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Even the most straitlaced among us have surely wondered: In zero gravity, what kinds of Cirque du Solar System permutations could one perform with a partner in flagrante delicto?
And to think I abandoned Asheville, my hometown, for straitlaced New York City
Although the black literary tradition is by no means straitlaced and anti-erotic, the publication of Erotique Noire, with its well presented mix of selections flora a wide range of writers, marked the first time that crotica was the focal point of a collection by black writers, announcing "Here we are, speaking our own truths.
Nightspots in Singapore will be allowed to remain open for 24 hours from Monday as part of the government's drive to rid the city-state of its straitlaced image, police said Friday.
Within days, their wild excesses banned by the official fraternities are a magnet for students and straitlaced dean Gordon Pritchard (Jeremy Piven) is scheming to have them evicted, by any means.
In the meantime, what seems to be nearly extinct is any appreciation of diverse cultural norms in the workplace--of the fact that some work environments may be relatively straitlaced while others may be raunchy and freewheeling, and that people unhappy with the culture of their current job might simply seek other employment.
Indeed, "[William] Westmoreland, the straitlaced and, on the whole, unimaginative commander would not have lasted four and a half years in command under Lincoln.
Such a straitlaced prig would, of course, be repulsed by errant hair, but Louise's attention and a lot of surreptitious shaving sessions keep the stubbly truth from him long enough for love to bloom.
Iran's youth, who can vote at age 16, have helped transform the political landscape in this often-dreary and straitlaced nation.
As a killer who again forces himself on his partner, the role's a far cry from his straitlaced cameo opposite a dim Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic (imagine what a perverse coupling that might have been).
And when straitlaced Japanese Customs men saw Mark's cold front they impounded the lot of them immediately.
They're unexpectedly reunited when she enrolls at his high school, but picking up where they left off proves difficult, as Danny has been boasting to his mates about his steamy summer fling, and fears sweet, straitlaced Sandy isn't good for his image.
He plays straitlaced museum curator Ian Bennet, who falls for a local woman while negotiating the return of a Maori carving to a remote part of New Zealand.
WOMEN face a thong ban under proposals by straitlaced US councillors.
CHANNEL Four's straitlaced newsreader Jon Snow has become Britain's most unlikely pop star.