Sexy Underwear for Teens

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Sexy Underwear for Teens
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 3:44pm

I only have boys, so while I have an opinion on this, wanted to see how the moms of teen girls feel about store's such as Victoria's Secret carrying lines of sexy underwear that are for college aged girls, but appeal to a teen audience.  They were recently targeted by moms for their "Bright Young Things" spring break line.  From Time.com: 

But should anyone be walking around in undies that declare “Dare You,” “Call Me” or “Feeling Lucky?” like some of the missives printed on the manufacturer’s spring-break inventory? That’s certainly a matter of personal taste — for adults. But for young girls, “This speaks to the idea that girls have a fantasy of being raped, that women on some level are asking for it,” says Dana Udall-Weiner, a Santa Fe, N.M., psychologist who works with girls on body image.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/29/bright-young-things-victorias-secrets-line-under-fire/#ixzz2PKwj8Dqz

Would you let your teen wear suggestive underwear?  Do you think that teen girls have a right to feel confident and sexy, or are they getting the wrong message from retailers?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:22am

<<I said, since you know teen girls who are getting pregnant are also showing their underware to other boys, I'll take you word for it.>>

But that's not what I said and I ask again, do you have any support for your statement that only other teenage girls are seeing other teenage girls underwear?  And then why did you bring a boy into the discussion earlier if you believe your own words?  Either you have basis for your statement or you don't, which is it?



PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:23am

I don't have to tell my dd that.  She already thinks that kind of clothing is trashy.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:23am

You make it sound like your distaste in clothing/underwear needs to be put forth like some discipline. My kids already have a good grasp of what I'll buy and what I won't and I'm lucky they respect that but I won't hold out hope that they must understand it, And I certainly won't use poor taste as some moral lesson with my kids.


Right there with you Jam. My teen does not wear the hoochie mama half shirts and short shorts with the butt hanging out. She is wearing exactly what is out there for teens and the underwear sold at every store is the same, unless of course they are wearing little girl cotton decorated panties or granny panties, which I won't even wear. lol.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:24am

What have you got against tatoos?  They are very mainstream, and most have deep meaning and great artistic value.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:25am

springfever2013 wrote:
< This is nothing new either, except for this line that is going towards the much younger girls now. It is like piercings and coloring hair vs. tattoos. Anything that is not permanent does not bother me.  </span></strong></p>

I don't think piercings, colored hair or tattoos is comparable to sexcually explicit underwear.  Does colored hair say "Hey, I'm available and love sex?"   Don't think so.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:26am
springfever2013 wrote:
Your dd has NO say in her own underwear Peachy?

I would love a submissive child!

lol Thardy

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:26am

thardy2001 wrote:
Yikes.  Boys who rape will do so whether the girl says no or not.  I can't speak to their criminal minds. </p>

I agree ...b ut those same boys that are vile enough to rape a woman are vile enough to say its her fault because her underwear said it was okay.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:28am

<<Right there with you Jam. My teen does not wear the hoochie mama half shirts and short shorts with the butt hanging out. She is wearing exactly what is out there for teens and the underwear sold at every store is the same, unless of course they are wearing little girl cotton decorated panties or granny panties, which I won't even wear. lol.>>

This seems to be a real contradiction, she isn't wear xyz but is wearing what is out there for teens, which also includes xyz.  If the underwear is the same at every store then where is the underwear with sexual invites on them being sold if not with all the other types of underwear?  I guess my point is that many stores have these types of clothing side by side.


PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:28am

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>What have you got against tatoos?  They are very mainstream, and most have deep meaning and great artistic value.</p>

But not a decision to be made at the ages we're discussing, right?  Young girls and teens as far as tattoos.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 10:28am

"Maybe it's "no biggie." Or maybe we've just all collectively lowered our standards. I'd still prefer my children not to use their bodies as free billboard space for corporate logos. Luckily, neither of them is interested in doing so."

We are not speaking of these sayings on the OUTSIDE of their clothes on their crotches but on underwear that for the most part are ONLY seen by the person wearing it.

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