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prurient

unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
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For all their leering prurience, cable side shows are messy and real in a way "Side Show," in both 1.
From concept to execution, it was a combination of gimmicK, prurience, exploitation and dullness.
Way cooler than a library could ever hope to be, the World Wide Web usurped the school library's oligarchy on multimedia, geekiness, sloth, and prurience.
It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have - a prurience.
But has the protege like Faust actually sold his soul to the devil as he finds himself serving an amoral world of prurience, scandal, and corruption?
PW also noted the novel's balance between "Class-conscious dirty realism and the prurience of nighttime soap operas.
Harbottle & Lewis said there was no legal justification to publish and "the only possible reason is one of prurience and nothing more".
Prurience and providence align in this epistolary poem of love found and lost.
Forgoing exploitation, prurience, and simplistic moralizing, Schleinzer relies on dispassionate, frequently dialogue-free scrutiny instead.
My only other cavil with this treasurable volume is that there is just too much detail about Lennox Berkeley's gay relationships; I hesitate to say there is prurience here, as the references add to our knowledge of this rewarding, unassuming but brilliant composer, but I do wish Scotland had soft-pedalled a bit.
Not from disappointed prurience, but because we weren't doing anything wrong, and it was so nice to sit together with our breasts.
At the same time, there's an innocence to House of Holes, which is (if such a thing is possible) a dirty book without prurience, intended less to titillate than to amuse.