This is a thread I can especially relate to. I’m a 15 year old guy who has a 13 year old girl friend, and coincidentally, she is all about wearing thongs, tank tops, mini skirts and make up. If her clothing isn’t of the revealing sort, she’s dressed in something that’s attention getting: flashy dresses, punk jewelry, witty shirts. The only thing her parents aren’t okay with is the thongs, and she has to hide them and wash them separately. It’s probably worth it for her and other girls because guys my age love girls our age in thongs, and granny panties are a definite turn off.
I’m aware I’m young, and I’m aware she’s even younger, but this doesn’t mean we’re immature by any stretch (Hell, how could someone who joined the fight in eradicating world ignorance be immature?). To the contrary, we are both capable, responsible and informed. Actually, the conservative notions that adults hold about teenage sexuality is detrimental to us. It’s difficult buying and hiding contraception, certain activities have to be hurried thus increasing the risk, and we are both unable to get tested (lack of past experiences considered, there is a very little risk, but we’re just trying to being careful).
If any of you are surprised to hear this, I’d recommend losing the naivete and sanctimony. Once a person hits post-puberty, they’re fair game on the sexual hunting grounds. While teens generally don’t start right away, It’s safe to say a decent percentage of high school freshman and sophomore’s (me) are behaving a little less chastely than our parents would prefer. When you get into the highest ranks of the high school hierarchy, virginity is a vice better left in the closet (I suspect a great deal of older students still are virgins, though).
I agree entirely with Kyomara (see his/her first post) and I think teenage sexuality is healthy, if the teenagers are knowledgeable about the subject (school’s do a good job in that respect) and the parents are available to give guidance and intervene when necessary.
It goes without saying that If stores, like A & F, are aiming sexually exciting clothes at kids who are pre-pubescent, that’s wrong, and I think you parents should start boycotting before some body comes up with the idea of ‘Thong Diapers’.