scopophilia

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Ancient Greek σκοπός (skopós, watcher) + English -philia (itself from the Ancient Greek φιλία (philía, love”, “fondness))

Noun[edit]

scopophilia (uncountable)

  1. (sexuality, psychology) A sexual dependency on openly observing sex organs and sexual acts, as opposed to voyeurism which is secret.

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