Topic: weight-gain

Iman Says Gaining Weight Is ‘Natural Botox’

Iman Says Gaining Weight Is 'Natural Botox'

Of all the weird contradictory things demanded of us by conventional beauty, I’ve always thought the “skinny body, baby face” thing to be particularly unfair. While there are certainly people who look that way naturally, it’s almost impossible for anyone not named Lily Cole or Cara Delevingne to “achieve” that look without getting surgery on one part or another. More »

‘You Look So Skinny’

'You Look So Skinny'

“You look so skinny,” my friends would eagerly say to me. It was the end of summer after I had spent nearly 3 months running 5 miles each morning and obsessively counting calories. I was still throwing up on occasion, but I was also attempting to lose weight “healthily” though there was obviously nothing healthy about my behavior.

After just 10 weeks, I had managed to go from 150 pounds to 120, reducing my size from a 10/12 to a 6 (or 4, depending on the store). At 5’7″, 120 is just on the “normal” side of the medical spectrum, but I did not look like my normal self. More »

9 Things That Will Instantly Ruin Your Sex Life

9 Things That Will Instantly Ruin Your Sex Life

There are plenty of ways to spice up your sex life. Porn is abundant and lacy underwear seems to have become the norm. You can even find an assortment of massage oils, blindfolds, and little blue pills in the back of your neighborhood drug store. But some of the easiest ways to turn up the heat in the bedroom is simply to avoid things at all cost. You know, things like animals, children, and other human beings! More »

My Stretch Marks Are Not A ‘Serious Health Issue’ (NSFW)

My Stretch Marks Are Not A 'Serious Health Issue' (NSFW)

At 14-years-old, I went from a 118 lb. size 0 to a 140 lb. size 8/10 in just nine months. Nine months. Think of the last time you gained enough weight to constitute a size jump, and imagine that a few times over. My body could not accommodate this level of growth and — voila! Stretch marks abound.

(Somewhat NSFW, by the way: bra shots and underboob shots and thigh cream, so if you’ve got a stricter workplace, I’d save this one for a wee bit later.) More »