Lasciviousness


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Lasciviousness

Lewdness; indecency; Obscenity; behavior that tends to deprave the morals in regard to sexual relations.

The statutory offense of lascivious Cohabitation is committed by two individuals who live together as Husband and Wife and engage in sexual relations without the sanction of marriage.

See: debauchery
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This passage hints at how, despite his denunciation of the novel's lasciviousness, Nana prefigures Nordau's warning in Degeneration that any society in which sexual desire was not regulated would end in certain ruin:
The lasciviousness and joy expressed by this Homeric scene accord with Habrocomes' and Anthia's attitude on their wedding night when they have their first sexual consummation (43) and they experience pleasure.
Be it the intimate realm of the family or their very conception of themselves as patriarchal protectors, instances of the victims' social space are consistently violated through the overreaching lasciviousness of the revenge tragedy tyrant, undermining the protagonist's masculine identity and creating an anxiety that further necessitates their quest for retribution.
It is this image that has become synonymous with a past of sexual exploitation and lasciviousness, and likewise, that has presented opportunity for ruminating on the phenomenon of young black women playing the roles of "video vixen" or "ghetto chicks.
Acts of lasciviousness were filed against him before the Agusan del Norte provincial prosecutor's office last August 24.
The French refugees and their US hosts often resorted to cultural stereotypes to emphasize their differences (French lasciviousness versus US cultural crudeness), but these were quite minor overall.
Drunkards Women Men Total 1630-1660 1 8 9 1661-1690 5 38 43 1691-1725 5 22 27 Total 11 68 79 Fornicators Women Men Couples Total 1630-1660 2 0 1 3 1661-1690 20 3 1 24 1691-1725 45 10 12 67 Total 67 13 14 94 Other Sexual Offenses (Includes lasciviousness, unclean and scandalous behavior, and adultery) Women Adultery Men Adultery Total 1630-1660 2 0 1 0 3 1661-1690 6 0 6 4 16 1691-1725 2 5 3 0 10 Total 10 5 10 4 29 Includes Congregations in: Dorchester, Boston First, Boston Second, Windsor, Salem, Wareham, Charlestown, Westfield, Roxbury, Salisbury.
During the 1822 execution of John Lechler in Lancaster, PA, the mayor begged the people to stay away from the local taverns so as to prevent gambling, dancing, drunkenness, and immoral lasciviousness.
Brett Polegato was in top form as the Count, displaying seigneurial command but also a lick of lasciviousness and dash of danger.
Clothing is all lasciviousness, vanity and affectation.
Sophie Manham, who had been commissioned to make a segment about this new species for Channel 4, wanted to alternate the talking heads with short segments of an actor portraying a "new lad" in all his beer-drinking lasciviousness to lighten up the program.
While so much of today's common wisdom around appropriation grants that tactic a kind of distanced purview, from which an artist might critique while simultaneously participating in prevailing modes of cultural representation, we all too rarely account for the ways in which a sort of lasciviousness attends the venture--especially, perhaps, as younger generations take up its presumed look and legacy.