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Thoughts about the "thigh gap" fad

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Post #616673

4:30 am, Oct 4 2013
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I don't think this is a fad, personally. It's just part of the whole slimming down craze.

I believe that we sholdn't try so hard to change the way we look naturally (unless it's medically unsafe not to change). Whether you have a thigh gap or not, you should rock what you've got. I think the advantage of curves is that you look really 'womanly' and the advantage of no curves is that you (usually) look 'young'. For me, beauty is all about facial features and proportion, NOT size.

What I'm really starting to hate is this developing trend of 'skinny-bashing'. Is it such a crime if people naturally look skinny? I'm 5ft3 and weigh 92 pounds, but I eat like a pig, seriously (currently finishing my second bag of Mexicana Doritos as I'm typing this)!

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8:11 pm, Oct 4 2013
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I agree with what most of the guys said before : most of the "fads" are important only for women. After some time I realized that things like mascara or make-up (if applied in a reasonable amount) are completely invisible for most of them.
And it's probably the same with "thigh gap" - unless you are wearing really tight pants it's not likely to be visible.
And when it comes to the whole "skinny" beauty cannon.. I might be biased, but it really gets on my nerves. I'm skinny due mostly to a pre-diabetes (if I eat too much at the same time I'm likely to pass out due to excessive amount of insulin), so being skinny looks to me not appealing, but ill (I mean skinny. not slim. skinny). To think that someone would go out of their way to lose weight to an extent where they have a "thigh gap" .. Well, if someone is "mature", fine. But probably it's popular among young teens, which is just a little bit frightening...

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potential sadist

12:58 pm, Oct 9 2013
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I haven't really paid much attention to it.. but I guess it really depends on the person who looks at it since he/she's the one who gets to decide whether it will be hot or whatever.

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3:06 pm, Oct 9 2013
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Any time people get overly focused on a single physical characteristic, that's pretty sad. no

There are many, many different sizes and shapes of people, and as long as it's not to the point of being unhealthy, nobody should try to fight their natural body type.

Nirhtuc, my college roommate was 5'6" and barely 100 lbs, and she ate a ton - be warned, though, that your metabolism is likely to change as you get older!

As far as "skinny bashing", I think that's a side effect of media being oversaturated with pictures of the very thin and not representing the average woman well at all, which creates tremendous pressure to conform to that "very thin" style even if that's not one's natural body type - so women fight back by putting down the whole "skinny is beautiful" idea. I would love to see women of ALL sized and shapes represented, from very thin to very much NOT thin. eyes Then maybe more women can stop torturing themselves to look a certain way, and just be THEIR best.

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Post #617500
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7:51 am, Oct 11 2013
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I don't see anything special about it, it's just a space between the legs. But I understand that different people have different tastes.

On a more personal note, I like that my inner thighs don't touch when I walk. It's not because of aesthetics (I find bigger thighs sexy), I just happen to like how it feels.

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8:02 am, Oct 11 2013
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I don't think it's good for childbearing.

if there is an option between "to do" and "not to do", I will always choose the latter.

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Post #617504
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8:12 am, Oct 11 2013
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Don't bring down thin people to make chubby people feel better. I'm the type of person who could eat 24/7 and not gain weight because of my high metabolism. It doesn't matter whether someone is overweight/underweight, all healthy bodies are beautiful.

That being said, I'm underweight and my thighs touch. Thigh gaps are cute on select people but not everyone can have them, like high cheekbones. Be happy with your body the way it is, there's no point in harming yourself for a fad.

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