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Question time from an outsider -females (physically) please read?

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#1 IWillBeABallerina



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 12:08 AM

Okay, first off, sorry if this has been asked before. I didn't see a thread on it, an I'm curious. Second, I don't have muscle dysmorphia, so I don't know much about it. And, finally, I'm sorry if this is triggering/offensive to anyone, I'm genuinely curious.


With that out of the way, how many females suffer from muscle dysmorphia? Physical females, people with estrogen, you get it. I assume it's the same as it is with ana +co, but opposite. Where the demographic is mostly female, but males can still (and do) suffer. I'm guessing this is mostly a male oriented disorder, but females can suffer too? Correct me if I'm wrong.

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#2 drifting-oli



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:34 PM

I myself don't have MD but two of my best friends havs it and 2 ppl in a kik chat i was in had it and I also know like 2 guys who have it

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:40 PM

idk if I have muscle dysmorphia, I'm just an AFAB enby who wants to be shredded & androgynous lmao

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 12:38 PM

I'm technically diagnosed with nothing because I avoid medical professionals like the plague (and am not one), so take this however you want.

I have seen two main definitions of muscle dysmorphia:
1) "bigorexia" or the obsession with getting more and more muscle mass and getting bigger, with the unfounded fear/idea that you look weak and puny
2) an obsession with being as lean as possible, with the unfounded fear/idea that you are pudgy with too high a body fat percentage

I 100% don't relate to 1), but am totally 2). All my friends say I'm slender and toned, but I think I look flabby af and if I could be like 9% body fat (which is almost just essential fat for women), that'd be such a dream. I see people post on here about grabbing their bones and wrapping their hands around their wrists/arms/legs, and while I do occasionally do this, I more often press my body/muscles to make sure they're still there and I feel firm, not squishy.

Also, as someone who's always at the gym, I know plenty of women who fall somewhere on the scale towards 2) lean muscle dysphoria, but fewer that just want to be bigger.

I'm female btw...realized I never said that

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