I started writing this post almost a year ago, and it sat in my drafts, semi-forgotten. I was going to write about how most women hate their thighs, but I love mine, and here’s why. But I never posted this. Then I saw a tweet that made me ragey, it was for a 30 Day Thigh Slimming Challenge, posted by a fitspo blogger with a huge following.

First of all, any exercise targeting thighs isn’t going to slim them, it’s going to strengthen them, which could likely make them larger. Second of all, having slim thighs is a terrible goal. You need strong thighs. Strong thighs let you do stuff. And they look awesome in my opinion.

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So, my reasons on why you should embrace your strong thighs:

 

Strong thighs let you run marathons (and shorter distances, too). Everytime I see a woman with really skinny thighs (and not in a muscular way, like elite runners), I think to myself “pffffbt … well she probably can’t run a marathon on those legs.” (OK, fine, I probably couldn’t run a marathon right now either.)

Applefest Half Marathon - Oct 1, 2011

 

Strong thighs let you dance. Try to dance with weak legs. Especially in heels.

Ballet - Feeling Good

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Excuse the blur, but I could not get this height with weak thighs. 

 

A peek of thigh can be really sexy. Especially when dressed up in stockings and a garter. If you don’t like your thighs, get yourself a garter belt and a pair of stockings (stockings are thigh highs without those rubbery stays). It is impossible for your thighs to not look amazingly sexy in garters & stockings. It’s science.

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My favorite way to flirt? Hands down (pun intended), a not-so-innocent thigh graze. Yes, you have my attention … Only works if you have my consent to touch my thighs though. I mean, you’ll get my attention, but it won’t be good.

 

Strong thighs can also crush a man in the throes of passion. I assume. I need to test this theory. Maybe I’ll just crush watermelons instead.

 

So what have we learned? My mind is usually in the gutter.

What else is great about thighs? What body part do you love that is normally shamed (so basically, any body part other than your breasts)? I also love my butt.

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I was rehearsing. I often take video at home when I’m either rehearsing or putting together choreography.