Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
woman hiding image via Shutterstock
# you are beautiful
A quarter of Irish women don't want their partners to touch some of their parts
‘Having a big tummy’ is the biggest body hang-up for Irish women, though the over 45s are the most confident.

A NEW SURVEY has revealed a major lack of confidence among Irish women with a quarter of them saying there are parts of their bodies they don’t want their other halves to see or touch.

The survey conducted by Hang Up your Hang Ups found that almost a third of Irish women are not confident about their body and appearance, though women aged 45 and over are the most confident group.

The most common body hang-up for over half of those surveyed was ‘having a big tummy’, followed by a ‘jelly belly’ and cellulite. For one in five women, a bad hair day also affects their confident levels.

Hang-ups about appearance have affected relationships for almost half of the women in the survey with a quarter of them saying they don’t like their partners to see or touch certain parts of their body.

These low levels of confidence have held most of the women surveyed back in their careers and a quarter of Irish women wear certain outfits in work to hide their hang-ups.

Commenting on the results of the survey, TV presenter and writer Dawn O’Porter said; “I used to care so much what people thought of me that I would shift my entire view point on a subject just so I could agree with whoever I was with at the time. The older and wiser I get, the more I realise I would rather be true to myself than be someone I’m not.”

Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it>

Read: 12 examples of how social media tears romance apart>

Your Voice
Readers Comments
65