prurient


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characterized by lust

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of New York) uses famous examples of "true" crime reporting to reveal the educational value of such journalism, dispelling the myth that these publications catered to more prurient interests.
In the end, though, ``Rome'' seems more a provocation, a prurient invitation to audiences to wallow in the spectacularly staged bad behavior.
Alexander regales us with prurient speculation about Evelyn's possible death agony in the bathroom after Mass on Easter Sunday; he also repeats the preposterous hypothesis advanced by Graham Greene that Waugh committed suicide by drowning himself in the toilet bowl.
We've spent so long distancing ourselves from the prurient and finding tasteful, elevated reasons for nudity that we've lost something.
Yet the books owe at least some of their success to somewhat prurient accounts of Du Bois's sex life.
To those in the audience who are not worried parents, it provides both sexual and moralistic thrills; it plays both to the prurient fascination with teenage girls gone wild and to the paternalistic stereotype of girls as victims.
The camera circles around them, coming in closer for a more intimate view, then pulling back to a more detached distance, while always maintaining a constant and therefore mechanistic circumambulatory pace, as if some purely scientific interest in these outlandish and comical creatures, these humans, were mixed with a more prurient fascination.
Inspired by Paris' historic Crazy Horse Saloon, which was founded in 1951 to celebrate the female form and which throughout the '60s integrated the influences of new-wave cinema, neorealism, pop art and avant-garde fashion to offer up innovations in erotic performance, La Femme is sexy without being prurient and arty without the pretensions of Cirque.
Reviewing the Sunday papers on television, former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth said their prurient coverage of the sex lives of so-called stars and other drivel demonstrated that our society might appear 'sick', especially to some 'radical' Islamists.
The slanders on her can easily be explained by the prurient imagination of the Middle Ages and also by their failure to understand that there could be such a thing as a woman of independent means, free to travel and live her own life without a husband or male supervisor.
The idea that she was dragged out of bed "in the act" presumes that she was hardly clothed, which would have had added to the prurient interest on the street.
A high school college-bound senior would either read this and pass it around to the whole class, because it really appeals to a prurient interest, or decide that college could be put off for a while.
A more cynical view is that he wishes to capitalise on our age's prurient obsession about sex, glorious sex.
The court found the magazines, Hustler, were not obscene, even though the court noted that taken as a whole, the magazines clearly appealed to prurient interest and depicted or described sexual activity in a patently offensive way.
Graphic sex scenes that might fit a range of prurient tastes--from brutal and abusive to soft-focus and romantic (including a dash of interracial coupling)--seem almost obligatory.