Mormons: Is 'Sexy' A Bad Word?

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Post Date: 28th Feb, 2004 - 1:26pm / Post ID: #

Mormons: Is 'Sexy' A Bad Word?

The word 'sexy' is used very frequently in television, ads, radio, etc. However, it appropriate to use it with members? Here is an example...

'Sister, you look sexy today.'

Now remember this is not asking if it is appropriate in Church only, but among members in general since if a member came to your home and said...

'Sister, you look sexy today.'

It may have the same weight. On the other hand some may see it acceptable based on the sex it is coming from... For example if one Sister told another Sister....

'Sister, you look sexy today.'

They may see it as a compliment rather than if a Priesthood leader made the same statement.



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28th Feb, 2004 - 1:37pm / Post ID: #

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Well, having english as a second language, I think I need to define what 'sexy' really means and then I may be able to give a better opinion. This is what I found in the dictionary:

Sexy: 1. Arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest.
2. Slang: Highly appealing or interesting; attractive.

It' obvious that the word mostly is used in its slang form, nevertheless I don't think it should be used in the Church or among members...I don't know, it sounds kind of funny :-/



28th Feb, 2004 - 3:34pm / Post ID: #

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Well, first of all, my goal really isn't to be looking "sexy" anyway -- if someone who is a member is purposely aiming for that look, then there is something not right there. We are supposed to look "wholesome" and "modest" which are like opposites of "sexy."

If anyone tells me I'm looking sexy, and I know I'm not, there's a problem there.

No, I don't think it's appropriate for members to say that to each other, particularly NOT men telling women. Women might joke about it, but even that is not really appropriate.

In my opinion, of course.

Roz



28th Feb, 2004 - 10:28pm / Post ID: #

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For me the word should not be used in any official environment of the Church. If Sisters get together outside of a Church setting and are having a discussion about what makes them look attractive, etc and they use the word 'sexy' to illustrate a point then I do not see anything wrong with it, but again, I must emphasize it is all based on how it is used. I also think if someone were selecting a dress and you pointed out that it looks too sexy and that they should choose something moderate then I see nothing wrong with it. As for a Brother telling a Sister this and vice versa that is TOTALLY unacceptable no matter how close or friendly they may be.



29th Feb, 2004 - 2:52am / Post ID: #

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I experienced both, sisters telling me and a brother (he was kidding) but you know? I felt kind of uncomfortable in both situations, the word is kind of funny to be using in the Church or with Church members. It's odd. :-/



29th Feb, 2004 - 2:22pm / Post ID: #

Mormons: Is 'Sexy' A Bad Word?

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. Slang: Highly appealing or interesting; attractive.


I always try to be sexy by the above definition. I have been to the Temple and always dress modestly, so I don't think I am doing anything inappropriate. I think we have negative connotations associated with the word because of the root word sex and also because of the first definition listed.

Also, when married, I always wanted my husband to find me sexy. So, I don't think sexy itself is bad, however, I can't imagine my Bishop, for example telling me I looked sexy. You know what I mean. So, I am not sure the use of the word between members in general is a good idea, but if a husband tells his wife he finds her sexy, I think that is a good thing.



29th Feb, 2004 - 3:46pm / Post ID: #

Mormons 'Sexy' Bad Word

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but if a husband tells his wife he finds her sexy, I think that is a good thing.

Of course... and I regularly tell my wife she is, but some members feel that because they are somehow 'friendly' with you or think they 'know' you more that it is okay to use the word.



29th Feb, 2004 - 6:15pm / Post ID: #

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Also, when married, I always wanted my husband to find me sexy


Of course! I think every normal wife wants her husband to find her sexy. ;)

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but if a husband tells his wife he finds her sexy, I think that is a good thing.


Yes, I don't see the problem at all, my husband says it very often :D but because a marriage is such a close and intimate relationship, they can say that to each other but I cannot imagine my Branch President or any other brothers in the Church saying I'm sexy!.



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