Women’s Curves Are Great
Cellulite can be a confidence-shattering condition for many women, we’ve encountered some very sorry cases on this website, but sometimes its important for us to point out that we’ve also encountered many women who are happy with their dimples and celebrate their curves. This website was created to give women back their confidence and its these cases that we most enjoy hearing about.
Just remember the great Rubens portraits, his models would never grace the cover of a modern glossy magazine and yet in their era they would considered highly as objects of desire.
Tastes and fashions have changed a great deal in the intervening years when fatness (because that is basically what cellulite is, fat) was considered a symbol of prosperity and success. Nowadays women are worried about carrying excess weight, preferring instead to have a tight bum and toned legs. Leaving cellulite and flabby areas to be viewed as some kind of illness.
But let’s face it. There is a definite feeling of horror when you cross your legs and the cottage cheese bursts out, It’s like when you first see a wrinkle or stretch mark- you feel as though it is the start of a long and slippery slope.
The reality of course is that cellulite is extremely common, some 90% of women suffer from it including the most glamorous models, actresses and popstars. And moreover there is absolutely nothing that in anyway marks cellulite out as being unhealthy or disease-like. As we explain in our “What is cellulite?” article, cellulite is basically just fat cells pushing up against the skin where there is little or no elasticity.
Now we’re not saying that you have to love your cellulite, or that it defines your womanhood. We just don’t think that it is worth the distress and anxiety that it causes for so many. We are able to provide numerous articles and guides on cellulite treatments, but we can’t make you feel any more comfortable in your own skin.
So let’s get some perspective:
The first point to consider is that men really like curves, contrary to popular (female) opinion. Men are particularly attracted to fleshy bums and smaller waists. And this is for good reason! Curves are there for making babies, and then raising them.
Your curves are also there to make you happy and sustain you. Your legs, thighs and tummy are all there as part of a healthy body. Indeed the addition of a few pounds and cellulite is just the sign of a good life!
- So stop it with the self-criticism, it’s fine to want to improve yourself but incessantly critique and disapproval will only drag down your self-esteem. Instead, try a few of these tips:
- Enjoy the good things about your curves- slipping on new underwear maybe, or the admiring glance of a loved one.
- Every day, be sure to do something that will make you feel great about yourself and your body – have something really delicious to eat, treat yourself to a day at a spa, go for a swim, book a fantastic holiday. Doing something pleasurable will make you feel happy.
- Stop buying clothes that don’t fit but which you’re aiming to ‘diet into’. They make you feel worse about your body. lnstead, buy yourself something big but gorgeous that you can wear now.
- Don’t buy clothes that you can’t fit into, but which you’re hoping to diet to be able to wear. These items will just make you more unhappy and self-critical. Buy something beautiful that you can wear now.
- Acknowledge your best bits – hair, boobs, your manicured fingernails. Stop obsessing over your flaws and revel in your glories!
- Take exercise to improve your self esteem, confidence and mood. It’ll also work wonders for your complexion and help you to focus better.
- Invest in a beautiful coffee-table art book of some of the great artists over the centuries and see the images of real women that these masters have deemed gorgeous enough to paint. There’ll be plenty of curves on show and it might provoke an interest you didn’t know you had.