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

<<1. I do NOT and NEVER WILL find sexting funny.>>

Then what was with the lol in response to bord?  And all of the other lol's in your comments about this subject?

<<2. Her son was 17, not 18<<

Well yes, I know that but you said 18 in your comment and then lol'ed.  Again.

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springfever2013 wrote:

<p>An 18 yr. old boy appalled and scared of half naked women, gotcha lol</p>

So I ask again, why on earth do you think sexting is laugh out loud funny?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:05pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">But Spring, when you take underwear and put raunchy messages on them, they BECOME sexting devices. Otherwise, why the says? Why not just sell cute underwear?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Since I didn't invent them, maybe you can research why they do it. Shrug.</span></strong></p>

The answer to that one is obvious.  It doesn't take a whole lot of "research."

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:06pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>An 18 yr. old boy appalled and scared of half naked women, gotcha lol</p>

No, no you don't.  You have completely misunderstood despite it being explained to you several times.  Get your mind out of the gutter.  That might help.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:09pm

Why do you assume I was talking to you springy?

1. I never called ANY underwear with sexual suggestions trashy, everyone else did. I said it is not appropriate for young girls.

OH no, I said they were trashy, Jambles doesn't like to insult trends but it's okay to insult entire stores that sell trends.  That's the double standard, fyi.

2. I laughed at the Rue 21 comment. Did I say I totally agreed? 

I didn't ask nor do I care what you think of that store.  Really.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
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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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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Registered: 06-27-1998
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.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
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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Registered: 03-27-2013
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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Registered: 03-27-2013
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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