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Why do people attempt to hide their scars?

Posted - April 20


  • 33350
    Foolishness. I don' scars are very cool. Especially the ones on my shoulder and lower back.
      April 20, 2020 4:45 PM MDT

  • 4302
    Embarrassment or shame.

    They imagine that others will be turned off by the sight of something ugly. And this is largely driven by media conditioning that teaches so many westerners to overvalue personal beauty.

    If it's emotional scars, the fear can run even deeper -- fear of being rejected once it's discovered that someone has PTSD or is a survivor or childhood abuse or other misfortunes.
      April 20, 2020 7:18 PM MDT

  • 33350
    I had a girlfriend who was afraid to show her stretchmarks from her pregnancy. I thought they were beautiful and told her so. No shame there.
      April 20, 2020 7:21 PM MDT

  • 37759

      I agree. I think that minor “imperfections” (for lack of a better word) are negligible. It’s the same with breast’s that are not symmetrical one to the other, one leg a little shorter than the other, etc. In fact, one feature I find oddly attractive in some women is when their mouths or teeth are slightly flawed in some way.

      April 20, 2020 11:53 PM MDT

  • 6427
    I never have and if other people are, I never noticed.
      April 21, 2020 6:25 AM MDT