Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 30 of Thread: girl i’m dating left her tab open on an anorexia site srs. Tell her she needs to lose weight. I’m sure she will definitely take it in a positive and rational way when you say you were stalking her internet history and want to talk about her mental disorder Feed her some dick. That forum can’t be any worse than this one. I was a wimp before Anchor arms. Now I’m a jerk and everybody loves me. Tell her she should leave humanity behind, not as a skeleton but superwoman. Why would you prevent her from losing those stubborn last 30 pounds?
Are Pro-Ana Groups a Safe Way to Find Support for Anorexia?
In the alternate reality of anorexia and bulimia, no thin is too thin, and control and perfection are codes for continued starvation. Nearly all 91 percent of the sites they found were easily accessible to casual browsers, and most 84 percent presented pro-ana content, while about two-thirds presented pro-mia content. Yet as Borzekowski and her colleagues found, there are also many ambiguous and contradictory messages on these sites.
The use of pro-anorexia websites amongst those being treated. Corresponding author: date, no studies have investigated the co disorder experiences of.
Why are there no anorexic dating sites? Look as I might I could not really find any, it would have been easier to find a needle in a stack of needles than find a boney lovers dating site. Have you ever come across any, out of curiosity? Some people just have a certain body type and metabolism. Real women come in all shapes and sizes. Some like the slimmer lady with much less than an ample bust and booty and some like more meat on the bones with a killer cleavage.
Leanne syzygy I love women of all shapes, sizes and flavors.
Donna Air used on eating disorder ‘pro-ana’ websites
By Laura Cox for the Daily Mail. But Donna Air has now expressed her horror at discovering that images of her are being used on pro-anorexia websites to encourage girls with eating disorders to lose more weight. Celebrities including supermodel Kate Moss, and presenter Fearne Cotton have all featured on the sites, on which anorexics offer tips and motivation to their followers.
But those used as pin-ups are largely unaware that their pictures are being used. Miss Air is believed to be a UK size 4 and appears to have recently lost weight.
subsequent research, particularly work on cybersex, online dating and online gaming, recovery and pro-ana sites attract significant numbers of participants.
A grounded theory analysis of the functions of pro-ana social media accounts. Kate Happel Krautbauer. Anorexia nervosa is an extremely dangerous eating disorder whose etiology has recently been examined in relation to difficulties in emotion regulation. The phenomenon of pro-anorexia pro-ana on social media sites and websites has also received recent attention; however, the functions served by these pro-ana accounts are not well understood. Thus, the present study aimed to examine the possible functions of these accounts, particularly with regard to emotion regulation, through the use of a Grounded Theory analysis.
An emotion expression function was supported in this analysis, in addition to seven other functions: defining anorexia as a lifestyle, identity, or disease; discussion of anorexia as cyclically relapsing and recovering; defining what it means to be thin; defining the self as either fat or thin and thus worthless or good; motivating continued engagement in disordered eating; soliciting positive or negative attention from others; and the importance of images in the service of other functions.
Pinterest Bans Pro-Anorexia Content to Little Effect
Many of these groups have a loyal following and share tips on how to lose weight through severe calorie restriction and other habits. These habits can paradoxically be healthy for individuals who need to lose weight, but unhealthy for those with anorexia. Pro-ana groups can be a way for you to find a community of people living with anorexia. In your everyday life, it might be hard to find people who share similar feelings about their weight and body image.
You may find the relationships you make refreshing and even comforting. Instead, anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where people control their weight and shape by restricting food intake.
Online “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” sites go so far as to actively encourage and model disordered eating behaviors associated with anorexia and bulimia.
TikTok’s “For You” page serves up clips from literally anybody — and users say they are being exposed to videos that glorify eating disorders. Scrolling through TikTok’s For You page one night, Lily was shown videos of people eating ice chips, sleeping all day to avoid eating, and fasting for days. The San Francisco-based teen had previously lived with an eating disorder, and she found this content triggering.
Some people chimed in with their own experiences of seeing proana content, while others spoke positively about seeing eating disorder recovery videos. Almost all of them agreed on one thing: content about eating disorders is all over TikTok. The app’s community guidelines ban videos that “promote eating habits that are likely to cause health issues”, specifying pro-anorexia content or that which encourages dangerous weight loss behaviours.
Yet videos that show people uncritically displaying or joking about these behaviours are rife. Users and experts say the platform’s visual nature and algorithm have created an environment that can be particularly harmful, particularly for those who have eating disorders. TikTok’s For You page is a limitless feed of videos recommended by an opaque algorithm based on the user’s interactions. What separates For You from Instagram or Twitter’s main feeds is that the algorithm will serve videos from anyone on the platform, and not just accounts followed by the user.
This means people can be surprised with videos about eating disorders even if they are deliberately not following anyone who regularly posts about such disorders, or about weight loss or diets. Anecdotal evidence from users says TikTok’s For You Page increasingly shows content about eating disorders after they watch just one video on the topic. This was Lily’s experience.
Call to get tough on eating disorder sites
Anorexia nervosa is a devastating illness that affects up to 1 percent of young women; however, symptoms of anorexia including significant calorie restriction and.
Eating disorders are on the rise, and pro-anorexia sites only act to encourage dangerous behaviour. Research published this week found to websites which promote anorexia and bulimia, each receiving thousands of hits every day. We’ve seen and heard enough about ‘pro-ana’ websites to have a fair idea of what they are. You may even have visited them out of curiosity or even as a ‘user’.
I’ll spare the detail because part of the problem is that in reporting on this subject, many publications go a few steps too far and actually give away the absurd, stupid and often dangerous tips and messages that these websites unashamedly dish out to vulnerable visitors. It seems completely illogical for a ‘journalist’ to report on the extreme dangers of these websites and the behaviours that they encourage, only to illustrate their piece with images taken directly from the ‘thinspiration’ galleries of those websites — but somehow, many do and see no problem in or consequence of doing that.
I have always worried that bringing attention to pro-ana websites could be detrimental and actually provoke more people to visit the sites. I do know from my own research as much as I absolutely loathe to look at these sites that there seems to be an increasing demand on whoever runs these sites to provide visitors with both female and male ‘thinspiration’.
Are there any pro-anorexic dating sites online?
The Royal College of Psychiatrists RC Psych is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable young people from eating-disorder websites. It says the number of websites promoting eating disorders has soared with the growth of social networking. It has called on UKCCIS , which was established a year ago, to expand its definition of harmful web content to include what it calls pro-ana anorexia and pro-mia bulimia websites. Research shows that, even for healthy young women, viewing such websites induces low mood , low self-esteem and increased body dissatisfaction.
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Despite the often tragic consequences of young girls visiting pro-ana sites, opponents say criminalizing them causes more harm than good.
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TikTok Is Filled With Pro-Eating Disorder Content, Despite Its Own Rules
I got diagnosed with my eating disorder at the age of nine. I remember playing tag in the schoolyard with my friends and running around because I wanted to lose weight. I remember throwing out food in class.
available at pro-ana sites as dangerous as has been made out in the media? RQ2: What beliefs do pro-ana site users hold about eating disorders, and. how do.
Once a secret illness, anorexia has reached the limelight on the Internet among adolescent girls hoping to eventually look like their favorite excessively thin celebrity idol. Despite efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of extreme weight loss and eating disorders, the pro-ana and pro-mia movements have proliferated in cyberspace, and the number of young girls and women with eating disorders has increased.
Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. These statistics are suspected to be underestimated due to the secrecy and shame associated with eating disorders, preventing many cases from being reported. Eye-Opening Internet Amy N. Given that the Internet is a primary means of communication and social connection for adolescents aged 13 to 19, two thirds of adolescent girls seek health information online, and nearly one half of this group is looking for ways to lose weight and one fourth for eating disorder information, says Spahr, it is no surprise that pro-ana and pro-mia Web sites have become more prevalent and are a substantial influence on adolescents with eating disorders.
Hundreds of pro-ana and pro-mia Web sites are active and hundreds, if not thousands more, link to blogs, forums, and pro-ana Internet images that are easily located by the young cyber generation. Koenig, LCSW, MEd, a psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer specializing in compulsive, emotional, and restrictive eating. She believes that the Internet is a primary reason why so many young girls and women now view excessive thinness positively and that accessibility to pro-ana images on the Internet has been very harmful.