Softcore pornography

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Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component but is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography, defined by a "lack of penetration" (such as stripteases, lingerie modeling, erotic masturbation, etc.) and emphasis the sensual appreciation of the female or male form.wikipedia
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Sex in film

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It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenes, and is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.
In softcore films, sexuality is less explicit.

Hardcore pornography

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Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component but is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography, defined by a "lack of penetration" (such as stripteases, lingerie modeling, erotic masturbation, etc.) and emphasis the sensual appreciation of the female or male form.
The term is in contrast with less-explicit softcore pornography.

Pornography

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Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component but is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography, defined by a "lack of penetration" (such as stripteases, lingerie modeling, erotic masturbation, etc.) and emphasis the sensual appreciation of the female or male form.
Pornography is generally classified as either softcore or hardcore.

Cinemax

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In some countries, broadcasting of softcore films is widespread on cable television networks, with some such as Cinemax producing their own in-house softcore films and television series.
First, the channel opted to schedule R-rated movies during daytime slots (HBO would only show R-rated movies during the nighttime hours, after 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, a policy that network largely continues to adhere to ); Cinemax then decided it could compete by airing more adult-oriented movies that contained nudity and depictions of sexual intercourse, launching the weekly "Friday After Dark" late-night block in 1984 (which also featured the short-lived adult drama Scandals, and a series of anthology specials under the Eros America and Eros International banners).

Penthouse (magazine)

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By the 1970s, in such mainstream magazines as Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler, no region of the body was considered off limits.
It combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, temporarily evolved into hardcore.

Emmanuelle (film)

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Some, such as Emmanuelle and Alice in Wonderland, received positive reviews from noted critics such as Roger Ebert.
It is the first installment in a series of French softcore pornography films based on the novel Emmanuelle.

Sexploitation film

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The term soft-core is often used to designate non-explicit sexploitation films after the general legalisation of hardcore content.

Hustler

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By the 1970s, in such mainstream magazines as Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler, no region of the body was considered off limits.

Photography

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Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component but is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography, defined by a "lack of penetration" (such as stripteases, lingerie modeling, erotic masturbation, etc.) and emphasis the sensual appreciation of the female or male form.

Erotica

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Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component but is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography, defined by a "lack of penetration" (such as stripteases, lingerie modeling, erotic masturbation, etc.) and emphasis the sensual appreciation of the female or male form. Commercial pornography can be differentiated from erotica, which has high-art aspirations.

Nudity

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It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenes, and is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.

Sexual arousal

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It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenes, and is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.

Human sexual activity

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Softcore pornography may include sexual activity between two people or masturbation.

Masturbation

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Softcore pornography may include sexual activity between two people or masturbation.

Sexual penetration

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It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, or ejaculation.

Cunnilingus

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It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, or ejaculation.

Fellatio

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It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, or ejaculation.

Ejaculation

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It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetration, cunnilingus, fellatio, or ejaculation.

Erection

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Depictions of erections of the penis may not be allowed (see Mull of Kintyre Test), although attitudes towards this are ever-changing.

Human penis

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Depictions of erections of the penis may not be allowed (see Mull of Kintyre Test), although attitudes towards this are ever-changing.

Mull of Kintyre test

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Depictions of erections of the penis may not be allowed (see Mull of Kintyre Test), although attitudes towards this are ever-changing.

Fine art

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Commercial pornography can be differentiated from erotica, which has high-art aspirations.

Pay-per-view

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The softcore version may, for example, be edited for the in-house hotel pay-per-view market.

Sex shop

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In some more restrictive jurisdictions such films may only be available in a sex shop.

Germany

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At least one country, Germany, has different age limits for hardcore and softcore pornography, softcore material usually receiving a FSK-16 rating (no one under 16 allowed to buy) and hardcore material receiving a FSK-18 (no one under 18 allowed to buy).