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voyeurism

 [voi´yer-izm]
a paraphilia in which the preferred method of achieving sexual excitement is by the repetitive watching of unsuspecting people who are naked, disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity.

voy·eur·ism

(voy'yur-izm),
The practice of obtaining sexual pleasure by looking, especially at the naked body or genitals of another or at erotic acts between others.
Synonym(s): scopophilia
[Fr. voir, to see]

voyeurism

/vo·yeur·ism/ (voi´yer-izm) a paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual urges or arousal involving real or fantasized observation of unsuspecting people who are naked, disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity.

voyeurism

[voi′yəriz′əm, voiyur′izəm]
Etymology: Fr, voyeur + L, ismus, practice
a psychosexual disorder in which a person derives sexual excitement and gratification from looking at the naked bodies and genital organs or observing the sexual acts of others, especially from a secret vantage point. See also compulsion.

voyeurism

Scoptophilia Psychiatry Sexuoeroticism and sexual fantasies involving the observing of unsuspecting person(s) who are naked or engaged in sexual activity. See Paraphilia, Peeping Tom, Sexual deviancy, Voyeurism. Cf Compulsion, Exhibitionism.

voy·eur·ism

(vwah'yur-izm)
The practice of obtaining sexual pleasure by looking at the naked body or genitals of another or at erotic acts between others.
Synonym(s): scopophilia.
[Fr. voir, to see]

voyeurism

Covertly observing people undressing or engaging in sexual intercourse, so as to obtain sexual stimulation. Voyeurism is a male activity, engaged in by the lonely and the socially inadequate, and is usually accompanied by MASTURBATION.

Voyeurism

Sexual arousal by observing nude individuals without their knowledge.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions