Their escapades, by turns sexual, violent, and threatening, can make for uncomfortable viewing.
The alleged nighttime escapades of the Secret Service agents in Colombia are more than just an embarrassment.
Sexual predators are known to take trophies, such as underwear, from their escapades so they can relive their crimes.
1650s, "an escape from confinement," from French escapade (16c.) "a prank or trick," from Spanish escapada "a prank, flight, an escape," noun use of fem. past participle of escapar "to escape," from Vulgar Latin *excappare (see escape). Or perhaps the French word is via Italian scappata, from scappare, from the same Vulgar Latin source. Figurative sense (1814) is of "breaking loose" from rules or restraints on behavior.