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What Are These 2 Parallel Dimple-Like Things On My Lower Back?

Asked by desiree333 (3206points) January 13th, 2009

I have two dimples about the size of dimes on my lower back. I know they are not ab-normal because I’ve seen them on other people. What are they though? And what is their purpose, if they have one?

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chyna's avatar

They are butt dimples. Their only purpose is to look cute.

joni1977's avatar

you were abducted by aliens and they experimented on you

asmonet's avatar

It’s just the way the muscle and fat on bodies is distributed it. :)

Look at that area i an anatomy book, or google it, it’s pretty clear.

desiree333's avatar

@chyna butt dimples? but they’re not even on my butt, they are on my lower back?

Nimis's avatar

They’re called dimples of Venus.
These indentations are created by a short ligament stretching
between the posterior superior iliac spine and the skin.

desiree333's avatar

does everyone have these dimples?

Nimis's avatar

Anyone in relatively good shape usually have them.
The allusion to Venus seems misleading
because guys can have them too.

desiree333's avatar

yeah, guys do have them too, it said on the wiki thing you sent. Im not a guy though so maybe its not true, I’m not sure.

Nimis's avatar

[is resisting the urge to draw Venn diagrams]

PupnTaco's avatar

Something to look at.

Nimis's avatar

There’s probably a better method of explaining your flaw in logic.
But Venn diagrams are my personal go-to when it comes to logical connectives.

bythebay's avatar

@desiree333: Your parallel dimple like things are normal. OK?

rowenaz's avatar

And I am HUGE and I have them. Contrary to popular belief, they are not on/off buttons, and no, digging your finger into them isn’t visible from the front side!!

rowenaz's avatar

Do you have them on the back of your shoulders, too??

tennesseejac's avatar

I dont have them.

desiree333's avatar

@rowenaz, umm i dont think so, but I never really looked. maybe.

SeventhSense's avatar

Those are the thumbrints of God when he finished molding your lovely derriere.

xenializ's avatar

they are your posterior superior iliac spines (bumps on the back round part of your hip bone, one on each side)—they also help create the sacral triangle—if you draw a line between the dimples you’ll see a triangle below that created by the sacrum (a big bony rounded-triangle that the gluteus maximus attaches to.

everyone has those spines, but on those with less defined muscles they may appear as bumps rather than dimples.

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