- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015
Along the lines of that topic, I’be actually got the unpopular opinion of supporting the pro-Ana community. I lurked on one for several months back when people used livejournal, and while a lot of the members were engaged in very very unhealthy behaviors, and should be involved in seeking mental health assistance, it did give them an opportunity to speak about their experience, and they were all VERY supportive of each other’s health, and particularly of each other’s recovery. There was a strong vibe of wanting peole ready to get out of it to get out of it, and members that returned after beginning their recovery were usually encouraged to get out, keep away from the thinspiration, and continue their recovery. Not in a “get out traitor!” Way, but in a “Get out! Your cell door is open and you need to walk out of it and stop coming back here.” way. They were also supportive of each other’s health, and would warn people if their bodies were starting to fail.
I wouldn’t wish that kind of mental illness on anyone. And if I had a friend with it, I would do anything within my power to help them get out of that miserable situation. But at the same time, until they were ready to start recovery, I would rather they had a support group.
I have the dreaded thigh gap (my knees don’t naturally touch when I stand with my feet together, but it persists when I push them together). Combination of wider hips for my frame, inheriting my dad’s skinny legs (I think he has a “thigh gap,” and my grandma certainly does), and trouble with weight maintenance
I’ve never understood what’s so desirable. If anyone else wants my stress-induced inability to hold food down, come take it off my hands!
I definitely have a gap when my feet and knees are together. This is because my hips are relatively wide compared to the rest of my frame. I am 125-130 lbs and 5’7″ so I am slim, but NOWHERE near as skinny as some of the pics posted on here.
Sorry I don’t have a better pic, but as you can see from here, I am not exactly uber-skinny.
I have big legs. (My Fiance is thrilled and thinks this means our children will inherit his height, my legs, and be NHL superstars haha. I have a “thigh gap” not because my legs are thin, but because they are bowed.
I was always self conscious that my knees and thighs didn’t touch :/ I don’t see anything particularly “sexy” about it
It’s like someone who doesn’t want to read about anything sad clicking on a thread called “My friend just died” or someone who is on a diet not clicking on a thread called “Favorite holiday recipes”.
I have a thigh gap. I’m 5’11 and weigh 134 with really no muscle mass.
I can tell my weight fluctuations by my thigh gap because I mainly gain weight in my hips and thighs. I like my gap.
I’m rolling my eyes so hard right now lol. Who the F cares about thigh gaps?! Are we THAT unmotivated in life to where we aspire for space between our thighs instead of being healthy?
I asked my guy friends what they thought about “thigh gaps” and one of them cracked me up. He said that he attributed thigh gaps to having a wideset pelvis which would then give him the assumption that the vaginal canal wasn’t as “tight” as other women. Loool. Quite a few other guy’s I’ve talked to also said it’s a stupid thing to even be a “thing”.
A wide set pelvis (ergo, wide hips) have absolutely nothing to do with the tightness of the vaginal canal. What a shitty thing for him to say, and for you to find funny enough to post here.
All of my friend with wide hips/pear shapes are really self-conscious, and it makes me sick that there are men out there that spew garbage like your friend does.
@HonoraryNerd: Yes, I still have the gap when my feet touch.
I attribute it to lots of muscle toning and my running. I also had a physical therapist tell me that my insides of my legs need more strength to balance out the rest of the muscles, so I focus on inner thigh exercises to hopefully avoid any issues of muscle imbalance.
This whole thread makes me think of something I read recently, that because of media, sexism, etc. etc. men are more likely to see themselves as whole bodies, whereas women are more likely to think of themselves as a collection of (flawed) parts.
Kind of like that scene in Mean Girls where they’re talking about having man shoulders and sucky nail beds.
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