Tag Archives: Body Image

The role of social media

Today, virtually every teenager has some type of social media account. Social media serves as a way to communicate with friends, stay updated and to entertain yourself. Social media also has the ability to alter your reality and decrease your self-esteem. When you log into…

Embracing the Body You Have

Most of us say there’s something about our body we’d like to change. It isn’t always easy to accept ourselves and be confident with who we are and how we look. It is easy to create unrealistic expectations for the way you look based on…

Hard Facts About Penis Size

Is my penis a normal size? Too big? Too small? If you’re a guy, you might be anxious about your penis being the “right” size or shape, and whether sexual partners will be satisfied. Many things lead to these fears. For example, large penises are…

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Looking Within

As a young woman diagnosed with PCOS, you’ve probably been counseled about the importance of following a low glycemic diet and exercising more to help manage your symptoms.  However, hearing the word “diet” can cause a fierce knee-jerk reaction which is then likely followed by…

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PCOS & The Body Love Blog

I came across The Body Love Blog a couple of weeks ago when a bikini photo of a young woman named Stella Boonshoft went viral. The picture was posted with the caption: “WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we…

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Perfect Pictures

Have you ever looked in a magazine, or watched a commercial on television and said “WOW, I really wish I looked like that!” I know that the media portrays everyone as picture perfect, and you wish you were perfect too. But what is perfect anyway?…

Healthy Is The New Skinny

Modeling a Positive Body Image

My thermometer dial has been stubbornly stuck in the 90’s for a couple days now, which is proof enough for me that summer has started. It’s hot, hot, hot, and all around the layers are coming off, off, off. And we know what inevitably coincides…

Teenage girl crying and cutting her hair

Beauty Standards

What do you think being beautiful really means? All answers to that question are correct, because there’s no right or wrong response. Despite what society tries to make us believe, there is no “ideal” beauty. There are no exact measurements, hair color, eye color, or…

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Love Your Body vs. Change Your Body

Has anyone seen this month’s Seventeen magazine? As I flipped through the magazine, our society’s obsession with appearance and changing the way we look was everywhere. There was advice on how to attract a guy by applying new summer makeup and a guide on how…