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prurient

unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
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cowed prurient correct all efforts as the first fumblings of paedophilia.
This is cynicism at its very worst and intended to add an additional prurient element to a tired format that has seen better days.
A cat and mouse game with the press, that's what, and it's both unedifying and prurient.
Egotistical rocker Gary Parsley is unhappy with the state of his dinner and Prurient Dad has to deal with an embarrassing problem.
Quite apart from the potential damage to her family, this sort of thing caters to the most prurient and base instincts in the public's mind.
But Ms Madeley's success to date is attributable to the prurient interest of those who want to see the daughter of a celebrity couple get her kit off.
Prurient discussions of Beatie's body began evolving into conversations on the nature of gender and the universal desire for parenthood.
of New York) uses famous examples of "true" crime reporting to reveal the educational value of such journalism, dispelling the myth that these publications catered to more prurient interests.
In the end, though, ``Rome'' seems more a provocation, a prurient invitation to audiences to wallow in the spectacularly staged bad behavior.
Alexander regales us with prurient speculation about Evelyn's possible death agony in the bathroom after Mass on Easter Sunday; he also repeats the preposterous hypothesis advanced by Graham Greene that Waugh committed suicide by drowning himself in the toilet bowl.
We've spent so long distancing ourselves from the prurient and finding tasteful, elevated reasons for nudity that we've lost something.
Yet the books owe at least some of their success to somewhat prurient accounts of Du Bois's sex life.