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Voyeurism is a practice in which the individual derives sexual pleasure from observing other people. Such people may be engaged in sexual acts, or be nude or in underwear, or dressed in whatever other way the "voyeur" finds appealing. The word derives from French verb voir (to see) with the -eur suffix that translates as -or in English. A literal translation would then be “seeor” or "observer", with pejorative connotations.
Voyeurism is a deviant manifestation of sexuality that involves looking without being seen in order to obtain sexual pleasure. In ''Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality'' (1905d), Freud examines sexual perversion and indicates the circumstances under which "the pleasure of looking [scopophilia] becomes a perversion (a) if it is restricted exclusively to the genitals, or (b) if it is connected with the overriding of disgust (as in the case of voyeurs or people who look on at excretory functions), or (c) if, instead of being...
[[Category:Sigmund Freud]]

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