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21st Feb '18 8:33:16 AM spiritsunami
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* ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated's'' annual "Body Issue" features various professional athletes doing artistic nude photos. While the actual photos are tastefully done--genitals and women's nipples are [[SceneryCensor always covered by props or limbs]], and their poses relate to their sport rather than being sexually alluring--the fact remains that the photo subjects are pro athletes of both sexes and a diverse array of races and body types, all at their physical prime, baring it all for the camera. It's hard ''not'' to...appreciate the artistry at hand.

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* ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated's'' ''[[Creator/{{ESPN}} ESPN the Magazine]]'s'' annual "Body Issue" features various professional athletes doing artistic nude photos. While the actual photos are tastefully done--genitals and women's nipples are [[SceneryCensor always covered by props or limbs]], and their poses relate to their sport rather than being sexually alluring--the fact remains that the photo subjects are pro athletes of both sexes and a diverse array of races and body types, all at their physical prime, baring it all for the camera. It's hard ''not'' to...appreciate the artistry at hand.
* ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated's'' Swimsuit Issue ''started out'' the same way, back when the magazine was a little less rigorous on what defined "sports content" to begin with, having an issue on tropical getaways to exotic locations in the Caribbean in the middle of February seemed perfectly logical. Even as recently as the mid-[[TheNineties 90's]], the Swimsuit issue still doubled as a regular issue of SI with the usual articles about sports.
2nd Feb '18 8:12:30 PM LadyJafaria
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'''Scrambled Porn''': Mostly seen in shows from the 80's and 90's, as newer technology has made it obsolete, a character will try to make out a pay-per-view television program that has been scrambled with Video Cipher. It is often pointed out that the program they're watching turns out to be entirely innocuous.

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'''Scrambled Porn''': Mostly seen in shows from the 80's and 90's, as newer technology has made it obsolete, a character will try to make out a pay-per-view television program that has been scrambled with Video Cipher. It is often pointed out that the program they're watching turns out to be entirely innocuous.
innocuous. A newer version may involve the SlowLoadingInternetImage.
30th Dec '17 8:17:43 AM Wyldchyld
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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like and whatever kind they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is tech savvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents, or if they don't own a computer in the first place.

Subtrope of the ClosestThingWeGot. A SuperTrope to NationalGeographicNudity. A SisterTrope to FetishFuel (also getting turned on by something not directly porn).

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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like and whatever kind they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) one) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is tech savvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents, or if they don't own a computer in the first place.

Subtrope of the ClosestThingWeGot. A SuperTrope to NationalGeographicNudity. A SisterTrope to FetishFuel (also getting turned on by something not directly porn).
NationalGeographicNudity.
12th Dec '17 12:57:34 PM RedScharlach
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* In Episode 13 of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', it's revealed that Jyushimatsu gets off to a Bug Encyclopeda (yes, of ''literal'' insects).

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* In Episode 13 of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', it's revealed that Jyushimatsu gets off to a Bug Encyclopeda Encyclopedia (yes, of ''literal'' insects).



* Creator/MarvelComics had a two-issue crossover between Wolverine and the Punisher-- whose artists apparently have a rivalry of some sort: the Punisher issue had the Punisher make a fool of Wolverine by subjecting him to morbidly over-the-top physical injuries, and finishing up by keeping him indisposed by parking a steamroller on top of him. The Wolverine writers got even in round 2 by having Wolverine trash the Punisher's van, and finding an enormous collection of, ahem, "men's weightlifting magazines" in the front seat.

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* Creator/MarvelComics had a two-issue crossover between Wolverine and the Punisher-- Punisher -- whose artists apparently have a rivalry of some sort: the Punisher issue had the Punisher make a fool of Wolverine by subjecting him to morbidly over-the-top physical injuries, and finishing up by keeping him indisposed by parking a steamroller on top of him. The Wolverine writers got even in round 2 by having Wolverine trash the Punisher's van, and finding an enormous collection of, ahem, "men's weightlifting magazines" in the front seat.



** When the wizards are exploring the Professor of Cruel and Unusual Georgraphy's study in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a couple of them become very interested in some of the books with illustrations of islanders who "exist in a state of Nature within their own skin".

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** When the wizards are exploring the Professor of Cruel and Unusual Georgraphy's Geography's study in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a couple of them become very interested in some of the books with illustrations of islanders who "exist in a state of Nature within their own skin".



--> '''Richie''': Yes, you did, and the reason you said that is because you know that's the picture I always look at when I'm having a w-[stops himself a second too late]

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--> '''Richie''': Yes, you did, and the reason you said that is because you know that's the picture I always look at when I'm having a w-[stops w--[stops himself a second too late]



* Ever wonder why there are so many fitness videos released before the 1980's? Its not because people want to be fit.

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* Ever wonder why there are so many fitness videos released before the 1980's? Its It's not because people want to be fit.



* Singer Bob Geldof, in the book of the TV series ''Geldof In Africa'', refers to childhood memories of how UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} was portrayed to him as a youngster... including the fact that the Magazine/NationalGeographic gave him the first pictures of naked women amongst its inhabitants- despite the otherwise strictly Catholic educational establishment he was attending, they let it fly because the ''Magazine/NationalGeographic'' was ''educational!''.

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* Singer Bob Geldof, in the book of the TV series ''Geldof In Africa'', refers to childhood memories of how UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} was portrayed to him as a youngster... including the fact that the Magazine/NationalGeographic gave him the first pictures of naked women amongst its inhabitants- despite inhabitants--despite the otherwise strictly Catholic educational establishment he was attending, they let it fly because the ''Magazine/NationalGeographic'' was ''educational!''.



** Later, Oz mentions that "if there's a channel that should be illegal it's the 'all-woman's' channel -Lifetime supply of pantyhose or some shit." and Jim, that "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel, man. She's so hot!]]".
* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' during the opening sequence when Janey is watching "She's all That". While not completely scrambled, it does look grainy and wavey.
** Watch in Spanish [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG_8-cQ-7Cc here]]

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** Later, Oz mentions that "if there's a channel that should be illegal it's the 'all-woman's' 'all-woman's channel -Lifetime lifetime supply of pantyhose or some shit." and Jim, that "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel, man. She's so hot!]]".
* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' during the opening sequence when Janey is watching "She's all All That". While not completely scrambled, it does look grainy and wavey.
wavy.
** Watch in Spanish [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG_8-cQ-7Cc here]]
here]].



--> '''Two spoiled children:''' "Show me the scene with Potiphars wife again!"

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--> '''Two spoiled children:''' "Show me the scene with Potiphars Potiphar's wife again!"



* The first description of the female orgasm in literature was written by the 9th Century nun and polymath Hildegard of Bingen, in a description of the religious rapture she experiences with a recurring fantasy of an angel with a beautiful face who penetrates her through the heart with a flaming spear. Needless to say, there was little else available in a convent.

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* The first description of the female orgasm in literature was written by the 9th Century 9th-century nun and polymath Hildegard of Bingen, in a description of the religious rapture she experiences with a recurring fantasy of an angel with a beautiful face who penetrates her through the heart with a flaming spear. Needless to say, there was little else available in a convent.



* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[DirtyOldMan Master Roshi]] has been shown drooling over womens' aerobics programs on television...in spite of the fact that it's been shown several times over that he owns pornographic magazines.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[DirtyOldMan Master Roshi]] has been shown drooling over womens' women's aerobics programs on television...in spite of the fact that it's been shown several times over that he owns pornographic magazines.



* In the music video to [[Music/PatBenatar "Anxiety"]] the boy in the evil dentists waiting room reads the "True Police Yearbook". Headline: "So Sex Hungry - She Killed For It!"

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* In the music video to [[Music/PatBenatar "Anxiety"]] the boy in the evil dentists dentist's waiting room reads the "True Police Yearbook". Headline: "So Sex Hungry - She Killed For It!"
1st Oct '17 9:29:17 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In the "DNA" episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'', after Kryten gets turned into a Human, he finds that a triple-deluxe vacuum cleaner in an appliance catalogue gives him a [[UnusualEuphemism double Polaroid.]]
31st Aug '17 7:25:06 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[DirtyOldMan Master Roshi]] has been shown drooling over womens' aerobics programs on television...in spite of the fact that it's been shown several times over that he owns pornographic magazines.
** Referenced in an episode of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' where Roshi is in the middle of leering at an aerobics program when Oolong points out that [[TheInternetIsForPorn he can get ACTUAL pornography from the Internet]]. Roshi says that being able to enjoy things like this is what separates the connoisseurs from the mere perverts.
27th Aug '17 9:03:09 AM DesertDragon
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* Many [[AllWomenAreLustful teenage girls and women]] like to look at the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog because of the naked guys in them.

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* Many [[AllWomenAreLustful teenage girls and straight women]] and gay men like to look at the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog because of the naked guys in them.



* [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology eventually marched on]], and beginning in the very late 1980ís new televisions had a chip that recognized the scrambled signal and replaced it with a solid blue screen. (Not really a blue screen of death, but it certainly dashed hopes here and there.). Also some TV sets actually offered a way to ''turn off'' the feature buried deep in the settings screen for those who truly need it -- it's just that no one ever reads the manual to find out about it.
** And it marched on even further, since digital cable and satellite will simply refuse to show a channel that the customer isn't subscribed to.

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* [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology eventually marched on]], and beginning in the very late 1980ís new 1980ís, cable-ready televisions and VCR's (they could be directly wired to browse cable tv rather than needing a separate box) had a chip that recognized the scrambled signal and replaced it with a solid blue screen. (Not Not really a blue screen of death, but it certainly dashed hopes here and there.). Also there. Also, some TV sets actually offered a way to ''turn off'' the feature buried deep in the settings screen for those who truly need it -- it's just that no one ever reads the manual to find out about it.
** And it marched on even further, since digital cable and satellite will simply refuse to not show a channel that the customer isn't subscribed to.
12th Aug '17 10:27:01 AM nombretomado
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* MovieBob references this in his review of ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''. He points out that the reason this movie was such a big deal was, back then, "boobs were really hard to see". Before the internet, if young men wanted access to nudity, they either had to steal Playboys from the least responsible male authority figure or use "tin foil and pie plates to unscramble Cinemax for a couple of seconds".

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* MovieBob [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] references this in his review of ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''. He points out that the reason this movie was such a big deal was, back then, "boobs were really hard to see". Before the internet, if young men wanted access to nudity, they either had to steal Playboys from the least responsible male authority figure or use "tin foil and pie plates to unscramble Cinemax for a couple of seconds".
6th Aug '17 8:45:59 PM penguinist
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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is tech savvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents, or if they don't own a computer in the first place.

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Times have changed because TheInternetIsForPorn, and anybody with a connection can see as much porn as they like and whatever kind they like, making this a largely ForgottenTrope. Although Internet censorship is turning this into a CyclicTrope. What has changed is the price. It used to be you not only had to go somewhere to get porn; but it was expensive, too. Nowadays anyone can have a collection that dwarfs ([[AccidentalInnuendo perhaps]] in [[FetishFuel more ways than one]]) their parents'/grandparents' stashes -- in an evening -- and all fitting on an easily-stashed USB key. However, the underage may still have trouble secretly accessing porn if their internet usage is closely monitored by a parent who is tech savvy enough to prevent the workarounds that usually foil more clueless parents, or if they don't own a computer in the first place.
2nd Aug '17 2:53:20 PM DaibhidC
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* Mentioned in one of the Literature/{{Discworld}} books about the witches, where they clarify that they do ''not'' perform rituals naked and that detail was included because many books about witchcraft are written by wizards, who are men who don't get out much.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}
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Mentioned in one of the Literature/{{Discworld}} books about the witches, where they clarify ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' which clarifies that they witches do ''not'' perform rituals naked and that detail was included because many books about witchcraft are written by wizards, who are men who don't get out much.




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** When the wizards are exploring the Professor of Cruel and Unusual Georgraphy's study in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a couple of them become very interested in some of the books with illustrations of islanders who "exist in a state of Nature within their own skin".


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* A RunningGag in ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' was Kenneth Horne's collection of magazines about the benefits of a naturist lifestyle, which [[IReadItForTheArticles he read for the articles]].
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