I know that many women find disgust in their stretch marks.  I think mine are sexy.  They are a part of me, and I am sexy.  But even more than that.  They are physical signs of my fertility, and fertility is sexy.  

Perhaps they are sexy because they are on my hips, and I know they are there from the spreading my hips had to do on their own in order to accommodate my children on their way out.  And hips are sexy.  And the phrase spreading hips is sexy. 

I also have them on my breasts, and ANYONE can tell you breasts are sexy.  As my body went from post pubescence to motherhood my breasts made the LARGE jump from raver to mommy leaving tracks of growth that were more spiritual than physical.

My stretch marks are sign posts for where I've been, how far I've come, and perhaps they help point to where I've yet to go.  They're memoirs of my children from the time when I alone could hold them.

My stretch marks are sexy.  They hide in the tantalizing places on my body.  I love how they look and how they feel. 





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Jun. 1, 2008 at 5:22 PM I have a million stretch marks and I don't find mine sexy at all. I wish I had the confidence you do- good for you!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 9:10 PM I love what you've written here.

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