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Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about SexualityBe sexy but not sexual. Don’t be a prude but don’t be a slut. These are the cultural messages that barrage teenage girls. In movies and magazines, in music and advice columns, girls are portrayed as the object or the victim of someone else’s desire–but virtually never as someone with acceptable sexual feelings of her own. What teenage girls make of these contradictory messages, and what they make of their awakening sexuality–so distant from and yet so susceptible to cultural stereotypes–emerg…