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prurient

unusually or morbidly interested in sexual thoughts or practices
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Muehlhauser, et al., the plaintiffs alleged that from March 2, 2012, to May 9, 2014, Muehlhauser mounted a camera in the women's restroom at Rams Head Tavern to "conduct visual surveillance of the female patrons and employees using the toilets...solely for prurient intent" in "an attempt to satiate his sexual perversions at the expense of the privacy of the female patrons and employees."
California (1973) The Court had rewritten the law of obscenity, setting three guidelines for juries to apply: 1) whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest.
They note that this fascination with the prurient, lurid, and highly inaccurate descriptions can be traced to at least 18th Century England and the rise of the printing press.
Leila de Lima's alleged involvement in the illicit drug trade on Thursday behaved like prurient or sex-starved adolescents.
The new rules, which are yet to be notified, say " nothing will be permitted which arouses the prurient interest of the audience, consists of a sexual act, lascivious movements, gestures for the purpose of sexual propositioning or indicating the availability of sexual access to the dancer or in the course of which the dancer exposes her genitals or if a female is topless".
Both Sarah Waters' 1988 debut novel and its 2002 television adaptation generated equal amounts of controversy and critical acclaim when they arrived, but times are moving on fast and this new stage version of Tipping The Velvet hasn't brought with it anything like as much attention for prurient reasons.
It also raises a lot of uncomfortable moral questions about whether people who cheator consider cheatingon their partners deserve to have their reputations and lives publicly destroyed by people who have little interest or personal stake in the matter apart from sheer prurient venom.
This is a very informative and responsible sex education book at an affordable price which is full of very helpful, detailed advice and facts, including diagrams, but which is never smutty, prurient or gratuitously jokey.
Drowning in self-pity is about as fun to watch as it sounds, however, which will mean difficulty getting people interested for any but prurient reasons.
Playboy, along with a host of other foreign "adult" magazines, is not permitted in India owing to obscenity laws banning material deemed "lascivious or appealing to prurient interests".
Ireland's Association of Catholic Priests suggested, however, that the finding did "not justify the detailed, even prurient reporting and naming of individuals and accusations....
Some sections of the country's media could not distinguish between "prurient interest and the public interest," Shatter said.