- pornography that does not contain depictions of explicit sexual penetration.
softcore (comparative more softcore, superlative most softcore)
- (slang, of music genres, subcultures, etc.) Less intense, committed or aggressive than hardcore.
- 1999, Lauraine Leblanc, Pretty in Punk: Girls' Gender Resistance in a Boys' Subculture (page 55)
- Distinct from hardcore punks, softcore punks expressed less commitment to punk values […]