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    Dec 12, 2014

    The BuzzFeed Body Image Survey 2014

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

    BuzzFeed

    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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      Positive
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      Negative
    1. Do you think you look better when naked or 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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    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
    1. If you feel insecure about your body image, what do you think the cause is?

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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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      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
    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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
    1. Your thighs?

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    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
    1. Your neck?

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    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
    1. Your feet?

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    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
    1. Your nails?

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    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
    1. Your hair colour?

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    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
    FX
    1. Your hair texture?

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    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
    1. Your hairline?

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    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
    1. Your facial hair?

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    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
    1. Wrinkles on your body or face?