(Closed) Spinoff: Odd Question for Bees with a Thigh Gap

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Post # 137
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

The only time I have ever had that is when I was around 100 pounds. 

Post # 138
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You know, it’s funny, growing up I always wanted a thigh gap. I’ve almost always been at least a little chubby and it was one of the things I associated with skinniness. That and lack of any sort of double chin, or love handles, or non-flat stomach even sitting down etc. I lost a bunch of weight when I was 14-15 and still had love handles, still had a bit of a belly sitting and still had no thigh gap. So I thought I must still be fat. Now of course I realize that none of those things really have much to do with fatness, and more just genetics. My hips are narrow, which makes it hard for me to have a thigh gap or lack of love handles without being underweight. 

But anyways I said it was funny because I never knew it was a thing either… it’s just something I wanted, and to be honest the biggest reason was that I just didn’t like my thighs rubbing. Chaifing sucks, and I always felt embarrassed because I thought if I was skinny I wouldn’t chaif.

Post # 139
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MexiPino:  Your post cracked me up. Your frustration of having to go look up pics and then you wrote: “between your vag and your knees” LOL Too funny.

I spent most of my life underweight and now I’m at a good weight for my frame. I have never had a “thigh gap” as described here. Just the way my body is shaped. Everyone is different. This is not something women need to add to their already way-too-long list of “things to obtain in life.” Can we pretty please move on?

Post # 140
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MissPine:  LOVE those! Do tell where they’re from…? 🙂

Post # 141
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve always heard the thigh gap is the small space at the top of your thighs like this picture. I figured it just meant you have nice hips and shapely thighs. I never saw it as a negative “men are pigs” thing because big hips are sexy! This girl had a caption that she can run 7 miles and her thighs touch. So she’s at a good weight and is in shape with a gap.

 

(not that I’m saying we should obsess over it, just that this was always the definition I knew, and it can happen at a healthy weight)

 

Post # 142
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree with those saying how it’s sad girls wish for this, and the proana movement and whatever. 

This photo is a few years old. Girls my age, but ESPECIALLY older women used to compliment my collarbones/shoulders. Saying how pretty and thin it was. Looking back on photos, I really think it was kind of sad of them to do that. Looks a little too thin IMO looking back. And I definitely counted every calorie that went in my mouth during that period. 

 

Post # 143
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@letigre:  Wow you’ve already forgotten your own words.Allow me remind you:

“You’re pointing out the ridiculousness of obsessing about a thigh gap while simultaneously putting down women with wide hips.”

I’d like you to just try and point out where I said or even suggested that women with wide hips are ridiculous etc. GET OVER YOURSELF! If you didn’t like what I had to say, then move on! I shared MY point of view and what other men told ME. I STILL find it funny how people obsess over thigh gaps. Don’t like it, then too bad. Move on because you and I will never agree on the subject and I’m not losing any sleep over it so neither should you. 

 

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@Bracelet00:  It really doesn’t matter to me what you think my intentions are. I simply gave my opinion on how ridiculous it is to obsess over thigh gaps and what a few guy friends of mine thought about it to demonstrate just how RIDICULOUS the entire thing is and how little they care/joke about it. It was a completely valid story to support my opinion. If people don’t like it, then oh well. I still find the entire thing ridiculous and find it funny how people obsess over it. End of story!

Post # 144
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@patchy:  I have a ‘thigh gap’ while standing with feet together, and my thighs are about five times the size of those women’s! It’s all to do with your hips. I have wide hips and I’m pear shaped, so that could be why.

Post # 145
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can remember being in 9th grade and one of my friends had all of the girls in our group test to see if we had a thigh gap. I was the only one that did have one and was told how “weird” and “gross” it was. I was naturally super skinny at the time. I ate like a pig, but never gained anything. 

Now over 9 years later, I still have a slight thigh gap although nothing like what it used to be. However, I’m a completely healthy weight. My BMI is great and right where it needs to be. My thighs are not super skinny – in fact, my thighs are a little disproportionate to the rest of my body. 

Post # 146
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

I don’t think I even had a thigh gap when I came out of the womb. I came out with thunder thighs and have kept them all my life. there will never be a breeze running in between my thighs unless I purposely go spread eagle lol. I don’t see why it even matters. It’s weird that it’s even a thing. My cousin has a thigh gap and she isn’t at all super skinny. I think it’s just how she’s built.

Post # 147
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Meh, the only time I think of my body as “parts” are when I work out (“today I am working out my abs, tomorrow I am working out my arms, etc.”) but that’s so that I can actually give the other parts a break instead of overexerting myself. 

I don’t really like to measure my body up to other people’s standards (or at least I try not to), because that’s just unreasonable to aspire to most of the time. I am average for my height: some people think I’m super skinny, others think I’m super curvy. I can’t please everyone, so I just try to make myself happy!

IMO, thigh gaps aren’t something a person should aspire to have (but I also think it’s an OK thing to have naturally), being healthy and happy is more important than how good your legs look when you stand with your feet together, you know?

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