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exhibitionism

Psychiatry a compulsive desire to expose one's genital organs publicly

exhibitionism

[‚ek·sə′bish·ə‚niz·əm]
(psychology)
A sexual perversion in which pleasure is obtained by exposing the genitalia.
In psychoanalysis, gratification of early sexual impulses in young children by physical activity, such as dancing.
Any attracting of attention to oneself.
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Characters are well drawn, even in the shortest stories in the collection, and their engagement in voyeurism and exhibitionism is given context, making the action even more compelling.
Leading conservative pundits, including Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, and Thomas Sowell, have derided opposition to torture as "moral preening" or "moral exhibitionism.
Booth was also accused of sexual exhibitionism and sexual aggression towards Celine Arnaud, in a nightclub in 2002.
Sex and Love Addiction: My Journey from Shame to Grace is the true story of one man's recovery from exhibitionism, fueled by sex and love addiction.
It was only a matter of time before a collaboration would spring from her virtual exhibitionism and his no-budget movie-making background.
For him, the sacredness of the preaching task excluded exhibitionism of any kind.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).
Of both Chinese and Swedish descent, Wah is a self-described child of hippy parents who ingrained a bit of exhibitionism in their daughter at an early age--Wah says there's no better feeling in the world than skinny-dipping.
But while voyeurism and exhibitionism are both one-sided--the former is surreptitious, the latter self-centered--cruising is a reciprocal activity that's all about reading the other guy's reactions and responding accordingly.
More importantly, such (accidental) exhibitionism helps confirm the open secret that merely staying above the waterline (as Tom's aching heart attests) can demand superhuman strength--particularly when it comes to love.
Carpenter (not the director of ``Halloween'' and other films) and Crane groove on the new technology and obsessively embark on a never-ending pursuit of women, which, as portrayed in the movie, becomes more about joyless exhibitionism than sexual satisfaction.
Lilburne's personal courage as well as his cantankerousness and exhibitionism are not in themselves markers of radicalism; one hears nothing in this account of Lilburne's repeated and sustained rapprochements with royalism.