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The Thigh Gap Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
31st Jul '13

I want to know what everyone thinks about this new trend going around: the thigh gap. I know that some females are naturally built this way and can't help it but is it really something females should strive to achieve if they don't have the build for it? I know when I was at my smallest (5'6" and 130-135 lbs) my thighs didn't touch and I know people who are really small and their thighs don't touch. Yes, there are many overweight and obese women but should we glorify such a thing and encourage young girls to lose a lot of weight in order to have the thigh gap? Is that itself even healthy? IMO it looks more like they are bow legged. I included the think that got me thinking about this topic
http://www.wbtw.com/story/22981114/thigh

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
31st Jul '13

I have no shits to give about thigh gaps, honestly.



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GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16107 posts
31st Jul '13

That is skin and bones.



A lot of teens now a days feel the ned to fit in. Not sure why everybody thinks this is beauty. I mean, it is beauty, every shape is beautiful to me. I don't see why you have to starve yourself-go through extreme diets to achieve this look.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16107 posts
31st Jul '13

That is skin and bones.



A lot of teens now a days feel the ned to fit in. Not sure why everybody thinks this is beauty. I mean, it is beauty, every shape is beautiful to me. I don't see why you have to starve yourself-go through extreme diets to achieve this look.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16107 posts
31st Jul '13

That is skin and bones.



A lot of teens now a days feel the ned to fit in. Not sure why everybody thinks this is beauty. I mean, it is beauty, every shape is beautiful to me. I don't see why you have to starve yourself-go through extreme diets to achieve this look.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22072 posts
status 31st Jul '13

I think it is unattractive. Since when has skin and bones been more attractive than muscle tone?

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
31st Jul '13
Quoting tinana+2:" I have no shits to give about thigh gaps, honestly. My little sister will be 13 and is tiny- her friends actually pick on her for having a thigh gap. And also, best thigh gap ever, "


I wanna touch it



Yeah, unrealistic. My thighs have pretty much always touched.
I can only hope to teach my daughter to love the body she has, because it was given to her for a reason

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
31st Jul '13

I think its really stupid. When I put my legs together my knees cruch eachother(I think that's called knock kneed)but I can't change that lol some people just aren't built for stuff like that. I don't believe in losing a bunch of weight just for something like that either.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
31st Jul '13

Never in my life have I ever been concerned with whether or not my thighs touch. I worry about fitness. Two bodies aren't going to be built the same. It's just not achievable for some people and a STUPID goal. When you lose weight, it's through your metabolism, therefore nothing you do will target your wanted "thigh gap". It's just asking for anorexia.

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
31st Jul '13

I can't believe it's called a 'trend'. Honestly IDGAF

I found this a while ago and laughed:



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Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23710 posts
31st Jul '13

Thigh gaps have more to do with how wide set your hips are...but I would love for my thighs to touch lol. I'm skin and bones and I hate that my thighs don't touch.

Oncemore Suq Madiq, SH, Turkey 1587 posts
31st Jul '13

Personally these days I strive for toe cleavage.



Women have it naturally, but some got through unnatural lengths to achieve it.
People do need to factor in pelvic bone size and ethnicity when it comes to the thigh gap.



Thiss trend is silly.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
31st Jul '13

This is trend? Heaven help us..smh.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23710 posts
31st Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting E&J=my world:</b>" I can't believe it's called a 'trend'. Honestly IDGAF I found this a while ago and laughed: "</blockquote>




Yeah that's what my legs look like, and it's embarrassing lol

Belle. { 23 weeks } Due February 14 (boy); 1 child; Alberta 4863 posts
31st Jul '13

I think it's fucking annoying. I have bowed legs and my legs naturally don't touch no matter how much I weigh and I've been told that I look disgusting and should "eat a cheeseburger" because of it. When I am already a healthy weight.