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 - 6:36pm

I have never felt the need to wear suggestive underwear in order to feel confident and sexy (actually, I'm not sure I've ever tried to look "sexy" but back when I was dating, I did appreciate wanting to feel attractive but used other methods).  I have a soon to be 14 y/o dd and have no plans to purchase or allow her to purchase underwear with suggestive wording.  If she feels the need to do so then I'll feel like I've failed in raising her to feel confident about herself.

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 7:33pm
I think the correctly fitted undergarments can make a woman feel sexy. My tween and teen should not be going for the sexy feeling. My teen does have VS underwear but not to be showing them off but just for the fact that she needs underwear and they are no different then the ones I buy her at Kohls.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 7:36pm
Do you really allow your daughter to wear underwear that has sayings on it like they describe above?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 7:45pm
I don't have an issue with my daughter wearing pretty underwear. But, I draw the line at trashy sayings....or any sayings on any clothing (not just underwear) that is placed in areas that are "private".
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 7:55pm
Where did I say she has underwear with those sayings or any sayings?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:10pm
The VS underwear in the op has "those sayings" on it. That WAS the topic of the conversation.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:19pm
Yes I see that but I did see the entire story on GMA. It was about that line by Pink but other items by Pink too. My teen is not showing off her undies to boys so I would not have a problem if she did buy herself a pair. I personally own underwear from Pink but none of them have any sayings on them.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:21pm
I think I may be sick.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:34pm
This story was on GMA and while I think young girls should not be wearing adult underwear, I think some moms are really getting their panties in a wad lol over it especially when they don't even have a tween or teen. I did just click on the article and was not referring to a saying on the crotch like was shown but on the butt. Not sure who these girls are showing their underwear too when they are claiming this can cause rapes. I personally have Pink and VS underwear but none with sayings any place as does my teen.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:35pm
Oh so sorry Bord. Feel better.

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