Sexy Underwear for Teens

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Registered: 11-13-2008
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: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:21pm
I am pretty certain that Bord doesn't want to do your laundry either, so I guess it's all good.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:21pm
Why do you keep asking me that Peachy? You can ask your dd who is a teen.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:20pm
I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:20pm
That's very nice of you Bord. I don't think I would want someone doing my laundry, but that is just me.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:19pm
Your dd has NO say in her own underwear Peachy?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:19pm
So, are all the teen girls wearing this trash?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:17pm
What business is it of yours? Who cares why she does it? And who cares if you think it's odd?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:17pm
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.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:16pm
I buy my daughter's underwear. I didn't make the claim, you did. I am just trying to make sure that I understood what you were saying.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:16pm
Since she only has teen boys, just think it is kind of odd to do laundry for 2 teen girls. lol.

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