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Related to voyeurism: voyeuristically, transvestism, Peeping Tom, sadism, scopophilia, prurience

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
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Now, following consultation between police and prosecutors, Williams has been charged with a number of further offences relating to alleged offences of voyeurism and the making and possession of indecent images.
The medic was originally charged with one count of voyeurism in April after he was arrested at the hospital, and the additional charges have been brought after the police investigation continued.
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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.
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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.
Former Welsh amateur and army champion Christopher Harman, from Barry, was found guilty of voyeurism after being nabbed looking at a nude student from a garden in Cathays, Cardiff.