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The 15 Most NSFW Music Videos of All Time

From Duran Duran and Mötley Crüe to Madonna and Nelly, these are clips you'll want to watch at home

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"What About Us," the latest music video from Sub Pop synth-poppers Handsome Furs, is one of the more thoroughly NSFW clips of recent vintage (or at least since Rammstein’s “Pussy”). Topping their flesh-friendly made-to-go-viral contemporaries Flaming Lips, Yuck and El Guincho for seamy shock value, the Furs raise the question: has the largely unsupervised web helped usher in a golden age of nudity-laden online music videos?

A short answer: maybe. But it helps to consider the long view. Looking at these clips from the pre-MTV moment to the dawn of YouTube, two things quickly become clear. First: Well before we had to warn others that a video wasn’t S for W, there have been artists trying to squeeze as much swimsuit area as possible onto the boob tube. Second: a wide variety of nudity — from art-world representations to depictions of gay subcultures to simple misogyny — qualifies as stuff we don’t want our coworkers to see us looking at.

Here are our picks for the 15 most NSFW music videos of all time. Some of them might turn you on, some of them might make you cringe – but they're all probably best watched in the comfort of your own home.

By Eric Harvey

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