Study finds: Only Men Use Hidden Cameras to Peep
Posted on 28th Aug 2012 @ 3:29 PM
All kinds of people commit crimes. It doesn’t matter what race, creed, color, country of origin, social status, or other difference that separates people, there is always someone who will commit a crime. However, there is one very notable exception to this rule: thus far in the year 2012, and perhaps for an even longer time period than that, there have not been any women arrested for crimes involving spying with a hidden camera. Everyone that has been arrested for using a hidden camera to secretly spy on someone else in 2012 has been a man.
As Katie Baker, a popular writer, said in an article she had written last week, this is the summer of the peeping tom. The number of crimes involving a person secretly spying on another person using a hidden camera has increased all over the world. And in every one of those hidden camera crimes that have been reported this year, it has always been an adult man spying on an adult woman or a young girl or teenager. After doing some research on the subject, you too would find that there have been no reported cases anywhere around the world of a woman using a hidden camera to spy on a man.
Baker has already noted that “we’re not sure why” there has been such an increase in the crime. Perhaps one of the factors is that hidden camera technology has gotten easier to use and easier to find, not to mention more cost-effective. And the hidden camera quality has only gotten better and better in recent years. Most of the cases Baker cites involves a peeping Tom who hid his camera poorly; it’s not hard to imagine that there are many other cleverer creeps still out there.
But technological advancements are only part of the answer. After all, at the same time that cameras have gotten smaller and more sophisticated, porn has proliferated across the Internet. While there might once have been a time where peeping through windows really was the only way to see a naked woman, that era is definitively over. Any man with access to the kind of hidden camera that can be hidden in a ladies’ room can of air freshener also has – via laptop, tablet, or phone – an easy portal to graphic images of literally millions of naked people of all shapes and sizes. Unless he’s searching for kiddie porn, he can find all the masturbatory material his libido could ever imagine –- all without risking arrest.
One of the most widely accepted hypotheses for the appeal of voyeurism is that it functions as part of “courtship disorder.” According to the Czech sexologist Kurt Freund, the normal human courtship process progresses through four phases: looking for a mate; an initial social encounter with a prospective partner (like conversation); “tactile interaction” (making out, etc), and finally sexual intercourse. For Freund, voyeurism is a paraphilia that results from a disturbance early in the first phase. Put simply, the process of looking becomes the source of both arousal and sexual fulfillment. This may be why porn isn’t fulfilling to the voyeur – he (and in these cases, it is almost always he) wants to be the one doing the looking. The pornographer’s camera isn’t good enough; only his own hidden lens is.