exhibitionism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exhibitionism the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
    • n exhibitionism extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exhibitionism A form of sexual perversion characterized by exposure of the person to others, without any attempt at concealment or any evidence of shame.
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Quotations

  • Orson Welles
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    “The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.”

Usage

In literature:

There are marked symptoms of chronic exhibitionism.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
And then followed the proud moment when Robert, in his exhibitioner's gown, took her to service in the chapel on Sunday.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
We have "Smith's Prizeman," why not "Barnum Exhibitioner"?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 18, 1891" by Various
The impulse to exhibitionism has only developed in recent years.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The exhibitioners have the best time of it.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
This, of course, was not far removed from exhibitionism.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
And then followed the proud moment when Robert, in his exhibitioner's gown, took her to service in the chapel on Sunday.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He was a scholar of Westminster and an exhibitioner of Christ Church, Oxford.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Formerly Exhibitioner of Lincoln College, Oxford.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Exhibitionism is not rare among insane women and I have myself treated two typical cases.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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In news:

Blasphemy , vulgarity, profanity, nihilism, sexual exhibitionism, tastelessness.
Giving new meaning to the term "flash mob," the British have invented a new sex craze called " dogging " that mixes sex, exhibitionism, mobs and the Internet.
Exhibitionism trumps economy at US conventions.
It's nursing, not exhibitionism .
Kitsap Mustang Club celebrates 20 years of exhibitionism .
Classic exhibitionism is sometimes referred to as the "hands-off" paraphilia, but this Jack was that exceptional weenie wagger who couldn't keep his mitts to himself.
Grandiose Exhibitionism (GE) and Entitlement/Exploitativeness (EE), as defined by a 2010 study called "What Does the Narcissistic Personality Inventory Really Measure".
Epic, 1965 Freed from Eric Clapton's blues purism and spurred by Jeff Beck's reckless exhibitionism, the Yardbirds launched a noisy rock roll avant.
Wayne Gretzky can take some comfort in the fact that his daughter Paulina's biggest problem seems to be exhibitionism.
Exhibitionism abounds as spying and lying take a cue from Big Brother in FWD: Life Gone Viral.
Sex and the Single Guppy Learn how exhibitionism has an evolutionary payoff.
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