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ti ti lay shuhn

  • n  a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
  • n  an agreeable arousal
  • n  the act of tickling

  • Says Vimla Farooqui, a women's activist in New Delhi: "Rape scenes are used for an ugly kind of titillation.
  • But while Big Love can be funny, it doesn't go for Desperate Housewives camp or titillation.
  • Americans tend to regard Mafia wars with detachment and even titillation.
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  • PHOTOS: Bikini Babes Back Then
    Bikini. The word conjures up a lot of feelings, from dread to pride to titillation. Before the bikini, bathing costumes, as they were known, were decidedly more modest. The arrival of two-piece bathing wear led to the arrest of Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman in 1907. It...
    June 20, 2013 - ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  • Kevin Smith in International Herald Tribune
    I'ma morning porn peruser, and not for the titillation factor. I just find it interesting,said Smith, whose latest comedy is "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," the tale of best friends shooting their own skin flick to dig themselves out of debt....
  • Robert Greenwald in New York Times
    It was political character assassination,the filmmaker, Robert Greenwald, said of the screenplays in a telephone interview. "It was sexist titillation and pandering, and it was turning everything into a cheap soap opera of the worst kind."
  • Anthony Lane in Houston Chronicle
    Reviewing The Reader in the New Yorker last December, Anthony Lane described the film as "pernicious" and "a low-grade musing on atrocity, garnished with erotic titillation."

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