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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voyeurismnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. voyeurismnoun

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

  2. voyeurismnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Voyeurism

    Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of watching other people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions of a private nature.The term comes from the French voir which means "to see". A male voyeur is commonly labelled as "Peeping Tom" or a "Jags", a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend. However, that term is usually applied to a male who observes somebody secretly and, generally, not in a public space. The American Psychiatric Association has classified certain voyeuristic fantasies, urges and behaviour patterns as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) if the person has acted on these urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. It is described as a disorder of sexual preference in the ICD-10. The DSM-IV defines voyeurism as the act of looking at "unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who are naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity". The diagnosis would not be given to people who experience typical sexual arousal simply by seeing nudity or sexual activity. In order to be diagnosed with voyeuristic disorder the symptoms must persist for over six months and the person in question must be over the age of 18.

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  1. voyeurism

    Voyeurism refers to the act or practice of gaining sexual pleasure or interest from observing unsuspecting individuals who are undressing, naked, or engaged in sexual activities. This typically involves invasion of privacy without the consent or knowledge of the individuals being observed. This behavior may also involve a compulsion to observe others in non-sexual activities with no regard for their privacy. In modern day, it can encompass digital forms such as stalking someone through social media or other internet platforms.

Wikidata

  1. Voyeurism

    Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature. The principal characteristic of voyeurism is that the voyeur does not normally relate directly with the subject of his/her interest, who is often unaware of being observed. Voyeurism may involve the making of a secret photograph or video of the subject during an intimate activity. When the interest in a particular subject is obsessive, the behavior may be described as stalking. The term comes from the French voyeur, "one who looks". A male voyeur is commonly labeled "Peeping Tom", a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend. However, that term is usually applied to a male who observes somebody through their window, and not in a public place.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Voyeurism

    A paraphilia characterized by repetitive looking at unsuspecting people, usually strangers, who are either naked, in the act of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity, as the method for achieving sexual excitement.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voyeurism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voyeurism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of voyeurism in a Sentence

  1. Chuck, The World According to Chuck weblog, October 14, 2003:

    This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.

  2. Roland Christensen:

    This lawsuit is a wake up call, hoteliers need to recognize the threat of digital voyeurism, and they need to institute policies to protect their guests from such a heinous violation.

  3. Paul Kiyonaga:

    Mr. Mendoza has taken responsibility in court for one count of attempted voyeurism, the government declined to prosecute him for any other alleged misconduct.

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