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The BuzzFeed Body Image Survey 2014

Think about the way you view your own body, and see how others feel about theirs.

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Hello there. Today we're going to do a poll about BODY IMAGE.

Here's a nice explainer from Brown University about the different aspects that make up a person's "body image":

– How we perceive our bodies visually
– How we feel about our physical appearance; how we think and talk to ourselves about our bodies
– Our sense of how other people view our bodies
– Our sense of our bodies in physical space (kinesthetic perception)
– Our level of connectedness to our bodies

According to a survey of college-aged students cited by Brown, 74% of women and 46% of a "normal" (read: average) weight "stated that they thought about their weight or appearance 'all the time' or 'frequently'".

  1. Do you think you generally have a positive or negative sense of body image?

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Do you think you generally have a positive or negative sense of body image?
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  1. Do you think you look better when naked or clothed?

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    Naked
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    Clothed
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Do you think you look better when naked or clothed?
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    Naked
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    Clothed
  1. As you've got older, have you become more or less self-conscious about your body?

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    More
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    Less
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    About the same
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As you've got older, have you become more or less self-conscious about your body?
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    Less
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    About the same
  1. If you feel insecure about your body image, what do you think the cause is?

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    Media
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    Family
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    Friends
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    Romantic partners
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    Yourself – I know it's just in my head
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    Just, like, all of society, man
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If you feel insecure about your body image, what do you think the cause is?
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    Media
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    Yourself – I know it's just in my head
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    Just, like, all of society, man
  1. How often do you think a negative thought about your body? (For example, "I'm getting fat" or "My skin is a nightmare and everyone in the room is staring at my pores in disgust right now.")

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    Never or almost never
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    Once or twice a month
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    About once or twice a week
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    Once or twice a day
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    More than a few times every day
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How often do you think a negative thought about your body? (For example, "I'm getting fat" or "My skin is a nightmare and everyone in the room is staring at my pores in disgust right now.")
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    Never or almost never
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    Once or twice a month
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    About once or twice a week
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    Once or twice a day
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    More than a few times every day
  1. When do you feel BEST about your body and appearance?

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    When I'm dressed to the nines
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    After I've worked out, or been physically active
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    When I'm hanging out in my PJs at home
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    When the planets align and my hair does that thing I like
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    When I've gotten a compliment from someone else
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    I always feel like a beautiful goddess/Adonis/superhero/Beyoncé
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When do you feel BEST about your body and appearance?
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    When I'm dressed to the nines
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    After I've worked out, or been physically active
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    When I'm hanging out in my PJs at home
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    When the planets align and my hair does that thing I like
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    When I've gotten a compliment from someone else
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    I always feel like a beautiful goddess/Adonis/superhero/Beyoncé
  1. Does your body image affect the way you eat or how much you eat?

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    Yes, I often or always think about my body when I'm eating
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    Sometimes, if I'm eating a certain kind of food
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    Rarely or never
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Does your body image affect the way you eat or how much you eat?
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    Yes, I often or always think about my body when I'm eating
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    Sometimes, if I'm eating a certain kind of food
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    Rarely or never
  1. Does your body image affect your sex life?

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    I worry a LOT about the way I look, and what my partner thinks about the way I look
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    The way my body looks is sometimes in the back of my mind during sex
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    Yes, but in a good way – because quite frankly I think I look like an actual God of Sex
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    Nope, not even thinking about my appearance when it's time to get it on
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    Not having a lot of sex right now tbh
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Does your body image affect your sex life?
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    I worry a LOT about the way I look, and what my partner thinks about the way I look
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    The way my body looks is sometimes in the back of my mind during sex
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    Yes, but in a good way – because quite frankly I think I look like an actual God of Sex
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    Nope, not even thinking about my appearance when it's time to get it on
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    Not having a lot of sex right now tbh

OK, it's time for a long list of body parts.

The question for all is: How do you feel about this aspect of your appearance?

  1. Your stomach?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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Your stomach?
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
  1. Your thighs?

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    Love them
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    Like them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
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Your thighs?
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    Love them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
  1. Your neck?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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Your neck?
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
  1. Your feet?

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    Love them
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    Like them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
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Your feet?
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
  1. Your nails?

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    Love them
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    Like them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
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Your nails?
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
  1. Your hair colour?

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    Love it natural
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    Love it dyed
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    Like it natural
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    Like it dyed
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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    Have done a bunch of crap to it and still hate it
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Your hair colour?
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    Like it natural
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    Like it dyed
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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    Have done a bunch of crap to it and still hate it
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  1. Your hair texture?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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Your hair texture?
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    Love it
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
  1. Your hairline?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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Your hairline?
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    Love it
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
  1. Your facial hair?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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    Don't have it
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Your facial hair?
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    Hate it
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    Don't have it
  1. Wrinkles on your body or face?

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    Love them
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    Like them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
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    Don't have them...yet
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Wrinkles on your body or face?
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    Don't have them...yet
  1. Your skin colour?

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    Love it
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    Like it
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    Neutral
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    Dislike it
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    Hate it
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Your skin colour?
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    Hate it
  1. Your breasts?

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    Love them
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    Like them
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    Neutral
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    Dislike them
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    Hate them
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    Nope, don't have those
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Your breasts?
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    Nope, don't have those
  1. Your vagina?

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    Love it