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Voyeurism

Voyeurism is a practice in which an individual derives sexual pleasure[?] from observing other people. Voyeuristic practices may take a number of forms but its characteristic feature is that the voyeur does not directly interact with the pleasure-object (who, more often than not, does not know he/she is being observed), instead observing him/her from a distance then masturbating during and/or after the observation. The observed pleasure-object may or may not be actively engaged in a sexually explicit act.

Voyeurism is considered a deviant sexual act in most cultures, is most frequently practiced by males, and is tolerated to some degree in certain societies depending upon the circumstances (e.g., adolescent "Peeping Toms").

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