Sexy Underwear for Teens

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Registered: 11-13-2008
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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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:57pm
Grrr, I tried to edit my post, but it didn't "take". I also said that other girls see it (in the locker room, at sleep overs, etc). I agree Bord, with your entire post.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:59pm
I just asked my teen Bord about the locker room. She said everyone is wearing the same type of underwear. This is the only place I could see someone maybe making fun of another one but if they are all wearing the same type (as IME from buying underwear for myself and my teen in many different stores they are all pretty much the same) who is being made fun of? What does a "nice" girl have to do with underwear? My teen and her friends are all "nice" girls. I would NEVER consider what underwear they wear by how "nice" they are.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:00pm
Yes, Peachy, young girls. I am not arguing with anyone as the girls in these stories are young tweens (as seen on GMA).
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:01pm
"Grrr, I tried to edit my post, but it didn't "take". I also said that other girls see it (in the locker room, at sleep overs, etc). I agree Bord, with your entire post.".............. you can see my post to Bord regarding this. I wouldn't consider these girls friends if I was at a sleepover and they were making fun of my underwear (even though coming from my teen, everyone wears the same types of underwear).
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:02pm
Teenage girls judge eachother on all sorts of things. Why would you think that they wouldn't judge a girl with trashy saying on her ass? Do you think they assume she's a nice girl?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:05pm
Not sure what a "nice" girl has to do with the type of underwear she wears lol.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:06pm
The other girls would probably not make fun of someone wearing the trashy underwear to her face, but they would behind her back. Who said they were all friends? And if she were wearing underwear that advertised her ad sexually available by the words on the crotch, what are other people supposed to assume? Either that she knows what the words mean and she wants to give that message, or that she doesn't know and no one cared enough to stop her.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:06pm
Again, if they are all wearing the same types of underwear, WHO are they judging? Are you aware of the types of underwear that young girls and women wear? I surely do not wear granny panties and wouldn't imagine my teen would either lol.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:07pm
It seems you are not very "up" with what teenage girls do and wear Bord. You have 2 teenage sons, correct? You haven't had a teenage girl in your home for many years, correct?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:11pm
So ALL the teenage girls are wearing this trash?

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