Remember all that controversy around the聽thigh gap trend last year? Well, apparently, despite the surge in body positivity lately (did you know that body shaming actually makes you sick?), a lot of us are still pining for that gap between our thighs. It鈥檚 totally unnatural for most聽body shapes, but it can be really hard to accept that fact when thinness is so glamorized. And that鈥檚 why we were so shocked when we saw this new line of 鈥渢high gap jewelry鈥澛犫 yes, you read that right.

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TGAP is a company that features jewelry that hangs around the waist and falls between the thighs聽鈥 sort of like a waist necklace聽鈥 with a goal of 鈥渁ccentuating and celebrating the gap.鈥 Initial reaction: ugh. But, dig a little deeper and you鈥檒l find out why the company is聽actually聽really body positive.聽Here鈥檚 how it works: If you put an item in your cart and proceed to checkout, the very last step in the process will take you to a page with more info about the company. And here鈥檚 the surprise: It鈥檚 a fake company, 鈥渓aunched to catalyze a聽debate on unrealistic body image聽social media portrays.鈥 What?!

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The website was created by a designer named Soo Kyung Bae from Singapore in an effort to get rid of the thigh gap trend once and for all. According to the webpage, bone structure (the shape of the pelvic girdle and distance between the hipbones)聽determines whether or not you have a gap between your thighs, NOT how much you weigh. Still, according to the page, 80 percent of people are 鈥渃onvinced by the media that their body looks 鈥榳rong.'鈥

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TGAP is聽a really unique way to send a message about body image to the people who might need to hear it most聽鈥 AKA those who would be interested in buying thigh gap jewelry. The page offers some tips for how to get past culturally-perpetuated beauty and body standards. 鈥淒isregard the聽negative body image messages from media while understanding that the messages change over generations and with trend,鈥 it reads.

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