Candaulism is a sexual practice or fantasy in which a man exposes his female partner, or images of her, to other people for their voyeuristuc pleasure. Such a practice is widely viewed as a breach of trust implicity placed by the female in her sex partner.
The term may also be applied to the practice of undressing or otherwise exposing a female partner to others, or urging or forcing a female partner to engage in sexual relations with a third person, such as during a swinging activity. There have also been reports of a woman's partner urging or forcing her into prostitution or pornography, such as in the case of Karen Lancaume and others. Similarly, the term may also be applied to the posting of personal images of a female partner on the Internet, or to urging or forcing a female partner to wear clothing which reveals her physical attractiveness to others, such as by wearing very brief clothing, such as a a microskirt, tight-fitting or see-through clothing or a low-cut top.