From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
When you walk into a room, people feel as if they need to bathe - their brains. This is for the character who either does, or wants people to believe he does, produce a feeling of sleaze by his presence, appearance, or actions. The politician who happily sells out his constituents for that hot tub paid for by Crey is sleazy. So is the reporter who wants people to believe he would sell his own mother for a tip on a hot story.