October 7th, 2006

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"manorexia"

I read a news story about what they call "manorexics."

What do you think that is? Of course, there are men with EDs. Does it annoy anyone else that they use this term? Anorexia nervosa does not just apply to women. Men with anorexia do not need a special term called "manorexia" -- that implies the diagnosis of anorexia never applied to men in the past. While less common, men still can be anorexic and I found the term obnoxious.

Does it bug anyone else or am I just hypersensitive? I know they are just tryng to be witty, but it's not witty -- it's sensationalistic.

:)

http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp?mode=2&guideContext=65.73&pmmsid=1734741

It's not a bad story if you watch it, but the term bothers me.

purging locations + risk of being caught

in response to this recent entry on purging and locations where you have purged, i have a question. does the risk of getting caught influence where/when you purge?

i go through periods of binging and purging daily, and then it slows down for a few weeks. one thing that has helped me keep from purging is the idea that someone might hear me. i only purge if no one is home or if i'm going to take a shower. i am TERRIFIED of being caught because my parents have questioned me about weight loss and whether or not i purge, and i always deny their suspicions. i already see a therapist so yeah, i don't see much point in it. anyway, in public i'll only purge if i can get a bathroom to myself, or have it empty. never ever would i purge at a friend's house (but i'm pretty isolated anyway).

i think i overestimate how well people can hear what you're doing through the bathroom door or something. like i said, it's a blessing in disguise, i think, but while feeling the 'need' to purge, it makes things very stressful.