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Women around the world may know them as tights, stockings or pantyhose, but most men think of them simply as those things that make girls’ legs look even more awesome. There have been numerous stocking trends over the years, not least in Japan where thigh-highs and “tattoo” designs have been enormous hits, but one image shared via Twitter earlier this week, which purportedly shows how to put the things on, will likely ensure that men never find tights quite as sexy ever again.

Yes, it would seem that in order to ensure a good fit, it is customary to climb inside one’s tights when putting them on, not unlike the weird and not-in-the-least-bit-sexy ostrich dance fad that happened late last year.

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In the image, which a Japanese illustrator shared via her Twitter feed last weekend, we learn that in order to slip into those fine, figure-hugging garments, a girl must thrust her arms, palms up, into them and then proceed to “reverse flap” to pull them up as high as they’ll go. Only then will she be transformed into the kind of sweet and elegant Japanese princess that inhabits the trendiest spots of Harajuku and Shibuya.

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Girls, please tell me, a primitive male who likes to imagine that women always look as good as they do when out and about town in their finest trappings, that this is just some weird method that none of you have ever seen or tried before. What with this and Hayao Miyazaki effectively saying that the plots in anime are pure lies, I’m starting to feel like there’s no magic left in the world…

Source: Twitter