scopophilia

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scopophilia

(ˌskɒpəˈfɪlɪə) or

scoptophilia

n
(Psychiatry) the condition or act of gaining sexual pleasure from openly looking at sex organs or acts

scopophilia

Psychiatry.
1. Also called passive scopophilia. the deriving of sexual pleasure from viewing nude bodies, sexual acts, or erotic photographs; voyeurism.
2. Also called active scopophilia, scoptophilia. an abnormal desire to be seen, especially genitally; exhibitionism. — scopophiliac, n. — scopophilic, adj.
See also: Sex
Translations
scopophilie
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David Finch's "passion," as he remains fixated on his television screen, like that of the gardener-narrator in Bathers, belongs to the category of scoptophilia, but also remains close to masochism in its search for humiliation and abandon as the ultimate safeguard against an unnamable sadism.
Watching for his "beast," therefore, Marcher enacts the scoptophilia Lacan links to homosexuality.
Ann Kaplan's "Is the Gaze Male," one of the first feminist texts to frame the question of male privilege and scoptophilia in terms of the "right to look.