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: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:32pm
They would have to pay if they went to the laundromat Peachy. I don't know, when I didn't have a washer/dryer (renting), I went to a local laundromat every week.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:31pm
We just went through that, Peachy, how girls see other girls underwear in the locker room and at sleepovers. You said you buy your dd's underwear. Does she pick it out or do you? My dd has picked out her underwear and bra's for years. She is pretty much middle of the road but she is like every other young girl and goes for the fancy underwear.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:30pm
No, there is no payment involved. She's someone I'm close to, and we often do each other favors.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:29pm
Why would she charge to let someone borrow her laundry facilities?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:27pm
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.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:27pm
Does she pay you to do her laundry? I just ask as I knew someone who ironed laundry (sahm) for extra cash.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:26pm
Well, the mother usually comes over and starts the laundry, but I don't require her to hang around until it is done. So I usually end up putting at least one load in the dryer, or folding it to get it out of the way so I can do my own. She will hang up my stuff or fold it when it's done if she gets there first. So it's all good.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:24pm
No, not HER underwear Peachy, what every other teen is wearing. I am sure she knows. Again, she has no say in her own underwear?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:23pm
I keep asking b/c you keep saying it.....or at least that's what I thought you said, but you won't clarify. Why would I ask my daughter. I know what type of underwear she wears, I buy it.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:22pm
Please quote Peachy as I don't know what you are referring to.

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