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This Latina Tries On A Thong For The First Time And The Results Are Relatable

Thongs, some women wear them daily and others don’t even own a pair. For those in the latter camp, there are many reasons to forgo the various variations of g-strings and c-strings: discomfort, stigma, Victoria’s Secret’s hefty price tag. For Jessica Torres, a plus-size style blogger and body positive advocate, it was a fear of wearing a thong, something she long believed wasn’t for women of size to wear, that kept her from trying the trendy panty. But in a recent video, Torres gave it a try, and the results are, well, relatable.

In the nearly 10-minute-long video, which the vlogger published on YouTube last month, Torres tries on a white-laced thong that she was given during a collaboration with Target. The fashion writer, who says she is usually wearing full-coverage underwear, or as she describes it, “granny panties,” performs four tests in her new undies: trying them on, dancing in them, how they look in jeans and spending the day in them.

“I’m waiting for more fabric to cover my cheeks, and I don’t feel anything. Oh, this feels weird,” she says, before hurting herself for pushing the string “up too high” in an all-too-familiar scenario.

After wiggling into semi-comfort, she ponders how much the thong should be inside of one’s body and notes, hilariously, that the “weird” sensation also feels slightly “good.”

Next up is the twerk test, inspired by a friend who says she only wears thongs when she’s dancing. Torres admits that it might be aesthetically appealing to shake your ass in a thong, but she also fears that the pain might be too much.

“For the record, I don’t know how to twerk. I’m just going to shake my ass and hope for the best,” she says, before actually killing it in a brown and black dress.

Still, she switches it up to dances she is more likely to perform on the regular: some classic salsa and boleros.

From the booty-shaking music to the family sala steps, the thong comes through for Torres.

Now it’s time to test how the lacy pair do with jeans: will they rise when she sits or bends to grab something that has fallen on the floor?

Again, the Ecuadorian finds success, which she says is “good” — especially considering she doesn’t always have the same luck when she wears her high-waisted panties.

Finally, it’s time for the biggest experiment of all: wearing them for a full day out. Torres and her mom enjoy a shopping day, wear she has to do a lot of walking and trying on clothes.

“Hopefully, I don’t end up bleeding in my butthole. That’s my biggest fear. I have a lot of fears, and having a bloody butthole is one of them,” she says, half-joking.

Before she heads out, she pulls a common trick: sliding the thong closer to one cheek. As all thong-wearers know, it doesn’t take long before it’s back at the center where it’s supposed to be. Still, she carries on, even telling her mother about the panties she’s wearing. Sounding like all of our mamis, she calls Torres una “cochina,” before revealing that she, too, doesn’t wear the undergarment.

While each assessment has been a success, it’s this final one that proves the most difficult for Torres.

“I’m in the dressing room, and I just saw myself in the thong from every angle, and it’s extremely small. It looks cute. I have to admit, it looks really cute, but not comfortable,” she says between trying on clothes. “I literally just tried to bend over to pick something up, and saw my life flash before my eyes, so I cannot wait to go home and take this off.”

Overall, Torres said it was a great experience, and while they might be uncomfortable, thongs definitely made her feel sexy and she hopes to give other brands and styles a try.

“It’s not something I would wear on an everyday basis like my friends do, so I’m going to stick with my granny panties and just live my life,” she says, giving us all words to live by.

Read: For Years My Mom Wouldn’t Let Me Use A Tampon Because Permanecer Pura

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Body Positivity Hashtag Trends After Cardi B Accidentally Posted A Topless Photo On IG Story

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Body Positivity Hashtag Trends After Cardi B Accidentally Posted A Topless Photo On IG Story

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Cardi B is an unabashed supporter of women. The rapper has fought for strippers and politicians and everyone in between. A recent social media snafu by Cardi B has women coming to her side after some body-shaming comments made.

Cardi B accidentally posted a topless photo to her Instagram story and quickly deleted it.

The reaction to the post quickly spawned a social media trend of women standing up for her. #BoobsOutForCardi was trending on all social media platforms as women stood up for Cardi B. Social media users started to attack the rapper for the size of her areolas because that’s something that happens.

Now, in all fairness, Cardi B doesn’t need anyone defending her.

Cardi B is more than capable of standing up for herself and taking control of the situation. However, it is so nice to see women come together to stand up against the kind of body shaming that is so last decade. The world is already too cruel to allow for senseless body shaming to run rampant on social media.

People are celebrating the hashtag and the photos people are posting.

The amount of support for body positivity is a welcome social media trend in 2020. The year has been a tough one for so many people and for so many reasons. Seeing a world that embraces peoples’ bodies is a good reminder that there is some positivity in the world right now.

Even men as showing their support for the cause.

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Ain’t nothing wrong with men supporting women, okay? Body shaming is not specific to just one gender. On the contrary. Men and women face all kinds of pressure to conform to a certain body type.

Be proud of your bodies, y’all.

There is only one of you and your body does not define you. Be kind to yourself, no matter what other people might do or say. It is important to stay true to yourself and to never let anyone ever define who you are.

READ: Model Denise Mercedes Is Using Her TikTok To Empower Women Body Positivity

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

Selena Gomez won’t hide her scars from the world.

On Thursday, the Mexican American singer-actress posted a photo to Instagram that instantly made headlines. In the photo, she was wearing blue one-piece half-zip bathing suit from her friend’s new swimwear line La’Mariette.

But it wasn’t the bathing suit that turned heads, but the scar that Gomez proudly displayed on her right inner thigh.

In the caption, Gomez opened up about her body-acceptance journey, specifically in regards to the scar she received from emergency surgery after her 2017 kidney transplant surgery.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” she wrote in her caption. “I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that…all bodies are beautiful.”

The photo is notable because Gomez’s scar was first captured by paparazzi in 2018 while she was on a boating trip in Australia.

Back then, Gomez didn’t have control over narrative or how her body was presented to the world. But now she does. And a change like that makes all the difference.

Fans immediately praised Gomez’s bravery, adding comments like “You are so strong and powerful” and “Thank you for showing our scars are beautiful and all bodies are beautiful!”

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A sufferer of lupus, Selena Gomez has had a long and difficult health journey. In 2017, she received a kidney transplant from her good friend and fellow Latina, Francia Raísa.

Gomez has previously been candid about how grateful she is to Raísa for saving her life. “My kidneys were just done,” Gomez explained in an interview with The Today Show. “That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. [Raísa] volunteered and did it.”

But the scar that Gomez was displaying in her latest Instagram post was actually the result of an emergency follow-up surgery. According to Raisa, shortly after the kidney transplant, Gomez ruptured an artery. Doctors had to rush Gomez to the operating room to remove a vein in her leg and rebuild a new artery in order to keep the kidney in place.

As of now, Gomez’s body has healed, but as she implied in the caption above, she is still in the process of healing from the emotional trauma that comes with health problems. She truly is an inspiration to us all.

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