Voyeur

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Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, As She Goes to Bed. Painting by William Etty (1820).
Modern advertising invites and exploits voyeurism as in this Bloomingdales billboard image of fashion model Kate Moss.

A voyeur (from French, "one who looks") is a person who obtains sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting individuals who are partly undressed, naked, engaged in sexual acts, or doing other activities usually considered to be of a private nature. The activity of a voyeur is called voyeurism.

A voyeur does not relate directly with the subject of their interest, who is often unaware of being observed. There are exceptions to this, for example the scenario where a voyeur watches two persons, of whom one knows about the voyeur's presence and the other doesn't, or the scenario where a voyeur is being discovered.

Voyeurism as a paraphilia[edit]

Certain voyeuristic fantasies, urges and behavior patterns are classified as a paraphilia. The diagnosis would not be given to people who experience typical sexual arousal simply by seeing nudity or sexual activity.

Voyeurism and spanking[edit]

Example of a voyeur watching a spanking, drawing by Franco (2010).
Vintage photo (circa 1925) with voyeuristic keyhole frame.

Spanking, by its nature, is an intimate act, with degrees of embarrassment and/or humiliation built in, and also often some degree of nudity. A person who observes a spanking voyeuristically, without the spanker and/or the spankee being aware of being watched, can therefore be called a voyeur rather than a witness. The voyeur watching the spanking might do so because of a feeling of fascination or thrill, an attraction to spanking, or simply because they are privy to an intimate act as defined above, and can remain throughout its course unoticed.

Depending on the case, the spanking watched can be consensual or nonconsensual, disciplinary or erotic, of any pairing, etc.

Mainstream films[edit]

The sexploitation movie Love is a Four Letter Word (1966) is a study of perverse voyeurism. A sexually frustrated college student roams around at night peeking into windows, frequenting strip clubs, and watching pornographic films. He even spies on a sorority initiation ceremony that includes paddle spanking.

In the campy horror movie Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama (1988), a trio of "Peeping Tom" frat boys take delight in spying on two college girls showering and being spanked with a sorority paddle during a secret hazing ritual.

The popular Porky's series of crude sex comedies is centered around the raunchy side of voyeurism and using it as an instrument of revenge.

The Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954) is the screen's only classy treatment of voyeurism. It contains just a subtle hint of the perversity that lies beneath the surface. A clean-cut, wheelchair-bound James Stewart is forced to spy on his neighbors out of sheer boredom and uncovers shocking clues to an apparent murder.

Fetish films[edit]

Spanking videos sometimes use voyeurism as a plot element for enhancing a story. Raven Hill Studios has produced two women in prison films, Reform House Punishments and Spanking Girls at the Bad House. Both involve corrupt prison guards who profit from local perverts by charging a fee for allowing them to watch the corporal punishment of female inmates.

Mood Pictures has two films, The Dark Room and The Dark Room 2, with a similar theme. A wealthy, secretive cult of voyeurs have their own special room, draped in black, at another corrupt prison where they sit in the shadows concealed in monkish robes. Here they watch the brutal whippings and canings of female prisoners.

Russian Slaves 34 from Nettles Corp. shows a store cashier getting thrashed with switch rods in the back room for stealing. A customer goes outside and watches the punishment session by peeking through a window. The store manager is also watching via a ceiling-mounted security camera.

Lupus Pictures also depicts voyeurs using surveillance cameras to watch scenes of corporal punishment in Hidden Camera and Hidden Camera 2: The Client.

A selection of other spanking videos:

  • April's Voyeur Strapping (RealStrappings)
  • Donna: Voyeur Strapping (RealStrappings)
  • Kiki's Voyeur Hand Spanking (OTK-Spankings), Kiki Cali
  • Lauren: A Proper Strapping (RealStrappings)
  • Monica: Voyeur Belting (RealStrappings), photos
  • Monica Watches Bailey's Spanking (Spanking Bailey), Bailey, photos
  • Spanking A Voyeur (Delco Video Productions)
  • Voyeur Series: Holly (OTK-Spankings), photos
  • Voyeur Spanking: London (RealSpankings Institute)
  • Voyeur Spanking (Spanking Teen Brandi, 2009), Brandi, photos
  • Voyeur Spanking (Spanking Teen Jessica), Jessica

See also[edit]


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