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What is the most apt word to describe sexual humour in a movie?

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In addition to Bawdy and risqué that JLG has offered (which I think are fine words) there is simply the term adult humor which usually means sexual and always means not suitable for kids. – Jim Sep 24 '12 at 3:46
See also Adult Swim. – Patrick M Sep 5 '14 at 16:58

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Bawdy means "(of language, plays, etc.) containing references to sex, especially to be humorous."

Or if the film being described is a little more risqué, there is ribald, which means "coarse, obscene, or licentious, usually in a humorous or mocking way."

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Then, too, there's "blue". – user21497 Sep 24 '12 at 4:44
@Bill In the northeast US, blue includes both sexual humor and non-sexual language, such as obscenities, that is not appropriate for formal situations. Blue would be a lot less specific than bawdy. It may be different where you are though. – Kit Z. Fox Sep 24 '12 at 12:54
@KitFox♦: I'm in Taiwan but from the NE USA. When I think of "blue" humor, I think of bluenosed Puritans, who are always frowning at anything sexual, but you're right about it being broader than bawdy. "Obscenity" according to M-W: "Related to OBSCENITY: Synonyms: bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, profanity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonness". Scatological & sexual language. – user21497 Sep 24 '12 at 13:03

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