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November 11, 2011 2:15 PM
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Mine do! It used to be a lot worse before i lost weight, I have scarring on my inner thighs it was so bad. Honestly it's all about the quality of the trousers, If they're made out of good thick material, they'll last longer. I'm a UK16 now and I havent worn through any of my new jeans...but they're new, lol. It depends on the person, too, where they hold their weight.


I used to get scars between my legs too. Big reason why I stopped wearing shorts/skirts! Can't wait to be at the point where I can wear them again. =)
November 11, 2011 2:17 PM
try cycling. helped my thunder tighs slim down/.
November 11, 2011 2:18 PM
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This is one of my fitness goals--- To walk without my thighs rubbing.

Its not a self-hating thing...just a NSV I am aspiring towards.


Me too!
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November 11, 2011 2:34 PM
Yeah mine still do, just not as badly as they used to. I often see girls whose thighs do not touch even with their feet together....but when walking they still touch/rub together. I think the motion and the way you shift your weight when walking makes it very difficult for thighs NOT to touch!
So, while this IS a goal for me, my bigger (and more realistic) goal is for my thighs not to touch AT ALL when standing with my feet together. I swear when I meet that goal...I'll probably jump up and down with joy!!! :D
November 11, 2011 2:58 PM
I have this problem too. Although, I didn't realize that was the cause of my holey pants until recently. Unless you walk with your legs apart (so that they don't touch), there will still be friction. Only my pants that are primarily cotton have this issue. Other fabrics handle the friction fine. Unfortunately, most clothes are primarily cotton, lol.
  12461655
November 11, 2011 3:06 PM
I agree, I think it is how your hips are formed, not so much your legs or your thighs. And perhaps your gait. If you walk one foot in front of the other of course there is going to be some friction. I know it sounds a little strange, but back in "the day" women would wear panty hose under their tight jeans for a little control and support so the fabric didn't tug, sort of similar to sock choices for runners in their shoes to prevent blistering.
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November 11, 2011 3:14 PM
BOY! I wish I wore UK sizes... there so much smaller, make me not feel so bad about my clothes size....Im a US 20W what would that make me in UK?
  12147069
November 11, 2011 4:00 PM
My thighs touch and even when I was slim they still touched. I have the hourglass figure and when I gain weight my thigh circumference increases that's how my body is programmed! I heard that if your body stores fat around your thighs you are less likely to have heart problems latter in life! Although knowing all this I would like normal thighs in proportion to my upper body!
  6432547
November 11, 2011 4:09 PM
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Every womans body is built differently. I don't know exactly how to explain it but some women naturally have their legs closet together than others (maybe it has to do with hips or something). Others just have fat thighs.

This is true. It does have a great deal to do with the hips. It can be a combination of your bone structure, your body frame size, amount of fat, etc. You can have a low body fat percentage and be very fit and still have your thighs rub together. It should not be a weight loss indicator. Although I agree that it is definitely an area of self-consciousness!
November 11, 2011 4:53 PM
size 20 US is a 22UK and a 24AUS
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November 11, 2011 5:08 PM
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try cycling. helped my thunder tighs slim down/.

I have to agree with engineman. I've rode almost 3000 miles so far this year and it has made a huge difference in my thighs. Not only slimming them down but also shapping them up a lot!!
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November 11, 2011 5:13 PM
i hate it so much... makes wearing skirts and things suck for me as well becuase they then rub together skin on skin...
  10955586
November 11, 2011 5:16 PM
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BOY! I wish I wore UK sizes... there so much smaller, make me not feel so bad about my clothes size....Im a US 20W what would that make me in UK?


UK sizes are bigger then US/Can sizes by like 2 sizes actualy
  10955586
November 11, 2011 5:18 PM
I have the exact same problem. My thighs rub, and it can be really painful in skirts or dresses. I have to wear bike shorts under my skirts.

As for jeans and other pants, I just buy a thicker material. Nothing else I've found that works.
November 11, 2011 5:21 PM
I have the same issue. I HATE walking with shorts on because one short let rides up and I'm constantly pulling it down. grrr! But I have gone through a couple of pairs of pants also because my thighs rub together. That is why I'm on MFP now.
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November 11, 2011 5:28 PM
I didn't realize it was a common problem? Mine don't touch, but maybe it has to do with the width of your hips too. Mine are much wider than my waist. Narrow hip people probably have it worse?
November 11, 2011 5:28 PM
My thighs are weird. My legs are skinny except the very tip top of my thighs which rub badly. So frustrating. If it doesn't get better once my weight is gone, I'll probably get something done about it. I've had bloody rashes from the rubbing.
November 11, 2011 5:30 PM
Ugh, I hate this so much! My favorite pair of comfy, yet nice-looking sweat pants are now all but ruined because they have holes where my thighs rub!

I noticed the problem was worse for me when I was wearing size US-28 pants years ago. Now at size US-21, it takes longer for the pants to wear out, but it still happens.

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Me too! At least I know I'm not alone... the world would be a quieter world without all the swishing we create !! Perhaps there is some untapped energy we could help create with all this friction!!!!!


I like your thinking! :D Surely we could power our iPods with thigh rubbing static electricity.
  3278051
November 11, 2011 5:33 PM
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Not to put a dampener on things... but a goal of a lot of anorexic people is to have a gap between their thighs. I have a feeling that this magical gap is a sign of being underweight - so maybe it's not a good idea to want it? Just my two cents...


You are very correct... I have Anorexia.. (trying to recovery...) And my goal was for my thighs not to touch at a very young age. now 29 and i will never allow them to touch.
Your thigh's are only not ment to touch on certain body shapes, normally when you have wider than "normal" hips in proportion to the rest of your body.

Healthy women should not aspire for this! You may never get a gap between your thighs! And i dont reccomend anorexia to get it!!!!!


Thank you, for the honesty and the perspective.

My thighs will probably always touch, they have ever since I hit puberty. I'd be pretty damned happy though if I could simply wear a pair of shorts without them trying to creep up in the middle when I walk. laugh
November 11, 2011 5:35 PM
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You are very correct... I have Anorexia.. (trying to recovery...) And my goal was for my thighs not to touch at a very young age. now 29 and i will never allow them to touch.
Your thigh's are only not ment to touch on certain body shapes, normally when you have wider than "normal" hips in proportion to the rest of your body.

Healthy women should not aspire for this! You may never get a gap between your thighs! And i dont reccomend anorexia to get it!!!!!


There's a difference between your thighs touching when you stand and rubbing when you walk. My thighs have always touched even when I was thin, but now I get rashes between my legs where they rub, and it's painful.
November 11, 2011 5:38 PM
I exercise in our living room on a gazelle. The best solution I've found for this is to exercise without pants and I have baby powder handy to rub on my thighs when it's bad. When I travel, I have sweatpants I use and they wear out, but not as fast since I'm not wearing them at home. Unfortunately in public places you have to wear pants.
  6978872
November 11, 2011 5:56 PM
It is the worst when you're at the beach!
  8228069
November 11, 2011 5:58 PM
I think for some people it doesn't matter what size/weight you are, for some the thighs will always rub. Even when I was an emaciated looking teenager my thighs rubbed together (maybe not as bad as now, but they still did). I ran and biked a lot as a teen and was super skinny but always had big thighs (and calves).
November 11, 2011 5:59 PM
Honestly, it depends more on the shape of your hips than how large your thighs are.

Mine don't rub together very much. I'm a US size 12.

My husband, however, has so much rubbing, that he bought some of the Monistat Chafing Gel. and I think that's hilarious. I don't know why they market that toward women, because dudes get issues with, uhh.. stuff knocking around against their legs and that chafing gel should be marketed toward both genders, not just women.
November 11, 2011 6:03 PM
A long time ago, I accepted my thunder thighs. I'm past that and I embrace them. However, I put holes in my scrub pants at the inner thigh all the time. I never knew it until once I sat down to go to the bathroom and saw the floor through my pants! I accept this too and enjoy buying new pants, because my thighs aren't going to stop loving each other any time soon. Or ever.

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