It's Thursday and, thanks to alliteration and Instagram, there’s a high probability of falling into a #ThirstTrap, or— as it's known on this day of the week—#ThirstTrapThursday.
For 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. Ummm… yeah, and what about it?
There’s nothing nonchalant about setting up a thirst trap, well unless you’re Kendall or Kylie Jenner, who both know there’s an art to creating a viral, jaw-dropping moment. 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!
While celebs don’t need or reserve a particular day of the week to share thirst inducing pics with the masses, there’s something nice about waiting for 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 thirst traps.
In no particular order - the traps have been set below.
1 Megan Thee Stallion
Sometimes a thirst trap is a video, and Amen for those times.
2 Kim Kardashian
Posted on an actual Thursday, by arguably The Queen of all Thirst Traps - ladies and gents - it's Kim Kardashian.