prurience


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Synonyms for prurience

Synonyms for prurience

feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

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20) Of course, boredom and prurience are not distinct in Warhol's film works, which, as Koestenbaum notes, "plumb boredom's erotics" (Andy Warhol 10).
The essential principle is that the media should not be allowed to pander to the public's prurience under cover of protecting the public interest.
If you suspect, for example, that something other than prurience accounts for the boys in briefs who have troubled so many critics of Davenport's fiction then you will delight in Furlani's more sophisticated understanding.
Featuring segments titled "Censored," "Taboos" (originally airing in 2001), "Teens" and "Extremes" (essentially "Taboos" remade for 2007), "Indie Sex" is a celebration of prurience, lust, seduction, voyeurism, nudity (gratuitous and otherwise) and controversy -- all the things that make moviegoing so much fun.
There is no prurience on show, but plenty of shame, humiliation, depression, ecstasy, and surprise.
By ventriloquizing her reader's curiosity, and then implying its naughty prurience through her refusal to satisfy it, Austen seems more interested in characterizing her own novelistic practice than in (not) reporting Emma's acceptance of Mr.
In addition to Charles V with Hound, he secured 15 other Titians, Raphael's Holy Family--the finest piece in the collection, for which he paid 1,000 pounds, or half its estimate--and Correggio's Venus with Satyr and Cupid--thus, in Brotton's words, "combining piety and prurience.
Since Jordan likes to hear about such things, she announces in her interior monologue (available only to the readers), she will feed his prurience (355).
It is not difficult to identify a progression toward greater and greater prurience and provocation.
It seems that these viewers, who flocked to the human zoos in such great numbers, were motivated not merely by prurience but also by a certain desire to understand these foreigners and their cultures.
HORNBOOK (horn-book)--any publication designed to stimulate prurience in men [a manual for children to teach them the rudiments of knowledge]
Really, it was a nothing programme, quite lazily put together on the cheap: reality TV of a sort, perhaps, but like so much of that genre just another bit of voyeurism, another slice of prurience for the prudent.
The gesture is devoid of prurience and it is, if anything, maternal, ending in the huge woman's effortless lifting of the young boy high into the air.
Stephens perhaps sometimes too sharply compartmentalizes the idea of sex from its emotional resonances ("Literate interest in copulation with demons was hardly driven [only] by prurience, misogyny, or puritanical fervor," 19).
The Bush administration's sexual prurience notwithstanding, the reality is that the ABC campaign has many problems, not least that it stigmatizes sex, and suggests that a positive HIV test should force many to reconsider whether they ever have sex again.