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

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 92
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@MrsWBS:  I disagree – I think this thinspo pro-ana stuff has directly contributed to many, many body image problems and eating disorders in girls who might otherwise have had some unhealthy behavior but not spiraled into full-fledged ED.  From a quick google search, this study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2901299/) references “increased use of pro–eating disorder sites has been positively correlated with disordered eating behaviors and negatively correlated with disease-specific quality of life among adults”.

Anyway, I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone and hopefully I didn’t.  Maybe “harmful and shitty” would have been a better term than “weird”. Agree to disagree I suppose.

(Wish I had time to search more cause this is interesting, but I have to get back to my work reading peer-reviewed bird studies instead of ED studies…)

Post # 93
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  • Wedding: March 2014

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@allyfally:  +1. Is there a single less-important thing that we could concern ourselves with?

Post # 94
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I stood to see if I have this gap, since I’m oblivious as to whether I have one, and while I have one while my feet are together, I don’t have one when my knees are.  But I also look like a right idiot when I try standing with my knees together because I need to bend awkwardly.

Post # 95
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a thigh gap with feet touching. I’m not excessively thin, the reason I have a thigh gap is because all my fat stays in my torso and I have chicken legs. 5’3″ and 117 lbs.

Post # 96
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Newbee

I have a major thigh gap but it’s only because I have wide hips I think. Couldn’t find a photo of my feet touching

 

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ya, having a gap is when both feet are together. I’ve always had one, I think a lot of it has to do with your hips, and bone structure though.

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

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@EffieTrinket:  
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@allyfally:  I agree. The fact that it is even a thing is so depressing.

How about I start a new thread: “how can I get my thighs to be skinnier than my calves like the legs on the Monster High dolls?” or “how can I get my vertabrae to poke out like they do on models?”

yes, I have a desire to be thinner, but “thigh gap” is a very unhealthy goal if you were not already born that way. 

Post # 100
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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@canarydiamond:  for someone in recovery, a trigger warning could be much appreciated.

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@patchy:  Oh, sorry Im Australian, so as I believe an 8 is a 4 over there. But our regular clothes don’t go below a 6, which I really can’t understand, because thats a 2 in US. Meaning, to be a 0 you would have to be a size 4 Aus, which is down past kids’ size. Ive never been able to figure it out!

 

Post # 102
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@ErinC6: I believe that’s called the “box gap” haha. Men are pigs… 😛

 

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@FutureMrsHallam:  oh! ok that makes sense. well, sorta. silly clothing sizes…

 

in other news, I’ve become more aware of thigh gaps and noticed my pole dance instructor had NO thigh gap. she also owns the most delicious booty and STRONG awesome legs which I can only drool at from afar. thigh gaps are overrated! rock whatever you have. or tone it. that’s always good, for health too!

Post # 104
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@EffieTrinket:  +1! This thread makes me sad. I don’t think it is possible for me to have a thigh gap at a healthy weight- Period- just where I carry weight and my body type. I have been underweight-100 pounds- i did lots of sports in high school and was having a hard time getting enough calories, and my thighs still touched- and not just a little. I guess if I were 80 pounds i might have a gap, but thats not healthy for an average height woman. Some of these model pictures (not the bees, but the random model photos people posted) are incredibly unhealthy.

Post # 105
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

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@HonoraryNerd:  Yeah, I have a thigh gap when my feet are together. I wish my legs had more shape and definition, though. So the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. 

Post # 106
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@ohmariemarie:  while I can appreciate that having an ED and recovering from one is probably a really tough road, those struggling with that disorder also need to use a dose of common sense and stay away from weight/ ” thinspo” related threads on WB or articles online while they’re still recovering. The title clearly implies the thread is about a thigh gap, which should give people who are recovering a good indictator to stay away if it is an issue.

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