Pro anorexia dating
“I’m new to this, I need tips and I don’t want to lose my hair,” pleads one follower of the site.
“I’m 12 - going to be 13 soon.” Another has written: “Need help to keep me from bingeing and overeating after a long period of starvation.” Yet Jade is defensive about what she does.
This weekend, experts also warned of a "silent epidemic" of anorexia that is sweeping through Britain's top independent schools, affecting thousands of teenage girls.
Today marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week - and charities are focusing on the sites that promote this behaviour, demanding that something is done to control them.
The disgust I felt towards my body developed during a period of abuse. I put breadcrumbs on my plate to make it look like I had eaten. She posts her thoughts on calorie-counting, coping with hairloss and malnutrition, avoiding the “temptation” of food and how to conceal your eating disorder.
I was sexually abused by a family member from the age of five. Now, whenever I stop eating, I just tell everyone I’m on a diet again. Her readers, she says, are “girls who are desperate in their anorexia and willing to do anything to lose weight.
“My visitors are my girls and I have a lot of personal contact with them,” she explains.
In this warped online world, anorexia is not a disease but a lifestyle.They are still populated with pictures of skinny models and actresses, flaunting protruding ribs and “thigh gaps”, simply posted under different names.These are the same pictures frequently used on pro-ana and pro-mia websites.Dr John Morgan, a consultant psychiatrist who chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists's eating disorder section, says raising awareness does carry risks, but remains imperative.“We’re concerned about their toxicity but the more they are discussed, the more people tend to look for them,” he explains.