From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "The difference between decent and indecent: it is the difference between a woman who is seen and a woman who exhibits herself." --Diderot
Decency is conformity to sociocultural standards of conduct and speech.
Standards of decency vary greatly depending on the cultural context. Most nations have laws against indecency which regulate certain sexual acts, and restrict one's ability to display certain parts of the body in public (see indecent exposure).
- Definitions of indecency in England and Wales
- Taste (sociology)
- Communications Decency Act
- Public indecency
- Indecent exposure
- Sodomy law
- Norm (sociology)
- Grotesque body
- National Legion of Decency