titillation


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tit·il·la·tion

(tit'i-lā'shŭn),
The act or sensation of tickling.
[L. titillatio, fr. titillo, pp. -atus, to tickle]

titillation

(tĭt″ĭl-ā′shŭn) [L. titillatio, a tickling]
1. The act of tickling.
2. The state of being tickled.
3. The sensation produced by tickling.

tit·il·la·tion

(tit'i-lā'shŭn)
The act or sensation of tickling.
[L. titillatio, fr. titillo, pp. -atus, to tickle]
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Titling it Perverse Titillation was perhaps more a confessional than a critical gesture.
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The sex, for instance, was an issue that had to move beyond the titillation factor.
The magazine offered a critique of the growing domestication of British society, was anti-feminist, presented females nudes and other titillation for the male reader, and championed a heroic masculinity.
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These were all marginal people - wanderers and mountebanks whose normal stock in trade was deformity, perversion, and sexual titillation. (p.
The linkage of same-sex desire with exoticism, pride, self-indulgence, and opposition to true religion, along with a secret fear of - and titillation by - it, is thus at least as old as the story of Pelagius and as familiar as a Hollywood biblical epic.
The music for Drawn That Way was still amplified as though ears had gone out of style, but Petronio is beginning to realize that choreography is about dancing and not about titillation.
This scenic sense is best characterized as an astute understanding of the necessary ratios between novelistic substance and sensationalism, titillation, or romance.
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