a) An urge to walk around naked or show ones genitals, breasts or buttocks at times
b) An urge to display for example ones wealth, for example by driving around in a conspicuous expensive car.

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  • exhibitionism — A morbid compulsion to expose a part of the body, especially the genitals, with the intent of provoking sexual interest in the viewer. * * * ex·hi·bi·tion·ism .ek sə bish ə niz əm n 1 a) a perversion marked by a tendency to indecent exposure …   Medical dictionary

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