Why Having A Thigh Gap Isn’t The Most Important Thing

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I always used to think that being pretty was mainly focused on being skinny. There is such a focus now on being skinny and how curves aren’t necessarily a beautiful thing. I have been struggling with the idea that curves are beautiful and not a flaw for some time and have realized that being comfortable with your own body is more important than the gap between your thighs


After talking to 50 men and asking them what they thought about women’s body types here’s what we have for you beautiful ladies: They like curves.

Matt, age 23, said, “I don’t really see the appeal of dating women who don’t have any curves. I feel like I mind as well be dating a 12 year old who hasn’t hit puberty yet. Some curves are sexy.”

Ryan, age 21, said, “It’s cool when girls can embrace themselves and aren’t focused on being as thin as they possibly can.”

Gage, age 19, said, “It’s sexy when women can be comfortable with themselves the way they are instead of constantly trying to modify their bodies.”

So what makes curves sexy? Well– boobs, butts, hips, thighs. Whatever your thing is. For centuries paintings have featured beautiful, curvy women with full bodies. We understand that you want that thigh gap just to say you have it. Women seem to compete with one another more than anything. However, men think it’s sexier in a lot of cases not to be so thin.



According to a University of Texas at Austin study about curvy women, men’s brains respond more positively to curvy women. Photos of curvy women actually hit the males brains’ like a drug. “To explore the roots of this behavior, researchers had 14 men, average age 25, rate how attractive they found pictures of the naked derrieres of seven women before and after cosmetic surgery that gave them more shapely hips. These operations did not reduce weight but just redistributed it, by implanting fat harvested from the waists into the buttocks. Brain scans of the men revealed that seeing post-surgery women activated parts of the brain linked with rewards, including regions associated with responses to drugs and alcohol.”

The thing is that it is such a struggle to get that thigh gap, slim waist, toned butt, and fit in size zero jeans. For some people, it just isn’t possible. That’s okay. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Instead of killing yourself or starving to try and get that gap, accept how beautiful your body is and realize that men love you the way you are.



Now, we aren’t saying that curves are for every man. Some guys just aren’t into it. But the men that aren’t as into big breasts and butts tend to be more metrosexual and have been influenced by fashion. The men that tend to be more into large breasts, hips, and butts seem to be interested in them for their reproductive qualities and tend to engage in more masculine activities, date more frequently, and read a lot of sports magazines.

Focus on yourself and feeling sexy rather than being as skinny as you could possibly be. It’s a really important thing to realize that people view curves as attractive and that being skinny isn’t the most crucial part of life.

Sloane is a twenty-two year old student at UCI. In her free time she enjoys cruising around Orange Circle in the antique shops as well as exploring Newport and Laguna Beach. She is studying Fashion Merchandizing with a minor in English.