scopophilia

noun

sco·​po·​phil·​ia ˌskō-pə-ˈfil-ē-ə How to pronounce scopophilia (audio)
variants also scoptophilia
: a desire to look at sexually stimulating scenes especially as a substitute for actual sexual participation
scopophilic adjective
also scoptophilic

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“Scopophilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scopophilia. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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