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Teaching abstinence, on clothing


[Yvette Thomas'] growing line of clothing, WaitWear, plasters slogans like "Virginity Lane: Exit When Married" and "Notice: No Trespassing On This Property. My Father Is Watching" on underwear and T-shirts, and is meant to inspire young people to abstain from sex until they tie the knot.

"[Abstinence] makes so much of a difference in an individual's life and the choices that they make, and especially at a young age," said Thomas, 39.

Ashley Littlefield, 20, a junior at the University of Notre Dame (search) in Indiana — where sex is prohibited by the student code of conduct — sees some hypocrisy in anti-sex skivvies.

"The underwear line is the most illogical part of the whole [WaitWear Web] site. Shouldn't it read: 'If You Can Read This, I'm Probably Not Waiting Until Marriage?'" she said.

..."Apparently, teenagers can't be sold on any idea unless it comes with clever catchphrases on reasonably priced T-shirts," she said. "Since when is it acceptable to advertise your sexual status on your shirt? This is as distasteful as a girl showing up to school in an 'Open for Business' shirt."

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Hmm... some slogans come to m

Hmm... some slogans come to mind, like, "I can't, I'm Mormon."

This isn't a morality statement, it's a business opportunity.

We could probably make some m

We could probably make some money on those 'If You Can Read This, I'm Probably Not Waiting Until Marriage?' underpants, though. Just a thought.

I think this is ridiculous!

I think this is ridiculous! It promotes sex just as much as it tries to fight against it. Our hip/hop culture will turn this around to promote sex. I personally think this is very anti-productive. Its like Farker said, it seems to me to be a lousy ridiculous business oppertunity.

bless her heart.....

While I think Yvette's intentions are good, I fail to see how this will have any positive effect whatsoever, besides to hopefully generate enough revenue to put food on the table for her kids.


Am I so wrong for thinking this is just plain funny?

But I do agree with Brad, this will have absolutely no effect on kids decision on whether to abstain or not abstain. Just another cultural statement like "I can't I am Mormon"


This is all about money. I think promise rings are certainly more tasteful.

I can strike a gold mine with "I WON'T I'm Mormon."

lol ... you're killing me T$

but good eye, good eye.

Or how about, "Maybe only hal

Or how about, "Maybe only half-way, since I'm Mormon".

Wow, that's distasteful. I'm here all week! Don't forget to tip your waitress!


Ha, good one!! :)