Post # 1
This girl summs it up beautifully to me.
I know what thigh gaps are, but the reason girls strive for them is incomprehensible to me. Yes, a percentage of the population at their healthy weight have a thigh gap, but many many girls have to reach an unhealthy weight to get there. Your bodies arent all built the same!
I was trying so hard to explain this to FIs young cousin (15) that, even though she has what she considers a woderful thigh gap, is skinny as a plank and is still incredibly healthy, that its NOT okay to call out someone else who cannot achieve that odd model-esque figure she was naturally born with (her, her younger sister, 12, and her mother all have the same face, same hair, same bodytype, its definitely a genetic thing!)
I just… it frustrates me so much that some girls don’t realise not everyone can achieve the same super skinny body – everyone is different.
Post # 3
It’s so true. I am pear shaped and the largest part of me is my thighs. From the waist up, I look deceivingly skinny because I have quite pronounced collarbones and small arms/shoulders. However from the waist down, I have a really unfortunate figure. I have narrow hips and BIG thighs so they stand out alot. I have trouble finding dresses that fit because I am a different size top and bottom. I don’t think I will EVER have a thigh gap but I know that is just my shape and that I am a healthy weight. I have had people tell me I look ‘too skinny’ before so I think if I lost enough weight to acheive the ‘oh mighty thigh gap’ I would be skeletal lol.
Post # 4
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Post # 5
@Hubbee: So you’re saying you want her to exercise like crazy until she achieves a gap which is unnatural for her body shape? Don’t you love her for who she is?
I had a thigh gap up until about age 20, then the gap disappeared. I don’t mind as much as I used to.
Post # 6
@FutureMrsHallam: True. The last time I had a thigh gap I was about 9 years old and I was so skinny no one would let my bony butt sit on their lap. Then I met up with puberty and said good bye to my thigh gap forever.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Hmm I used to want one :s (when I was obsessed with my weight ). I was proud when they got to the point they barely touched. I don’t know why either. I now have big thighs and I don’t mind them… Much. Dh likes them 😛 .
Post # 8
@FutureMrsHallam: haha love it. My thighs are BFFs and have been since I was about 15.
Post # 9
@Hubbee: And they say women see their partners as “fixer-uppers.”
Post # 10
For the most part, whether or not someone has a thigh gap is based on bone structure. At least as far as healthy weights go. Obviously if you starve yourself, some people can attain an unnatural gap… but then they aren’t remotely healthy… possibly dead.
I have a thigh gap, because I’m naturally tiny with small bones and low weight… but I’m healthy. And the only reason I like the gap is because it means no chafeing, something I hear isn’t fun.
Want a thigh gap? Stand with your feet a little wider apart. Instant gap, and you probably look more confident to boot. Win-win.
Post # 11
@Hubbee: UHM. what? You had your buddies convince your Girlfriend she needed a thigh gap???? Nice….
Post # 12
I am not suprised by the desire to have thigh gaps. I mean there is a thread on here at the moment asking people to guess how old bees are from their picture (or as I like ot call it the tell me I am younger than I look so I feel good thread ).
We complain about men objectifying us, but I think women first need to stop measuring their self worth by how they look. Having or not having a thigh gap, looking younger, being wrinkle free etc wont make you a better person or improve your personality, intelligence, kindness etc.
Post # 13
@Hubbee: That’s terrible.
Even when I was prepubescent and rail thin, I didn’t have a thigh gap. It’s just not how my body is built. I wish people could take a step back from trying to look like what the magazines say one should look like.
Post # 14
I find it funny. Me and my mom used to talk, way early in the 2000s, about how weird it was to see models in catalogs with huge thigh gaps. And now its a thing. I really dont understand the whole “OMG MY THIGHS ARE TOUCHING” thing. Its just such a weird thing to be worried about.
Post # 15
@FutureMrsHallam: I have a thigh gap and I eat, but I am not a normal person. I’ve been a long distance runner for the last 16 years. Hence, not normal. Most sane people do not think it’s cool to run 35-50 miles a week 🙂 LOL.
However- Regardless of if you have ‘the gap’ or not- NO WOMAN- regardless of how fit or fat she is- should EVER be talking bad about another woman’s body. Lord knows every woman- even models- have body issues.
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
lol my friend posted this on fb the other day….. if your thighs touch you are one step closer to being a mermaid…..so who’s the real winner here?