Voyeurism involves becoming sexually aroused by watching an unsuspecting person who is disrobing, naked, or engaged in sexual activity. Voyeuristic disorder involves acting on voyeuristic urges or fantasies or being distressed by or unable to function because of those urges and fantasies.
Wiki Number: PW224
Diagnosis: Voyeuristic Disorder
Symptoms: Practice of watching intimate behaviors, undressing, sexual activity, etc.
Progression: Non-consensual voyeruism, as well as filming, is sexual abuse like stalking.
Medications: antidepressants and antipsychotics; treatments like those for obsessive-compulsive disorders may help
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- Sex Differences in Voyeuristic and Exhibitionistic Interests: Exploring the Mediating Roles of Sociosexuality and Sexual Compulsivity from an Evolutionary Perspectiveby Andrew George Thomas on July 7, 2021
Sociosexuality and sexual compulsivity predict sex differences in voyeuristic interest in the population. In this study, we used a sample of 1113 participants from the UK (46% men) to consider whether sociosexuality and sexual compulsivity interacted to explain these sex differences and whether this relationship extended to the related domain of exhibitionism. In doing so, we tested novel predictions derived from an evolutionary perspective which views voyeuristic and exhibitionistic interest as...
- A Case of Clutter and Chaos: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Confounding Hoardingby Archadhaa Sivakanthan on March 30, 2021
Hoarding disorder is a chronic disorder defined as the persistent difficulty in parting with possessions and the need to save items, regardless of their actual value. Severe hoarding has largely been a hidden clinical problem, and awareness has mostly been limited to voyeuristic depictions of the plight of hoarders in popular media. Approximately 28% to 32% of individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), especially the inattentive subtype, have been reported to have...
- Taking responsibility for the tooth: A semiotic and thematic analysis of oral health and disease in the TV show 'Embarrassing Bodies'by Alexander Cl Holden on February 6, 2020
Oral health and dentistry are seldom the subject of medical reality TV. This study investigates whether the dental segments within the British medical reality show, 'Embarrassing Bodies', may contribute to the anthropological understanding of oral health and social status, through semiotic and thematic analysis. This methodology involves close examination of both the visual and narrative themes within the programme. The show presents mouths afflicted by oral disease as traumascapes, the framing...
- Queer Theory and Biomedical Practice: The Biomedicalization of Sexuality/The Cultural Politics of Biomedicineby William J Spurlin on August 4, 2018
This article works across multiple disciplinary boundaries, especially queer theory, to examine critically the controversial, and often socially controlling, role of biomedical knowledge and interventions in the realm of human sexuality. It will attempt to situate scientific/medical discourses on sexuality historically, socially, and culturally in order to expose the ways in which "proper" sexual health in medical research and clinical practice has been conflated with prevailing social norms at...