scopophilia

noun
sco·​po·​phil·​ia | \ ˌskō-pə-ˈfil-ē-ə How to pronounce scopophilia (audio) \
variants: also scoptophilia \ ˌskäp-​tə-​ˈfil-​ē-​ə How to pronounce scoptophilia (audio) \

Medical Definition of scopophilia

: a desire to look at sexually stimulating scenes especially as a substitute for actual sexual participation

Other Words from scopophilia

scopophilic also scoptophilic \ -​ˈfil-​ik How to pronounce scoptophilic (audio) \ adjective

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“Scopophilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scopophilia. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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