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Psychology of the Voyeur


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I've been a RLC member for about a year but probably a voyeur for many years before then. Before joining RLC my thoughts on voyeurism was harmless peeping at others if they decided e.g. to leave their curtains open. However in the past year I have realised how emotionally involved one can become with residents in some apartments, which to be honest is scary. These emotions came to a head last night following the translated possible intentions of Danaya & Adele's night out, the consequences of which could have been extremely high risk for the girls. I must emphasise there is no blame being placed on the postee, she was only submitting a translation from a previously reliable source. The point of this post though is to question the psychology of myself and maybe other voyeurs on how involved one becomes since we can only see the activities from the outside of the goldfish bowl. If we sense danger there is nothing we can physically do, only worry like a concerned father when their daughters go on a night out and we don't know what secret intentions they have. I had to tell myself that you don't know them, don't get wound up but regardless of their profession whether it be escorts or models trying to earn a living, they are someone's daughters. Psychologists would be overjoyed studying members of RLC and if someone out there is thinking of studying for a psychology degree then using the feed back from RLC members could be valuable input for the graduate thesis!

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Great post.
I skirted by the conversation you referred to,and I too was slightly worried by it.
However at that moment I was in the middle of something else and could not log in and get involved.
Later that night I saw the girls return to the apartment,both were in good spirits & judging from their nudity,there wasn't any bruises on either of them. ^-^  Which is good news.

 

I agree that RLC & RLCF would be great source material for a Psychology/Behavioural degree.
As someone who has been accused of being Sigmund Freud, I obviously can see the numerous Psychological components at work here on both sites.
You have the Voyeurism aspects,why do folk watch this stuff & why do some members of RLCF not understand that RLC is not porn?
All the Behavioural stuff,why do we invest time in these people,why do we give a damn about their safety etc.

I see it as similar to Movie,TV or Pop Stars. How can these 'characters', who we will never know in real life, generate feelings of intrigue,love and lust. Which would lead into the feelings of attatchment & Loss when a favourite leaves and all the resentment, anger. rage and even hatred of some of the tenants.
Powerful & Interesting stuff that would make a great thesis, probably a 'first'.

If you don't write it, I will!
Professor Plank. BSc (Voyeurism)........I like it ! ;D

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I have observed that many of those who post both here and on CC are high achievers - or consider themselves so anyway.    They are not boasting - background generally doesn't arise until there is a blazing row, when people begin to reveal themselves as PHDs, lecturers, consultants etc.   Many are posting in a second language.    Prima Facie (see what I mean) a lot of the people who stick with these sites are pretty clever.

 

Which leads me to ask whether voyeurism, which might be considered by many as odd, is actually more appropriately regarded as a function of the higher enquiring mind.   After all, it requires for its enjoyment a very high degree of observation and listening skills, and long experience in interpreting body language with any accuracy.  

 

I understand viewing figures show many continue to watch some sites where nothing much is happening even when there is nudity and bonking elsewhere.  Voyeurism isn't peeping through the curtains - it is the complexity of the relationships that keeps us intrigued.   It is attempting to understand the parts of human life we don't directly experience.

 

Am I trying to elevate a tacky perversion to high art?   Or being an arrogant arse?

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If you're looking at rlc exhibissionists, you're a simple audience member.

If you're looking at someone who doesn't know.... trying not to be seen... then you can consider you as a voyeur :)

 

No... That's called a peeping Tom........lol... There's no jail time in Voyeurism .Just Sayin...  :):P:)

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If you're looking at rlc exhibissionists, you're a simple audience member.

If you're looking at someone who doesn't know.... trying not to be seen... then you can consider you as a voyeur :)

 

You are correct in what you say as voyeurism in it's true sense is observing someone without them knowing and Boofer69 is also right in saying voyeurs could also be called peeping toms lol.

All RLC tennants know they are being watched which is why the some of them do obviously play to the cams to lets say earn their keep and possibly earn extra appearance cam time if you believe what you read.  

So we are just part of a worldwide audience watching these people who know we are watching them performing to the best of their ability or in many cases, not.lol 

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Didn't knew "peeping tom" expression (english isn'nt my langage), I used voyeur in that meaning.

Just for fact that, as you say, rlc is a reality show.

 

For pure voyeurism, i let you think if it's pejorative or not.

...Or just like i've experimentated, simple opportunism :

"- I was there, i gave an eye, they didn't notice my presence... !"

 ;)

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If you're looking at rlc exhibissionists, you're a simple audience member.

If you're looking at someone who doesn't know.... trying not to be seen... then you can consider you as a voyeur :)

Agree, in this case, those who are observed are familiar or have knowledge of the condition, the voyeur position is an election and a matter of business in this case, and being "voyeur" as a human condition is exploited with general consent and this probably changes the rules.

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"Voyeurism: the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively"

 

I agree with many of the sentiments expressed above. This is NOT porn (for me anyway) and I don't get off on a couples love making. But I do find it sexually stimulating when a woman walks around looking like Leora. The whole essence of being able to watch a woman in the privacy of her own home is titillating to say the least.

 

We need to remember that these people are pawns in a bigger game. They live in a bubble and perform for us: the viewers. I think this takes some of the realness away from the experience. It then becomes fake, as many of you mentioned at times. Reminds me a bit of the viewing windows I've seen on screen or read in books, in "Red Light" districts or bawdy houses. And as actors and actresses, whatever they do outside of this bubble is their own business. I think it's good they leave for a while to give that sense of real life. That they're not living in a bubble.

 

One weakness happyman pointed to is the fact of their safety. We become so attached to their world we begin to have feelings for them. Whether natural or unnatural. It becomes a form of either obsession or possession. Or, we just want to make sure they get back home safe so we can continue with the game. I think if we keep in mind they don't belong to us, are just players, we can keep unattached from their lives and have a better sleep at night knowing you don't care what happens to them. They are adults and have their own responsibilities. And it's RLC's responsibility to make sure they stay safe. Especially from the people of RLCF.

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