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.

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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Elstob, of Durham Drive, Fellgate, Jarrow, admitted voyeurism and possessing a small amount of amphetamine which police found at his house after his arrest.
Relevant cases from other courts interpreting their own voyeurism statutes will be noted below.
The government initially proposed to make stalking and voyeurism offences which won't get bail.
The definition of voyeurism, for instance, uses the phrase ' whoever watches'.
Thus, on occasion, Lenz ignores details in the later novels that seem quite straightforwardly voyeuristic in favor of a focus on other voyeurisms, the great number of which by the study's end convinces us that Lenz's understanding of voyeurism is perhaps just a bit too flexible.
They are all charged with one count each of sexual assault and one of voyeurism.
The experience led him to become fascinated with voyeurism and exhibitionism.
Last week, the three men appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court charged with voyeurism.
A spokesman said the government also planned to amend the legislation to ensure that anyone convicted of voyeurism was put on the sex offenders' register.
Birkbeck, who denied voyeurism, was convicted after a trial at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court in Guisborough in May.
Tampa police charged Brabson with 10 counts of video voyeurism, charges that could lead to 10 years in prison.