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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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:01pm
"Grrr, I tried to edit my post, but it didn't "take". I also said that other girls see it (in the locker room, at sleep overs, etc). I agree Bord, with your entire post.".............. you can see my post to Bord regarding this. I wouldn't consider these girls friends if I was at a sleepover and they were making fun of my underwear (even though coming from my teen, everyone wears the same types of underwear).
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 10:00pm
Yes, Peachy, young girls. I am not arguing with anyone as the girls in these stories are young tweens (as seen on GMA).
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:59pm
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.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:57pm
Grrr, I tried to edit my post, but it didn't "take". I also said that other girls see it (in the locker room, at sleep overs, etc). I agree Bord, with your entire post.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:53pm

If you agree with those of us (everyone else in this thread) who have said that this is inapropriate for young girls, then who are you arguing with?

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:53pm

Girls undress in front of each other all the time. And then the trashy-underwear girls get talked about. Also, the girl knows she's wearing trashy sayings. Don't you think that might be reflected in get behavior?  Why would a nice girl want to wear these?

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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:47pm
I am asking who is seeing it because it seems that everyone is in an up roar about something that no one is going to even see. I do not think young girls SHOULD be wearing sexy underwear as I would not have let my young girl wear it.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:45pm
OMG...you are the one who keeps asking who is seeing it and what the problem is.
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:43pm
I never said once a little girl needs trashy, sexy underwear, did I?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:42pm
"I would assume that the girl who is wearing the underwear has seen it....." And???

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