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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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Demi Lovato Just Got a New Tattoo And It’s Arguably Her Most Emotional One Yet

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Demi Lovato Just Got a New Tattoo And It’s Arguably Her Most Emotional One Yet

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Demi Lovato just added a new emotional tattoo to her extensive collection of body ink. Lovato’s tattoo artist, Alessandro Capozzi, revealed the newest addition (which he’s titled “Divine Feminine”) on Christmas Eve via Instagram. According to TMZ, the tattoo took a whopping 8 hours to be completed, with Capozzi starting the design at noon and wrapping up the inking session at 8pm.

On Instagram, Capozzi posted two photos. One of the pictures was a close-up of the lifelike neck tattoo. It shows a fallen female angel, her black wings disintegrating, being carried into the sky by three doves. A glowing light emanates from the woman’s chest as she ascends to the heavens. The second picture shows Capozzi and Lovato sitting together in a tattoo parlor, Capozzi working intently on his creation on Lovato’s back.

According to Capozzi, the tattoo represents Lovato’s resilience throughout life’s many trials. 

“The dark wings represent the bad times, their fading away is how she moved forward,” Capozzi revealed through the picture’s captions. “The light from within represents the inner strength necessary for the change and the doves, pulling her up, symbolize the reach of a higher state of consciousness”.

Unfortunately, the “bad times” for Lovato have been a very bleak and painful reality for the successful singer and former child star. Lovato has been candid about her lifelong battles with addiction, body dysmorphia, and bipolar disorder–battles that have largely occurred in the public eye. Not only has Lovato done several stints in rehab and sober houses, she also made headlines when she allegedly assaulted a background dancer while she was under the influence of drugs.

“The more you talk about mental illness, the less of a taboo it becomes,” Lovato told American Way magazine in 2017. “As a pop star, I can say, ‘Hey, I’ve got bipolar disorder — it’s nothing that anyone can be ashamed of.’ ”

But, in 2018, like many addict, Lovato suffered a relapse. On July 24th, 2018, Lovato  was rushed to the hospital after overdosing on an unidentified drug that some outlets identified as heroine (but which Lovato later denied). The health scare came after Lovato admitted via her song “Sober” that she was no longer abstaining from drugs and alcohol. “I’m sorry that I’m here again,” she sang. “I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”

After her highly publicized overdose, Lovato largely avoided social media, stating “I now need time to focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you all have shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out of this on the other side.”. While initially writing  finally breaking her silence in November 2018 with a picture on Instagram that showed her voting in the 2018 election. She  avoided referencing her overdose directly, instead writing, “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote!”

The “Divine Feminine” tattoo marks Demi Lovato’s 23rd tattoo.

Among Lovato’s other tattoos is the word “free” tatted in cursive black ink on her left pinkie, a lion’s face on her left hand, and lifelike portrait of her grandmother on her left forearm, whom she lovingly refers to as “Memaw”. As for Lovato, she also took to Instagram to sing Capozzi’s praises. “Thank you so much,” she commented on the post. “It’s incredible and you are so extremely talented”.

According to Lovato’s most recent Instagram post, she will still be avoiding the public eye until the New Year. On December 4th, she took to social media to explain her upcoming silence. Next to a solid black Instagram post, Lovato wrote: “The next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing….”. We can’t wait. 

As for the Lovatics of Instagram, they were effusive about their queen’s new addition to her tattoo collection.

We all know that Lovato’s fans follow her every move, so it makes sense that they feel invested every time she gets a new tattoo. 

This Lovatic had high praise for the tattoo’s meaning:

This tattoo truly does represent all of the hardships Lovato has been through in one simple design. 

This person believes that this tattoo has blown all the others out of the water.

Indeed, the tattoo is so detailed and realistic that some people are claiming it’s photoshopped.

This person identified with Demi’s continuing mental health and addictions struggles:

Although it’s a shame that Lovato faces such painful issues in her life, her bravery and honesty throughout her trials is truly an inspiration to those who are also struggling.  

Here’s What Latinas Have To Say About The Ways In Which They’ve Dealt With Poor Body Image

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Here’s What Latinas Have To Say About The Ways In Which They’ve Dealt With Poor Body Image

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A study published by Girls’ Attitudes Survey in 2016, asserts that in the U.S. 40% of girls have poor body confidence. This is a statistic that highlights an endemic problem that extends beyond the United States and stretches across the globe and affects communities on different levels. In fact, recent studies have shown that Latinas in particularly experience complications with body at rates that are comparable to women who are not of color. These statistics say quite a bit how common the universal struggle with body image is and how incredibly silent and dangerous it can be. 

Fortunately, more and more women are speaking out about this issue. This is especially for celebrities in recent years who have been impacted by the toxic culture that have manifested from the exchange of opinions on social media in an extreme way. To highlight the ways in which Latina celebrities are addressing the issue, we scavenged the internet for their most profound comments about their body image issues.

Selena Gomez 

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“I experienced [body-shaming] with my weight fluctuation for the first time,” Selena said to Raquelle Stevens during a video podcast for an episode of Giving Back Generation. “I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me that’s when I really started noticing more of the body-image stuff… It’s the medication I have to take for the rest of my life — it depends on even the month, to be honest. So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that,” she said. “In reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what’s happening in my life. No one owes anyone else an explanation about their weight, and no one should be shamed or made fun of because of their body. Still, Selena said the critics “really messed [her] up for a bit,” and made her rethink how much of her life she puts online. I’m very happy with living my life and being present. Because that’s it. Similar to me posting a photo and walking away. For me that’s it. I will do a red carpet, I will do whatever. I don’t need to see it. I participated. I felt wonderful and that’s where the extent of it is,” she said. “I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say about it.”

Lupita Nyongo 

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Speaking about embracing the color of her skin told The Hollywood Reporter recently that “There is a part of me that will always feel unattractive. That’s OK, because it will keep me grounded. I don’t need to be so full of myself that I feel I am without flaw. I can feel beautiful and imperfect at the same time. I have a healthy relationship with my aesthetic insecurities.”

America Ferrera

There’s no denying that America Ferrera, the actress who first caught our attention for her role in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” has played a huge part in the body acceptance movement. Speaking to Health Ferrera said “I’m just now starting to feel like I want to feel strong in my body again. I didn’t work out as much as I imagined I would during my pregnancy. I was in triathlon shape when I got pregnant. I had so much on my plate and something had to give.”

She later explained in the interview that more important than what she looks like, she wants to monitor how food makes her feel. “I just try to be aware of how does what I eat make me feel,” she told the magazine. “Do I feel better? Do I feel energized? Does this make me tired and not feel great? I try to go easy on myself…which is a challenge because, like so many women, I demand so much more of myself than I would ever demand of someone else.”

Amara La Negra  

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“I used to hate my big thighs, my fat ass, my cellulite, my hips!” La Negra told the Miami Herald. “I was bulimic for three years and hospitalized twice. I always wanted to be skinny and tall like the Victoria’s Secret models. It took me a long time to accept that this is my body!”

Jennifer Lopez 

“It’s hard to avoid comparing yourself to others, and I’ve definitely been guilty of it myself,” Lopez told HELLO!. “I remember thinking I wasn’t thin enough because I had curves. But I’ve learned that being healthy and feeling great aren’t about having one specific body type; it’s a completely individual thing.”

“It’s hard to avoid comparing yourself to others, and I’ve definitely been guilty of it myself,” Lopez told HELLO!. “I remember thinking I wasn’t thin enough because I had curves. But I’ve learned that being healthy and feeling great aren’t about having one specific body type; it’s a completely individual thing.””It’s hard to avoid comparing yourself to others, and I’ve definitely been guilty of it myself,” Lopez told HELLO!. “I remember thinking I wasn’t thin enough because I had curves. But I’ve learned that being healthy and feeling great aren’t about having one specific body type; it’s a completely individual thing.”