The double standards we have about nudity seem to be deeply anchored in our minds. Still, until my late twenties, I hardly looked at male nudity. During sex the lights were usually off. Most of the time my eyes were closed. Not once did I ever wonder why that is… To me as a woman feeling bad about getting horny from watching naked men was completely normal.
A Woman Photographed Naked Men To Normalize The Nude Male Body | HuffPost
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Are men's naked bodies the stuff of nightmares? I think not
W hy are we so critical of men showing their bodies? When some Towie participants recently wore half-thong mankini hybrids on a beach, the media responded with outrage at the audacity of their outfits, vilifying them for daring to be exhibitionist. Ironically, by openly condemning any expression of male sexiness, the end result would certainly end up being negative. What's more revealing, pun intended, is that the journalist's own prejudices are clear: they state they are "scarred for life" looking at the photos, as if images of semi-nude men could actually make their eyes bleed. Similarly, the Metro apologised , almost with embarrassment, for publishing the images, saying they were "disturbing" and "could give you nightmares".
Warning: This post contains full-frontal male nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. Sure, depicting a naked body can lead to objectification and sexualization as women can surely attest. But a powerful nude representation also has the power to be empowering, liberating, and, of course, beautiful.