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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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 5:37pm

You know, we have only talked about sexy underwear for girls.  Does anyone have any thoughts about allowing their tween/teen sons to wear sexy/racy underpants?

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 6:28pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>You know, we have only talked about sexy underwear for girls.  Does anyone have any thoughts about allowing their tween/teen sons to wear sexy/racy underpants?</p>

Depends what you mean by sexy/racy.  If you mean something along the nature of speedos, I wouldn't like it but I wouldn't forbid it.  If you're referring to the Skittle Collection of Banana Hammocks--No. Friggin. Way.

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 7:19pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;You know, we have only talked about sexy underwear for girls.  Does anyone have any thoughts about allowing their tween/teen sons to wear sexy/racy underpants?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Depends what you mean by sexy/racy.  If you mean something along the nature of speedos, I wouldn't like it but I wouldn't forbid it.  If you're referring to the Skittle Collection of Banana Hammocks--No. Friggin. Way.</p>

But who is going to see the Skittle Collection except other boys? ;-)

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 7:41pm

bordwithyou wrote:
But who is going to see the Skittle Collection except other boys? ;-)</p>

And whoever does the laundry.  Those are NOT going into my lingerie washer bag!!! Laughing

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