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Question Not Sure If This Means Anything? Maybe Triggering - February 13th 2013, 03:05 AM

Okay so I've struggled with anorexia on and off for years now, but before it never really involved online-type things: thinspo, blogs, etc.

This last relapse has been all about it. And I won't go into detail, but I noticed that I relate a lot more with males that have ED's than I do with females that do. And the "thinspo" I've saved has been largely male?

Is that normal at all? I feel like it's a bit strange that I do, but I don't know... Opinions/advice please?

So sorry if it triggered at all! I really didn't mean it that way


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Re: Not Sure If This Means Anything? Maybe Triggering - February 13th 2013, 12:51 PM

I've not heard of girls gravitating mostly towards male thinspiration, however I don't see why it couldn't happen (and often). If you are attracted to the image and it makes you want something, then it has the same effect of female images for other people, and it is just as harmful.

Maybe add a filter to block sites like that from your browser? And hard as it will be, deleting the images will be really beneficial to you.



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Re: Not Sure If This Means Anything? Maybe Triggering - February 14th 2013, 10:54 AM

Thank you very much. Since reading this, I have blocked them. And I'm slowly (but surely!) Weeding out any saved.


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Re: Not Sure If This Means Anything? Maybe Triggering - February 14th 2013, 03:31 PM

I'm glad you blocked those sites from your computer. But to answer your questions about thinspo. Think of it like attraction. You're attracted to what you're attracted to. So, for example. You really like heavy metal opera or something obscure like that, it's not really a well known liked genre (maybe it, I'm just trying to make a point!) but you like it, and you gravitate to it. There is nothing wrong with that. Same with male thinspo. It is what it is. I've never been one to look at male thinspo, but that doesn't make it wrong. It's okay! (Well, it's not okay, but you catch my drift.) Anyways. Keep your sunny side up.


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