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Related: sex - unsimulated - realism (arts) - explicit lyrics - hardcore

Antonym: non-explicit - ambiguity - suggestive


Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied. --American Heritage Dictionary

Explicit is frequently used in combination with sex. As in a sexually explicit movie

The equivalent for explicit concerning violence is graphic. As in Though Straw Dogs has a reputation for graphic violence

Leaving nothing to the imagination

Sexually explicit

Sexually explicit material (video, photography, creative writing) presents sexual content without deliberately obscuring or censoring it. This is in contrast to typical Hollywood movies, where sexual intercourse is often hinted at, or shown with the genitalia covered.

The term is not very specific, and what is or is not sexually explicit varies from culture to culture. Visual exposure of the penis or vagina and surrounding pubic hair are widely considered sexually explicit, unobscured sexual intercourse universally so. Some also consider certain language or writing (authentic reports or fiction) to be sexually explicit.

While some observers often label all sexually explicit material as pornography, this is not generally accepted, as it does not examine the intent behind the material. For example, sexual intercourse may be shown to illustrate principles of safe sex and as such be a component of liberal sex education, or in a film it may be part of a complex story and be viewed to contribute to overall plot development. An explicit rape scene may in fact have the purpose of negative conditioning, and vivid imagery of infected genitalia is often used as part of abstinence-based sex education programs. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexually_explicit [Feb 2005]

Explicit, erotic, intellectual movies

In all three categories:
Romance X (1999) - Catherine Breillat

Only in intellectual and explicit, not erotic
In the Realm of the Senses (1976) - Nagisa Oshima

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