noun. a paraphilia wherein favored or exclusive carnal interest and stimulation is centered upon viewing innocent people who are naked or undressing or involved in carnal activity. Even though the voyeur seeks no carnal activity with the individual viewed, orgasm is typically generated via masturbation during the act of "peeping" or later, while imagining and recalling the occurrence. Commonly referred to as inspectionalism.

VOYEURISM: "Voyeurism is often done indirectly by observing pornographic movies and magazines."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VOYEURISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/voyeurism/ (accessed August 13, 2022).


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