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  • n. Plural form of stretch mark, skin blemishes resulting from a pregnancy that women tend to be overly self-conscious about.


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  • If Im going out for a special occasion, I apply the self-tanner as usual, and then rub sesame or almond oil Clarins body oil is also yummy, and has a bonus use: applied with cocoa butter, this oil prevented me from getting stretch marks while I was pregnant all over my body for a golden-goddess vibe.


  • “Makes stretch marks as smooth as if you’d spackled them,” the clerk had said.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • Jake was a late addition, one the workout queen accepted and loved despite killer stretch marks and sure-to-sag-even-more boobs.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy


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  • Hm. I wish men would consider smearing lots of olive oil on themselves when they gain weight, so they can enjoy as well.

    Not that stretch marks are the end of the world, anyway.

    April 12, 2008

  • Just a tad. Appreciate the edit. :-)

    April 12, 2008

  • Yes, resetee. My apologies. It did sound somewhat patronising, didn't it?

    April 12, 2008

  • Women, gangerh. Women. :-)

    April 12, 2008

  • Ready for deep-frying, too.

    April 11, 2008

  • Olive oil. Women, should you want to avoid stretch marks from pregnancy then I can recommend liberal use of extra virgin olive oil. My bride applied this morning and evening, and bathed in a bath with olive oil added, throughout pregnancy and, voila, not a stretch mark anywhere! Pass it on!

    April 11, 2008