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n. Informal
Exploitative use of overt sexual themes or explicit sexual material in movies and the media.

[Blend of sex and exploitation.]

sex′ploi·ta′tive adj.


the commercial exploitation of sex in films and other media
[C20: blend of sex + exploitation]


(ˌsɛk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən)

the exploitation of sex in films, magazines, etc.
[1940–45;b. sex and exploitation]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexploitation - the commercial exploitation of sex or sexuality or explicit sexual material; "sexploitation by advertisers is notorious"
using, victimisation, victimization, exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"


nKommerzialisierung fdes Sex
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