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Reasons to Love Your Big Thighs

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cincinnati chapter.

Positive self-image has always been a struggle for several people. It’s not easy to love your body when various media forms are shoving a picture of a thin, beautiful girl–or a muscular, handsome man–in your face every time you turn on the T.V or pick up a magazine. There are so many magic weight loss diets flooding the media, encouraging you to “lose those extra ten pounds by summer!” People on magazine covers are Photoshopped beyond recognition, and we grow envious of their smooth skin, shiny hair, small waists, and long, lean legs. But in reality, they don’t look like that. No one really does. Beauty isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Beauty is unique. It’s independent. It’s individual. Embrace your beauty and let it shine. Loving my big thighs has always been an issue for me. But recently I discovered all of the reasons why they deserve to be loved:

They’re a perfect spot for people to sit.I mean, look at all this room! And it’s pretty darn awesome to have someone deem you worthy to sit on your lap. And you get to wrap your arms around their waist and snuggle them.

If food falls, there’s a 96% chance your wonderful thighs will catch it.Also, your phone won’t take a deadly dive into the toilet.

Big thighs usually come hand-in-hand with a killer booty.Double whammy!

They’re warm and toasty during the winter.Portable heater! Just stick your frozen hands between them & they’ll be warm in no time.

They’re strong.

My art teacher once told me that thick legs are just like tree trunks taking root. You wouldn’t be able to stand tall without them.

Excellent for headlocks.Need I say more?

They’re beautiful. Big or small, pale or tan, dimply or smooth. Our bodies are our own, and each one is beautiful.

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Cammy Abel


Cammy is a fourth year Creative Writing major at the University of Cincinnati.She enjoys playing with kittens, eating ice cream, and procrastinating her homework.When she's not procrastinating with a kitten and a heaping bowl of ice cream in her lap, she's usually playing with her niece, who happens to think she's the funniest person in the world.You can find more of her writings on her blog that she updates sporadically.