The explicit depiction of sexual subject matter, especially with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer. [from the mid-19th c. –
(usually humorous) The graphic, detailed, often gratuitous depiction of something.
In The Four Pillars of Wisdom, he devotes a well-deserved chapter to the financial press and its weakness for "financial pornography"—lurid coverage of star money managers. (Seattle Times, Auhust 4, 2002)