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Old 12-01-2008, 05:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm addicted to water too.
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Re: Tanorexia

Ummm beaners this is the same thing as eating when you are hungry or drinking when you are thirsty. Everything on earth is solar powered to some extent and when you are deficient you have cravings and the tanning satisfies these cravings.

If your biggest problem is you are worried about being addicted to tanning I suggest you join the army and be all you can be cause you clearly have it too easy.
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Hey - I didn't say I was worried about being addicted to tanning (I think you're getting me confused with the originator of this thread) - just that one can be drawn to repeated UV for physiological (not merely cosmetic) purposes (since that is what the original poster was asking). I don't think it's a bad thing at all - I agree it's entirely natural to be drawn to UV and that it's healthy.

Those who need to worry are the ones who tan excessively to the point where they're ruining their skin and don't realize how freakish they look. I think MOST people know how to practice moderation, but for some it becomes an obsessive compulsive thing, seeking out that endorphin kick.
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I hear that. When you have to show ID when buying COMPRESSED AIR AND WHITE OUT you know people have gone nuts with abusing ANYTHING.
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I can't say "No" to food ... call me weak.
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Hey - I didn't say I was worried about being addicted to tanning (I think you're getting me confused with the originator of this thread)
I'm the originator of this thread, and I don't think I'm addicted to tanning either I just thought it would be an interesting topic to talk about, I didn't know it would be so controversial.

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If your biggest problem is you are worried about being addicted to tanning I suggest you join the army and be all you can be cause you clearly have it too easy.
Of course there are bigger problems, but if it is an addiction, tanning too much can't be very healthy, can it?
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Re: Tanorexia

There is no addiction. Why is it when you enjoy something in the USA you are an addict?

If you overtan then you are burning yourself which last time I checked HURTS LIKE A MUTHA and your skin turns BRIGHT RED.

Unless this is happening there is no "overtanning". Just tanning.

If someone is so braindead that they will tan through the pain just cause then I'd say they have a mental condition that goes WAY BEYOND tanning.
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I'm the originator of this thread, and I don't think I'm addicted to tanning either I just thought it would be an interesting topic to talk about, I didn't know it would be so controversial.

Of course there are bigger problems, but if it is an addiction, tanning too much can't be very healthy, can it?
I agree with you, Maria1990, and do feel it can be a serious problem for some (HA - but not us, obviously! :-). Since you'd raised the question, I wanted to offer up the bit of info. I had on the subject ... but then the thread kinda went sideways with the hecklers! *LOL*

What I found most interesting is that regular tanners apparently feel this pull more strongly than those who never tan, suggesting that tanning itself perpetuates the desire to continue (and it's not about having brown skin, but - rather - the endorphin boost). Some may scoff at this (and that's fine), but I find it fascinating (guess I'm just weird that way ...).

While most know how to "handle UV responsibly" (*LOL*), I'm sure every salon owner has experienced a compulsive tanner or two - those who can't seem to stop themselves, coming in day in, day out, having memberships at multiple places, looking like they've changed their race with skin the texture of beef jerky, living & breathing UV far beyond what can be considered moderate (burn or not!). While they may be an easy & obvious source of revenue, I think salon owners should be very concerned about these folks because they're the ones who end up with the skin cancers, burns, horrendous aging effects and other afflictions the industry then gets (unfairly) blamed for.

Anyway, we've probably beaten this topic to death, but I did want to respond with those final thoughts. Take care, and happy tanning!
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I can't stop sleeping every day!!! Does anyone know of any support groups that could help me with this? Thanks in advance! hehe
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Re: Tanorexia

I can get very dark from a tanning bed and in the sun I can get close to african american dark...if I go ONE day without being in the sun or going to the tanning spa, then I feel as if I have lost 10 shades of color and I just don't feel as good, mentally, as I do after tanning or laying in the sun...

In the winter months, except for close to the Holidays I will go tanning at least 5 times within a week to get decent color on me to make me feel good, but only during the Holidays ( Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve ), other than that during the winter months I give my skin a break BUT I still do not like to go out in public without any color, at least on my face.

I am sick, termially sick, and I am very thin as a reslult of my illness, and without a tan, at least on my face, I LOOK sickly , all pale and dark circles under my eyes and my eyes and cheeks look all sunken in and I avoid going out in public because people DO point fingers at me etc...

I guess when I do have a tan I at least feel as if I don't look so " sickly " because I have a nice tan and a nice " glow " ...

I guess you could call this a sign of " tanorexia" ...???

Oh well, I don't see what's wrong with people wanting to look as good as they can and if a suntan makes them feel good, then good for them.

Thanks for reading...

Have a great day !!!
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