species out on him. I have to learn to be as understanding as you Karategrrl and just realize that naked women are everywhere, men look at them, and maybe it doesn't mean anything. I wish I could turn my brain off sometimes before I let it get all angry feminist bitch. I'm going to look for those things by Louise Hay- I'll take all the help I can get and if you recommend it then I know its def worth a shot.

I want to get over this sooooooo bad. I want to be positive everyday and not cringe when my bf touches me or imagine what people are thinking about me in their heads. Theyre just stupid breasts! I just want to live my life and maybe take the self-hatred away in the process. You all change my thinking and give me something to look foward to when I can finally free myself from making a lack of tissue the center of my life.
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post Aug 13 2009, 11:29 AM
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buttercups, I've gone through my own feelings of bitterness and hatred toward men, men's magazines, and the male-oriented world we do live in. I once went on a huge quest to find a women's magazine--any one at all--that had nude or near-nude pics of men as a regular "feature" like they do in men's magazines--you know, the bikini layouts that are as "normal" as the financial advice or motorcycle maintenance columns. There aren't any! There's Playgirl, but that's clearly all nudity. (Hubby and I once had a major fight b/c he bought a copy of Easy Riders. I was appalled to have that trash in the house and doubly appalled when he said it was "no big deal" when I confronted him.)

Let me make this clear--I don't think it's fair, nor do I think the objectification of women or anyone is okay and acceptable, but I have come to realize men are so bombarded by women as "decoration" that it really isn't as big a deal to them as we may think. Men enjoy naked women and I think they're aware and appreciate of the fact that women's images are so available to them in so many venues. Yet I think on some level they're also aware that a lot of it is dumb and stereotypical, and even comical. Since they are easily aroused, on another level they may actually resent being manipulated by these images, and to some degree resent the women who do so. In groups, they do their chest-thumping and make a big deal over breasts and whatever else, but that may not be how any of them really feel; I think men generally aren't as honest with each other as women are, and it's a shame they feel they have to put up a front. That behavior is not okay, but I find it helps to look behind all the machismo at the causes, and it doesn't make me as mad.

I KNOW it is difficult--believe me--but do listen to the great advice and support everyone here is giving you. (And let me say, my admiration for all of you has grown by leaps and bounds for reaching out to our sis buttercups.) No, some things in this world aren't fair and you have no or little control over them. But take back your power over the things you DO have control over--one of them being your mental well-being.

I agree with whoever it was who promoted the healthy self-talk. Personally, this has been of HUGE benefit for me with some of life's difficulties and, to some extent, my booby esteem. I'm not talking about the "name it and claim it" philosophy, like "Think you have big breasts, and you will grow them," but rather replacing all those negative thoughts with positive ones.

Have you listened to any CDs or read anything by Louise Hay? I highly recommend it. She is, in my book, the Affirmation Queen. I recommend her "You Can Heal Your Life affirmation kit." Comes with an audio CD that is a great intro to positive affirmations. (No, this is not a paid endorsement.)
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post Aug 13 2009, 07:45 AM
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I have to say I am absolutely blown away by the wisdom, caring, and insight of the women in this thread. You all (including you, Buttercups - you are struggling so hard and so valiently) restore my faith in humankind.

Counseling can be very helpful, Buttercups, but the advice you just got from Aithinne, Lightchested, and Angie_21 is, in my opinion, more thoughtful, deeper, and just better than what you'd get from most of the therapists out there. Re-read the responses you get in here over and over, rather than cycling on your own negative thoughts.

As for anger at men about porn and sexual oppression, I agree with Angie - to not have at least some of it you'd have to have your head up your own butt. But there's no reason to let it ruin your life. What happens outside your head is not within your control, but what happens inside your own head is totally under your control. And to get past these issues and be happy is the goal. I've always loved the saying:

"Living well is the best revenge."

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post Aug 12 2009, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE(buttercups @ Aug 12 2009, 11:22 AM) *
If I had boobs and fit into this world would I hate it as much- honestly I doubt it. Every girl I know who has a chest can watch all those shows and porn and everything and they don't seem to shrivel up and die inside like I do. I wish I didn't feel these feelings towards men and I know its bad of me, but I can't help it.


Aithinne and strongirl say it pretty well perfectly, but here goes anyways.

Oh honey. Believe me, I have friends with big boobs who are simply terrified of the idea of porn, and are extremely threatened by it. The thing is, there will always be another person out there with bigger boobs, longer legs, a smaller waist, a cuter nose. We have to accept that. I mean, you think things are bad now, what are we going to do when we're gray-haired and wrinkly and saggy, and every 25 year old out there looks more "beautiful" than we do? Well, we're going to have to start valuing ourselves to reasons other than how we look, or like Aithinne said, we've doomed ourselves to a life of unhappiness. You have to realise, fully and completely, that you are not missing out on anything. While you are wondering what it's like to have big boobs, other girls are wondering how their life would have been different 30 pounds lighter or with a smaller nose, bluer eyes, a prettier smile, or any other thing out there. We are all only hurting ourselves this way, and the only thing holding you back from enjoying your youth and being sexy is yourself, your obsession, and your fear.

I don't know if you can beleive me, but I used to have a lot of the characteristics lightchested mentioned of BDD. I spent a lot of time worrying about my boobs. I felt like I wasn't sexy, wasn't good enough, couldn't wear certain clothes, I measured them every day to see if they would grow. And I did get over it. But it wasn't magic. It took strength in the face of the constant barrage of advertising and asshole young men, and it took my accepting myself for who I am. You have to remind yourself about all of these things. You have to be strong enough that these things that bug you, can just roll off your back instead. It takes time, and can't happen overnight, but you really have to stop wishing for an answer and take charge of you own life & body, and take responsibility for your own hurtful thoughts.

It is still a man's world. It sucks sometimes, and you don't have to feel bad for being resentful about it. Any woman who thinks she doesn't have a reason to be resentful, has her head up her own butt. The thing is, the way to get along in a man's world without succumbing to it, is to be yourself. The sterotype of what a woman is supposed to be is the victim and the opressed figure in the man's world. Do you really want to be "womanly" in that way? Having bigger boobs just so you can feel like you can fit more smoothly into the stereotype of the hottie/supportive girlfriend/obedient housewife/loving martyred mother, won't make you happier. The more you fit the stereotype, the easier it is to fall into being opressed and treated like an object. And being treated like an object, is what allows us to judge ourselves based on our appearance in the first place. Don't wish men were treated as much like objects as women, wish that people would stop allowing themselves to be commodified and commercialized, and that they would treat themselves and eachother like human beings instead.
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