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AuroraLily 06-15-2004 07:24 PM

Hello ladies,



This week's health education topic is learning to feel comfortable with your own body.



Here are some ideas:

1. make a list of your favourite 5 features of your body

2. Women's bodies are wonderful and can do wonderful things

3. Look in the mirror naked and tell yourself you're wonderful

4. Get past the idea that vaginas are yucky. They are amazing and self-cleaning. Let's not give into the idea that we need to douch or do anything to 'eliminate odour'. Vaginas are fabulous!!!!!!

GhostUser 06-15-2004 07:33 PM

I Love My Vagina.

annabanana 06-15-2004 07:46 PM

Hehe...New and Improved! Self-cleaning, practical, reliable, and dependable!



Ummm...

Real women have hips for quality child-bearing and the like

Thighs may be unproportionally large in able to properly lift child which said hips enable you to bear.



Okay, I'll be more serious

Things I like about myself

1. my strong, man-beating arms

2. my legs that let me run like the wind!

ETA:

3. My neck is all long and nifty...I used to hate it, but now I like it!

4. my wrists are all dainty and perfect for bracelets

5. I like my feet, even though they have scars all over them. They're smooth !



Overall, I guess my body's pretty functionable, which I like. Gets me where I need to go and does what it needs to do

Formerbaboon 06-15-2004 08:09 PM

1)My Feet, slender and cute.

2)My Hands, same as my feet.

3)My Lips, they're hot, and don't you argue.

4)My Eyeballs, Blue, Green, and Yellow.

5)My Eyelashes, long as heck!

GhostUser 06-15-2004 08:29 PM

1. mon dancer feet, long and cat like, very agile.

2.my eyes. like it or not they are so brown they are almost black. there is a very thin ring of blue around my iris.

3. my hips. have large hips for a girl my age.

4.my fingers. long long and perfect for flipping people off.

5. uh.....yea thats about it .



eta: NO! number 5 is my lovely vagina!!

GhostUser 06-15-2004 08:38 PM

Cool! A body positive thread! Sweet.

shethatisnau 06-15-2004 08:46 PM

Five things I like about myself? Alrighty-



- my hair! it's super straight, does what I want it to and is silky soft after washing

- my eyes, they're dark brown and mysterious. plus they're perfect for giving sad puppy eyes

- my lips- they look best with chapstick and nothing else

- my boobs! they've gone from too big to too small to the perfect size. They look especially good in a skimpy bikini top

- my long torso- I may not be the thinnest girl in the world, but because I'm 5'9" tall my torso is really long, helping me look leaner than I am. It can be a double edged sword because I have a hard time finding shirts that fit right, but at least I look fairly good in a bikini, lol.

GhostUser 06-15-2004 08:49 PM

got the same problem with pants. my torso is like 1/4th of my leg length. its impossible to find anything in right length with the right waist and vice versa. but i adore my long legs anyway.

desolationangel 06-15-2004 08:49 PM

1. my hair, only because it's a fun canvas for pretty colors

2. my bubble-butt, which i never used to like but now think is cute

3. my collarbone. no kidding. i have a thing for collarbones- when i draw, that is totally my favorite part of people

4. my hands. i'm a poet by trade.

5. my (can i say this here?) well, my cl1t. the only organ on the body that exists purely for the purpose of sexual pleasure!

GhostUser 06-15-2004 08:51 PM

echo 3 and 5~!!! have you ever kissed someone's collarbone? very romantic and yeah. #5 rocks mon world!

Cissy 06-15-2004 08:59 PM

Good idea, considering a lot of us here suffer/have suffered from EDs.



1. My hair - It's one of my absolute favourite parts of my body It's long, shiny, and red. It's still nice, despite all the crap I've done to myself.



2. My lips - They're full, and I don't need to wear lipstick to make 'em look nice. Just my cheap vegan lip balm, and they look great.



3. My eyes - they're sort of a cool colour... bluish grey.



4. My neck/collar - I have a slender long neck/collar.



5. My skin - I have clear skin - I rarely get zits, and I don't think I've ever gotten a blackhead. Plus I have freckles. (I'm a redhead... I <3 my sunscreen )



ETA - I'll have to take some pics of me in my "OMG!!!!111ONE I'm a haaaawwt sex kitten dress".

Chrysalis 06-15-2004 09:31 PM

umm I have to list 5 whole things? That's all?!

- my hair. I've been told it's an unusual colour, because it is kind of brown but kind of red. It usually looks brown, but if I'm out in the sun people ask me if I dyed my hair red. It's also the perfect thickness and is not too curly and not too straight.

- my lips. they're already full, so I don't need lipstick for them to look good...but I like using it to make them look even better, heh

- my back. it's really sexy apparantly, and I've built it up now so that it is strong and muscular

- my BUM!! hehe

- and my legs. I have no idea if they are 'sexy' or not, but they're strong and get me around.



But I still think vaginas are gross. *shudders*

chiaraluna 06-15-2004 11:17 PM

Let's see...

1. My eyes -- they are big and hazel and pretty

2. My nose -- it's a good nose.

3. My fingers -- long and slender with pretty fingernails with half-moons

4. My hips -- they are pretty big but they work with me

5. My hair -- it's dark and soft and silky; very easy to work with



That made me feel good.

GhostUser 06-15-2004 11:41 PM

right on chiaraluna! thats what its supposed to do, come on girls, i love my lips as well, they are so soft!

tuesday 06-16-2004 02:01 AM

1. hair - reddish blonde, soft, shiny and straight

2. belly - a bit of a cute curve on it

3. bum - same again : decent curve for someone a bit too skinny generally

4. shoulders - narrow, no hard edges, nice skin. I look well in string vests.

5. breasts - these shouldn't be in the top five but I've only recently started to appreciate them (before I was paranoid because they are very small) so they have a novelty value.

chiaraluna 06-16-2004 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rebel Girl View Post

right on chiaraluna! thats what its supposed to do, come on girls, i love my lips as well, they are so soft!



Isn't it lovely that we get to have soft skin? I love my skin.

AuroraLily 06-16-2004 09:50 AM

Tuesday: I'm appreciating my breasts too. They are small too but healthy!

1. my skin is nice and healthy

2. my eyes are pretty

3. my hips are full and will hold life sometime in the next few years

4. my calves are shaply

5. my stomach is getting flatter

rincaro 06-16-2004 10:01 AM

1. My hair - straight and shiny and it's growing so fast this summer

2. My eyes - my favorite feature, dark brown with long black lashes

3. My legs - they are strong and i'm starting to run again with them!

4. My tummy - isn't flat but it carried two beatiful boys

5. My breasts - nursing kids does *good* things to your nipples

Formerbaboon 06-16-2004 10:02 AM

Can we write more?

Schoska 06-16-2004 10:25 AM

1. My eyes. They are a funny color and always look sparkly.

2. My hands.. I don't know why. I think they're cute.

3. BOOBIES! I wouldn't change them for the world (except maybe when running for the bus)

4. My bum. It is big, it has cellulite. It wobbles. In short, it is perfect

5. My ankles. Considering my rugby-player type stature they are quite dainty

annabanana 06-16-2004 12:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Formerbaboon View Post

Can we write more?



Please do

ImarriedET 06-16-2004 12:36 PM

1-My Eyes- which are a lovely shade of green



2- My Height-because I never have to ask anyone to reach something for me!



3- My Breast- Because thanks to foreplay they enhance sexual pleasure for myself and my husband. ( I can't believe I'm feeling brave enough to post that!)



4-My Feet- They look great in sandals!



5-My Mind- Because in spite of how things may appear on the outside no one really knows whats going on in there!

Cissy 06-16-2004 12:49 PM

Another...



I have strong muscles that helped flatten the ground for my drama teachers' pool and helped take care of their 4 year old

Gracie 06-16-2004 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Starblossom View Post




But I still think vaginas are gross. *shudders*



No way!! Vaginas ROCK!

BlackVelveteen 06-16-2004 01:43 PM

1) My waist. Sweet and petit.



2) My eyes. Almonded shaped with curly lashes.



3) My athletic body type. Lithe, strong yet feminine.



4) My feet. Actually they are wide and ugly. I hated them when I was a kid, but I appreciate them now. They look cute when painted. They have no corns or crust on them. Need I say more?



5) My skin. Naturally tanned- enough said!

April 06-16-2004 04:24 PM

1) My waist, particularly viewed from behind. In the past few years I've gained and lost (and gained) some weight, and right now my hourglass is more dramatic than I'm used to. I'm liking it!



2) My shoulders. White, soft, yet defined.



3) My vagina! Breaks hearts and never suffers from performance anxiety.



4) My feet. I take pretty good care of them.



5) My eyebrows. They're naturally a little dramatic like my dad's.



6!) My nose- it turns up at the end, and I think it gives me a distinguished look.



7!!) My lips are naturally upturned because I sucked my thumb until I was 8.

Someone once told me I look like the playboy magazine cartoon girls.

ynaffit 06-16-2004 05:31 PM

1. my eyes. i think eyes almost have to be neat. i like the rippley lines and variations in color and the depth they seem to have. they look like deep water that is somehow reflecting in all sorts of different directions. i like wearing shirts that will match/bring out the color and make people ask me if i wear contacts (okay, that's only happened a couple of times, but it was neat).

2. some of my moles and my freckles (which i used to hate). i have a mole in a neat spot on my hip, and i have a mole in almost the exact same spot on each ankle. i also like the little pigment dot above my left eye that i also used to hate when i was little, though it's much lighter now and not nearly as noticeable. it just looks like a light freckle now.

3. i'm hesitant about this because it will undoubtedly change at some point in my life, but i like my belly.

4. my hands? people say that they are pretty, and i suppose they're okay.

5. hmm . . . i guess my neck/collarbone/shoulder area.

pavlovskitty 06-16-2004 05:52 PM

Great thread. I was discussing today how I consider my body a canvas. It's my "home," so I love decorating it.



1. My calves. From preteen years of gymnastics and good genes, I think I have incredible calves. I can admit to having a motorcycle scar on each, but I think they add character in addition to being very shapely.



2. My neck. Again, shaped well, and very sensitive (winkwinknudgenudge).



3. My breasts. Way too big for my frame, but these wonderful things have nourished two kids. What other body part can do that?



4. My v-spot. My vagina will never be quite the same after my VBAC, but again, the power there! I love the affect it seems to have on other people. My vulva is wonderful also. It now shows the results of said VBAC, but I've always loved the look. I'm a pale chick, but it's one of the few places on my body where I show my ethnicity.



5. My ears. I know it's vain, but I've always loved the fact that they don't stick out too much. They look good w/a lot of hoops. And, as in #2, are very sensitive.



With that said, I've always found my favorite part on other women's bodies is the small of their backs.

desolationangel 06-16-2004 08:39 PM

oooh then i add another. my triceps, which suddenly exist after a severe ankle injury kept me on crutches for a couple months. i can walk again, but i'm very proud of what i did while i was on crutches. i know i crutched several miles of renaissance festival, not to mention fighting off inconsiderate people at concerts. yay triceps!!! boo left ankle!!!

GhostUser 06-16-2004 09:10 PM

Great Idea.



1. My eyes

2. My hair - its survived so many hair colorings, I'm surprised I'm not as bald as Montel.

3. My skin - brown, soft and zit free (thanks oxy!)

4. My lips - collagen implant free.

5. My brain - when its at work, its a very useful part of my body..too bad its on vacation.


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