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Old 04-10-2003, 07:36 PM
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Playboy jewelry: would you wear it?

I noticed today that a nearby store had a large display of jewelry with the Playboy rabbit head logo. Pendants, rings, earrings and whatever you call the curved barbels that go in bellybutton piercings (belly rings?).

For the most part, the Playboy logo jewelry was more expensive than the other stuff they had.

Since Playboy's target audience is supposedly (horny) men, and a lot of this jewelry seemed made for women, I'm wondering:

Female dopers, would you wear Playboy jewelry? Would you pay the more expensive price for it? Does it matter where you wear it (ring vs bellybutton)? Would you wear it if, out of the blue, your significant other bought you a playboy jewelry item?

and, for all of the above: why?
Old 04-10-2003, 07:46 PM
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No, nor would I wear anything with the Playboy logo on it, for the same reason I wouldn't wear anything with a Nike logo on it. Why would I pay to become a walking billboard?
Old 04-10-2003, 09:29 PM
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I wouldn't wear it, and I'd be a bit miffed if my hubby bought it for me. For some reason, it makes me think "trashy."

I've seen a lot of women wearing it, though. I once even saw a woman who had the Playboy bunny tattooed on the upper part of her breast.
Old 04-11-2003, 03:05 AM
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Playboy jewelry is the ideal way for a woman to say to the world, "My man LOVES to masturbate!"
Old 04-11-2003, 05:27 AM
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Some folks see it as a statement of, "My woman is as pretty as those folded girls with the joke page printed on the back." I've never seen it that way. It also says, "Anyone with the cash to buy a magazine can see her nekkid."
Old 04-11-2003, 07:50 AM
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Women would wear them because it is an easy way to flirt and draw attention to yourself without really having to do anything...

it is like wearing a shirt that says "flirt" or something like that...

Guys will be drawn to that girl because they will be thinking that she likes porn..

I don't think it is really a fashion statement or anything... it is more of a "I need a good F" statement.
Old 04-11-2003, 09:35 AM
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When I was 5 my grandmother bought me a pair of Playboy bunny earrings. Upon opening the box and seeing the little pewter bunnies I looked up at her and asked in all seriousness why she would give me Playboy bunny earrings. She didn't answer for a few moments and when she did she said, "Well, I thought they were cute little bunnies." She had no idea. Everyone else, however, fell over laughing. I still have them and I used to wear them ironically in high school. Good conversation starter.
Old 04-11-2003, 10:00 AM
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Not a chance..but I've seen a few playmates I'd like to try on for size.

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:07 AM
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How 70s! I would wear one if I was going in "70s drag" to a party or something. It goes without saying that I don't have the sort of body that would inspire a man to give me Playboy jewelry in any amount of seriousness.

(Loving the "cute little bunny" story! ROFL!)
Old 04-11-2003, 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Snooooopy
Playboy jewelry is the ideal way for a woman to say to the world, "My man LOVES to masturbate!"
I think thats one of those things that goes pretty much unsaid. Kind of like "My man LOVES to breathe!
Old 04-11-2003, 10:39 AM
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What is the deal with all of the 16 yearold girls I see wearing this stuff, especialy the Playboy t-shirts.
Old 04-11-2003, 11:21 AM
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I have a friend who wears a playboy bunny belly-button ring - I almost barfed when I saw it, thinking she wants men to like her for *all* the wrong reasons. Women think men get woodys when they see us portraying the bunny symbol, to me it is a sign of weakness on a woman's part.

Ok ok, I know, I'm taking it too seriously....
Old 04-11-2003, 11:32 AM
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I would never wear it.
to me, it reeks of "trashy".
Old 04-11-2003, 12:27 PM
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A family friend was, while visiting relatives in China, pressured to buy "this cute rabbit shirt" they found while shopping. She had a heck of a time trying to explain why a nice teenaged girl would not want to wear such a shirt to her school in America.
Old 04-11-2003, 01:02 PM
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Playboy jewelry: would you wear it?

Heavens, no! That would be *way* too tacky to even consider.
Old 04-11-2003, 02:20 PM
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Certainly not. 'Trashy' is indeed the word.

But I am getting a giggle out of the mental image of a newly-post-pregnant-pudgy mom schlepping two small children around and wearing the stuff.
Old 04-11-2003, 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by Muad'Dib
What is the deal with all of the 16 yearold girls I see wearing this stuff, especialy the Playboy t-shirts.
16? I knew some 12 and 13 year olds who, when they went tanning, used the playboy bunny as a sticker. Let's count what's wrong with that scenario....

But yeah, it's an "I'm cute enough to be a Playboy bunny thing", for any teenager.
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:29 PM
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Blech. Tacky, trashy, and vulgar. I don't want to be associated with folks who pose naked for money.
Old 04-11-2003, 05:35 PM
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Um no....Ack! I would never wear anything like that. Tacky, tacky, tacky!!

I loved the "grandma giving the bunny ears as a present" story!!
Old 04-11-2003, 05:49 PM
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I just bought my wife a Playboy belly button ring for Christmas. She wanted it, she likes it, and she's not at all trashy. (Me, I'm a trashy little bitch, but that's another story.) I had a female friend in grad school who loved wearing a shirt with the Playboy logo on it. My wife is a raging feminist, but she likes reading the magazine and thinks the bellybutton ring is cool.

A lot of women are curious about Playboy, in much the same way that I read Cosmo every chance I get. You want to see what messages are being broadcast to the other side, even if no one actually believes them. I think for women, wearing the logo is a way to advertise that they're in the club, they know that guys want to look at naked women and they're cool with it. (I'm speculating here -- I'll ask my wife why she likes the bellybutton ring next chance I get.) While I find the magazine itself sort of dumb, I think that's a sexy attitude.
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:25 PM
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Not unless I was actually a Playboy Bunny and even then, only if I were kicking it at the mansion.

Old 04-12-2003, 08:23 AM
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I bought my wife a bunny navel ring also. Very small with a small crystal eye, and it's actually elegant looking. A lot less trashy than the big neon colored ones that seem to be the in thing now. She doesn't wear it though because she can't. The design of the ring itself isn't very good. The bunny rides in and up very quickly so the top part sticks out and catches on everything. I keep meaning to put it on a different barbell.

We both agree though on the other stuff being rather silly, like the larger pendants and earrings. They are just a bit on the gaudy side. It would be like my nasty-ass upper body wearing a Gold's Gym muscle shirt.
Old 04-12-2003, 09:30 AM
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Playboy jewelry, decals and other mechandise crap is so, so out you can't get any outer without stepping out of the universe. The only Playboy merchandise I've seen displayed in the last few years anywhere is on the cars (mostly air fresheners) and clothing of Mexican farm workers shopping at the Walmart.

I stopped seeing it on poor black inner city cars and poor white trailer park cars in the mid 90's. Even the poorest of the poor Americans think this crap is declasse. Only the impoverished and and culturally clueless wear this stuff anymore.
Old 04-12-2003, 09:40 AM
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hey, that reminds me. I once found myself driving behind a car with a HUGE Playboy Rabbit decal on the rear window. The car's vanity plate said "BIG TEASE"
Old 04-12-2003, 10:12 AM
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My youngest son attends a very nice daycare during my working hours. He has a little friend in the preschool class. Her mom is a 19 year old single female. The little girl is 4. Take a second and do the math. The mom wears shorty shorts that show a generous amount of butt cheek and cropped t-shirts that are too tight. She drives a green trans-am with a huge Playboy Bunny decal on the rear window. She wears the playboy jewelry. I can't help but think 'trash' everytime I see her, and I always wonder what kind of things that little girl sees going on at home.

I will not stand here and say every woman who wears the stuff is trash. That's just not so, but please, try to have a little decorum around the family. Donning an outfit like that is fine and fun for an occasion or night out with your friend, but if it's your standard everyday dress you are not inspiring the public with your taste and class.

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Old 04-14-2003, 11:33 AM
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Eh, I have mostly the opinion of "to each his own". However, I do have to comment on this statement:

Donning an outfit like that is fine and fun for an occasion or night out with your friend, but if it's your standard everyday dress you are not inspiring the public with your taste and class
When I dress to go out, I don't normally worry too much about inspiring the public. I dress for comfort. While it's true that I do have a standard for my dress code, that's my personal standard. Not something I'll impose on others. So if some cute young girl wants to wear a Playboy t-shirt, I have absolutly no objection at all. I do object to the damn 12 year olds I see in shorts with something written across the ass. I see no other purpose to that than wanting people to look at their ass...which is just wrong in my opinion.

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