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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about legs. I’m currently in the process of making my first documentary titled Fantastic Legs and Where to Find Them. Just kidding. I have been wondering what exactly are fantastic legs. Many see long, slender legs as the ideal, while some like shorter legs.

Yes, I’m a weird person that thinks about legs. Possibly because I draw human anatomy so much that I tend to ponder “the ideal.” On another note from slender, long, or luscious legs, one particular trait has been on my mind– the thigh gap.

 Many have heard of the thigh gap as a fashion trend suddenly seen as appealing in the fashion industry and a trait commonly found in models. I’m here to tell you I love my body regardless of “ideals” and you should too, but sometimes I wish I had a thigh gap. Sometimes, I’m glad I don’t.


Below I have listed out some personal pros and cons of thigh gap that maybe you all can relate with.

 PRO: My thighs will never chafe. True story: one time my thighs chafed so hard that they started bleeding and I thought I started my period. Lots of bandaging and ointment and walking like a cowboy ensued. Needless to say, I wouldn’t have had this dilemma if I had a thigh gap.

 CON:  I can’t hold things between my thighs when I need to use my hands. Many times I have been too stubborn to put something down to hold something else. What can I say? I’m a ‘one trip’ kind of gal.

 PRO: I wouldn’t have to worry as much about thigh sweat or my thighs sticking together on humid days. The sound of peeling one leg away from its lover while they’re making out? No, thanks. It’s like taking a sticker off the plastic or standing up after sitting for a long time on a smooth surface chair. Somehow satisfying, but a smidgen gross.

 CON: I can’t catch things I drop between my thighs (an often occurrence). Imagine how many cookies, chips and other delicacies would be wasted on the floor? There’s nothing worse than dropping food your brain is already awaiting. It’s a shock. It’s a disappointment. It’s a mistake that we cannot afford. What I’m saying is, we have to do better.

 PRO: I wouldn’t need to worry about the awkward clapping sounds my thighs make when I sit down, stand, walk or other everyday activities. Given, this only occurs when wearing shorts, but when there’s no show, my thighs need to seriously stop applauding.

 CON: I wouldn’t be able to perform my signature choke hold on my brothers. The legs are a vital part of it. If there’s a gap, then I wouldn’t have to put in more work to smother them. My thighs alone are usually enough to make them tap out and without that thickness, wrestling just wouldn’t be the same.

 Whether or not you have a thigh gap, there are benefits to loving yourself just the way you are!

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Tiyra is a senior at Regent University studying English with a concentration in communications. No, she does not want to be a teacher. She is a total advertising and marketing geek (she reads Adweek every morning and AdAge every month). She enjoys writing, reading, learning new things, and good music. She is a fan of Korean dramas, they're a lot of fun! If you're looking for her, you can normally find her where the free food is.
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