Hey all! I saw this piece the other day and wanted to get your take on it.
A company called WWYMD.com as in What Would Your Mother Do has a line of undergarments designed to be conversation starters, so they say. They hope the undergarments, with cute little messages on the waistband, like “Dream On” and “Not Tonight” in adorable colors and styles, will get teens to think twice before going all the way. But will they really?
Okay, here’s my take, cute idea but probably not going to work so well in practice. (You know how I feel about abstinence education). Listen, we’ve all been teens before. If they’ve already gotten to the place where the small print can be read on the waistband, good luck stoppin’ that train. Besides, it’s not about the underwear, it’s about the education! The cute sayings could work, IF they are backed up by education, both scientific and moral. If they have that, your kid could wear a cotton-poly blend from Target and achieve the same results.
So what do you think? Can underwear help your kids make the right decision about sex or is this just a marketing ploy? And the broader question, do you think abstinence education works? What do you teach your children?
Okay, fire away!