Definitions

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  • noun The derivation of sexual satisfaction by watching people secretly, especially when those being watched are undressed or engaging in sexual activity.
  • noun by extension The derivation of satisfaction by obsessively watching or following sensational or sordid subjects.

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

Etymologies

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From voyeur +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Yet this hopelessly overbroad generalization about the connection between art and life that motivates 600-page biographies of writers and artists is what is usually trotted out as justification for these exercises in voyeurism and speculation.

    The Biographical Fallacy

  • As the sites gain traffic, home-price voyeurism is reaching new heights.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #109

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • Peeping through the lowered venetians of yesteryear (recollection as a species of voyeurism is very Ishiguro), the retrovert is privy to a series of partial visions that eventually reveal a life guided by calamitous misapprehension on his part.

    New Fiction

  • This is called voyeurism, which is the only real sexual kink some of these books are engaged in., are you reading this ..?

    PunkAssBlog.com

  • There’s a crime defined as voyeurism which encompasses pepping tom-esque behavior, but I can’t find any reference to the actual phrase anywhere.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Peeping Person”:

  • Good list, butI think in the truest sense of the word voyeurism you should have included Dancing at the Blue Iguana.

    Top 10 Voyeuristic Films » Scene-Stealers

  • Aside from the matter of expensively educated men in white coats calling voyeurism 'science' Ms R reckons that there are plenty of women who would fake an orgasm for the latest Balenciaga handbag.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Aside from the matter of expensively educated men in white coats calling voyeurism 'science' Ms R reckons that there are plenty of women who would fake an orgasm for the latest Balenciaga handbag.

    Rainy Monday Fun

  • It's called voyeurism, and in most places is considered to be a crime.

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