I was surfing around yesterday and stumbled across the infinite number of "thigh gap" tumblr blogs. There are thousands of them.
The first time I heard about the thigh gap phenomenon was when my boyfriend suggested I'd look "super hot" if I had a thigh gap. This whole conversation started because I'd had the stomach flu for two weeks and couldn't keep anything down. As I was walking to the bathroom doubled over he announced, "you almost have a thigh gap". I told him he'd look super hot if he lost the 10 extra pounds he was carrying around.
Yes, some women have the thigh gap body type. Most are pubescent (I think that's part of the allure). But it's kind of crazy that this is the body ideal young girls want in an era of rampant eating disorders and social media. Half the photos you see online are photoshopped.
I'm never going to let anyone photoshop a thigh gap on any of my pictures.