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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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However, voyeurism only applies to filming actions taking place in private, while outraging public decency usually requires someone to have witnessed the action.
Elstob, of Durham Drive, Fellgate, Jarrow, admitted voyeurism and possessing a small amount of amphetamine which police found at his house after his arrest.
Voyeurism statutes seek to protect privacy interests from encroachment by fellow citizens.
The government initially proposed to make stalking and voyeurism offences which won't get bail.
The clause on stalking and voyeurism was a sticking point with most parties holding the view that provision needs to be tweaked further to prevent misuse.
Glen Rogers appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court charged with 14 counts of voyeurism in Wynyard dating back to September 2011.
As this list of quite diverse textual qualities and readerly experiences suggests, we are invited to understand voyeurism loosely as a power dynamic, evoked by Lenz to address mostly, if not exclusively, a number of coercive authorial and erotic effects.
They are all charged with one count each of sexual assault and one of voyeurism.
The nuances of voyeurism and sexuality make for a powerful blend in this first-ever anthology of erotica for gay voyeurs and exhibitionists.
A MIDLAND student is facing trial for voyeurism after allegedly hiding under a friend's bed so he could film him having sex with a girl.
Community safety minister Fergus Ewing called on MSPs to amend the government's Sexual Offences Bill to make voyeurism an offence.
Birkbeck, who denied voyeurism, was convicted after a trial at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court in Guisborough in May.