Everything was on the table, the promos said; no subjects were taboo.
By ignoring the prevention aspect, at best they are obscuring contraception, and at worst, making it seem weird or taboo.
He tried online dating, but he says that it is a taboo for young Australians.
Lingerie—once so scandalous, erotic—was worse than taboo, it was passé.
“Our society considers sexual abuse a taboo subject,” she says.
Where the taboo regulations were strict, no one was allowed to venture close to the chief or even to speak his name.
It is like taboo, and is, in fact, the form of taboo in high civilization.
Because of our ideals of individual liberty, this may not be achieved by taboo, ignorance or conscription for motherhood.
Like taboo, it has two aspects,—it is either destructive or protective.
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.