Thick Thighs Save Lives


What does Thick Thighs Save Lives mean?

Thick thighs save lives, also known as the acronym TTSL refers to a popular catchphrase praising women with a buxom figure.

The phrase has grown more and more popular as people started to give more appreciation to those with a thicker build.

Online, it sometimes appears in an expanded form; “Thick thighs save lives, but thigh highs are my demise”.


What's the origin of Thick Thighs Save Lives?

The expression originates from a health blog’s article, published on December 19th, 2011, under the title “Thick Thighs Save Lives: Why Bigger Thighs Are Healthier (Seriously!)”.

It first appeared on Urban Dictionary in an entry about the acronym TTSL, uploaded on September 23rd, 2014.

Spread & Usage

How did Thick Thighs Save Lives spread?

“Thick thighs save lives” started appearing in different contexts online in 2016, on sites such as Tumblr and Reddit, especially on the r/animemes sub.

At the same time, YouTube videos would also start emerging, with various people talking about accepting one’s body, thick (or slim) as it may be.

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