Clothed female, naked male
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Clothed female, naked (or nude) male (sometimes abbreviated to CFNM) is a genre of erotica featuring one or more nude men and one or more clothed women. It is sometimes described as a sexual fantasy, by women or men, depicting an exhibitionist or physique worship scenario. One-sided male nudity can also arise when a male disrobes for the sexual pleasure of a woman or women, such as in a BDSM or other sexual activity, as an indication of sexual submission, or as part of a male striptease.
Portrayal of male nudity
In classical antiquity, the portrayal of nude male form in art (including the exposure of genitals) was considered to be more acceptable than that of the naked female form. By the renaissance, this view had reversed. For example, in Titian's treatment of Perseus and Andromeda in mid-1550s, it is Andromeda who is nude - save for the barest wisp of fabric - while Perseus is clothed in armour.
Depictions of nudity were acceptable to the 19th-century French salon culture if the setting was clearly "classical", depicting characters in a culture where nudity was commonplace, as in Combat de coqs (1847) by Jean-Léon Gérôme.
Sexual objectification of men by women
Feminist authors Christina Hoff Sommers and Naomi Wolf have written that women's sexual liberation has led many women to a role reversal, whereby they view men as sex objects, in a manner similar to what they criticize in men's treatment of women.
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