Exhibitionism vs. Voyeurism

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The practice or character trait of deliberately drawing attention to oneself.


The derivation of sexual satisfaction by watching people secretly, especially when those being watched are undressed or engaging in sexual activity.


(pathology) The practice or character trait of deliberately displaying one's genitals, nipples, or buttocks in public.


(by extension) The derivation of satisfaction by obsessively watching or following sensational or sordid subjects.


extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself


perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior


the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals


the practice of gaining sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity

‘Internet sites dedicated to the act of voyeurism’;


extravagant behaviour that is intended to attract attention to oneself.


enjoyment from seeing the pain or distress of others

‘township visits are bordering on voyeurism’;


a mental condition characterized by the compulsion to display one's genitals in public.


Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of watching other people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.The term comes from the French voir which means . A male voyeur is commonly labelled as or a , a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend.

‘to see’; ‘Peeping Tom’; ‘Jags’;


Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context one's intimate parts – for example, the breasts, genitals or buttocks. The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander.

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