act of exposing in a public or semi-public context one's suggestive body parts

Exhibitionism is a behavior done to attract attention.[1] In everyday life, extroverts may be exhibitionists.

Naked exhibitionist woman on a Budapest street in 2007

As a histrionic personality disorder,[2] exhibitionism is the pleasure a person feels by showing their breasts, genitals or buttocks to strangers to shock or frighten them.

Less severe forms of exhibitionism are streaking, mooning, and flashing.



  1. "Exhibitionism". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  2. "Exhibitionism". Psychology Today. Retrieved August 3, 2023.