Our expert says:
Its interesting that he should have chosen to tell you about this at all ( why would he need to do so ? ) and why NOW ? It sounds, sadly, more as though there may have ben a lifelong pattern of feeling desperately lonely, excluded, on the outside, and looking in, to life and its contents. That could be a depressing situation, rather than depression as such causing voyeurism or vice versa.
Being subject to the violence of a drunken father ( also depressing, surely ) and misled and misinformed about sex, could understandably spur a sense of curiosity, and the view that one might only find out what it was all about by seeing for himself. Without feeling confident enough to be a participant rather than just an observer. He may well no have meant it to be in any way disturbing or damaging to those peeped on - which is a contrast to the exhibitionist who usually requires the shock and alarm of the targetted person to provide his pleasures.
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