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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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:44pm
DD2 likes the Victoria Secret brand Pink and she has one of the tshirts. I won't buy this suggestive stuff and I am appalled by those who defend it - I heard someone say it's b/c teenagers can't wait to be 21 anyway..... Ugh, I guess teenagers should be rushed into adulthood!

 

 

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:54pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
DD2 likes the Victoria Secret brand Pink and she has one of the tshirts. I won't buy this suggestive stuff and I am appalled by those who defend it - I heard someone say it's b/c teenagers can't wait to be 21 anyway..... Ugh, I guess teenagers should be rushed into adulthood!

What does tasteless say that teens that are rushed to adulthood?

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:55pm
I don't have to have a daughter to understand how perverted it is for a young girl to think that advertising herself as sexually available is somehow adult or sophisticated, and to be sickened by the fact that she's aided and abetted in that mis perception by her own mother.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:03pm
Yeah Jam I didn't realize that the sayings were in the crotch. I was thinking of the ones that are on the butt, even though I don't agree with them for young girls.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:09pm
I agree Bord that no young girl should be advertising herself as sexually available. I don't agree any young girl should be wearing VS in the first place. A teen, I have no problem with it as it is underwear. The same that I buy at any Kohls, Jcpenney's, Sears, etc. Who is seeing this underwear anyway is what I would like to know?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:12pm
My kids' friends have school gear with the school name across their butts too.. That doesn't pass my censor meter anymore, Lol.

 

 

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:14pm
I'm sorry if I wrote something that doesn't apply to you chestnut. Just don't tell my kids they can't wait to be 21, They're having fun being teenagers.

 

 

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:17pm
Me neither Jam. The butt thing is just so old that I don't even see it anymore.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:18pm
What I don't get Jam, is WHO is seeing this underwear?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:22pm
I think it's trashy for grown women to wear those sayings on their butt, and perveted for adults to encourage little girls to do the same.

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