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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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Although not written specifically for the De Filippo company, The Exhibitionist certainly could have been, so suited are the performers to their roles and so suited is Wertmuller's text to their archetypal commedia playing.
He told police he was not an exhibitionist or a nudist.
She opts to get married merely to advance her political career, only to see it be threatened with an abrupt end when her colorful fianc(hrt) (Rufus Sewell) -- ``He's just an unstable, unbalanced exhibitionist who needs someone to think the world of him,'' she's told, too late -- turns up at the wedding in attire more appropriate for a brothel.
How to get a discount: If you don simple evening wear or trendy designer duds, you'll have to pay $173, but if you can be "glamorous, spectacular, opulent, provocative, or an exhibitionist," you get a "style ticket" for $100.
Gitlin changes course midway through Media Unlimited, identifying eight strategies people use to navigate the constant torrent of sights and sounds: those of the fan, the critic, the paranoid, the exhibitionist, the ironist, the jammer, the secessionist, and the abolitionist.
It is a stressful and frustrating situation that can provoke violent, aggressive, and exhibitionist reactions .
Erotic stage performances and the Exhibitionist Stage make this a memorable event.
Bono is nothing if not an exhibitionist so now that he's hanging out on the beach with Borat how long can it be before he borrows his mankini?
A THRILL-SEEKING exhibitionist who looked at pornographic magazines as he sat in a children's playground has been spared a jail sentence.
They can either submit a short video via the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Facebook page explaining why they deserve to be an exhibitionist and what object they would bring with them to display, or complete an application form that can be collected from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.