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 - 8:16am

Well her kid is one of the cool kids mops.... And no, I don't keep up with that.

 

 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:22am
"Well her kid is one of the cool kids mops.... And no, I don't keep up with that." ---------- No, you may not keep up with that, but what if your kids want to keep up with that?
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:37am
You make it sound like your distaste in clothing/underwear needs to be put forth like some discipline. My kids already have a good grasp of what I'll buy and what I won't and I'm lucky they respect that but I won't hold out hope that they must understand it, And I certainly won't use poor taste as some moral lesson with my kids.

 


 


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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:49am

bordwithyou wrote:
Why would I do laundry for two teenaged girls? As a favor to their mother who doesn't have a washing machine or dryer. I also allow a young man without a car or washer or dryer to use our facilities.

That's what I thought.  With all due respect, the PINK line is a little pricey.  The only time I didn't have my own machines was when I was in college and in college debt. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:50am
That's where we differ, Jambles. Because I have taught my kids that the exercise of their sexuality is indeed a moral issue. Frankly, if my 12 year old thought it was cool to adorn her crotch with messages advertising it's availability, I'd feel like I'd failed in the instilling basic values department.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:51am

springfever2013 wrote:
Your dd has NO say in her own underwear Peachy?

I would love a submissive child!

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:52am

springfever2013 wrote:
That's very nice of you Bord. I don't think I would want someone doing my laundry, but that is just me.

Yes, props to Bord.  Very, very generous.  I don't want anyone else using my machines.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:54am
"You make it sound like your distaste in clothing/underwear needs to be put forth like some discipline. My kids already have a good grasp of what I'll buy and what I won't and I'm lucky they respect that but I won't hold out hope that they must understand it, And I certainly won't use poor taste as some moral lesson with my kids." ----------- OK, I do want my kid to understand my decisions, especially as a teen. The whole point is to teach the kid after all. I don't think I mentioned any kind of "moral" lesson here, but I certainly consider it completely reasonable to teach my child the difference between poor taste and good taste. Some of that is innate, but it also needs to be supported by teaching. How else would kids know how to behave as adults?
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:59am

springfever2013 wrote:
Peachy, we are speaking of teen girls and underwear (you know the point of this thread lol). I am not concerned over your dd's underwear, per se. Just asked if she had a say in it and I am sure she knows what other girls are wearing.

Absolutely, Spring.  My oldest told *me* about the controversy.  I like VS and love, love the PINK bathing suits and yoga ~ online.  I'd buy those for a teen.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:04am

lauren1063 wrote:
  I actually think it looks trashy for anyone of any age to wear any clothing with any words on the butt.</p>

You know, years ago, that was my first reaction.  Kind of an insult to the name of a sports team or the name of a school.  But like Spring and Jam, I've seen this on so many exercise pants, I don't blink anymore.  No biggie.

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