I urged Lazar to get his eyes back on the road, if indeed he could see it, and asked why the subject was taboo.
But even as our culture has become more open toward polyamory and BDSM, the combination of sex and aging are still seen as taboo.
For the dancers, it was such a taboo to actually touch or have sex for money.
By ignoring the prevention aspect, at best they are obscuring contraception, and at worst, making it seem weird or taboo.
Lingerie—once so scandalous, erotic—was worse than taboo, it was passé.
Where the taboo regulations were strict, no one was allowed to venture close to the chief or even to speak his name.
Yet as Ahmed Antoun in his green turban, he was "taboo" at our little party.
Because of our ideals of individual liberty, this may not be achieved by taboo, ignorance or conscription for motherhood.
Now those names were taboo; or, at any rate, they might as well be.
When the mass of men emerged from slavish obedience and made democracy inevitable, the taboo entered upon its final illness.
1777 (in Cook's "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean"), "consecrated, inviolable, forbidden, unclean or cursed," explained in some English sources as being from Tongan (Polynesian language of the island of Tonga) ta-bu "sacred," from ta "mark" + bu "especially." But this may be folk etymology, as linguists in the Pacific have reconstructed an irreducable Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu "sacred, forbidden" (cf. Hawaiian kapu "taboo, prohibition, sacred, holy, consecrated;" Tahitian tapu "restriction, sacred;" Maori tapu "be under ritual restriction, prohibited"). The noun and verb are English innovations first recorded in Cook's book.
taboo ta·boo or ta·bu (tə-bōō', tā-)
n. pl. ta·boos or ta·bus
A ban or an inhibition resulting from social custom or emotional aversion. adj.
Excluded or forbidden from use, approach, or mention.
A descriptive term for words, objects, actions, or people that are forbidden by a group or culture. The expression comes from the religion of islanders of the South Pacific.