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prurient
used in Leaves of Grass

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excessive or unhealthy interest in sexual matters; or intended to create such an interest
  • ...touch? quivering me to a new identity, Flames and ether making a rush for my veins, Treacherous tip of me reaching and crowding to help them, My flesh and blood playing out lightning to strike what is hardly different from myself, On all sides prurient provokers stiffening my limbs, Straining the udder of my heart for its withheld drip, Behaving licentious toward me, taking no denial, Depriving me of my best as for a purpose, Unbuttoning my clothes, holding me by the bare waist,...
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (47% in)

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