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  • Offensive to the general standards of morality in a given society. In the legal context, obscene acts refer to behaviors of a sexual nature that are often perceived as vulgar. Such acts violate the common sexual norms in a given society or culture. For instance, indecent exposure is often perceived to be an obscene act. It should be noted that definitions of obscenity vary from one culture to another.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n1745

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