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I am new here and like everyone else thought I was completely alone!! I'm better understanding the reasons why we do this now. THANKFULLY!! A huge reason for me has always been to keep relationships at a distance I was comfortable with. Hence my picking areas. I do believe I am a beautiful girl however I tend to pick my face, shoulders and top of back, and worst of all the tops of my legs and my butt. All of course being hidden under makeup and modest clothing keeping my dirty little secrete safe with me. Here's my problem. I now have someone I am romantically interested in. There will be a time when the clothes come off and I can no longer hide my secret. First off.. How can I explain this to him? (the site of my naked rear mortifies me I can only imagine what someone else may think) and Second.. After the scabs have healed do the dark circular scars that look like deep traumatized skin ever go away? Do they fade enough to not be a constant reminder of the things you've done to yourself? Will they eventually fade on their own or do you have to buy the dark spot corrector and stuff if at all possible.