May 1988 Teen Life: Stripping, Kissing, Moms & Monster Stepdads

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Sassy is not messing around with the Teen Life topics this month. You’re getting the straight dope on PMS. You’re getting a BRUTALLY detailed story about a girl who dropped out of high school to become a stripper — either encouraged or forced to do so by her mother. Sassy editors poll 200 mothers and daughters on what they know about each other, and what they don’t. Catherine gets into the weeds with her advice on how to kiss. Even the short story twists, turns, and…Tums? You’re going to learn a lot, so strap in for our latest podcast, if you dare!

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Episode Rundown

00:00:00 Hello, It's May 1988 00:01:51 Us In May 1988 + Spine Line 00:06:49 Feature: Why You’re A Bad-Tempered-Zit-Faced-Moody-Pain-in-the-Butt (Once A Month) 00:21:54 Feature: She Was A Teenage Stripper 00:27:18 Feature: What Your Mom Doesn’t Know About You (And What You Don’t Know About Her) 00:30:12 Feature: How To Kiss 00:38:13 Fiction: My Mother Married A Monster 00:41:51 On The Road: Beverly Hills 00:53:11 Body Talk 00:55:59 Help 01:06:14 What He Said 01:08:46 Goodbye For Now 01:11:29 The Gum Wrapper

Episode Notes

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The PMS tag at Teen Vogue
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
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Bonafide
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30th anniversary news story about Tracy Mancini's suicide case in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Contemporary story from the Sun-Sentinel on whether Chip and Theresa could profit off Tracy's story
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Law & Order Season 2 Episode 3: "Aria"
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A blog written by Theresa, supposedly from Tracy's point of view
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"20 Things Teen Girls Wish Their Mom Knew," from ScaryMommy
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"Raising A Teenage Girl: What Every Mother Needs To Know!" from Teenage Survival Coach
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"Three Questions Your Teenage Daughter Wants To Ask You" from Colorado Teen Therapy
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"On 'Late'-In-Life Virginity Loss" from The Atlantic
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"How To Kiss" at WikiHow
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Seventeen's 20 Best Kissing Tips
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Pam's favorite kiss of all time, from The Holiday
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2021's most awkward kiss (to date), from Resident Alien
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Ruth Koeppel on Twitter
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Beverly Hills's 75th anniversary celebration
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Tiziana
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Another Beverly Hills house Prince had later
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The story of Prince's rental of Carlos Boozer's house
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Freya's best sports bra
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Buy A Very Special 90210 Book at Black Pearl Books
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Deadline's report on Slam!'s series adaptation at HBO Max
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Buy Slam! at Boom Studios
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The Extra Hot Great podcast
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The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show podcast
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Quiz: How Vain Are You?