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Pornography, erotica and sex toys

adult

adjective

adult magazines, films, and books are intended for adults and not children because they are about sex

dildo

noun

a piece of rubber shaped like a penis, used for giving someone sexual pleasure

erotica

noun

books, films, pictures etc that are intended to make you sexually excited. Erotica is a positive way of describing such things. A more negative word is pornography.

girlie

adjective

a girlie show or magazine shows women wearing no clothes

girly

another spelling of girlie

hard-core

adjective

hard-core pornography shows sex in a very detailed way that looks real, and often involves violence

hot stuff

noun

a piece of writing or a film that is sexually exciting

pole-dancing

noun

entertainment in night clubs in which young women dance in a sexual way around an upright pole

porn

noun

pornography

porno

adjective

pornographic

pornographer

noun

someone who makes pornographic books, films etc

pornographic

adjective

showing or talking about sexual activities in a very obvious way that is intended to make people sexually excited

pornography

noun

pornographic films, pictures, magazines etc

the sex industry

noun

all the activities in which people pay money in order to have sex or see sex, for example in films and magazines

smut

noun

pictures of sex, or stories about sex

soft-core

adjective

soft-core pornography shows sexual images but not sexual acts

soft porn

noun

films, magazines, photographs etc that show sexual images but not sexual acts

top-shelf

adjective

top-shelf magazines show pictures of naked bodies or sexual activity and are usually kept on the highest shelf in a shop

vibrator

noun

a piece of equipment that makes small shaking movements, used for sexual pleasure

lapdancer

noun

lapdancing

noun

pole-dancer

noun

pornographically

adverb

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