prurience


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Synonyms for prurience

Synonyms for prurience

feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

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But because the British take on sex is a unique concoction of prurience and prudery, the mAnage e trois involving Messrs Eriksson and Palios and Ms Alam has been puffed up as an affront to public decency and a potentially catastrophic threat to the endless quest for national sporting pride.
Despite its decidedly un-Jamesian prurience and 1910 setting, Softley's film distorts the plot and meaning of the original text less markedly than rival nineties films.
As noted earlier, besides the prurience we have just made explicit, the "palais," even before we read it through the gruesome events marking the tale of Theseus and Ariadne in which the hunting and killing of the Minotaur is a high point, attracts a cynegetic topos peering through the phrase "who loves the chase only in the capture." [50] When we continue to retrace our reading itinerary backwards, we arrive at a locus which will now strike us as an anchor of the hunting imagery in the text.
I understand gossip and prurience, but not moral outrage or even concern about the sexual preferences of consenting adults.
I can well imagine that this omission is due to a laudable distaste for prurience. However, there is a potential point to be made which is the province of literary history.
No doubt an anxiety to avoid charges of prurience is one reason why it is so curiously cold and emotionally detached.
She admits: "What is nerve-wracking about some nude scenes is when there's some element of prurience, which is if you've got to look attractive or sexy, and that's the worst way of doing it.
It's alarming, the national indulgence of this prurience in the exercise of state power, media power, and in our legal process.
The fundamental issue is not prurience, though prurience is the attraction that is always held over for an extra week.
In his broad survey of the fine and popular arts, Collier occasionally and understandably forgets which side he's on, exulting, at one point, at the way in which Manet's blatant Olympia "ripped the skin from Victorian prurience." An authority on the history of jazz, he is more illuminating on the development of popular music and dance than he is on literature and the visual arts.
Curiosity about what the male nudes might tell us about Sargent is often dismissed as prurience, but they have an interest that goes well beyond the biographical.
While the show is produced by the team behind "Ellen," its content is far different, with host Bethenny Frankel--who came to fame on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City"--taking prurience to the limit and, some might say, beyond.
They have a compelling willingness to lay themselves bare, at the risk of revealing hostility, prurience, scorn, sorrow, and, maybe more than anything, just plain bewilderment.
He said there was a difference between "public accountability and prurience" and argued further disclosure might drive people to work for independents, which do not have to publish pay, rather than work directly for the BBC.