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  • #76
    Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
    The 9 Reasons Women Want a Thigh Gap article you posted a link to has a comparison of a normal Nicole Richie vs the anorexic version (our goal). Also, the site is selling an ebook on getting thigh gaps where the author/site owner talks about how women shouldn't get lower body exercise because it builds muscle and destroys thigh gap.
    Crazy right. I want posting it because I agree with the sentiment.
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    Originally posted by tfarny
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    • #77
      Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
      Yeah. It's a messed up aesthetic.

      You posted this link on another thread.

      I'd rate Miss 25% as being the most attractive of the example bodies. Therefore, the hottest women have no thigh gap. Fact.
      Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
      Yeah. I'd rate Miss 25% as being the most attractive of the example bodies. Therefore, the hottest women (imo) have no thigh gap that we can see in that pose. Fact.
      Fixed it for ya
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      Originally posted by tfarny
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      • #78
        Originally posted by Misabi View Post
        Ruined it for ya
        Fixed it for ya.
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        • #79
          It is not new that women use ridiculous metrics to gauge their attractiveness. (Or, in my opinion, are told so by men) What I DO find new and kind of troubling is that there seems to be just a few distinct "camps" of women in regards to fitness, many of which are not healthy.

          1) Women (and many more men) that don't give a rat's behind, are on the SAD, and spend an inordinate amount of time deriding anyone that looks better than them out of jealousy. Make no mistake, this is the vast majority. You walked around lately? Ain't too many women that look remotely like anyone in any of those pics, skinny or ripped. Sad but true. I hear from some of my female friends that for them it's even more grim....

          2) Women that use genetic and diet freaks as metrics for their fitness. Yes, Hannah Davis is low body fat, has no "thigh gap", and has breasts. That is called a genetic jackpot, as is the case with some models. No, she isn't starving. She's just lucky. Get over it. Many others that MIMIC this genetic luck are concerned JUST with the aesthetics of the mainstream definition of attractiveness, which is unhealthy, unrealistic, then pushed upon them by insane women and insecure men. Some men and women can be healthy AND be low BF% AND attractive. It's genes. I say this because I have always found it silly when a woman or man can't just say "wow, they look amazing." Not every attractive woman plays with Mr. Pukey. Not every ripped guy is on roids. I'm a baseball fan, and I love the phrase "Sometimes, you just have to tip your hat to them."

          3) The "true health" camp of women, like the ones on here, or your local Amazon chick at the gym deadlifting 400#. They hate that group #2 gets any attention, whether that is from being genetic freaks or masochists. They see other women that are weak, prissy, likely unhealthy, and get pissed that men give them attention at all compared to them....to which I say relax! These women are just NOT crazy or genetic jackpot winners. They were probably headed down #1 or #2, didn't like what they saw, and DID something about it. That is the most attractive feature any woman (or likely man) can have: The drive to improve themselves in ways that don't just count in the mirror.

          Which is why I don't find it weird at all to ask on a first date: "So, what do you deadlift?"

          P.S. I'd take pictures of MY legs if I thought I knew how.
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          • #80
            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            Fixed it for ya.
            Ha ha ha
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            Originally posted by tfarny
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            • #81
              I'd like my thighs to stop chafing so much and I'd like to be able to cross my legs more easily, but that's about it. I like that my weight is in the lower half of my body. It means that I'm probably going to age like my grandmother instead of the women that end up with pot bellies and chicken legs.
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              • #82
                Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                The 9 Reasons Women Want a Thigh Gap article you posted a link to has a comparison of a normal Nicole Richie vs the anorexic version (our goal). Also, the site is selling an ebook on getting thigh gaps where the author/site owner talks about how women shouldn't get lower body exercise because it builds muscle and destroys thigh gap.
                My counterpoint to the nine reasons:
                "(If you have a thigh gap naturally, disregard my response. You needn't worry about having one if it's what your body shape is. This is just for people who have it as a weight-loss-goal.)

                Why you shouldn't want a thigh gap:
                1.- You don't feel the need to wear impractical clothes to show off the hard (starve) earned hole between your legs.
                2.- Muscles are sexy. Volume is sexy. Lean, curvy thighs are more attractive than matchsticks.
                3.- Muscular legs are more useful. You can walk longer, lift heavier weights, sprint with ease...etc.
                4.- Men prefer curves. If you need to starve yourself to get a thigh gap, then you'll have no hips, tits or ass. Aka: the pre-pubescent-boy-look. Basic response to this article from my fiance? "Ew. (+confusion)"
                5.- If you lose too much weight, you're messing up your hormonal balance and putting your health at risk. A woman's happiness is in part based on her hormonal balance. If you're unbalanced, you'll feel unwell no matter how you look. If you suffer Body Dysmorphia, confidence issues or depression, you need help with that, not a thigh gap.
                6.- Women with thigh gaps still have wobbly fat on their legs. You can see it when they walk. It wobbles. If you want to get rid of this and think a thigh-gap is your goal: think again. Unless you grow muscles and drop your body-fat low, you won't lose the wobble. Either learn to love it, or get muscular. Either way, thigh gap isn't the answer.
                7.- If you're of the clothing-inclined: curvy women can wear ANYTHING. Swimsuit? Filled and curvy. Dresses? Anything that shows cleavage, hips, waist...etc Loose t-shirt? Hangs off your breasts, giving a hint of your sexiness without wearing anything revealing. Mini-skirts? Show off hips. Jeans? What's sexier than a pair of well-fitting jeans on a healthy backside? Strapless tops? Sexy shoulder-neck-bust action. Curvy women can wear anything. If you're too thin, you can't show off your hips, breasts or backside. Because you don't have them.
                8.- You can keep a healthy relationship with food. If you don't have a thigh-gap at your natural weight, you'll need to become underweight to get one. And staying underweight isn't only unhealthy: it's hard. Starving yourself like that is a ticket to an eating disorder. Most people never recover from eating disorders.
                9.- If other people judge you based on your lack of a thigh gap, they're petty retards who need to get their priorities straight. You don't need to listen to the brain-dead.

                You choose, though. Skinny-jeans and tucking your over-leg behind your under-leg when you cross your legs or a healthy body-fat-%, strong limbs, sexy curves and general good health and confidence."
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                I'd apologize, but...

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Kochin View Post
                  Lean, curvy thighs are more attractive than matchsticks.
                  Only refutation needed.
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                  • #84
                    So 2011.

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                    • #85
                      mmmmm... thank you. I bet he can't get into his skinny jeans either, which is fine.

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                      • #86
                        P.S. I'd take pictures of MY legs if I thought I knew how.
                        Camera phone, mirror. Points if topless with nice abs. Assume you are a guy.

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                        • #87
                          4.- Men prefer curves. If you need to starve yourself to get a thigh gap, then you'll have no hips, tits or ass. Aka: the pre-pubescent-boy-look. Basic response to this article from my fiance? "Ew. (+confusion)"
                          hahaha!

                          I can't imagine being like, "My wife saw a picture of a big dick and was like, 'ew! That's gross!" LOL@girls
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                          • #88
                            Hold the phone. You're supposed to be skinny to wear skinny jeans? Been breaking that rule for a while now. Straight leg jeans fit me like skinnies and I like the way I look in 'em. Fuck you, society, I wear what I want.
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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                              Fuck you, society, I wear what I want.
                              Which is why I am currently wearing a pencil skirt and a straight jacket. Take that society!!!1

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                                Which is why I am currently wearing a pencil skirt and a straight jacket. Take that society!!!1
                                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                                Originally posted by tfarny
                                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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