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salacious

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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We also hypothesized that salaciousness (a surface trait) would matter only when the alibi evidence was weak (Olson & Wells, 2004).
Thus, there's an urgency to many of the pieces included in True Confessions that is at odds with the cheeky salaciousness of the title.
Many have observed the salaciousness of the censor; the leering, suggestive ebullience that can accompany a vigorous censorship campaign.
I would add that salaciousness is also in the eye of the beholder.
Too many of us have winked in amusement at the salaciousness without considering the larger corruption of journalism and politics promulgated by Murdoch Culture on both sides 
of the Atlantic.
Before the old men can pursue their salaciousness any further, Melanie, Wooten's widow, interrupts them.
Then, of course, there's the Fourth Estate, the gentleman of Her Majesty's media, for whom the combination of salaciousness and moral outrage represents the perfect readall-about-it storm.
The imagery, the sense of foreboding and female corruption of film noir; the conventions of suspense and revelation of crime fiction; the salaciousness of the tabloid press; the forensic ferreting of modern science that carries with it a desperate belief that its revelatory powers will vanquish death by explaining how it happened.
In Hacker's work, we are privy to the emotional, sensual, and intellectual exploits of one of literature's most engaging speakers--that boyish New York-Parisian lesbian Jew whose patina and salaciousness only add to her worldly charm.
As he explains near the start of this equally stunning piece of truth-telling, every page full of nuggets without descending to salaciousness, the pair were always near-friends, and Beatty was always going to almost allow him to write the book officially.
Two parts salaciousness, one part pop culture trivia, a dash of sage advice, sprinkled with spicy celebrity gossip, the self-titled "Queen of All Media" quickly shot to the top ranking No.
It is understood by participants at bathing festivals that some things are to be seen, and some things are not to be seen; a cultural nuance that is observed in the breach by a number of onlookers, who deploy their cameras with as much salaciousness as C.