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scopophilia

 [sko″po-fil´e-ah]
usually, voyeurism, but the disorder is sometimes divided into active and passive forms, active scopophilia being voyeurism and passive scopophilia being exhibitionism.

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]

scopophilia

/sco·po·phil·ia/ (sko″po-fil´e-ah) usually, voyeurism, but it is sometimes divided into active and passive forms, active s. being voyeurism and passive s. being exhibitionism.

scopophilia

[skō′pəfil′ē·ə, skop′-]
Etymology: Gk, skopein, to look, philein, to love
1 sexual pleasure derived from looking at sexually stimulating scenes or at another person's genitals; voyeurism.
2 a morbid desire to be seen; exhibitionism. Also called scoptophilia. scopophiliac, scopophilic, scoptophiliac, scoptophilic, adj., n.
A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism hinges on watching others engaging in sexual intercourse

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]
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the objectives of eroticism emphasize the importance of scopophilia in the satisfaction of desire.
It seems that Freud's investigation of voyeurism left him with no unequivocal answers when he says "my researches into the early years of normal people, as well as of neurotic patients, force me to the conclusion that scopophilia can also appear in children as a spontaneous manifestation.
By having her characters watch God in darkness, Hurston redefines rationalist and masculine control of the gaze, transforming scopophilia into spirituality.
From feminist and Lacanian perspectives, two of Freud's more relevant insights involve scopophilia and transitional objects.
A decade ago Daniel Birnbaum introduced Annika von Hausswolff's photographs in the pages of this magazine, writing about the symbiosis they present between scopophilia and sadistic violence.
invited one to stroll and prompted active engagement above passive scopophilia.
It was a body that exposed itself; it was the object of extreme scopophilia, of scopophilic extremism.
Art spectatorship and sexual scopophilia conve rge here, yet it is the dancer who holds the power to decide when his or her display as a sex-object-turned-art-object will take place.
Moreover, he shows them in the interior of his apartment, on the stairs of his building, or on the terrace, visually trapped behind bars or yielding to the scopophilia of the artist.
Yon Hausswolff began investigating the connection between scopophilia and violent crime with "Back to Nature," 1992-93, a series of large photographic prints in which young female corpses are strewn across landscapes bucolic and otherwise.
More than a satire on escapist entertainment, your SQUID idea involves a commentary on cinema, on scopophilia, on addiction to the image, on the notion of a truly "captive" audience.
Demonstrating our complicity in the proliferating technologies used to surveil both our physical and our virtual identities, she toys with the notion of scopophilia, the cheap, reflexive thrill of looking.