scopophilic


scopophilic

noun Psychiatry.

  1. the obtaining of sexual pleasure by looking at nude bodies, erotic photographs, etc.

n.“voyeurism,” 1924 (in a translation of Freud), from Greek -skopia “observation” (see scope (n.1)) + -philia. In early use often scoptophilia through a mistake by Freud’s translators. Modern form by 1937. Related: Scopophiliac. n.

  1. voyeurism

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