Girls Wearing Thongs?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Girls Wearing Thongs?
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Tue, 10-04-2011 - 3:11pm

I just saw an article on the side bar about young girls wearing thongs.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 9:38am

Do you think it is appropriate for middle school or high school girls to wear them?

I have had more of these in my home for the past five years than I did when I was in my 20s, that's for sure (which my dh probably regrets, lol), because I have two dds who are college students.

When dd1 was in high school, she went on a youth mission trip to NYC and in a shopping trip bought a thong. I overreacted, took it away and was really upset. Years later I found it in my closet and wondered what the heck I was so worried about. Even my dd18, who is very modest, likes them for the way they look under yoga pants or other things. Personally, my feeling now is that the real trick is that whatever underwear they wear, no one should be able to tell! I don't really care what they wear as long as I or anyone else doesn't see it unless it's in the laundry. If I can see their bra or underwear, that's skanky, imho.

OTOH, honestly, I guess I just can't see someone under the age of say 16 or so wearing them, certainly not middle school. All the kids in IL have PE every day and I would be worried that my dd would be viewed negatively if she wore a thong (again, probably my own prejudice) and it just seems to scream "grown up" to me. So, for younger girls in middle and early high school, no, but as they get older yes. Oh, it also depends on the style. Dd21 loves fancy underwear and honestly it is hard not to laugh (or cringe) when I see a beribboned thong hanging off our drying rack.....especially when the drying rack is set up next to where poor ds11 does his homework. We've had to remind dd21 to be a little more careful. ;)

Theresa

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 11:46am

I never understood the thrill of dental floss wedged up my crack!




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Registered: 03-12-2004
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 11:48am
I can see my DD (12) wanting to wear it if her friends were wearing it- believe me- we went thru it with bras! I really wouldn't care. It's underwear. As long as no one is seeing it, it doesn't really matter. That being said, I would really question her as to why she wants it and who is going to know if she isn't wearing it??? Frankly, I can't actually see it happening but who knows? She likes the boy shorts for comfort so I just doubt it.