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exhibitionism

Psychiatry a compulsive desire to expose one's genital organs publicly
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Why should I be forced to encounter this demonstration of exhibitionism? Shouldn't I have the right to tell them off and ask them to go somewhere else, rather than to make such a display of themselves in front of those deprived of similar passion?
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.
Tunick has produced almost 100 installations around the world, and says his work is not about exhibitionism or eroticism but instead reveals the vulnerability of life in a rough city landscape.
Darren Clarke's behaviour was branded "macho exhibitionism" as he was sentenced to seven years.
I was shocked, not just by the exhibitionism but by that "with someone" - not with me!
"According to the Cassell Dictionary of Slang (1998)," Jeff Grant reports, "a HOORAY HENRY is 'a rich young man given to much public exhibitionism, drunkenness and similar antisocial activities, all based on an excess of snobbish self-esteem'.
There are also sections on Economics, Religion, Sexual Perversions (exhibitionism, fetishism, sadism, transvestitism, voyeurism), and a section for such terms as Murphy's Law, Pollyanna, Catch-22, and yahoo.
Psychologist Kali Trzesniewski and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario measured narcissism - a personality trait encompassing characteristics like arrogance, exhibitionism, and a sense of entitlement - in more than 25,000 college students from 1996 to 2007, then compared their data to similar studies conducted in the late 1970s to mid-1980s and found no evidence that levels of narcissism had increased.
Robert King and his superb team of choir, soloists and instrumentalists are very clearly on top of their material, allowing them to communicate the variety, virtuosity and even exhibitionism of Monteverdi's writing with unaffected vigour and dignity.
But my guess is that once they start to see the impact of their exhibitionism, they'll tone it down."
Leading conservative pundits, including Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, and Thomas Sowell, have derided opposition to torture as "moral preening" or "moral exhibitionism." Others made an issue of the homosexuality of journalist Andrew Sullivan, who has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of torture.