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A poetic (i.e., non-medical) adjective referring to sexual arousal, in particular with an element of or basis in indecency or lechery.

salacious

(sĕ-lā′shŭs) [L. salax, lustful]
Lustful or inciting to lust.
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The award to the Lawrence Eagle- Tribune is absolutely incomprehensible, unless one proposes that it was intended to signal intrinsic qualities of journalism: hysteria, racism, misrepresentation, salacity, barbarous ignorance.
In this light, O'Brien even regarded Joyce as a writer emerging "through curtains of salacity and blasphemy, as a truly fear-shaken Irish Catholic, rebelling not so much against the Church but against its near-schism Irish eccentricities, its pretence that there is only one commandment, the vulgarity of its edifices, the shallowness and stupidity of many of its ministers.
Whether these spare, measured narratives, sweetening despair with sly wit and merest hints of Design, can appeal to an audience schooled in layered irony and casual salacity will be tested next March when The New York Review of Books, under its own imprint, brings out a uniform edition of his novels and stories.