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Body confidence

Often one part of having a relationship is being sexually intimate with a partner – sometimes this involves nudity. It can be tricky, embarrassing and awkward when you first start getting naked in front of someone. However, if you are in a healthy relationship your partner should make you feel confident and comfortable about getting nude. For more information about healthy relationships click here

There is a lot of information about what type of body you should have – this is seen on TV, in the movies, in magazines, and on the internet. But it is important to balance all of these images with what you see in your every day life – your family and friends, as well as who is at school, work, down the street, at the local shops. The reality is people come in all shapes and sizes and EVERYONE is beautiful.

It is important for you to feel confident, comfortable and happy in your body. If you have a positive image of yourself then it is less likely you will allow other people to put you down or make you feel bad about yourself. If you are with someone who makes you feel ugly, worthless or unattractive then you are in an unhealthy relationship – it is common for people in unhealthy relationships to talk badly to each other. For more information about unhealthy relationships click here

As a young adult it is common to worry about your body and how you look. But remember you are more inclined to measure yourself more harshly than everyone around you.


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Body image is your attitude towards your body – how you see yourself, how you think and feel about the way you look and how you think others perceive you. Your body image can be influenced by your own beliefs and attitudes as well as those of society, the media and peer groups. Encouragement to …

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