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do your thighs touch....


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when you stand straight with your feet touching at the bottom???

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They don't touch.  Not at all.  I never thought I would be able to say that, but it's true, my thighs do not touch when I am standing normally. 

Mine don't touch at my usual weight (130lbs); however, this is only because I have unusually skinny and long legs. They touch when I get up to about 138lbs though. Most people's do touch, unless as said before, they are really underweight or are built like me. 

Original Post by muttlover:

 This thread is a gateway to bad thinking, in my opinion.

 I'm going to have to agree with this. 

^I think that's overanalyzing things a bit. It's not like she asked for measurements or weight.

Mine have not touched at any point since I hit puberty. This is definitely due to bone struture, and maybe ballet contributed. The muscle I get is more visible from the sides. And agruskin, I have never been mistaken for male.

I think it can depend on how wide your hips are.  That is if you are pretty slim. I've noticed some people have extremely wide hips or I guess more like pelvic bone? and they have a huge gap between their legs. I think that can be a big factor.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

yes, but they don't rub, chafe, or smoosh.

LOL...smoosh....thank you for saying it!

If people don’t like this thread then they should not waste their time replying!

My thighs never touch, I am an apple shape - my arms and legs are the LAST place to put weight on!

And no I do not look skinny or have any bones pronounced

The tops of my thighs touch but there is a slight gap closer to my knees.

 

 

Personally, I think it looks better to have a smaller waste and wider hips and thighs; apples like me can never have that long, lean, torso.

 

and it does NOT mean some one is starved if their thighs do nto touch or that they are any less of a women, that is an ignorant thing to say.

My thighs do not touch because of my shape, not because my BMI is 19. My thighs do not touch at a higher BMI either.

Yes, and they always will.  I'm very narrow in the hips, but every extra ounce of fat settles on my thighs.  The only way they won't touch is if I stand with my feet about a foot apart!

If you are a grown woman of normal weight and with a normal bone structure, your legs are SUPPOSED to touch! Just look at it mathematically - your legs taper towards the ankles and your feet are your narrowest point. If you put your feet together, your legs are going to be leaning into each other and almost everyone's will touch. The exception would be if you were bow-legged so your legs curved outwards in the middle or had very wide hips so they were further apart at the top. If you're narrow-hipped your legs are ALWAYS going to touch. Adolescents and children are the exception - they don't have a woman's shape yet and they very often have long stick-thin limbs compared to their torsos because different body parts grow at different rates. But an adult should not look like a 12yo.


To put it another (and probably more useful) way - how far apart do you have to put your feet for your legs NOT to touch? If my feet are pressed together, the only gap is just above my ankles and right below my knees. If my feet are shoulder-width apart, in normal walking position, the tops of my thighs touch and all the rest of my legs are well-seperated - and I'm 5'6" and 200 pounds. I can't even imagine how thin I'd have to be to get my thighs not to touch each other at all - they always have...

Original Post by silentdeadlyrose:

Yes they do. It's just the way I'm genetically made though. I've been quite thin in the past and they still touched. I had to be massively underweight for them not to touch and even then they still almost did! So I've just accepted it. Most of my weight is carried in my hips and thighs (but not my arse...What the hell is up with that?! Lmao.) But mainly my thighs. If you're built that way just embrace it. They say the classic pear shape is less prone to heart attacks anyway compared to an apple since when you're an apple you tend to carry most of the weight in your stomach which is closer to your heart.

same here and i agree w/you completely... even at my lowest weight my thighs/hips were still bigger.

did anyone else here grow up in the 70s?  this gap-between-the-thighs thing is just the new version of can-you-pinch-an-inch.  it's not a sign of social decline.

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Nope they do not touch....they never have.  It is due to my shape- the small waist and broader hips that cause this ...umm...gap.. lol.

Girls, the fact that your thighs do not touch should NOT be something you have to defend!  Most of us (with the gap between) are not underweight..it's just how we are built! grrr Cool

Original Post by laurel_leanne:

I think it can depend on how wide your hips are.  That is if you are pretty slim. I've noticed some people have extremely wide hips or I guess more like pelvic bone? and they have a huge gap between their legs. I think that can be a big factor.

^ I think you're right about this one because mine don't. I have hips though that are defined so that could be why. I mean my doctor/nurses have always commented on my jutting hips. Got hips?! Birthing hips,Lol. As a little girl it was noticed right away because I'd put my hands on my hips when angry,Lol.  I mean I've walked by a counter and nick my hip bone. Ouch. >_< Some people have never had that issue and can't understand ' how ' it happens. Cuhz.... They don't have my hip issue.

Mine do not touch but if they did I would contribute it to my bone structure.

Like I stated in my earlier post I have HUGE hips, always have and once puberty hit at 11 or 12 there was no hope. Ha Ha. My thighs still touch. Just the way I'm built. I notice my thighs tend to build muscle really fast compared to the rest of my body as well when I start working out a lot.

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Original Post by silentdeadlyrose:

Yes they do. It's just the way I'm genetically made though. I've been quite thin in the past and they still touched. I had to be massively underweight for them not to touch and even then they still almost did! So I've just accepted it. Most of my weight is carried in my hips and thighs (but not my arse...What the hell is up with that?! Lmao.) But mainly my thighs. If you're built that way just embrace it. They say the classic pear shape is less prone to heart attacks anyway compared to an apple since when you're an apple you tend to carry most of the weight in your stomach which is closer to your heart.

same here and i agree w/you completely... even at my lowest weight my thighs/hips were still bigger.

 Yeah. It's about bone stucture just like wearing a size zero. That will never happen for some people. It's not possible unless they were to break their hip bones and mold them back together incorrectly. It hasn't anything to do with excess fat in most cases just bone stucture. Also where you're genetically inclined to store fat though....It could just be where you personally carry excess fat. I mean there are little fat web type things in assorted places on your body.That would make it impossible for someone that carries their extra in that zone. It doesn't mean they'd appear ' fat ' or anything like that. They may be quite trim but that's there zone. Kinda... Like how J-Lo's gotz booty.

No mine don't.  They did when I was extremely out of shape, post injury and surgery.  There's a gap again, but not what I'm wanting to see so hopefully the more I get back on program the better they'll look.

my thighs don't just touch...they freaking make love to each other...lol...the upper half of my legs are ridiculously big.  but at 190 LBS....what else can I expect.  I think a lot of athletic people's thighs touch though.

This is a strange question I actually had to stand up to check,Lol! Anyone else unaware of the answer before standing? o_O Just curious.

Original Post by jenningermany:

Yes, and they always will.  I'm very narrow in the hips, but every extra ounce of fat settles on my thighs.  The only way they won't touch is if I stand with my feet about a foot apart!

 Yeah. That was confirms my theory on the matter. :) It has to do with bone stucture and where we genetically store our fat. ^5

Who cares though? I mean.. I never even knew my didn't touch.Who notices these things? Lol! It's laughable.

 

Original Post by enchantingimage:

Who cares though? I mean.. I never even knew my didn't touch.Who notices these things? Lol! It's laughable.

 

 I only noticed this past summer when it was especially worse with the weight gain because my thighs rubbed massively with my shorts and skirts on giving me major heat rash that hurt like a b*otch. I guess they call that "Chub Rub", right? That could have so many other meanings. Lmao! Hoping to avoid chub rub this summer though. Ha Ha Ha.

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