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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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:20pm

Compared to the type of guys the rest of us are married to and trying to raise.

Please explain the differences since you know so much......

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:19pm

Yeah, the entire line of the sexuality-suggestive stuff was vulgar.  And much as you might like to think that you invented sexuality, I was shopping VS before you had permanent teeth.

I did see it Bord and it didn't look much different than the regular part of the Pink line. Again, not appropriate for young girls.

Ummm...no, I would NEVER day that Bord and I am surprised that you would have ever or do shop at VS.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:18pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Can you not read? "He's an adult. He can wear what he wants. But I would definitely express my displeasure and tell him I thought he was trashy for wearing it. "</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Gotcha so you can't really tell him what to do then. </span></strong></p>

Well, I got that the first time around but I have to ask again....why are you comparing adults to kids?

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:17pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Why do you assume it was another family and not mine own?  Why do you assume it was "underwear" shopping and not clothes shopping as previously stated.   Curious, very curious...I can't wait for the next chapter of "What didn't happen on my vacation!"</span></p><p>springfever2013 wrote:&lt;p&gt;You shopped for underwear with teenage girls PKA or you just shopped on your vacation with them (maybe i the gift shop)? lol&lt;/p&gt;</p><p>We shopped for clothes, outlet mall...no gift shop.  The things you find lol funny are really, well odd.</p><p><strong>I didn't assume, I asked and you answered, clothes. </strong></p>

Right...so what's funny about shopping at an outlet mall while on vacation?  Where does it say anything about specifically underwear shopping?  OH wait, it doesn't.  Where does it say anything it was other families?  OH wait it doesn't.  

I have to ask again, why do you only post in fiction?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:14pm

"I realize this may be shocking to you, but my dd actually respects my opinion, including my good opinion of her. Besides, it is not about her not wearing it necessarily, more a question of giving her straight info. Your dd does not live with you anymore Roll...correct?" ----------- I am talking about when she was a teen and living under my roof, although even now she seems to value and respect my opinion.

Oh my bad then, it sounded like you meant NOW when she is not living with you in all your posts.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:13pm

I'm surprised that store is still around, I've been in it before when I was a kid but I won't step near it now, Stupid stuff and when the kids ask to go in I just say I won't waste my time there!  The stuff is hilarious and it seriously wouldn't surprise me if those salmons tshirts that savcal's familiar with aren't found in there, Lol.  It's taken this thread full circle really, Some have that pick up sense for more sexually excplicit things than I, Now we can move on...

Yeah, I wouldn't know if that shirt was in there but I HAVE seen some ones like that in there. Those type of things don't bother me though. My dh wouldn't wear something like that, nor would my kids but I wouldn't call it "trashy" or think the people who do wear them as "trashy" or "easy" or "not a nice girl" lol. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:11pm

Can you not read? "He's an adult. He can wear what he wants. But I would definitely express my displeasure and tell him I thought he was trashy for wearing it. "

Gotcha so you can't really tell him what to do then. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:10pm

<<I DO have a nephew that spends A LOT of time at my house. I am not "immune" to teenage boys of "today". >>

I never said you were, I'm just pointing out that you seem to think that parents of boys are "immune" to teenage girls of today.  That would be the double standard.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:10pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">The fact that you find things like this "hilarious" explains a lot.  We're operating on different planes.  There is no chance of intersection.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>"Hilarious"? How so?</span></span></strong></p>

How would I know?  You're the one who takes your 9 year old to Spencer's and finds it hilarious.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:09pm

Why do you assume it was another family and not mine own?  Why do you assume it was "underwear" shopping and not clothes shopping as previously stated.   Curious, very curious...I can't wait for the next chapter of "What didn't happen on my vacation!"

springfever2013 wrote:<p>You shopped for underwear with teenage girls PKA or you just shopped on your vacation with them (maybe i the gift shop)? lol</p>

We shopped for clothes, outlet mall...no gift shop.  The things you find lol funny are really, well odd.

I didn't assume, I asked and you answered, clothes. 

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