What is adult?

  • (noun): Any mature animal.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Adult

An adult is a human being or living organism that is of relatively mature age, typically associated with sexual maturity and the attainment of reproductive age. In human context, the term has other subordinate meanings associated with social and legal concepts; for example, a legal adult is a legal concept for a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible (contrast with "minor"). Adulthood can be defined in terms of physiology, psychological adult development, law, personal character, or social status.

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Mary Carey (entertainer) - Career
... Carey travelled to Los Angeles and made the rounds of the adult-film producers and studios, eventually landing a job with Playboy TV ... She was featured on VH1's reality series Celebrity Rehab, and has appeared in more than 80 adult films ... She has a product line with Doc Johnson adult toy company, she has authored a book, and she is currently developing a TV series with GoGo Luckey ...
Internext
... Internext-Expo is a biannual adult industry networking event B2B and convention for the adult Internet industry professionals and those who work within the Adult Digital Media and Webmaster Marketplace to ... held in January in Las Vegas at the conclusion of the Adult Entertainment Expo ...
Hiding Out - Reception
... of the newest Hollywood genre, the Generation Squeeze, in which plots artificially combine adult and teenage elements" in order to attract the latter to the movie theater while attracting ... Cryer could have unexpected charm in more adult roles." ...
Legal Adulthood
... Sometimes there is the requirement of supervision by a legal guardian, or just by an adult ... With regard to pornography one can distinguish being allowed inside an adult establishment being allowed to purchase pornography being allowed to possess pornography another person being allowed ... Some cultures in Africa define adult at age 13 ...
Kaylani Lei
... Outside her adult film work, she was the host of a radio show on KSEX, Me So Horny With Kaylani Lei ... According to the Internet Adult Film Database, she has worked in over 95 films, including Beautiful, The Assignment, Kaylani Unleashed, Space Nuts for Wicked and Naked Lust ... Coalition's "All-Star Anti-Piracy PSA" on the topic of internet piracy of adult content ...

More definitions of "adult":

  • (noun): A fully developed person from maturity onward.
    Synonyms: grownup

Famous quotes containing the word adult:

    All adults who care about a baby will naturally be in competition for that baby.... Each adult wishes that he or she could do each job a bit more skillfully for the infant or small child than the other.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century)

    I would hope that parents and grown children could be friends. When a friend confides in you that she’s going to do something that you think is most inappropriate, foolhardy or even dangerous, wouldn’t you as a friend say so—in a calm, supportive way? Yet I have to be so careful what I say to my children. I have to walk on eggs to be sure I’m not hurting their feelings or interfering with their lives.
    —Anonymous Parent of Adult Children. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 5 (1978)

    Many more children observe attitudes, values and ways different from or in conflict with those of their families, social networks, and institutions. Yet today’s young people are no more mature or capable of handling the increased conflicting and often stimulating information they receive than were young people of the past, who received the information and had more adult control of and advice about the information they did receive.
    James P. Comer (20th century)