Scopophilia is a psychiatric term that literally translates as the love of looking. People with this fetish, known as scopophiliacs or scopophilies, become aroused or achieve sexual gratification by openly looking at naked bodies or erotic acts.
Sigmund Freud coined the term in his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, published in 1905. It entered in the common vernacular in the early 1920s. The term scopophilia is a combination of the Latin word scope, meaning to see, and philia, meaning attachment or attraction.
Scopophilia is also known as Scoptophilia.