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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For all his assertions that the play seeks to lampoon Islam, Dimmock also avers that a number of its characters are 'demonstrably English' and that the falsity, lasciviousness, and greed of Muslims 'become the exaggerated attributes of his English targets' (22).
3% of all the cases reported were on acts of lasciviousness.
Women are associated with a dualism of extremes: innocence versus lasciviousness, chastity versus lust.
There's a lasciviousness to his voice too, especially when promising to 'kiss you where your husband won't', which is very attractive.
The specularization of female blackness as ocular proof of racial lasciviousness had already been popularized by descriptions of the Hottentot Venus.
The anonymous Parisian cleric, however, uses the issue of Joan's dress to accuse her of "lasciviousness" (165).
Christian priests condemned this lasciviousness and forbade their use.
Thus the poor are denied service because they are not slaves; because they have sex, and shame, and sense of propriety."(38) Chinese domestic servants conjured up fears of Eastern decadence and lasciviousness.(39) Privy to the intimacies of feminine domestic life, helping white women in their bedrooms and baths, Chinese male servants touched, saw, and heard more than other men.(40) Whether through opium or habits of luxury and debauchery, WPC literature warned, wealthy white women and girls were made vulnerable to seduction by others.
have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a mother; and sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental affection, that ennobles instinct, either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast it off when born.
But in certain sections of society, you have only to whisper the words "toy boy" to unleash a putrid form of lasciviousness. There were editorials, front- page pictures of them kissing, above, and disapproving chat shows chaired by moral guardians such as David Frost and Kilroy.
Much later, Homes virtually apologizes for her narrator's lasciviousness, then recants:
Further, Stern noted that "if the very thing they are depicted as wearing is what he is selling, it will be a harder case for lasciviousness."