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 - 2:24pm
"I am ever so thankful that I have very different experiences." -------- Me too. Me too.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:23pm

I believe this and I've seen them on girls around college campuses too.  But remember, It's trash and it's suggestive and a girl is setting herself up for rape by wearing it.  This board says so! 

Yep a board who mostly has boys and don't even know that there was a show called Teen Mom for the last 4 years lol. My dd has Pink pjs and they are teen-appropriate cute pjs. Henley shirt with sweats. I think the ENTIRE problem is this new line AIMED towards young girls. But again, moms of young girls would most likely be taking them shopping and have a say in their selections. Why would you be upset if you have the "upper" hand at that age? I think they just want to blame the industry and not take the responsibility into their own hands of raising their daughters.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:22pm

lifespeachy wrote:
The more of this thread I read, the more I'm thinking it must be the type of "guys" that SG knows. You know, the "manly man"? Yuck.

I am ever so thankful that I have very different experiences.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:18pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">"No, Rollmops I have said from the beginning of this thread that she does NOT have that type of underwear. Sigh....." -------------- OK, so why are you arguing that it is fine and dandy if you won't let your own kid wear it either?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Not for young girls. </span></strong></p>

But again, that's is the context of the debate.  So what are you debating?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:16pm

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

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:16pm

savcal2011 wrote:
" But remember, It's trash and it's suggestive and a girl is setting herself up for rape by wearing it. " NO ONE said that.

Well, hardy I think was trying to spin something together like that with cut/paste of comments.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:15pm

 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?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:15pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Are you unfamiliar with the  saying - "Salmon. The other pink meat."   Which is a saying that can be found on t-shirts - which I wouldn't let my kids wear, and which I would be appalled at if my dh wore.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">What if your dh wanted that shirt or something similiar to that? Do you tell him he can NOT wear it?</span></strong></p>

Adults are not kids, why do you keep trying to compare them?

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:14pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">The conversation is about tweens/teens, not adult women.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Same thing with teens. You have no clue what type of underwear they are wearing. Even though I know my teen's underwear, I couldn't tell you what she is wearing today.</span></strong></p>

Are you jumping on the thardy bandwagon statement that claims only other teenage girls see teenage girls underwear?  And I'm naive?  Now that is lol funny.

But once again you are missing the point, things are appropriate or inappropriate, it doesn't matter if everyone can see the action or not. And I don't think tween/teen underwear is appropriate with sexual messages even if you can't see them.  ymmv of course.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:13pm

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?

Since I didn't invent them, maybe you can research why they do it. Shrug.

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