Definition of scopophilia in English:
Sexual pleasure derived chiefly from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity; voyeurism.
- At one point, before her conversion, Kelly reprimands Stewart for his voyeurism, saying it's ‘like an illness,’ a clear reference to scopophilia, the psychiatric term for peeping toms.
- Particularly interesting in this context are certain aspects of scopophilia that Freud analyzes through its development in infantile sexuality, a period in which the child is still far from having a stable sense of gender identity.
- Obsession, Johnson implies, is a poor substitute for love, and scopophilia a thin alternative to sex.
1920s: from Greek skopein 'look at' + -philia.
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