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 - 2:43pm

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

Exactly and that is why young girls should not be wearing those underwear

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:42pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">He's an adult. He can wear what he wants. But I would definitely express my displeasure and tell him I thought he was trashy for wearing it. Not that it would ever be an issue - he'd die of embarrassment and shame for even thinking of it.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">But what if it WAS an issue? </span></strong></p>

Can you not read? "He's an adult. He can wear what he wants. But I would definitely express my displeasure and tell him I thought he was trashy for wearing it. "

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:41pm

springfever2013 wrote:
It seems you are not very "up" with what teenage girls do and wear Bord. You have 2 teenage sons, correct? You haven't had a teenage girl in your home for many years, correct?

I don't understand your insistence that all girls are wearing the same kind of underwear.  I see several different kinds for sale in stores.  They are not all the same, as apparently Victoria Secret sells this trashy kind with trashy sayings on it.  Is that what you & your dd wear & think that's all they well in the store?  Because I've seen other types of undwear in stores.  There are lacier kinds, there are knit kinds from Jockey & Hanes that are more plain.  These are not the same as eachother and not the same as having words on the crotch kinds of underwear.  So what kind of underwear are you insisting that all teenagers/tweens wear?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:41pm

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.

Huh? Compared to what? 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:35pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That doesn't show me the context, just twists it to for the whatever purpose.  Stop twisting the comments and show them in context by quotes.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I did not twist ANYTHING. That was Bord's EXACT quote. Thanks, good try.</span></strong></p>

Still doesn't show me the context, which is what I asked for....

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:34pm

He's an adult. He can wear what he wants. But I would definitely express my displeasure and tell him I thought he was trashy for wearing it. Not that it would ever be an issue - he'd die of embarrassment and shame for even thinking of it.

But what if it WAS an issue? 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:34pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Since you don't know my connection with the people let alone the situation, I find that to be very judgemental.  Not surprising mind you given the comments lately.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Judgemental that I find it odd to go underwear shopping at an outlet on your vacation with another families dd's? O.kay. That really makes no sense. </span></strong></p>

Why do you assume it was another family and not mine own?  Why do you assume it was "underwear" shopping and not clothes shopping as previously stated.   Curious, very curious...I can't wait for the next chapter of "What didn't happen on my vacation!"

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:33pm

That doesn't show me the context, just twists it to for the whatever purpose.  Stop twisting the comments and show them in context by quotes.

I did not twist ANYTHING. That was Bord's EXACT quote. Thanks, good try.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:32pm

The first part is a double standard, since many of us only have teenage boys currently we of course (lol!!) can't speak for teenage girls.  Of course it's okay to speak for teenage boys because of the past, however that only works in one direction because we can't speak for teenage girls.  I guess I skipped all those years growing up, lol.  

The rest....I have no clue.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:31pm

I don't think it's a faulty line of reasoning.   Would you agree that:
-- a professional woman is the most likely buyer of professional clothing?
-- a hunter or hunting fan is the most likely buyer of camoflauge clothing?
-- an athletic person is the most likely buyer of athletic clothing?

So why is it a stretch to think that a trashy person is the most likely buyer of trashy clothing?

For those things, yes, they would buy that type of clothes, outside of those things, who knows what type of clothing or underwear they wear. They may "let their hair down" after work. 

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