The flip side of voyeurism is exhibitionism. But Dr. Jess O'Reilly, Astroglide's resident sexologist, says these feelings go deeper than just wanting to have all eyes on you. Also, an association with power; as you embrace your sexuality for others to see, you may experience feelings of empowerment and control.
Photo by Viktor Solomin via Stocksy. We all get our kicks in weird and wonderful ways—as long as those are between consenting adults, your kinks are nothing to be ashamed of. But some sexual fetishes pose greater logistical challenges than others. Take exhibitionism , for instance. For some people, the thrill of being watched or knowing that someone could catch you at any moment adds extra frisson to sex. Finally, there are issues of consent at play—having an unwilling party witness your sexual activity goes against the necessity that everyone involved feels good about and agrees to take part in what's going down.
Top definition. Exhibitionism unknown. The act being pleasurable to the performer , viewer or both involved in the act.
Verified by Psychology Today. This condition is considered a paraphilic disorder, which refers to persistent and intense atypical sexual arousal patterns that are accompanied by clinically significant distress or impairment. There are several subtypes of exhibitionistic disorder, and these depend on the age of the non-consenting person to whom someone with exhibitionistic disorder prefers to show their genitals. For example, the preference could be to show genitals to prepubescent children, adults, or both.