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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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:38am

springfever2013 wrote:
Oh my Peachy. I guess you don't want to answer the questions. Questions that pertained to the thread you have decided to participate in. lol Have a nice night.

Participating in these discussions does not mean Peachy is morally obligated to indulge your nosey snooping into the underwear preferences of her underage daughter.  And it's more than a little gross for you to keep pressing her on the issue.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 3:48am
"How would my daughter know what kind of underwear every other teen is wearing? And wth are you talking about her having "no say in her own underwear"? Again, you aren't making any sense." --------------- She is trying to say that all the other girls are wearing thongs and "come boink me" undies, and you are keeping your daughter from fitting in with the popular girls by insisting on buying her decent underwear.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 6:49am

lifespeachy wrote:
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.

I actually think it looks trashy for anyone of any age to wear any clothing with any words on the butt.


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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 7:12am
"I actually think it looks trashy for anyone of any age to wear any clothing with any words on the butt." -------- LOL, agreed. I also agree with peachy that there is something slightly perverted about grown people putting trashy things on kids. Sometimes you almost get the feeling that mothers put stuff on their little girls because the mothers would like to wear it, but know they shouldn't look THAT trashy.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 7:20am

My kid is at the age where I just hand over money so that she can pick out and buy her own clothing. If for some reason she stretched her imagination far and wide enough to think that I would allow a pair of underwear with a message like this on it in the house (I don't take lightly to the objectification of women), she'd probably change her mind at the pricetag because if I was able to impress anything onto her, it was intense frugality. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 7:39am

springfever2013 wrote:
I just asked my teen Bord about the locker room. She said everyone is wearing the same type of underwear. This is the only place I could see someone maybe making fun of another one but if they are all wearing the same type (as IME from buying underwear for myself and my teen in many different stores they are all pretty much the same) who is being made fun of? What does a "nice" girl have to do with underwear? My teen and her friends are all "nice" girls. I would NEVER consider what underwear they wear by how "nice" they are.

Some girls wear thongs too, DD1 knows b/c she sees them in the locker room.  Good for you and your steadfast what's the big deal....  The more moms try and butt in here the more kids are going to turn the other way.  Undies like this probably fall under the category, buy them yourself with your own money if my girls really wanted them and thankfully that is still a year or two away when they get jobs, Lol. 

 

 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 7:55am
"she'd probably change her mind at the pricetag because if I was able to impress anything onto her, it was intense frugality." -------- Yeah, mine is frugal too. Also, she thankfully has decent taste and always did. She had a brief glitter phase at 3 or so, but that was about it.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 7:58am
"Some girls wear thongs too, DD1 knows b/c she sees them in the locker room. " ------------ But going by spicegirl's argument, you should go get your kid some thongs then, so she can be one of the cool kids too.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:13am

So your kid comes home and says she saw some rockin' underwear in the p/e locker room that she wants.. Do you tell her the stuff is trash?

 


 


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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:15am
"Do you tell her the stuff is trash?" -------- My approach? Ask her what she thinks is cool about it, then engage her in a discussion to get across to her that I think it is in poor taste.

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