sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors

Voyeurism is when a person gets sexual pleasure from the fact that they can see other people doing things that are normally private, These include getting undressed, being naked or having sex.[1] The people being watched are usually not aware of the voyeur (watcher). Voyerurism is an important concept in movies. Some movies can be voyeuristic, even if they do not have sex or nudity in them.

Girls peeking, by Henri Jacques Bource (1826)


  1. "Voyeurism". Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition. 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011.