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  1. scopophilenoun

    One with a sexual dependency on openly observing genitalia and sexual acts, as opposed to a voyeur, who watches in secret.

    Caligula was a scopophile who was not ashamed of his irregular desire to watch others making love, while Mr. Hoover, as a voyeur, favored the keyhole and wiretap as methods of observation.

  2. Etymology: From σκοπός + English -phile.


  1. scopophile

    In psychology and psychiatry, scopophilia or scoptophilia (Ancient Greek: σκοπέω skopeō, "look to", "to examine" + φῐλῐ́ᾱ philíā, "the tendency towards") is an aesthetic pleasure drawn from looking at an object or a person. In human sexuality, the term scoptophilia describes the sexual pleasure that a person derives from looking at prurient objects of eroticism, such as pornography, the nude body, and fetishes, as a substitute for actual participation in a sexual relationship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scopophile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scopophile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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