Okay, so thigh gaps are not determined by one's bmi (body mass index), but by how wide one's hips are. The wider the hips/pelvis, the more space between one's legs. Once again, thigh gaps have nothing to do with how skinny one is.
Anyway, some people naturally have thigh gaps, and some people naturally don't. I'm not going to say which end of the "thigh spectrum" I am on, as it doesn't really fucking matter. You can still be smart, funny, accomplished, and "beautiful" without a thigh gap, as you can with one.
Also, thigh gaps don't matter at all in the scheme of things. Rather than focusing on making a chasm in your lower body, focus on curing cancer, or solving world hunger, or even just reading a book.
I have stormed the streets of New York (well really the streets of Facebook) to find out what real females think about this thigh gap business... Voila.
"Having a thigh gap would not work well for me... you don't understand how many times I've saved my phone from falling in the toilet with [my thighs]... That being said, I think they're fine but nothing anyone should work for. It's important to be comfortable in your body regardless of your size." - Lotoya Francis
"Having a thigh gap is fine and not having a thigh gap is fine. Some people are naturally skinny and that combined with they're bone structure gives them a thigh gap. Some people want a thigh gap and lose weight the healthy way to get one. Both are totally fine. As long as the person is healthy and feels good i think there isn't a problem with it. However, when people feel like they NEED a thigh gap to be beautiful or to be loved, that's when it becomes a problem. Having a thigh gap and not having a thigh gap are both beautiful." - Kaiulani Ellington
"There are bigger things in life to worry about than whether or not your thighs touch. Like how to improve our education system to meet global standards. Or ending hunger. Or literally almost anything else." - Katie Pazushko
"Thigh gaps are fine, especially if a person's healthy. Great if you have one but great if you don't. They're nothing to stress over- nothing to aspire to have and they shouldn't be a sign of how healthy or fit or lean or skinny a person is. Thick thighs and thin thighs are both [A-ok sign]." - Ana Reyes
"I don't have a thigh gap and honestly don't pay much attention to them. I mean, yes I think it can be attractive if a girl has one, but it's not something to strive for, in fact not having one can be just as sexy." - Jill Smida-Wood
"If Beyoncé doesn't have one, why should we?" - Emily Cornicello
"Sometimes I feel like having a thigh gap is an unearned privilege because that's what people who compliment my thigh gap make it seem like. At the same time however sometimes I wish I didn't have it because of the tone of voice people use when talking to me specifically about my thigh gap. It either insinuates that they think I'm "too skinny" or that they're jealous at the fact that I have a thigh gap by telling me how "lucky I am". This of course leaves me confused because although we live in a society where apparently being skinny is praised upon I also feel like we live in one where some people are so pro body positive towards people who aren't considered "skinny" ((and that's absolutely wonderful and it should be that way)) however, sometimes people shame the ones who are naturally skinny. The idea of loving your body should be for everyone which is why we have to work towards loving every type of body instead of ONLY promoting positive body image for the "unconventional body type". I understand that society has created this idea that beauty is being skinny however in the battle to create body positivity for every body ever we should not begin to shame the skinny ones either because then we will be back where we started. I believe that as long as we are healthy we shouldn't preoccupy ourselves with thigh gaps. I believe that the fact that we are focusing on creating body positivity awareness for all body types is wonderful and very empowering and that it should include every single body type there is." -Alejandra Sanchez
"They're stupid." -my sister, Kiki
"I've never had one, and it never occurred to me." -Nancy Spector (my mom)
Mother Teresa never worried about whether or not she had a thigh gap.