September 30, 2022

Why everyone will have voyeurism?

Human curiosity exists naturally from the day of birth, and the more forbidden, taboo, the greater the curiosity. In many legends, there are warnings such as “Don’t open that box, or you will face the end of the world”. However, the protagonist of the story has always been unable to resist the temptation of curiosity. He would rather lose everything in an instant, or lose his life or bring great bad luck to the surroundings, to find out.

Even in the modern society with diverse values, sex is still the biggest taboo. For example, some film and television dramas in some countries are not allowed to show nudity, and even the heroine of the film and television drama cannot fall in love with two men, even in different time periods. It is conceivable how strong the curiosity and desire for sex are for people who grew up in such a culture. Because for people’s desire, the more suppressed, the greater the force of rebound.

【01 】Everyone has voyeurism

But if peeping becomes an uncontrollable behavior and becomes the main content of a person’s life, it will bring all kinds of troubles. In addition to being punished by laws and ethics, it will also seriously affect your life and work.The time and energy spent planning and implementing peeping could have been used to create rich and meaningful life content, but now it can only helplessly Being occupied by voyeuristic desires is frustrating and annoying.

Personal voyeurism: sexual psychopath

“Personal voyeurism” may be sexual psychology, which is called “physique voyeurism” in sexual perversion. Its performance is mainly repeated peeping at the lower part of the opposite sex, naked, or other sexual activities. Its peeping methods have evolved several times: Earlier, they used mirrors to peek at the opposite sex in public toilets, or peeped at the body of the opposite sex in the cracks of doors and windows, or dressed up the opposite sex in the bathroom. In recent years, with the development of science and technology, the means of peeping have been improved-using pinhole cameras, camera phones, see-through glasses, etc. to spy on the opposite sex. The existence of such people makes people nervous and insecure.

This kind of sexual psychosis is more common in men, and there is often a certain trigger event in childhood or adolescence. Finding this trigger event can help treat this mental illness.

Of course, peeping at the opposite sex is not necessarily all sexual psychopaths. The factors that affect this behavior also include personality, age, adolescent impulse and so on. Most voyeurs are inferior, depressed (some people are even good people in the eyes of others), have poor interpersonal relationships, and cannot satisfy their personal desires through normal channels.

Collective voyeurism: due to depression?

“Collective peeping behavior” refers to making individual peeping or the peeping of some people public and popular, and enthusiastically chasing something that can arouse and satisfy people’s desires. “Collective voyeurism” is a social phenomenon, which does not necessarily mean psychological abnormality, because psychology makes it clear: watching obscene audiovisual products and obtaining sexual satisfaction is not a diagnosis of sexual abnormality.

People cannot help asking: What makes some people keen on “spying”? Apart from the economic benefits that the paparazzi may pursue, there may be the following reasons:

Peeping psychology to the opposite sex is common in human subconsciousness, especially public figures are the focus of people’s peeping, and the voyeurism related to sex is the strongest.

Psychologists once said: The prohibition of desires does not mean disappearance. They are suppressed in the subconscious, and they are intensified to find a way out. The more taboos of “peeping”, the stronger the desire to peep.

[02] Why does the public like to pry into the privacy of celebrities?

Not everyone is interested in the privacy of celebrities; people seem to be more interested in the negative privacy of others. Whether it can be analyzed like this: through the understanding of the star’s negative privacy, remove the ideal halo from the star, and then see a real flawed reality person, from the denial of the star, people have recovered their confidence. The following is from the perspective of Freud’s psychoanalysis to explore the root of prying psychology:

The need for personal growth

People come from the womb to this world, and everything is unknown to them. For children, all things in the world belong to questions and privacy. They begin to contact, understand and adapt to the world with novelty, excitement and confusion. In this process, more and more questions and privacy have formed a kind of motivation, leading to the formation of children’s curiosity and desire for privacy. We can even say that human beings are born with curiosity and are born with curiosity about privacy. They like to pry into privacy. They are born and are human nature.

In order to get the attention of others

People living in a specific group need to reflect their status in this group in different ways to meet the needs of other people in this group. People who like to pry into the privacy of others, most also get psychological satisfaction in order to show off to others that they “know more than others” to show their “ability”.

The need for self-protection

For people living in this world, the need for security is the most basic need. Everyone has privacy that he does not want to be known to outsiders. In order to prevent their privacy from being exposed and affecting their normal life, everyone consciously or unconsciously sets up a protective fence for themselves while inquiring into the privacy of others. There are two preparations in the subconscious: one is to threaten others when one’s privacy is threatened, and the other is to learn from others’ faults to improve or remind oneself.

The need to vent personal desires

According to Freud’s point of view, people’s desire to pry into other people’s privacy comes from childhood, from their curiosity about their own life experience and origin. It is a normal desire for children to understand their own origins through spying on their parents’ privacy. If a person breaks all the emotional privacy of his parents in his childhood, theoretically speaking, the child will not be overly enthusiastic about the privacy of others when he grows up. Only those who have not been sufficiently satisfied with the spy in childhood will spy on other people’s privacy crazily in adulthood. A very small number of people meet a distorted and abnormal original desire through the process of prying into the privacy of others, forming a kind of abnormal personality. Although due to different social and cultural backgrounds, we cannot fully use Freud’s point of view to judge the motives of prying into the privacy of others, but it is true that some people will subconsciously project their repressed desires, hatred or expectations on others when they peek into the privacy of others. On the body, especially those whose sexual privacy has been exposed, relying on the body of others, relying on their own imagination, vent their sexual desires and aggressive desires mentally, and get the satisfaction of revenge or victory psychologically.

Psychologists once said: “As long as the personality is not mature, people will still be keen to pry into the privacy of others; as long as there are people whose desires are deeply suppressed, there will be people who are deliberately exposing the privacy of others, and venting through others’ privacy One’s own desires; as long as there are flaws in human nature, and the preference of prying into privacy, it will never end.”