A thigh gap is a space between the inner thighs of some people when standing upright with feet touching. Beginning around , women in the West began to consider the thigh gap a special feature of female physical attractiveness. Although some men regard it as a sign of physical fitness, the thigh gap has been associated with femininity and fragility. In the United States, it was reported that among teenage girls, a gap had become a beauty ideal.
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Urban dictionary defines the bikini bridge as "when bikini bottoms are suspended between the two hip bones, causing a space between the bikini and the lower abdomen". Australian Women's Weekly. A dangerous new trend is sweeping social media posing a huge risk to the body image of hundreds of thousands of teen girls worldwide. Following in the footsteps of the recent 'thigh gap' trend — which demanded legs so thin they don't touch above the knees — the new 'bikini bridge' fad glorifies girls so slender their bikini bottoms are suspended between their jutting hipbones. In the past few months, dozens of blogs and social media pages have been set up devoted to the 'bikini bridge' and encouraging girls to submit photos of their own, which they have been doing in the thousands.
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Specialists say achieving a so-called "thigh gap" is risky and virtually impossible. But some exceptionally thin models have the gap, which is upheld as a beauty achievement on countless Tumblr pages, blogs and other social media sites. When the vast majority of people stand with their feet together, their thighs touch. A tiny percentage of people have thighs so slim that they don't come together.
If you can stand straight with your knees together and see a space between your upper thighs, you have what thousands of teen girls are willing to starve themselves for. The thigh gap, as it is known, is a small, hollow cavity with a huge following on social media. Women have long been bombarded with unrealistic images of beauty and digitally altered bodies.