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Dancer’s Camel Toe Hack Goes Viral On TikTok

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Is camel toe a thing you worry about? According to Sophia Edmunds, a Kent State University senior majoring in fashion merchandising, fear no more.

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She has a hack — and it’s gone viral on TikTok.

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In her video, which has been viewed over 6.5 million times, Sophia says, “I have a PSA for all girls who don’t want camel toe in their biker shorts or leggings. I was a dancer for 15 years and all I wore was the spandex, Nike Pros, the biker shorts, the leggings, so I’m pretty knowledgeable in this area.” “

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What you’re going to do is take any old bra pad and cut this little triangle shape.”

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“This triangle shape will fit into the insert of your thong or your underwear — some thongs don’t have that insert, but you know what I mean. Girls, you know what I mean — the little insert, the little flappy part that you can just stick this in. So, you’ll stick it in, you can work out, go about your day, take a walk — whatever. And then, once you’re finished with it, I throw mine in the washer. And I’ve had mine for years. It’s reusable, you’re not putting a panty liner in there. And trust me, I’ve tried the panty liner trick — very uncomfortable.”

“Since the bra pad has a little bit of a scoop at the bottom, it’s very comfortable and it gives you a straight line in between your legs. Someone please try this out or say that you’ve done this before…you have to try it!”

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Sophia made a video demonstrating how to make the insert and how to place it in your underwear. She added that some underwear doesn’t have a lining and that this hack will only work if your underwear has the extra fabric.

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“What you’re going to do is turn your underwear inside out. Some underwear has this lining in it — this extra fabric — and some don’t. So, if you don’t have it, unfortunately, this little insert will not fit or be able to be placed anywhere in there,” she instructs.

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“It looks like this on the inside and has this little flappy part. There’s nothing inside of there. You’re going to take your underwear and this little triangle insert and place it right in there. Sometimes, depending on the style or cut of your underwear, you will need to wiggle it in there just a bit.”

“You’ll turn it right-side out and it’ll just fit comfortably in that area and you’ll be supported. Other people have also had concerns about hygiene, and I completely agree — you should not be wearing this same insert for 12 hours, five days a week — no washing, no nothing. I highly recommend you to only wear this when you need it,” she concludes in her video.

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BuzzFeed spoke to Sophia about how she came up with this hack and perfected the technique. “I lived and breathed dance and found that I was uncomfortable having my spandex creep up and cause discomfort. It wasn’t originally about looks but, as I kept wearing the spandex, I needed a solution. I had a large collection of unused bra pads that I cut into the shape of my thong lining, put in the open lining, and it was the most discreet fashion adjustment.”

Sophia explained that she began to fuss with the fashion hack in 2013 and went through a few iterations before figuring out what worked best. And, given the response she’s received on TikTok, lots of viewers have found her fashion solution to be a lifesaver. Because of the positive response, Sophia is thinking of creating a patented product that will “provide more comfortable care for women.”

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