Everything you need to know about the Thigh Gap (& how I got one)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lacykaty:  Thanks for posting this, but you may get some backlash because weight/body image seems to be such a touchy subject.  The part about timing workouts is very interesting though, and I commend you on your motivation. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am shaking my head at this entire post. I can’t believe this is an actual thing that people strive for. 

Want to be healthy? Go for it! Want to loose a few pounds to be more comfortable with yourself? Alright! But who gives a flying fuck if your thighs touch or not when you’re standing in a very unnatural position? (who ever stands with their feet completely touching standing straight up?) I just don’t understand it at all. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Is this real? A Thigh Gap? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i don’t think the thigh gap is indicative of beauty or health and i don’t think it’s something that women should strive for, personally. i will never have a thigh gap and i will always be okay with that, as long as i’m healthy. good for you for reaching your goals but i think your post is a bit inflammatory… maybe i’m alone in that?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Although we all have our ‘things’ in we want to achieve with our fitness goals, thigh gaps is not on my list.  In fact, I cannot really say if I have ever paid attention to women’s thighs at all!!  

For me, I strive for the ‘feminine’ looking toned arms – where it is not super defined, but people can see definition, and a flat belly (not a six pack though!)  

Maybe your tips and tricks will be useful for some bees on here though!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

There is a reason we, as women, store fat in our thighs and it is super important to our future children’s intelligence. Our hips and thighs are where we store our omega 3 fats aka our future baby’s brain. There is no way we can eat enough omega 3s during pregnancy to build a quality brain which is why we store the fat in the first place. I don’t  think I would risk my health or my future child’s intelligence all for asthetics.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a thigh gap, but I’ve never been proud (or ashamed lol) of it. I really never even thought about it until I saw threads on here. Who cares? What a weird thing to strive for. I don’t think people really even notice it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Any talk of thigh gaps always makes me think of “pro-ana” sites that I used to look at when I was younger. People should strive to be healthy and strong – and how easily you have a thigh gap depends so much on body structure, regardless of what OP says.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

A “thigh gap” is mostly about your bone structure. Wide hips vs narrow hips.  

 

And…you don’t need a thigh gap to be beautiful…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I thought you did a pretty good job of being informative but non judgmental!  You offered some helpful advice, without shaming women who don’t care about thigh gap.  

Thigh gap is actually very comfortable.  Forget appearances- your jeans won’t wear out between the thighs, you can wear corduroy without the ‘sh sh’ sound, there’s no chafing when you run.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@adoc86:  +1

I have never noticed if another woman has a thigh gap. It seems like a silly goal to have but to each their own…

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

This is just so weird to me.

You want to be healthy? Great! Go for it. But I just do not understand the point of this thigh gap business. ITS A PART OF YOUR LEG. Not even a part thats usually seen. Just… WHY?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Sassyfras27:  +1 that’s EXACTLY what it reminds me of. which is very, very troubling.

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