i am a person who has a lot of shame for even minor things
i invite you to join me in a journey where i air out things that i personally find very embarrassing or uncomfortable, regardless of whether they're genuinely embarrassing (which is the case for some) or not
-no x rated
-friendly roasting is permitted provided the poster specifies they're comfortable with it (host is always comfortable but again, friendly is key here)
-vulnerable emotional stuff is welcome also!
if we're talking about body conditions i have a weird large lump of skin in my armpit thats been there for 10+ years and i have no idea whats going on with it? it doesnt hurt or anything it just looks ugly
yes, could be psoriasis, eczema, and this might sound kind of wild but it could even be a fungal infection like ringworm, or even an allergy to something (likely topical if so)
if you have the chance to go to a dermatologist i think they could at least give you an answer, even if you don't want to take medication or anything, it could help to know what they say. sometimes even a good hair stylist would have a lot of experience from other clients that they've had and could give you some ideas.
something that has helped me a lot when i have eczema or unexplained weird acne is using just plain unflavored unsweetened yogurt as a mask (if you're not allergic to milk) i really love yogurt topically.. i'm a fan of probiotics
i was roasted in middle school for being the loser who liked the popular girl, but then she said (when we were alone in the hallways after school) that she would be willing to date me, but she couldn't date until she was 16 because she was Mormon. i was 10, she was 11 (we have the same birthday but a year apart).
two years later when i went back to the same middle school i was in for 6th grade, she pretended that i didn't exist (i assume it is because most of her friends didn't like me for whatever reason)
that is actually interesting. my parents taught me how to multiply (in the form of skip-counting) when i was in kindergarten, and when i was in 4th grade i saw a multiplication table for the first time and i yelled out in front of the class "ISNT THAT CHEATING?"
apparently people hadn't learned multiplication by then :|
Its on my neck, upper back in between shoulder blades, right above my coccyx (because I too have a sacral dimple), and sometimes on my shoulders (and other, more private areas). The bad acne is in those locations and on my inner arms/folds of my elbows. When I peel specifically the ones on my head, they are greasy yellow.
Oh! I just thought of one. I may genuinely have nomophobia (the fear of being without a cell phone). It's more for practical reasons, like being able to call 911 in an emergency or using a GPS if i'm lost in a location. It partly has to do with my anxiety/intrusive thoughts, like if I leave my phone on my bed while I go to do something else my brain will be like "what if a massive earthquake happens and you're trapped under something but you can't access your phone bc it was crushed on your bed???"
I know it's kinda crazy but I even bought an Apple Watch with cell phone data to kinda help ease this while I'm at work (bc I'm not supposed to have my phone on me while I'm onstage with guests but watches are allowed). But now I feel even more naked if I don't have my watch on even though I literally only take it off to shower or to charge it and I do take my phone in the shower with me. It's lowkey bad how bad it's gotten but at long as it's within arms reach I'm okay, whether or not I'm actively on it and checking every notification.