pruriency


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Synonyms for pruriency

Synonyms for pruriency

feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

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For Lockhart the pruriency seems to come from not only an improper physicality titillatingly described but also a gross, non-ethereal immediacy.
5) It probably promotes continence by diminishing the pruriency of the sexual appetite.
Writers of such tales wanted it both ways--lure readers by an appeal to pruriency but haul them back to morality by sermonizing conclusions.
Blackwood's "Z" (John Gibson Lockhart) called Keats "a boy of pretty abilities"; (8) in 1826 the journal referred to his "emasculated pruriency.
He displays an assured grasp of the politics of Hanoverian England, and refreshingly discusses sex without prudishness or pruriency (albeit, inevitably, from the viewpoint of an early 1970s England just freed from sexual censorship)--and also without the theoretical strainings so evident in much postmodernist criticism.