pictophilia: a paraphilia of the solicitational/allurative type in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are not only responsive to, but also contingent on viewing pictures, movies, or video cassettes of activities commonly classified as dirty, pornographic, or obscene, alone or in the presence of the sexual partner [from Latin, pictus, painted + -philia]. The same term is used for the reciprocal paraphilic condition, namely of having sexuoerotic arousal contingent on showing visual erotica to the partner. See also narratophilia; (adjective, pictophilic): the condition of being responsive to or dependent on erotic pictures in order to obtain erotic arousal and facilitate or achieve orgasm.

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