My question is for women at a healthy weight: do your thighs touch when you stand with your feet close together? I was just wondering if this is normal.
I'm don't care about the looks aspect. I just hate the effects of it....wearing a skirt, bare legged, you get a bit sweaty, the next thing you know you have a friction burn between your thighs!
That's one thing that I really dislike about my body- my thighs touching. It depends on how healthy you are but if your thighs are toned then the touching of the thighs is super healthy and normal!
If your thighs touch because of fat (my case) then it's not good inner thigh fat. I find problems wearing shorts and working out because even when I'm running/walking, my thighs touch or 'slap' which causes friction and ultimately causes great discomfort.
Keep your legs toned, that's the best way forward- you won't even have to think twice about your thighs touching or not!
No, my thighs don't touch, but it is very normal. I see a lot of people who do.
That's my goal in life - to not have my thighs touch and rub together.
Now after reading these posts I'm not sure if it's a realistic goal.
I definitely need to lose some weight.
I wear bicycle shorts or girdles that cover the thighs when wearing a dress or skirt. I hate the "swish swish" noise pants make when they rub together. And what it does when wearing shorts.
Try the bodyglide stick on those thighs! Its for runners to prevent blisters on the feet when running, and it works well for that, but also good to prevent chafing between thighs when wearing skirts w bare legs in the summer. Sport goods store.
to answer your question - yes! Mine do and it bugs me only because wearing skirts is annoying with your legs rubbing together. I have stretch marks on my inner thighs and the skin there is really thin, it gets irritated easily :(
I am also a dancer and dance educator. I look at a lot of bodies wearing just a layer of lycra every day and I can say this has everything to do with your hip set up (assuming you are at a healthy weight). I have one dancer who has just graduated and is in a professional ballet training program, and she is therefore quite thin. But, this is her natural body type and her thighs do touch. She is 100% muscle!
Then I have another dancer who is an adult, and her legs are just slightly smaller then the dancer above, and she cant get her legs together in a crossed position! Her hips are just set wide (in compasion to her frame that is).
It can be annoying, but it is all about how your body is put together!
i did not have a chance to read the other posts yet, so curious.
my experience, mine touched until i was under bmi 18. i thought this was a sign that i was fat, so i kept loosing weight, so at 117 or so yes my thighs touch and i dont like it but i need to learn to accept it as it no healthy for maintaining a healthy bmi unless i get over this!
so i am 5 ft 6 and 115 and yes, but still not completely at a healthy weight
Can I just say thank you for asking this question?!
For whatever reason, I *always* hated that and it has *always* been my goal to be thin and fit enough for my thighs to not touch. I just felt like they were a dead giveaway that I was a fat *ss - even when I was a size 5/6 my thighs still touched at the top. I guess it is because models are often used as the example of thin/fit and their thighs never touch.
So, my point is that I never realized that there could be nothing 'wrong' with me and my thighs would still be touching. True, I've done a lot of work to be tighter, stronger, and generally more muscular, especially in my legs, so maybe when I reach my goal weigh my upper thighs won't quite touch this time. But, now that I've read everyone here, I think now I could look at myself at my goal weight and feel great without exception...and stop waiting for my thighs in order to be happy.
Not ashamed to say that I will need this! Thanks for the tip!
I'm 5'4" and 111, and no my thighs don't touch. I'm at a lower range healthy bmi (about 18.9 or so), and they stopped touching when I dropped below 22. I'm definitely an anomaly though, judging by almost every other girl I know... it's actually completely normal for your thighs to touch. On the downside all of the fat that would be on my thighs goes straight to my abdomen so if I gain weight later in life then I'm more likely to have certain medical problems :/. Oh well, all the more reason to keep healthy and slim.
Everyone is built differently so I really don't think it's a good indicator of how thin or thick someone is.
What do you mean "problem"? It's not a problem. It's normal body shape.
I can remember being the one of only girl in gym class in high school who's thighs didn't touch and all the other girls were saying how jealous they were. Now I'm 22 and I am creeping back down to near the weight I was then but I doubt I'll ever have a space there again. I have a close friend who has really skinny legs and she HATES it and calls them her chicken legs all the time...the grass is always greener on the other side.
I'm a healthy weight and my thighs do not touch.
Yes they touch. They touch now that I am overweight, they touched when I weighed 120 when I was a teen. I do not consider this a problem and I would not want my thighs not to touch.
My thighs touch, because I have some wobbly bits leftover.....but theres a little space in between, so it's not too bad.
Mine do now that I gained muscle. I'm a cross country runner and cyclist with 13% body fat and they still touch. The only time they didn't was when I was younger with no curves and during my ED. I will say it was startling when I gained the weight bak that they now touched but I gained a lot of muscle so I'm okay with it. My legs don't look so freakishly stick like anymore (:
Edit: spelling whoops!
Um, yes, but I am overweight. A lot of the girls on my team say that before conditioning their thights touched. I guess your thighs dont' touch unless your in good shape.
Mine do (currently 135), but didn't when I got down to about 117. When I was 125, they barley touched.
Mine just touch and I have some people who think I'm underweight. I'm not 5'3" and 118 lb. Slight touching is normal at a healthy weight (unless your genetically lucky). Serious rubbing is not. ;).