Congratulations, you’ve made it past hump day (aka Wednesday) and onto Thursday, which thanks to alliteration and Instagram is also known as #ThirstTrapThursday.
Now speaking directly to those of you who were adults the first time low rise jeans were a thing, according to Urban Dictionary, a thirst trap is a “sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media.” Some definitions argue that thirst traps are inherently attention-seeking, referring to a user's “thirst" as a colloquialism likening sexual frustration to dehydration. Or simply that the goal is to motivate likes and slides in the DM. To those people we say, ummm… yeah, and what about it?
Despite misconceptions, there’s nothing nonchalant about setting up a thirst trap, well unless you’re Megan Thee Stallion or Kim Kardashian, both of whom know there’s an art to creating a viral, jaw-dropping moment. Much thought goes into every take - the pose, the background, the wardrobe (or lack there of), the caption - everything must come together perfectly to entice what we’re ultimately all after - Thirst! Oh, and likes of course, duh.
While celebs don’t need or reserve any particular day of the week to share their thirst inducing pics with the masses, there’s something nice about devoting this particular day of the week to show off your assets (insert winky face emoji).
But since IG’s algorithm doesn’t even care what day it is when you see a pic on your feed, we’ll settle with simply using the day to present you with a collection, of what in our expert opinion are some of this weeks top tier thirst traps. And when we say week we of course mean starting the Friday right after through the following Thursday (also known as Today).
So without further ado, in no particular order - the traps have been set below.
1 Lady Gaga
A Star is Born had us balling, but these two “Little starZ” have us hella thirsty.
2 Megan Thee Stallion
Sports Illustrated Thirst Trap Edition… need we say more.
3 Kim Kardashian
Oh howdy y’all, who doesn’t love a good Thirst Trap Thursday Throwback?! That’s T to the 4th power, and you can’t argue with science, or is it math? Whatever... Kim looks hot, so that settles that.
We really did hope to have something witty to say about Rihanna slaying this leisure lingerie look, but we watched it like 30 times and kinda lost our train of “thot.”
Always here to serve us “fresh photos with the bomb lighting,” Lizzo’s giving us flawless Grinch-y feels and it’s not even gift giving season. Not that we’re complaining.
6 Demi Lovato
A sexy selfie, with a dose of mental health talk and a dash of body positivity, umm yes please.