The year-end retrospective list has become music journalism tradition come every December (or late November for some of the increasingly trigger-happy publications out there), but we thought we’d take a midyear breather to take a look back and appreciate all of the goods we’ve been given this year so far, from January to June.

We've gone through so very many Best Things in the past few weeks, from albums to songs to music videos to WTF moments. So, why not show a little skin while we're at it? (No, not us personally. For now.)

The PopCrush editors have selected their favorite, most scandalous moments from the year so far in pop culture, from Queen of Nudes Miley Cyrus to Louis Tomlinson's blessing in his soccer shorts. There's something for everybody! Enjoy, and remember...this is a NSFW list. You've been warned.

Didn’t see a NSFW moment from this on our list? Let us know in the comments!

  • Miley's Neck, Miley's Back


    Need to grab the attention of some tipsy corporate-event attendees who you’re being paid to entertain as they chatter and check their phones? Try covering one of America’s favorite filthy sex raps while dancing around in nothing but pasties, tights and giant butterfly wings. Miley, as always, is completely at ease onstage here, demanding the crowds’ participation (“Get the f--ck off Instagram, motherf--ker!”) and taking a moment to preach about how Khia’s lyrics promote female sexual agency (“You know how many times a day I turn on the radio and some man is telling me to suck his d--k? … Eat my f--kin p----y!”). Way to sell it. — Samantha Vincenty

  • Louis Shows Off His Harry

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    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. In this case, the reverse is true: While One Direction fans everywhere were deep in mourning over the departure of the endlessly talented and otherworldly beautiful Zayn Malik, a six-second clip emerged online as a brief respite from their unyielding sorrow. Said video featured notoriously mouthy member Louis Tomlinson running around a soccer field, the outline of his flaccid penis beneath his shorts the clip's focal point in all its flip-flopping glory, because he forgot to wear a cup that day. We wonder if he has ever regretted anything more. — Ali Szubiak

  • Marnie's Afternoon Delight on 'Girls'

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    CSI’s top recruits couldn’t find a prude among the cast of Girls, but, its racy standard considered, the show truly outdid itself in the Season 4 premiere when aspiring singer Marnie (very suddenly) found herself on the receiving end of what appeared to be a very successful act of anilingus. No foreplay, no frills, no fuss: her boyfriend, an acoustic crooner named Desi, moved right in for the kill, and proved there’s opportunity for romance even in a studio apartment’s kitchen that’s spilling over with dirty dishes. — Matthew Donnelly

    Let's relive that moment in GIF form — in all of its backdoor glory.

  • Justin Strips (Over and Over) for Calvin Klein

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    Justin Bieber has been hard at work proving he’s no longer a baby with a bad haircut, and the only way to do that is to pose nearly naked for a large ad campaign, apparently. Let’s face it, it wasn’t all that surprising a move. It’s an expected and almost anticipated part of the circle of celebrity at this point. And so it was that Bieber unleashed his abs for Calvin Klein, letting everyone know that, yes, he does work out, chill with models on a consistent basis and— hey, did you know he also plays guitar and drums like a real musician? Okay, Justin, you can buy us a drink. — Ali Szubiak

  • Miley's Suds 'N Stuff

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    It should be no surprise that Mileybird has landed on this list twice. Hell, she could easily snag every single spot if she wanted to — she is the reigning Queen of NSFW, after all. In perhaps one of her most fearlessly boob-baring moments, the Bangerz beauty sudded up with nothing but her birthday suit on for a V Magazine Polaroid editorial documenting her journey on tour. And her journey, as it turns out, has been a very nude one. — Bradley Stern

  • Amber Rose Bares All

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    Wiz Khalifa’s estranged wife has had an interesting year, which included a verse on Amy Schumer’s “Milk Milk Lemonade” and her public insinuation that Travi$ Scott’s been ghostwriting for her ex, Kanye West. She also returned to a signature move — breaking the internet with her butt. Two Instagram posts back in March showed the model-actress-sometime recording artist in just a thong, baring basically-all on a Maui beach. The nude posts have been deleted, but they’ll live on in screen caps forever.

  • Cassie and Diddy Do It

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    Cassie and Diddy enjoy each other's company. A lot. Have you ever seen Cassie's Instagram? As a result, it's not entirely a surprise to see the two consummate their spicy relationship in front of a camera in the very steamy ad for Diddy's latest fragrance, 3AM. Not even gonna lie — we'd watch. Oh, right...we already are. — Bradley Stern

  • Caroline's Bath Birth on 'Girls'

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    Birth is beautiful, they say. Birth is a miracle, they say. Well, they did not bear witness to Caroline’s ill-planned home birth on Girls, during which the obscenity-hurling mom-to-be bore her soul and then some while thrashing around her boyfriend’s tub like a collection of ornery marine life. When birth canal-complications seemed like the likely cause of Caroline’s pain, brave Jessa pulled back her own hair, took a big breath and submerged her head to inspect the woman’s condition. Very quickly, she wished she hadn’t. — Matthew Donnelly