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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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Thus, religious devotees demonstrate, sexualities are paraded like flags on a battlefield, and human weakness gets its fifteen minutes of fame--not out of some peculiar exhibitionist fetish but because only through public expression can we claim ownership of the fleeting, ghostly emanations of private fantasy.
Will said: "The whole idea of the degree show was to not only get the opportunity to exhibit your work but to be able to exhibit yourself to prospective employers - hence the theme Graduate Exhibitionists.
And among exhibitionists the rates were 10.4% of compliant patients and 4 1.9% of non compliant patients.
And claims for its power are certainly exaggerated today, when the newspaper column threatens to become little more than the opening act for the hustling exhibitionists' more lucrative performances-the book, the lecture circuits, the TV panel show, the motion picture, the video cassette.
The RSPB decided to shut the car park as it had been targeted by exhibitionists.
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National Museum Wales said the five novices with no formal art background will feature in a four-part series called The Exhibitionists broadcast next week.
DO-IT-YOURSELF video website You tube is home to thousands of weird and wonderful efforts from exhibitionists across the world.
Dear Editor, What is it about your music critic that makes him and like-minded exhibitionists feel they have to make a pointless gesture by not relaxing and just enjoying the performance by Ex Cathedra last week.
The whole concept of showbiz personalities has got out of hand with unintelligent exhibitionists making a fortune out of reality TV shows and genuine people like Richard Hammond cashing in with his pounds 1,800 per minute fee recently.