Back in July we talked about exhibitionism. This week I’d like to talk about the flip side of that kink: voyeurism.

From:

Dictionary.com
vo·yeur·ism [vwah-yur-iz-uhm, voi-, voi-uh-riz-]
noun – the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively.
Origin: voyeur + -ism

World English Dictionary
voyeur (vwaɪˈɜː, French vwajœr)
— n – a person who obtains sexual pleasure or excitement from the observation of someone undressing, having intercourse, etc
[C20: French, literally: one who sees, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre ]

Medical Dictionary
voyeurism voy·eur·ism (voi-yûr’ĭz’əm)
n.  The practice of being a voyeur. Also called scopophilia (now that’s something I didn’t know!)

Cultural Dictionary
voyeurism [(voy- ur -iz-uhm, vwah- yur -iz-uhm, voy -uhr-iz-uhm)]
Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. (See Peeping Tom.)

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Are you a voyeur? Do you get off on watching others disrobing or engaging in some sort of sexual or kink activity?

Have you ever “peeped” without the person being observed knowing you were watching?

Does it matter if the one(s) you are watching know they are being observed?

Have you ever made or asked someone to perform, either for you or others?

Does it matter if what you are watching is explicitly sexual (I am thinking about people that go to play parties to watch others engage in BDSM play that may or may not have an explicitly sexual element.)

If you can define it, what is the essential thrill in watching others?

All right, kinksters, let’s Get Our Kink On and talk about voyeurism!

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