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Downblouse is a form of sexual fetishism or voyeurism involving watching a person's breasts while looking down their dress. It may take the form of making unauthorized photographs down the top of a person's dress, blouse or other garment, capturing an image of their breasts or cleavage.
The practice is regarded as a form of sexual fetishism or voyeurism and is similar in nature to upskirting. With the advent of digital photography and camera phones, covert photography of cleavage became popular with some websites becoming dedicated to such photographs. A number of American and Australian states and Germany have specific statutes that prohibit such photography.
The ethical and legal issues relating to downblouse photography are also that of upskirt photography. The practice is regarded as an invasion of privacy of the person observed or photographed in this manner, as harassment and as an attack on their dignity.
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