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modesty

propriety of dress, speech, and conduct in relations between patients and health care personnel, including draping and covering of the patient to the greatest extent possible, depending on the type of care or examination.
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WAtchIng Sex and the city helps previously prudish couples have frank conversations about sexual health.
Mike Crisp, 36, founder of Mile High Flights in Gloucestershire, said: "I'm not giving-up because of some prudish snobbery on the part of the CAA.
While it's to be commended for including so much nudity in these prudish times, what a pity more attention was not paid to a plot that feels, ahem, threadbare.
You really don't" - Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, who admits she is prudish about showing her flesh.
P Owen, Aintree I AM all for the girls at Ladies Day having a good time, and I am not the sort of prudish person to say that women shouldn't drink.
Howie''s prudish disapproval of these neopagan worshippers turns to outrage - not least when he is almost led astray by the pub landlord''s wild child daughter (a superbly pouty Britt Ekland) and given an audience with the mysterious Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee).
A PRUDISH visitor to an art gallery decided to censor a male nude painting - by sticking a piece of black paper over the offending area.
With its envelope-pushing storytelling and animation, Kenan sees ``Monster House'' as a way of chipping away at an American moral climate that he says has been ``getting more prudish as time wears on.
It's not for the prudish mind, featuring more F-words than your average dictionary.
There is a risk of becoming a little too prudish about this.
Christian ethics professor Patrick McCormick lauds Alfred Kinsey's sexual behavior research in the 1940s and '50s and describes him as a passionate researcher ostracized by a prudish, Victorian, repressed society.
Turner: As executor of Turner's estate, the prudish critic is said to have burned 1,858 pages of the artist's erotic drawings--but in fact the "bonfire of Turner's erotic vanities never took place," Maev Kennedy reported last December in The Guardian.