I saw this picture on Facebook and thought I’d share! Though I’ve not seen too many that look like the woman on the left (that’s from IMVU which I don’t use) I’ve seen loads that resemble the one on the right.
It’s interesting what people choose to look like in Second Life, don’t you think? This thigh gap shape has baffled me for a while so when I saw this in my timeline, I did a google search and discovered that some women are actually obsessed with attaining a thigh gap in real life.
One site instructed girls on how to get thigh gap and actually put this caution in!
Don’t let a thigh gap become your obsession. Getting a thigh gap has become the Holy Grail for some. They need it or they feel inadequate. In serious cases, people focus on it so much that they begin to lose perspective about other important things in life, like health or maintaining social relationships. A troubling number of teens and young girls are treating a thigh gap in an unhealthy way, fasting and possibly developing eating disorders. Don’t let the prospect of a thigh gap make or break you. Your thighs do not say anything about you. Do not let anyone tell you what to do.
I must be getting old because I can’t relate to wanting the thigh gap, but sadly I understand the warning above if you replace the words “thigh gap” with “getting slim.”
I know taste is subjective, but I have to admit some of these avatars look freaky to me. I find it more bizarre, though, that they originate from a real life trend. It’s just been taken to the extreme in Second Life!