Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one’s genitals to an unsuspecting stranger.

The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

 

**Note: Now termed “Exhibitionistic Disorder” in DSM-5**

 

 

 

APA Reference
Psych Central. (2014). Exhibitionism (Exhibitionistic) Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/exhibitionism-symptoms/

Symptom criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
        or
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

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