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pornography

Sexually explicit erotic writings and images. See Child pornography, Erotic, Erotography, Fanny Hill, Obscenity, Potter Stewart standard, Sex work.
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But the troubling question remains: what will happen to the Western world if the present drift cannot be halted, and to what sordid depths of pornographically publicized vulgarity will our shamelessly "transparent" culture, or what remains of it, continue to descend, while those who care about such matters look on in impotent dismay?
Such openings, speaking pornographically, show a need to invaginate himself, to create space that then can be penetrated.
Given his use of Bray's model in which the seventeenth century sees the (unexplained) rise of a gay subculture and a concomitant unwillingness to explore homoeroticism in literature (except scurrilously and pornographically), it isn't surprising to read Hammond finds that century's editors and adapters of Shakespeare quietly eviscerating the works of their homoerotic potential: he suggests cautiously that "there is a sufficiently coherent pattern here to suggest that these Restoration adaptations were motivated partly by a concern to protect male friendship from the suspicion of homosexual desire" (116).
Kinsey himself was a pornographically addicted, pedophile-promoting, bisexual sadomasochist.
Lingering pornographically on scenes of physical torture, he elicits from the viewer the empathetic pain mad pity for the victim that finds its natural release in righteous outrage against the perpetrator.
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Intruders inscribed "pornographically hateful descriptions" of Jews on synagogue walls, and hurled Jewish prayer books into toilets.
Look at a video of the vocal folds in action, male and female--though, actually, I don't recommend looking at such a video unless you're pornographically inclined--and you might just as well be looking at the vagina.
After her disappearance, Kenyon visualizes Hilda walking "saintlike," "with white innocent feet" through the "grime and corruption" of the city, imagining pornographically "what hideous outrage might have thrust her into that abyss" (297).
Because of this, we were treated to endless, pornographically soft-focus shots of lush countryside, as if us city dwellers had never seen them before - when, in fact, they are the very reason we live in the city.
"Our children are too precious a resource to be turned over to a bunch of violent, addictive, pornographically oriented corporations whose CEOs get invited to diplomatic dinners at the White House," Nader says.