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

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 77
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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@FutureMrsHallam:  I’m sorry, but the women in these photos look sickeningly skinny.

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@HonoraryNerd:  I have a small thigh gap.  Personally what I find weird about my legs is that I have a tiny gap right under my hoo-ha.  LOL!  Here’s some photos I just took.  The images are a little distorted because I took them myself with my iPhone, and my arms weren’t quite long enough to reach far from my body.  So I had to tilt the phone to get everything within the frame, which created a weird angle making my feet look tiny and my hips look huge.  LOL!  But I hope this helps!

Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have muscular runner thighs, a pear shape, and I have a thigh gap. 

My knees don’t touch when my feet do, but my legs are actually very straight (the angle comes from the hips). 

Apologies for the work bathroom selfie: 

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I do have a thigh gap, but I agree with other posts that its more about body structure than your actual weight. I’m not scrawny or sickly looking. But I have wider hips and and kinda bow-legged so that’s just how my legs naturally are.

 

I think that the whole thigh gap fad is ridiculous, but I also don’t think women should be criticized for naturally having one 

 

please excuse the awkward selfie

 

Post # 81
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@ohmariemarie:  You’d think that having “thigh gap” in the title would cue them enough, no?

Post # 82
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@housebee:  I don’t think the idea of a thigh gap existed when we were growing up… I think it’s a new thing that’s pretty dominant in the “pro-ana”, eating disordered community.  It came from all those crazy “thinspo” pictures online that teenagers with body image problems obsess over as inspiration.  (Like some of the ones posted in this thread – not the selfies, but the ones from the internet.)  Weird weird weird.  This kind of thing makes me scared about ever having a daughter… the body image pressure is so much worse than when we were kids :/

ETA – in case it wasn’t clear: thinspo / pro-ana is weird and terrible.  People with eating disorders are not weird, they are mentally ill and should be encouraged to get help.

Post # 83
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@lolot:  +1, this thread is getting a bit of a pro-ana vibe unfortunately, i know OP didn’t intend that to happen… but i don’t like seeing this stuff on weddingbee, my safe place! ha.

Post # 84
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

So I know this is probably a new thing, but I distinctly remember in 9th grade (1999) one of the girls in my class came up to me and asked me to stand with my feet together to see if my thighs touched.. They did not and I remember her saying she wished hers did that too. I was so weirded out because at this point in my life I did not even notice or care what my body looked like. So strange but that memory is so vivid to me. I still have a small gap there but they are more muscular now. 

 

Post # 85
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was always under the impression that it referred to the little keyhole at the top (at least that’s what every guy I know who has talked about it has referred to). Idk. Either way it’s dumb. Bodies are all different.

 

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I stand with my feet together I have a thigh gap, but my thighs arent’ super skinny, they just kinda bow out instead of in.

Post # 87
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

yes I do, and I’m not skeletal skinny.  I think it has to do with the width of your hips?

Post # 88
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@lolot: People that struggle with body image issues/EDs have a serious mental health issue, they aren’t weird and it’s unkind to label it as such.

Post # 89
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@MrsWBS:  I think it’s pretty clear that I was referring to the “thinspo”, “pro-ana” culture rather than people with eating disorders themselves.  Obviously people with eating disorders themselves are not weird.  But this thinspo bullshit is very encouraging of incredibly unhealthy behaviors and self-image.  These people should be encouraged to seek help, not to sink further into their problem.

Post # 90
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My thighs touch at the top (right under my vajayjay) and then I have a slight thigh gap underneath that. And then my knees touch underneath the thigh gap.

Before a week ago on these boards, I never knew the thigh gap was a thing. And now I know I have knock knees, lol. I thought my knees touching when I’m standing straight was normal.

Post # 91
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@lolot:  Most of the people who view thinspo/are involved in the pro-ana culture have an eating disorder and quite sick (maybe not physically yet but mentally for sure). Not sure what distinction you’re trying to make there because I don’t see one.  People invovled in that culture clearly have issues and I stand by my statement that it’s unkind to label them as weird.

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