For those who need reminding - today is in fact Thursday, and more than that, thanks to alliteration and Instagram it’s #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. Ummm… yeah, and what about it?
There’s nothing nonchalant about setting up a thirst trap, well unless you’re Kendall or Kylie Jenner, both of whom 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! Oh and likes of course.
While celebs don’t need or reserve a particular day of the week to share their 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.
When your caption says “simulation” but you meant “stimulation.” Well, at least that’s what we think happened.
Thirst Trap but make it Pride 🌈 Yeah we know technically Pride Month is over, but we don't care. If it gives us content like this, every month should be Pride Month.
3 Kim Kardashian
When will Kim Kardashian not be one one of our Thirst Trap Thursday lists you ask? Well, when she stops posting thirst traps. So yeah probably never.
4 Kelly Rowland
The pose, the background, the wardrobe - chef’s kiss.
5 Madison Beer
Not that you asked but point proven. A seductive mirror selfie never fails.
6 Lauren Jauregui
Booking a flight to Naples and making this our lock screen ASAP.