Oh, the famous thigh gap.

Because as if the world wasn’t giving you enough insecurities, the Internet had to leave random comments of “That thigh gap though” on women’s Instagram photos of their legs with the beach or the pool in the background. This trend has been going on for a couple of years now and while the #thighgapgoal exists, thankfully more women and even medical studies are coming out saying that you shouldn’t care about having one.

For a quick medical explanation, experts say that most people with thigh gaps were naturally born with them and that trying to lose weight for the sole purpose of having your own can be quite risky (and of course, setting the wrong goal). Surprisingly, there are teens that are looking into thigh gap surgery. Let me say this again: teens are looking into thigh gap surgery. Fortunately, this isn’t really a request that plastic surgeons can follow. Experts are set on saying that the thigh gap is a natural feature of the body that can even be caused by simple genetics.

In the world of body positivity, there’s a new hashtag trend that’s going around against #thighgap. #mermaidthighs are making their way through social media along with different body positive trends. Women are now taking photos of their kissing thighs or their thighs in general to show that they don’t have that gap and they’re still proud.

Now that we’ve heard from the women and from the experts, have you ever thought of what men thought about thigh gaps? BuzzFeed came out with a video featuring man speaking their true feelings about the trend. Watch the video below to find out what they had to say.

About the Author

Elora Picson is today’s normal 20something-year-old. She’s on her gadgets a lot, her social media accounts don’t ask for her passwords anymore, and pizza or sushi or ramen is always on the menu. It’s taken her awhile to get here, but she’s owned up to being that fat girl you never expected her to be. Oh, and she writes some, takes photos plenty, and then posts them a lot on Instagram, @elorapicson.

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