voyeurism

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Voyeurism

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