So you thought the sex colored jelly bracelet trend was over. Well think again. Have you heard of the latest bracelet trend in teenage fashions? After being popular in through , the bracelets have returned and are once again popular amongst tweens and teens alike. In and today the bracelets represents a sexual act the wearer is willing to perform — take note, wearing these popular bracelets does not automatically mean they are engaging in sexual activity.
For some students the plastic bracelets, which come in a rainbow of colors, are more than a trendy fashion statement. They're also props for sex games, a trend gaining momentum in other districts nationwide. Huntsville school officials acknowledge that some students wear the bracelets, but they have not witnessed any inappropriate behavior associated with them. Thomas' year-old daughter, Monica, said both boys and girls wear the bracelets. The game begins when a boy notices a girl wearing a bracelet.
It's obligatory: Every generation of adults must panic about kids and sex. In their new book Kids Gone Wild , Joel Best and Kathleen Bogle begin with quaint, bygone examples: a s New York Times story in which mothers complained about "petting parties" and a s book that warned girls against the "heavy necking" involved in going steady. More recently, parental and societal alarms have sounded over "rainbow parties," in which girls supposedly leave different rings of lipsticks, in different shades, around the penises of boys they have — yuck, in my own moment of parental squeamishness, I refuse to finish that sentence.
France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. A successor to friendship bracelets, each of these cheap coloured wristbands relates to a type of sexual activity. While it was initially supposed to be a bit of fun, for one teenage girl, the game turned into a nightmare. The plastic accessories first became popular in the UK in the s, where they were known as "shag bands".