Where Are All the Penises?: Why the Lack of Male Nudity on Game of Thrones Is a Problem

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For a show that doesn’t hesitate to portray the slitting of a woman’s throat; bloodied heads perched atop spikes lining crenellated castle walls; the repeated stabbing of a pregnant woman’s stomach, rounded with child; the gory decapitation of a horse; a woman’s lifeless, suspended body, riddled with arrows; and torture scene after torture scene (one involving rats, one involving a horrifyingly large scepter); Game of Thrones sure does seem to get uncharacteristically squeamish when it comes to showing male nudity. In short, where are all the penises?

Now entering its fourth season, HBO series Game of Thrones is known for the three Ds: dragons, direwolves, and… dicks? No, I guess we’re going to have to make that the two Ds, because for a show that served as inspiration for the term “sexposition” (in which essential plot points are verbally explained during scenes of graphic sex) there are remarkably few instances of full-frontal nudity. Or, at least, there are few instances when it comes to male full-frontal nudity. Rest assured, there’s an abundance (one would even say an over-abundance) of female nudity for viewers to enjoy. Or, you know, not enjoy, because when it comes to the female form on Game of Thrones, its liberal use means that it’s not only eroticized (as with just about any sexposition scene) but also used to discomfit the viewer in ways ranging from seeing a woman breastfeeding her ten-year-old son to bearing witness to one naked woman abusing and torturing another under threat of her own death. So, you know, something for everyone, right? It would be a daunting task to calculate how many times and in how many ways the female body has been exposed and exploited on Game of Thrones; the first episode of the fourth season alone features two completely naked women, one of whom is clearly an accomplished contortionist. (Of course, the four boobs seen in that episode are actually less than what’s usually on the show, so.) 

Meanwhile, there have been (by my very, very careful count) only three instances of full-frontal male nudity on the show: one involved a would-be assassin who was punished for his attempted crime by being tied naked to a horse and forced to walk himself to death, the other was a fleeting glimpse of Theon Greyjoy mid-coitus, and finally, we caught an eyeful of Hodor’s, um, not-so-little Hodor in a nude scene that served more as a kind of comic relief than anything else. All of which is to say that despite the fact that Game of Thrones is one of the more sexually explicit shows on television, one which has never shied away from portraying naked women in a variety of circumstances (some sexualized, and some not), men on this show are very rarely seen naked, and when they are it is not usually in a sexualized manner. (The one exception being Theon Greyjoy, but—and no offense to Alfie Allen—if anything about Theon Greyjoy gets you excited, well, you might want to talk to someone about that.)

And it’s not like there hasn’t been opportunity to show men naked in a sexual setting—after all, not all of the sex scenes on GoT are between women (although… a lot are!), and some are even between two men. But what invariably happens in these sex scenes is a seeming rediscovery of propriety, and the show that doesn’t hesitate to show a nude woman giving birth to a smoke demon (spoiler!) suddenly won’t reveal anything more of a nude man than his ass, or, more likely, his bare chest. Never mind that there are huge visual narrative opportunities being missed here (who among us didn’t want to see where Melisandre put those leeches in order to extract every last drop of royal blood from Gendry?), but there is also something that rings patently false and prudish about being coy with showing penises. All of the reasons frequently given for not showing male full-frontal sound like so much bullshit. I mean, claiming that women don’t visually objectify the male body in the same way that men do for the female is ridiculous on many levels, but also ignores the fact that it isn’t only women who might want to be looking at a naked man, in the same way that it isn’t only men who want to look at naked women. And for those people who try to argue that a penis is not as aesthetically pleasing as breasts, well, I will not wax rhapsodic about the beauty of the male body here and now, but I will direct you to the extremely NSFW tumblr of Adult Magazine and invite you to scroll through and think a little bit about beauty and sex and appeal and, uh, Helen Mirren in the bath.

But so! The penis and Game of Thrones. The real problem with the lack of dick on GoT is that there doesn’t seem to be set rules about what sexual taboos should or shouldn’t be broken on this show other than that the erect penis is not to be seen. Again, this is a series that has shown an adolescent breast-feeding, the birth of a smoke demon, frequent incestuous relationships, women’s faces covered in cum, and too many vagina-shots to mention individually. So, why not the penis? Is it because HBO doesn’t think the audience can handle it? Is it because the penis is still thought to be more of a threat than, I don’t know, a scene of a woman being brutally beaten and raped? Or, for that matter, a scene of a man being flayed? Or even a scene of a baby being murdered? The preciousness surrounding the penis demonstrates nothing more than the reluctance to objectify the male body in the same way that women’s have been objectified in modern media for decades (and in society as a whole for, like, ever). Men are not used to seeing themselves portrayed as nothing more than sexual beings. Men are used to being complex in ways that transcend sexuality. But one of the most interesting things about Game of Thrones and one of the reasons why I like it so much and why it’s so popular among so many feminists is that the women on the show are explicitly sexual beings, but that only enhances their complexity, and doesn’t detract from it. For most people, sexuality is an integral part of their life and so it’s a relief to see it portrayed on the screen in all its glory—and its messiness. And sometimes in life—and as is frequently the case on Game of Thrones—a woman’s sexuality and her body are exploited and things turn ugly and perverse. But that happens to men too, of course, in life and in the GoT narrative. And yet it’s only ever visually hinted at, and rarely shown. Many of the male actors on the show have said that they would be happy to be nude on the show (and many female actors agree). So why not let them? The penis might be the last taboo on television, but isn’t HBO’s whole thing that it’s “not TV”? The best way to show that would be to show more penises, and not just for salacious purposes, but also for the integrity of the narrative and for the sake of vanquishing the sanctity of this particular body part. It’s just a penis. Let’s not give it any more power than it deserves.

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      • A feminist idiot. Wow there’s a change. Who’s immature and can’t produce a valid argument and resorts to name calling. You guessed it the feminist.

          • Whew, you got me good. Just bringing to light the truth it’s not my fault you can’t see it through your hatred of men. When you compare breasts to genitals you just look stupid. Sorry men and women have chests, although different not genital nudity. Men and women have butts not genital nudity. Men and women have genitals only difference being is that women always hide behind merkins. And the argument that it was the time period doesn’t work anymore, every instance of full frontal nudity shows a woman with a huge bush. Hmmm, wonder why that is? Is that what every woman looks like? So please educate everyone on what nudity is since you have no clue and you along with the author desperately attempt to compare non-comparable parts. Completely pathetic and juvenile you and all the other feminists who “claim” feminism should be called equalism . That is a complete joke.

      • If a woman has shaved her vagina you would easily see at least some of it from a full frontal. They show completely shaved penises on TV and films why not shaved vaginas instead of hairy ones or even worse something called a merkin which is a wig to cover a shaved vagina! I think these were used in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. So they’ll show shaved penises but make shaved women put on a vagina wig so people can as usual only see a mass of pubes and not their vagina!!! This is political correct liberal feminism gone mad! Just imagine if the situation was reversed and they only ever dared show men’s pubic hair but all (or at least some) of women’s vagina. The feminist and politic correct mob would go mad. You’ve said that if the camera went between a woman’s legs to see her vagina it would be porn, what then is your opinion about explicit close ups of penises? So if we see a vagina it’s porn but if we see a penis it isn’t porn? Is that what you’re saying? I am absolutely sick to my back teeth of American TV programmes and movies showing penises but NEVER a vagina (except in a 2013 film called TRANCE which if you google it will immediately answer your camera between her legs reply as we see a woman in full frontal with a shaved vagina. You can clearly see at least some vagina on a shaved woman from full frontal so why does American TV and movies insist on only having naturally hairy women or god almighty vagina wigs?! This whole situation literally beggars belief! Just reverse this situation and see how you’d feel if you saw vaginas so often and only ever men’s pubic hair. Feminists rage on and on about sexism and women being on the wrong end of it well I’m telling everyone that as far as sexism on American TV and movies is concerned it’s most certainly aimed against men. You even have feminists and some fluffy liberal men claiming it’s the other way around and that there’s hardly any penises shown but an excessive amount of vaginas!!! What are they watching? They’re clearly confusing vaginas for pubic hair or those hideous vagina hiding sexist merkins. I’m from Britain and the UK used to be like America is until about 15 or so years ago. They wouldn’t dare show a vagina on TV (although they had no problem with woman’s pubic hair) but would show plenty of penises. Mercifully that’s certainly changed and on sex programes they’ll certainly be as explicit showing vaginas as they are with the penis although I still think they show more penises than vaginas. What is it with America? Aren’t Americans embarrassed with this weird situation? And why don’t more women recognize this as supreme political correct feminist sexism against men? Loads of men support women’s causes but I’ve only read two or three women who support men on this issue. If they’re going to show a penis show a vagina and not a mass of pubic hair or a god awful vagina hiding wig! Men should email American TV stations and movie companies demanding they show shaved vaginas just as often as they do penises. Take action and contact these criminals as I have done.

  1. Sadly, most females are still highly illogical it would seem – and that includes this author. Misdirected. Sexist. Drumming up the HIGHLY false old inequality/female-victim retoric. I can only imagine she has chosen this old male vs female topic because it never fails to garner an audience. Even if it is short on facts. Why let facts get in the way, right?

    Astonishingly, females still compare non-graphical female nudity (breasts and pubic hair/obscured genitals) as the equivalent of male full frontal graphic nudity (clear unobstructed genitals). Some actually demand erect penis shots! I can just imagine the backlash should males ask for exactly what you are asking for. Talk about the REAL double standard. If you want to see gratuitous penis shots then there are no shortage of websites and magazines to services your pornographic urges.

    If you want TV shows and companies to show even MORE penis (cause they do show penis!), then please remind them to show us unobscured vagina (even just one would do) as well. That would be fair, don’t you think? Or do vagina not exist? Its almost like its taboo to show one on TV or mainstream cinema; like its gross or something.

    If you’re so inclined, you might even argue that females are being censored yet again, male anatomy being yet again seen as the default in society etc etc. Personally I believe its sexist to have a law preventing females walking around topless, if she so desires, in places where males are allowed to do so. I mean… we all have breasts, even though they look slightly different. The only real difference are the genitals. So why censor female breasts, but not male breasts? But I’m getting off-topic now.

    Anyways…HBO/GOT is just to eager to accommodate the female audience with gratuitous, very graphic male nudity. BUT they will NOT show clearly visible vagina. Last nights episode (season 4 ep3) proved it yet again. A fully nude male walks RIGHT in front of the camera in full view. Dick swinging and everything. Yet, no equivalent (visible clitoris/labia) from the female cast. Their parts are hidden as usual. And the author has the audacity to claim inequality?
    I say, keep the tits and bush, show us the pussy. THEN will we have equality!

    The author also make reference to other sources, so I will do so as well. I urge every one here, Rebecca Pahle you too, to visit the link below, read the ‘article’, BUT then crucially, the comment section as well. Do NOT skip the comments. For it is here where the true discussion lies; and where the author’s sexist, painfully biased and one-sided view, and further perpetuation of a false inequality shows its true colours; much like this author’s opinion and her ‘article’ does.

    http://hbowatch.com/is-hbo-giving-us-the-shaft/
    enjoy!

    And… I really do hope this comment isn’t taken down. Like some other sites/authors like to do when shown up.

    • Aww poor you. You have an outie! Girls have an innie. Watch porn if your wanting to look at fully nude women. Respect GTO with what they are fir, not for what you want on the show. Your response is childish and immature. ” i can see his oenis but i cant see between her legs spread eagle waa waa waa. My god you immature little child . If you want porn, rent it, go on the internet, look it up. But stop your incisive Whininess. Your pathetic& juvenile.

      • Vajayjay, if you want to see male genitalia why don’t you get on the internet and watch porn. Showing genitalia is porn and it should not be shown on TV. That female genitalia being covered with pubic hair or wigs allows full frontal nudity of women without it being porn is not men’s fault. However, if you are trying to maintain that showing genitalia is not porn, then they should be able to show vaginas on TV without having to use blurs or blatant cuts/camera angles like they do on other TV programs.

    • And also you say you have breasts. Make nipples female nipples . Women have mire fat cintent in the breast. So comparison wise, actually not the same as per say you. Plus we use the milk ducts as for feeding our children. Males cannot.

      Your use of per say words p***y shows your level of inadequacies /unintelligence again. Comments as tour need ti be deleted by moderators as your vulgarness / exploitation of the female anatomy is atrocious.

      Your lack of ability to generate common sense is appalling. Your inability to have relationships well just so obvious!

      • I for my typing on my phone. Absolutely atrocious ! So so sorry for not checking my mistakes!
        And also you say you have breasts. Male nipples, female nipples ok comparable maybe. Women have more fat content in the breast. So comparison wise, actually not the same as per say you. Plus we use the milk ducts as for feeding our children. Males cannot.
        Your use of per say words p***y shows your level of inadequacies /unintelligence again. Comments as yours, need to be deleted by moderators as your vulgarness / exploitation of the female anatomy is atrocious.
        Your lack of ability to generate common sense is appalling. Your inability to have relationships well just so obvious!

        • And you are so smart with your name. Your a joke with your “feminist know it all attitude.” You couldn’t name a single movie/ show or program with the vagina exposed. You are the one who lacks any common sense and your lack of sexual intelligences is comical. Go find another group of uneducated women to cry victim to.

      • Actually men can lactate in certain circumstances. It’s documented and can be elicited in the right conditions. Men and women are not that different. I agree with Xavier fully that laws should allow both men and women to walk topless. Our culture has sexualized breasts, but they’re simple anatomy used for nursing babies (and attracting mates, but you can say the same for male breasts).

        • Breasts should be sexualized!! This male dominated world just got weak behind women to start showing everything while men wont even show one NUT !

          Men do not have the same kind of breasts! Stop trying to brainwash people to show their sexual breasts just because some of you men here on this site are horny and lonely and desparate. Too bad you all don’t have women who will show you their nude bodies. The breasts of women ARE NOT THE SAME AS A MAN. Stop trying to create a new man made doctrine. All women are not stupid and will not fall for your bull.

    • Xavier,
      You are so wrong. Making all that long winded comment becasue you as a male chauvinist with an arrogant attitude, does not want females to express teir opinions. Breasts are private, but you all won
      t even show your hairy testicles. Why do you think women should be the ones to be nude while you all hide your stuff?

    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH “Sadly, most females are still highly illogical”, says the man who comes onto a post about penis’ so he can write his important story. Tell us more about cock, dick. Is your name Johnson or is that just what you like to read about? I didn’t realize so many gay men were now coming onto articles about straight cock in order to harass women. Are you afraid of a little competition for the cock you want to suck? Is that what your little hissy fit is all about?

  2. As a woman , I am wondering about the views of other women about the exploitation of the female form in such roles on especially cable programs which seem these days much more of a vulgar type derogatory type situation. Seems young actresses are deemed to be portrayed in their undressed state rather than being portrayed in their acting ability clothed! Im not a prude , but , in the day and age of what is being called TV gone wild, seems to be these actresses are being exploited as they are appearing to disrobe at the becon call of every director and producer to their discretion, which is getting to the point of obscurity. Seems to be just way over the top. In this year if 2014, should we not be concentrating on less sex, less violence, less nudity. And certainly there is the other spectrum, with so much female nudity just everywhere, well then where is the equal rights for us women, where are the equal roles of the same exact nudity in our male counterparts? Why are men nit just then as nude as women!?!?! How is it when a woman had sex on the cable programs they are fully nude where the men having sex in the same program are even fully clothed? Its not possible nor is it plausible! There is no way possibly, this can happen. It seems there are women who in certain shows, are just walking around with no business but to be eye candy, but the men are dressed for the winter! Meaning they are never seen nude! We are trying to teach our daughters they should be empowered as females which us so wonderful, but, not by being nude in films/ cable tv . They should be using their minds , not their bodies , While their male counterparts never disrobe, & are always clothed, even in sexual situations what????? Do these producers and directors feel they are doing a bit of an injustice to the young male actors by having them feel embarrassed about their bodies / penises , as they may not be well enough endowed to be nude on tv. Thats a double standard. I don’t want my sons to think their body is something to be ashamed of and never be viewed on tv as their female counterparts are always no matter how they look shown. I think cable tv needs yo have their eyes opened. Either they make it fair, for every nude female, a nude male , or no nudity, sex , violence at all. There is so much violence , sex and nudity seen it is getting to the point of cringing whenever the tv is on.

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    As a woman , I am wondering about the views of other women even men about the exploitation of the female form in such roles on especially cable programs which seem these days deem , much more of a vulgar type derogatory situation. Seems young actresses are deemed to be portrayed in their undressed state rather than being portrayed in their actusl fully clothed, acting ability! I’m not a prude , but , in the day and age of what is being called TV gone wild fir women/ actresses, seems to be these actresses are being exploited as they are appearing to disrobe at the becon call of every director and producer to the director/ producers discretion, which is getting to the point of obscurity/ out if control/ over the top/ taking advantage of the situation/ script. A lot of these scripts would do very well without all the added nudity/ misginym . Seems to be just way over the top. In this year of 2014, should we certainly yes, be concentrating on less sex, less violence, less nudity. And certainly there is way too much female nudity just everywhere, films, tv shows just exploitation is what it is. Yes, we’ve all seen naked bodies our own as well as others, so why the need for so much sex scenes and female nudity on cable? Where are the equal rights for us women, where are the equal roles of the same exact nudity in our male counterparts? Why are men not just then as nude as women!?!?! How is it when a woman has sex on the cable programs they are fully nude where the men having sex in the same program are fully clothed? Its not possible ,nor is it plausible! There is no way possibly, this can happen. It seems there are women who in certain shows, are just walking around nude, with no business , but to be eye candy, but the men are dressed for the winter! Meaning they are never seen nude! We are trying to teach our daughters they should be empowered as females which is wonderful, but, not by being nude in films/ cable tv . They should be using their minds , not their bodies , for the empowerment. While their male counterparts never disrobe, & are always clothed, even in sexual situations -what????? Do these producers and directors feel they are doing a bit of an injustice to the young male actors by having them feel embarrassed about their bodies / penises , as they may not be well enough endowed to be nude on tv. Thats a double standard. I don’t want my sons to think their body is something to be ashamed of and never be viewed on tv as their female counterparts are always no matter how they look shown. I think cable tv needs to have their eyes opened & their directing/ producing abilities re-thought about. Either they make it fair, for every nude female, a nude male , or just have no nudity, sex , or violence at all. There is so much violence , sex and nudity seen it is getting to the point of cringing whenever the tv is on.

    • Are you serious? Listen, they show penises all the time on American TV and movies, FACT. They DO NOT show vaginas, they show either pubic hair or a god awful merkin!!! It’s as simple as that! They show penises but not vaginas! Why don’t you reverse that and see how you feel. Only dare show men’s pubic hair but show everything the women has except pubic hair or a wig!!!

    • Stop watching Gone with the Wind and watch TV and you would see plenty, but with women it’s never enough. I’m sure your the victim of something and men owe you something. Why is that women still have to wear merkins to cover their genitals? But women are just as nude with a fake patch of pubic hair to cover them? I see, whenever it benefits you then we play the old male vs female, I’m the victim. Whenever it doesn’t benefit you we just keep silent and let men take the brunt. Feminism- that crazy idea that men are not people. I think we should introduce a man sized merkin so that when you see a naked man all you see is pubic hair. Then watch the outcry from women.

      • Randy…ignore this troll.
        She must still be very young. Dont’ waste your time. She resorts to name calling just like any idiot who can’t argue properly, or cannot produce any evidence.

        • And Xavier, you are just as rude as anyone else. You and your side kick are so disrespectful to females, it is a shame.

      • Randy, stop acting so god damned victimized. Men are people and they are treated more like people than women have been for years. So feminism needs to exist. Personally I think it should be called equalism. Besides, the author has a good point. There is more female nudity compared to male nudity on game of thrones. Forget dicks and vaginas and pubic hair. Count how many times there have been naked women and naked men on the show. I bet the number of naked women greatly exceeds the number of naked men. And women in media are often portrayed naked. Watch a rated R movie. You’ll probably see more naked women than men. I can’t go to a fucking supermarket without seeing a topless woman on a magazine. Or some tabloid talking about female celebrities gaining weight,etc. How many times does an article about males bodies make the front page? I see billboards of women in bikinis a lot more than men in swim trunks. Don’t you think it is taken a bit far at this point? I feel like women’s bodies are not their own at this point. They’re a tool for selling this. It’s pathetic

        • @Name, I so agree with you and Vajayja.Thanks to both of you!!

          I think some of the men here are not too bright, because any person with an ounce of common sense, will see that women are naked everywhere on the internet and in books and on movies, on billborads, in commercials, all the time. You can wager a bet or two and win with the number of times you see a man’s penis or his nuts. BEcause the male videographers and photographers are careful to get the men to turn their backs, even when a woman is doing a blowjob.
          The male domminated media that objectrifies women, will go on and cover and hide men’s penises and testicles. And these arrogant males on this site keep saying they want women to open their legs and show more. Well women have shown far too much, too much and do not need to open their legs until men show their stuff. No more showing breasts until we see one or two testicles. Testicles are not sexual, so why do we never see them.
          I tell you what, maybe we need to get and hire some female producers to put on a few movies and videos with some full frontal males and show them as much as possible and then let these men see what we women feel when they show women all over the movies with full fron breasts. Women need to stop posing nude.

          • Another diluted woman. Testicles aren’t sexual? Hmmm ok then, well that just proves your ignorance. Penis/testicles are part of the sexual reproductive organs for the male there genius. Like the vagina and all it’s external parts are for a woman. Not the breasts. So you can claim to be smarter or more enlightened but we all know the truth that women are just being protected. Why are merkins still being used?? Oh that’s right to help cover a naked woman from exposing everything like a man does when nude. Keep drumming the drum of being a female victim it’s getting old and darkly not working anymore.

          • Yes forget the facts there NAME. Cause why would we use facts. Just keep drinking the kook aid that women are the victims of everything. As for your use of profanity to try and somehow get your non validated point across well that just proves your ignorance. Yes in fact watch an R rated movie yourself and you may actually find that male genitalia outnumbers female by 100% because we don’t hide behind merkins. They can show men urinating graphically and insinuate semen and ejaculation and make hundreds of dick jokes and even show male sexual toys and yet where is there any female equivalent. Oh that’s right I forgot we are name calling and swearing at others because you don’t have any facts to substantiate your claims. Yes let’s just forget the facts and just passionately make an argument about your personal opinion. You make a politician look like a saint.

          • I hope you have taken a class our two on sexuality since posting this last year.

            When you claim that a mans testicles are not sexual you really just showed everyone your intelligence level.

            You also compare breasts to genitals, another nonsensical comparison that shows either your complete ignorance on the subject at hand or your lack of experience/age.

            As a woman I do not like all the nudity that is portrayed on movies and or HBO like this one. However, I do not understand this hatred on men or the lack of understanding when it comes to genital and non-genital nudity.

            Can women breastfeed in public? Is that genital nudity and should the woman be arrested?

            Can a woman walk topless on a beach if she wants to? Is that also genital nudity and should she be arrested.

            What is lacking here is the concept of comparing genitals to genitals.

            If a man were to expose his genitals in the same manner I just asked previously, would he not be arrested? So how is it that so many women here or maybe the same one just posts on several different names, seem to be okay with full exposure with males and yet not one of the women here has come up with a valid argument about the use of merkins and why genital nudity for women is so taboo.

            Are we not equal with men? Then why do we continue to use merkins and other devices to hide our genitals. Are we afraid ladies to be exposed fully?

    • Absolutely unbelievable! Excuse me, how many vaginas a on TV/movies? NONE!!! Pubic hair is not the same as vulva, clitoris ect. How many penises are there? Absolutely loads!!! reverse that situation and see how you’d feel you sexist bitch!!!

  4. I agree that we see plenty of nude woman but we never see the vulva/vagina and we see plenty of penis in just about every R movie or cable show now. I have no problem with them showing nude males as long as they show females the same way. Let’s see a woman in a similar see to Bruno or Hall Pass then we would have equality.

  5. Yes, I agree! It’s a ridiculous double-standard, and it’s been that way for far too long in television and film the world over. Why it’s perfectly fine to show all the breasts and vaginas (usually covered with a merkin, but still) you want and yet seldom show a man’s penis has always been beyond me, but I’d have to attribute it to the fact that heterosexual men run the majority of these productions and have their own stupid standards when it comes to this sort of thing. As not only a gay man but also an equal rights activist, I have to say I highly advocate for showing more penis, especially on a show where women are frequently shown naked in almost every other episode, it’s only fair you balance out the objectification (not like that’s the point but let’s get real, all the nude women are undoubtedly giving men a sexual rush when watching this show). And much as it is an amazing show, it’s only fair we approach these matters equally.

    • A response no matter how long or intelligent will not be worth it as you are clearly diluted. Do some research before you post again. Obscured genitals are not graphic. Why is that women are still censored and are afraid to show their genitals? However men are shown shaved and up close and for extended periods of time. Hmmmm, why let facts get in the way of the truth when you can just claim to be the victim.

      • Xavier and Randy, I want to believe that you two are bright and have common sense, so let me explain nudity to you one more time.

        The woman’s breast are a part of her private area. Just because a woman’s breasts can also give her baby its milk, does not not shade the fact that the breasts are a very crucial part of a woman’s female being and the erotic feelings within her. A woman most definitely likes her breasts to be a part of her sexual experience. You two are men and every man in the world, do not understand this and do not have the same feelings in your bodies as females do. You cannot explain how a woman’s body feels, so do not even try to bring that bull. Also, know that a man’s chest is not even anywhere near like a woman’s breasts. Just because a man has nipples, doesn’t make his chest be female breasts. You have a male’s chest and stop saying that what you have is the same!!!
        The female breasts should have been hidden just like the testicles, but the men of the world got women to be weak in the mind and accept and practice such things as going topless. Now we can hear and read where males say the female breasts are only appendages for feeding babies. and that is why some uncivilized cultures walk around topless and some totally nuded. Also some so called civilized women of the world have been indoctrinated to do this on in other places. The general population of females of the world do not want to share their breast with any man unless he is her mate. RESPECT that.

        Now when you two males and your males of the world start showing something that you consider private then we can talk. Otherwise you need to read your comments to your female relatives and friends and see how nany of them agree with you. But keep in mind that females, who have a sense of decency and know how special their body parts are to them, and know about modesty and dignity, do not want to show then and their males do not want you to see them. Go find some nude beaches and sit and drool.

    • Again, Randy, Spot on. The shear level of idiocy is astounding. How people can still see tits and bush as equal to very graphical male nudity. Nipples = penis? Jesus, I believe I have herd it all now.

  6. Seriously GOT…. Women do want some good male nudity! A big chunk of your viewership is female audience! Cater to them before another show starts serving the beef platter!

    • Beef platter or pubic hair….. Learn your anatomy…. The ignorance on this subject is humerous. Females have seen more genitals then men have ever seen because pubic hair is not graphic. Stop
      Hiding behind pubic hair and merkins.

    • @Game of thrones viewer…
      Men ONLY has a problem when people ask for equal nudity, by asking for non-graphical to graphical nudity. Would you be okay if they start showing clearly visible labia and clitoris too? It is as logic as logic can be… genitals = genitals.

  7. Apparently none of you watched or remember HBO’s “OZ”. Dicks swinging every which way! To the point I got sick of them, even my honey, Chris Maloni’s!

  8. Why a show that acts “edgy” is cagey about THE PENIS? The answer is simple. Take a look at the chief writer, and the age/looks of the chief producer directors. Not every men can deal with comparison.

    The only men who will actively champion more penis on TV, are Men With Big-Enough Penis, mature men with healthy self-acceptance, and men not afraid to be honest.

    The rest are just bunch of bitchy whiny little dishonest cowards hiding behind their rage and anti-feminist lynching campaigns. They demand mommies of the world to feed them tits, but crybaby when daddies of the world let it all hang out and show them who’s boss.

    Incidentally, technically breasts equivalent is testicles. Flaccid penis is really not so appealing. I’ll settle for graphic images of young voluptuous balls anytime.

    Game of Thrones is the most gutless show on TV. Dehumanise and debase the underdogs, deify the oh so precious crown jewel. Shame on the hypocrisy.

  9. Breasts are now equal to penises? And women wonder why they are considered the dumber gender. The only equal to a penis is a vagina but women are too insecure to compare the two so they use breasts as the convenient substitute.

    And no, fake female pubic hair (merkin) is not equal to penis either. Until we start seeing LABIA on these shows and in movies, nudity is unfair to men.

    • I don’t get why you think shaven labia is all that counts for female full frontal. The show takes place in a “medieval” sort of period, where it would not make any goddamned sense for any of the women to be shaved like a baby. Flaccid dong and man-bush is completely equivalent to lady bush.

      Also, both you and “Vajayjay” type like English is your 18th fucking language. It’s really pathetic.

      • I don’t get why you can’t comprehend what exposed genitals are and what aren’t. It’s amazing the lengths women go through to claim that we want equality and yet can’t stand the thought of it if it doesn’t benefit us. False lady bush I might add, placed there so that you cannot see the genitals of a women. And no there Spork flaccid dong as you so cleverly call it is not equivalent to lady bush. You can claim that bullshit argument all you want about the time periods and all but lets look at the exposed males. They all seem to have taken care of their pubic hair?? Hmmmm, must have been the time period too, I guess. So when you can actually make sense with yourself and you don’t just want to play the victim card maybe come back with some common sense.

        It seems as though every women here wants to claim that they have been violated some how yet not one, that’s right, not one of you has even come up with a scene in any movie or any show period that exposes genitals.

        It sure would be great to see one women on here make a lick of sense or come up with any list of movies/shows that graphically show a women’s genitals.

        Will be waiting cause not one of you can present a valid argument or present any factual information. It’s the old fashioned political argument “if I tell a lie long enough then eventually people will begin to believe it.”

        • Jennifer, There is no question that you “get it.” Thank you. A few notes.
          1.) I was an art major in college and am familiar with the history of art. Female genitals have been absent throughout history. Now we are adding a new art form with the introduction of film. Same scenario.
          2.) While on the subject of art, let’s look at figure drawing. I was in a class that was using both a male and a female model. Just as the models got into position the female moderator came over and said to the model, “Karen, adjust your pose, you are showing some pink.” The male model said to the instructor, “I’m showing some pink as well, should I tuck it between my legs?” After the class had ended he was told his services were no longer needed.
          3.) From 1927 until the early 70’s YMCA’s all across the country as well as many Jr.HIghs and High Schools made the boys swim in the nude. No bathing suits allowed. The females, on the other hand, had to have a bathing suit, no exceptions. The YMCA’s would hold a meet at the end of the course and invited all the parents and siblings to attend. The sisters of the swimmers often invited a couple of their friends to watch. There were newspaper reports that attendance was often 600 or more. For a swim class?
          4.) Doctors offices often have the need for a chaperone. 100% of those used for female patients were female chaperones. The men also were near the 100% mark that had female chaperones AND 15% of them were receptionists or clerical staff.
          5.) And, then we are back to today. Male genital nudity is so common, up close, for an extended period, well lit and, now, semi-erect, that I got carpel tunnel syndrome making out a list of these films. While on the other hand, female genital nudity in film does not exist. Jud Apatow said he will include a penis in every one of his films until we get over our fear of the penis. I think Jud got it backward. There is a fear of the vagina. So, Jud, snatch the opportunity. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag, time to ditch the merkin and reverse the true double standard.
          6.) One last thought, for all those that say camera angle is a problem. Place a camera behind an actress. She drops something on the floor. She bends over to pick it up—VOILA!

  10. Boobs DO NOT EQUAL PENISES. There have been more dicks than vaginas, and the dicks have been more prominently displayed. We need more vaginas and need them more front and center. This article is bullshit and the author is a horrible person. Period. And no, no addition of boobs will ever equal a penis. Penis = vagina, period, and we need equal amounts of both.

    • I agree – if the penis is the equivalent to the breast ,what is the male equivalent to the vulva. Seems like no one understands anatomy. Genitalia is Genitalia. Male and female Genitalia are clearly defined, why can’t we have both on the same way?

  11. I think that the people that make these shows hear the way women talk like I have. Women are always talking about how ugly penises are and they talk about how men’s bodies aren’t very attractive. so why would anyone think women would want to watch that on tv? If women talked openly about how penises are beautiful and how they love the male body since time began like men have female bodies, maybe there would be as much or more male than female nudity on tv now.

    Look a naked woman, she’s so beautiful :))
    Look a naked man, omg what a perv call the police :O

    • Not necessarily true. Men media and movie makers protect their gender. Bunch of sillies, they are That in fact does not have a thing to do with the fact that men are not willing to show their dicks and their nuts. Men won’t strip but want females to strip and even allow m ale relatives to come into their delivery rooms. But men still will not show a quick shot f their nuts. Why?

      B. Women DO want to see naked men. It’s just these daddies and preachers have scolded girls so hard that they think they are supposed to not look at a dick until they are 85 years old. their moms just go along with whateverthe husband tells them to male the daughters do. That is why men get away with molesting their daughters, because their wives are rain washed. We women are so stupid for our husbands.
      Watch how we are telling boys to sew some stupid wild oats and lay all the females they can. Then we make our daughters wear purity rings and take dad bra shopping. We allow men to go over female boundaries. this is not right. Some of this is inappropriate. But females are so easily indoctrinated . I know, I see this everyday. We encourage males to be sluttish and whorish and scold women when they do the same thiing. Stop telling females to let males make rules for their females’ minds and bodies.

      • And the award for the dumbest comment goes to Little wee wee. Strays of the subject of the article and goes into rants about how beat down women are and men are molesting their daughters? Really? You need some serious help. If this is the level of intelligence coming out of school these days then we are all screwed. Come back again later when you don’t have your pre planned feminist agenda to push.

        • No the award goes to Randy. Yay Randy. He won, because for some reason, you are being defensive of little wee wees. Ohhh, I see.

  12. I think it’s because female bodies are less upsetting. Whether you’re straight, gay, male, female, or somewhere in between, most people generally don’t mind naked women as much as naked men. Often times when I go to life drawing classes, people are relieved when a female model steps in. A penis is more “RIGHT FREAKING THERE IN YOUR FACE” than a vagina, so if you’re not into that it’s really uncomfortable. A vagina doesn’t “jiggle” or attract attention to itself unless you’re into vagina. A vagina’s more chill.

    Then again, they kinda butchered the “chill” reasoning with the torture and the breast-feeding. But, y’know, whatever. Point still stands on half a leg.

    • Speak for yourself. I think you are thinking how bad it is because most men act like damn dogs and try to get women to give them a blow job, so you may feel intimidated by a big one. But I do not let penises bother me, because he can whip it out all he wants, if it comes near me, I carry safety aids and utensils to protect me.
      See women messed up our female gender, when we starting exalting, praising, bragging on, grinning at, allowing them to be harsh and nasty to us, giving him blow jobs, allowing him to,do anal sex, allowing him to ask our dads for permission to marry us, and all the other things we as women allow men to get away with.
      So when the male dominated media, tells us to strip for the TV or movies, or magazines, that is another way we allow them to abuse us and have control over us. And now we have to fight to get the to show us male nudity. Women need to protest female nudity until we get them to show penises and testicles.

  13. Also, I’ve heard in may instances where men show “the full monty” they aren’t even actually showing their real stuff. Like they use a sleeve over it. To either elongate or make it more “astatically pleasing”. so basically they take a perfectly normal penis and try to make it as if it was molded out of silicone. granted we don’t see the women with feet to their ears and a full shot of their gash, but when does showing everything else not considered showing it in general? with this being majority adults, im assuming everyone knows how different men and women are built. but the truth is, in many many movies the women show their breasts and sometimes a full frontal but its a rare site to see in a TV a man baring it all. it is really disappointing that men and women can enjoy a womans body stripped of all cloth, but men and women cant get a nice glimpse of what the man has to offer. granted this show isn’t meant to be porn. but with how many scenes they have, I feel like im watching a softcore medieval porn.

  14. We live in a feminist run society in the US……there’re double standards everywhere.

    Men don’t seek medical help or go to hospitals unless it’s an emergency because their dicks end up being on display to everyone, medical and non medical workers. Female get covered up and would never be in a room full of men exposed. Also it’s not the same, a man’s is fully exposed so the equivalent would be a woman spread with her legs apart in a room full on male hospital workers.

    Take that same theory and apply it to film on shows like Game of Thrones and True Blood and others…..how many spreads eagle women with their pussy exposed have you seen…..none is the answer, while there’re are numerous dicks on display.

    Same think can be applied to sports reporters locker rooms. Female allowed in male professional athletes locker rooms when the men are full undressed, while in female athletes are usually dressed before anyone enters their locker room. When there’s a bunch of female athletes spread with their legs apart and men are allowed to go in to “do their jobs” then it would be sort of equal. It’s still not equal because male athletes are the pinnacle of male society……so the equal would be males reporting from a miss universe locker while they’re naked and spread so all their privates are on full display like a male.

    This is the backward society we live in, it will change but who knows when. The same thing happened in the past where males had to swim nude and females didn’t in the US…..now everyone looks back and can’t believed that was happening. Well 50 years from now people will look back say the same thing about today society……the worse double standard ever.

    Yet men get a bad name for being pervs……women are the same or even worse these days….that I guarantee.

  15. Men are perverts, that’s a known fact. If a female was naked in her own home, the male relatives would try to get a peek without anyone seeing him. But females respect the male and would look away.

    Here are only a handful of instances that prove they are all perverts,
    A man would screw a woman all day and anywhere even with people nearby. He does not care. He doesnot need to love or like the female. Just hump and get it over with. Why do you think men cheat all the time and with unlikely females. A man is a pervert.

    Would a man’s mother in law try to come into his hospital room while he is getting his penis examined? no, she is not a pervert and would respect his penis privacy.
    But a father in law and the dad of a woman giving birth, would both come Into the woman’s room and stand over the doctor’s shoulders looking at her private birth area.
    Do dad’s try to invite themselves into the period and bra conversation with the daughter and her mother? Yes, he is a pervert.
    Do dads of daughters think it is okay to hug tightly the developing daughter. Yes, he is a pervert.
    Do dads think it is okay to force their daughters to go to a weird “purity” ball. Yes, it is so perverted to be concerned about the daughter’s virginity, but not his son’s virginity.
    Would your boyfriend’s buddy sleep with you if you invited him to, or would he be a gentleman and say this is overstepping the couple’s boundaries. He is a pervert and would not care.
    Do men go to strip clubs and sit down front to get a close look at the naked dancer? Yes, he is a pervert.
    Do men think about sleeping with their woman’s buddy? Yes, all the time, because he is a pervert.

    Note: our men are not that into us. They just get used to us. The care deep,y and so e love, but men basically are into your breast and vagina and other parts. It is a physical thing for them. Women need to love themselves first and more than that man. They are always thinking of other women . They will not admit it, but they do.

    • ^
      This is the reason we have problems with the world. Idiot women or probably should say juvenile girls who have been taught to play the victim card.
      This rant is none other than pure hatred of men with over zealous generalizing. If this is what feminism is then everyone should take a cold hard look. This isn’t feminism it’s pure hatred of men.

      • How is pointing out inequality hatred of men? I love men, and I’m sure most of of all love penises. And she is not wrong about us wanting to see the guys too. It doesn’t turn us on to see a woman’s breasts so there’s nothing wrong with pointing out that ‘nudity’, usually just means they show naked women. Where’s the woman’s enjoyment. Just because a few women you might know say they like it, most of us dont.

  16. I think most women aren’t intelligent enough or strong enough to see the inequality and it’s detrimental effect on women in the long run. Men’s ever growing selfishness about sex and what is appealing to them is why I think women feel uglier as they age, pay extreme amounts to be big breasted, or whatever they ‘think’ is more sexy since that is what they see men like all over tv. Meanwhile men get fatter and bald but mostly don’t care…. they always have playboy and GOT type shows to get their fantasy on for an hour.

  17. Ugh I so agree! Game of thrones has no problem showing boobs and vagina… But when it comes to dicks… NOPE! It’s frustrating that they can show so much female nudity but not so much when it comes to males. Come on its 2015! Women are watching this show too!!!!

    • When shows like OZ or Six Feets Under were published none man did not protest. Although penises were everywhere in those series and absolutely no female nudity. The creators of the series Oz created almost gay porn. There were so many penises in it. No male viewers protest. Now when GOT show more female nudity than male it’s called sexist and should be equality. You women are hypocrites. More important problem is when you begin to really show vaginas because penises are now everywhere, but where are the vaginas? Merkin does not count. The guys above are right. Where are vulvas?

  18. I guess the only way to comment on this site is to agree with the author. Quite pathetic Kristin that you deleted my earlier comment because it doesn’t agree with your feminist views.

    Note: not all women believe this nor are they victims of everything. For an organization to censor comments that don’t agree with the “author” is simply pathetic and comical.

    From a educated and non feminist viewpoint.
    Boobs do not equal a mans genitals at any point whatsoever. Any reference to male genitals while mentioning female breasts as an equivalent is childish and ignorant.

    Compare apples to apples and with that I will also say “which probably will be taken down” is that the apples you compare to apples shouldn’t be hidden behind fake grass.

  19. I think the argument needs to change from frontal nudity to genitalia. They clearly show male genitalia but do not show female genitalia. That is the inequality.

  20. The truth is female genitalia is not shown on GOT. The supposedly nude women are either wearing merkins or the image has been selectively blurred or shot at obscure angles or in subdued lighting so you never get to actually see anything. While the occasional penis has been shown the lack of both male and female genitals is probably a result of anatomical normality (male) and censorship (women). From the male perspective most male actors have average size penises and would doubtless disappoint the fantasies of their female fans if their penises were shown. From the female perspective there is a code in the US (albeit somewhat selectively applied) which prevents female genitals being visible in movies. So, cut the crap and accept the show as excellent entertainment with high production values.

  21. Just one more thing and particularly pertaining to the argument put forward by Spork I’ve done some research. GOT, though set in a fictional world, most closely resembles the medieval time frame, roughly 1250 thru to 1550. When men came back from the middle eastern crusades at or slightly before the beginning of that period they bought back with them a preference for women who kept their genitals free of hair. This caught on in Europe even to the extent that many medieval castles had special rooms for the women to carry out their hair removal activities (mostly plucking apparently). So higher class women at least did have hairless genitalia and probably prostitutes of higher class bothels as well. Interestingly, the same was true of ancient Rome.
    In normal light and without obtuse camera angles a woman without pubic hair has clearly visible genitals without needing to adopt porn like poses. (Albeit in some cases the clitoris and labia minora is not visible and a single cleft is all that you see) . The fact that you never anything at all in GOT does mean that they are manipulating the image in cases where the actress is shaven. So ladies, if you get to see penises at all in GOT you are seeing more than men ever get to see. Its true that the upper part of a woman’s body is more overtly sexual that a man.s but perhaps this makes up for the absolute absence of the vulva in such shows.

  22. Breasts aren’t genitals. Ya don’t Fuck breasts.
    A penis and spread legs showing the vagina is comparable.
    Women love dicks. Let them see um I say. Show more Vag too…. Who cares?
    I was a male dancer working through college.
    Trust me boys they worship the penis more than you fucking know. Women, married, engaged or otherwise act worse at strip clubs than any man you’ve seen.
    Hate feminists though. Too many issues….

  23. Well said Vanny, the real reason for showing penises but not vaginas is political correctness from feminist and liberals. Those scum don’t care about offending men but are hyper sensitive about offending women. If all their going to show of women is pubic hair then do the same for men! Just imagine if this situation was the other way around! The feminists and and politic correct libs would be going mad. To everyone who feels this way (men and women) don’t just sit there, email anyone connected with TV shows and movies that continue this horrendous sexism to men. Find their contact details online and ask why they find it acceptable to show penises but not vaginas and when will they start showing as many vaginas (vulva, clitoris, ect) as they do penises. Men (and those decent women who support this) must take action now. Email, phone, write to, contact in any way TV channels and movie companies demanding equality in genital exposure. I have done so and so should you. God this whole situation is so sickening. Take action now!

  24. Why is it that on TV and movies penises are allowed to be seen but NEVER EVER a vagina? Why were the actresses’ vaginas air brushed out or removed with computer technology on Game of Thrones when penises were graphically shown. And when I say vagina I do not mean pubic hair or a merkin, I mean the vulva, clitoris, ect. Men are now sick to their back teeth of seeing TV and movies that graphically and frequently show penises but NEVER EVER a vagina!!! Examples of this are programmes like Game of Thrones and Spartacus which explicitly showed many (shaven) penises but only dared show women wearing something called a merkin!!! This is a wig that actresses who have shaved vaginas wear so that instead of viewers for once seeing a vagina (and only about the top third at that from a full frontal) they see a false mass of pubic hair!!! If TV and movies show penises they HAVE TO SHOW VAGINAS! This whole situation is 100% sexist against men. Just imagine if it was reversed and viewers saw countless graphic scenes of vaginas but only ever saw a man’s pubic hair? Women would be rightly indignant and offended. This horrible and supremely sexist situation HAS TO STOP RIGHT NOW with TV and movies showing vaginas as frequently and explicitly as they do penises! It is sexism in the extreme not to do so and men are absolutely sick of this bizarre sexist culture on TV and movies. TV and movies have a duty to be equal and not sexist but what we have at the moment is absolute 100% sexism against men because TV and media show frequent and graphic images of penises but NEVER EVER a vagina. THIS HAS TO STOP RIGHT NOW! If penises are going to be shown then so to must vaginas! Not pubic hair, not a merkin, but a vagina. THIS SEXISM MUST END RIGHT NOW! Below is a section of what a man wrote with on an online forum about this horrific sexist attitudes towards men on TV and movies. After reading the whole shocking evidence of extreme sexism to men please tell me how this has happened in the first place and also that you’ve now stopped this criminal and extreme practice on TV and movies. How in the name of god you can allow all this (and more) of men’s genitals and not even allow the showing of the top third of a woman’s vagina in a full frontal literally beggars belief. Who and what are you people? This can you believe it is actually in reply to a woman complaining that you always see vaginas but never a penis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below is a man’s response to a sexist woman saying they never show penises on TV/movies:
    Colin, are you serious!? “Not commonplace”, “maybe in the world of pornography…” I have news for you, graphic “MALE ONLY” nudity in PG through R-rated entertainment IS commonplace and quite pornographic. It even includes male only torture porn! ……”Bruno” (Erect Moving/Talking Penis with Opening and Closing Urethra Graphically Shown), “Hall Pass” (Erect Penis), “Magic Mike” (Erect Penis Being Pumped), Both “Hangover’s 1 and 2” (Erect Penises, Fallatio, Bestiality), “Sirens” (Graphic Male Masturbation), “Jack Ass Movies” (Graphic Male Genital Defecation, Graphic Genital Torture and Stunts), “Teeth” (Multiple Graphic Male Genital Mutilation Scenes), “Hostel 2” (Graphic Male Genital Mutilation), “Finding Bliss” (Semi-Erect Moving Penis). Google the rest, you’ll find 100’s more–male only!

    Movie Channels: “OZ” (Graphic Male on Male Rape/Male Genital Nudity), “Spartacus” (Extremely Graphic Male Genital Nudity, Erect Penises, and Graphic Male Genital Mutilation), “Tell Me You Love Me” (Extremely Graphic Hand Job with Graphic Male Ejaculation, Erect Penises), “Rome” (Graphic Erect Penises)”. Other Shows with Graphic Male Genital Nudity: “True Blood”, “Girls”, “Game of Thrones”, “Shameless — Extremely Graphic”, “The Borgia’s”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Six Feet Under”, “John Adams”, “Gigolos”, “House of Lies”, “Weeds”, “Polyamory”, “The Tudors”, “Queer As Folk”, “Penn & Teller”, “Da Vinci’s Demons”, “Magic City”, “Dave Old Porn”. Again, Google it, the list goes on.

    Now, according to Candice’s own words, you can see just how “Implied” and “Tasteful” male nudity is done! (** rolls eyes **)

    No woman on the face of this earth would ever tolerate these levels of graphic nudity (outside of porn) if the roles were reversed! It would offend them beyond belief, and rightfully so! But in today’s culture, it seems perfectly OK to offend men, even ridicule us for speaking out in protest against this unfair and unprecedented level of MALE ONLY pornographic nudity that we see in today entertainment. And last but not least, we have individuals such as yourself, and Candice, who conveniently deny (when shown the facts) that this level of male nudity doesn’t even exists, or that it’s rare.

    Whether you choose to believe it or not, Hollywood has two sets of rules when it comes the exposure of a man and woman’s sexual organs, what most of us call “A Double Standard”! Everything can be pornographically shown on a man, but not on a woman. Furthermore, they try to spoon feed our society the message that graphically exposing the entire penis is not pornographic and is perfectly acceptable, but simply exposing any part of the Vulva, the outer female sexual organ, is extremely pornographic and forbidden!

    It’s an overtly sexist and obnoxious double standard! One that Candice openly promotes! And a lot of men (expect for you, Colin) are finally waking up and starting to speak out in protest as we are becoming alienated and completely fed up with it, hence the exceedingly greater number of posts here (above my own) that point out this fact. THIS SICK DOUBLE-STANDARD SEXISM MUST END NOW!

    • Idaius
      You sure did ramble, didn’t you there buddy? Now if one of us ladies wrote that much comment, you and other man here, would have called us names, like troll batshit crazy,mor feminazi, or you would have said we need to get laid or hate men, you know all the usual stuff that men say about a females when they speak up for other females. So why didn’t any woman scold you for your rant her?
      Oh yeah, I know, why! Women are just not that nasty to you men and we don’t treat you all in the same degrading way you treat us. See how all the ladies held themselves at bay and didn’t call you a name.
      Now about breasts, why are you so insistent on saying that breasts are not sexual, but testicles are? You are wrong and are quite confused and hate to burst your bubble, but testicles are not sexual like men’s penises But they are crucial, in that they hold the sperm. But as far as breasts, they do not help the vagina and penis to come together and and thrust and stroke, but the breasts are very vital, just as the testicles are. The breasts on a woman hold mammary glands and thus milk, not fatty tissue as so many dodos say, The female breasts can thrill and give much sexual enjoyment to the female. with or without the penis being anywhere near the vagina. The female breasts are awesome. So STOP trying to place the male breasts in the same category. I don’t know why women won’t speak up about this . I am tired of having to explain this to men and brainwashed women. A female’s breasts are powerful organs on the woman’s body. The man’s breasts were not designed to perform and darn sure don’t look the same!! And men have the nerve to say breasts are not sexual and women should not treat them as private parts!! Ha! I don’t care how many nipples a man has, he will never have female breasts and only has male breasts.

      That us why women want to keep their breasts from public view, except some women who are confused. Would you want your mother, daughter, wife, and sister to walk around topless in front of you and other men. The decent women and average everyday woman doesnot want to show you or any other man her private breasts. You see, every woman us not stupid enough to allow you men to brainwash them.
      Men are some crazy humans and are just breast and vagina crazy, and are just crazed and mad that women are not walking around topless. It’s sick. That is why I tell women on the Internet to love themselves before they love any male and to not worship their dads or their husbands.Men are straight up carnal and sexual minded, seems like all the time and it seems that you all are so fixated an dobsessed with breasts that I seriously believe that if females began walking around topless, we all know that women would be raped and groped, and molested everywhere and men’s minds would disintegrate, from overload.

  25. This is actually a simple logic, if men like to show the penis generally means he’s gay or homosexual or have hard problem with they sexualities, and if women like to show the shaved pussy generally means her normal…
    Why? This is very simple… did you ever talk to yourself and thinking? whether normal men like if his penis in view by another men? are you happy show your penis at the front of your male friend? if you not normal, sure you like if you normal sure not like… And if you show your penis in tv and film and many media, that’s mean you show your penis to all men… Do you like your penis in view all men? If u like that’s mean you have a problem with your sex or not normal,,,
    If women show shaved pussy at tv or film or media, that’s normal because women have many problem with her body, and many women show shaved pussy or vulva to female friend, women require a lot of cosmetics to beautify the her body and so many women waste money just for her body…
    if women want men to understand the needs of his
    body, women must show all nude body, by introduce her shaved pussy to tv or film or media, so that men will understand what women need …
    And women do not egois, if women want men accept, women must transparant to all men…
    And begin show all shaved pussy at the film, that’s logically… If any people not accept my argument that’s mean any problem with reproduct sex, that’s mean his/her gay or homosexualist… So that’s logically, normal men not like see penis and normal men not like show penis, and normal women like to show shaved pussy in tv or film or media and just abnormal women (pervert) or just homosexual want show more penis in tv or film or media…

    • I’m not sure what your comment is supposed to mean. I’m questioning why american films show a lot of penises in graphic detail but HAVE NEVER shown a shaved vulva, even the upper inch of a vaginal slit from a standing position.

  26. I don’t understand. I think it would be OK to see more male genitilia but, it hasn’t happened. Ok. I don’t think a woman with hair on her Genitilia is hiding as it grows there naturally. Males don’t need to shave their penises. They can stay hairy. If you normally shave and then cover it it would be unfair to ask a man to show what you won’t. However; if you are into hair as your natural form great bring on the hairy men. But inevitably it is up to the makers over the show, the actors or body actors, the demands of the populous and, the laws what is and isn’t shown. We can ask for what we want. That’s our right to freedom of speech. We can complain and rally for fairness in what ever way we believe it should be manifest. In the end though respect that 1. You don’t always get what you want. 2. Not everyone will agree with you nor, should they have to. 3. Having an opinion doesn’t make you backward, stupid or right or wrong. It makes you human.
    My opinion is I would enjoy more full frontal male nudity however; having stated such and feeling this is an honest request, I leave it there.
    Like what you want, want what you like but, respect people who might not agree or who might not feel comfortable in displaying themselves or their show thusly. We will all survive until tomorrow or not but, it is highly unlikely that this discussion will change that particular outcome.

  27. Interesting article you wrote. A while back I saw on one of the late shows the lady who stars on Xena and now the show Spartacus.She and the cast of women are fully nude (frontal).She said that they cannot show below their waist.They all have to wear a fake piece of fur to cover their ‘Lady Parts’.Real hair is not to be shown. Maybe some of the ladies are clean shaven and it’s to much for people to see.So what I or you are seeing is all fake.Breasts on the other hand I guess is no big deal anymore. A nude male actor is a lot harder to fake it.I could go on and say that America is still the most prudish country on the face of the earth but been said a thousand time before.

  28. man. I’m sick of watching TV with naked women in every scene!! where’s the equality… it doesn’t have to be a dick, though that would bw nice.. but I want the same amount of naked men as for women.

    • Somehow I suspect women won’t consider men naked unless they show genitalia. Showing female genitalia is considered porn (hence pubic hair/merkins, blurring/cut shots/weird camera angles on all non-NC-17 content involving women), so showing male genitalia is showing porn. Thus to have the same amount of naked men would mean no naked people in movies or cable.

  29. Yeah, you are so right, America is prudish, you dog gone right we are, and the country is prudish and Otis sexist against females. Tell the whole truth! because of man made doctrines and rules that demean and objectify females and push females to have cosmetic surgery and change themselves for males. The same males who will not show their erect or flaccid penises. But want females to show their breasts!! Go figure!

    Anyway, that is a tried old statement. This country is not more prudish than any other. Stop mimicking

    • Agreed. I live in Texas and it is against state law (felony) to expose your genitals or anus in public. However, it is not against state law to expose your breasts. There are localities that have not outlawed it and it is legal to go topless in public. Technically, if a woman has a full bush and remains standing it might not be illegal to go completely naked in public. After all, it has to be proven she exposed her genitals and hair does not make a genital.

      Until men start demanding equal privacy rights we will have double standards as the sexist author of this article is reflecting.

  30. Wow. A lot of hate in here.
    All I want to see is a large bird, like a falcon or an eagle, perched on a man’s erect penis. Is that too much to ask?

  31. There is so much male ass out there in shows and movies (men’s butt shots galore – often in the context of embarrassing, funny, tortured, vulnerable, whatever.), but relatively few penises. Not that they’re never shown its just not as common as you’d think.

  32. If you want to see male genitalia why don’t you get on the internet and watch porn. Showing genitalia is porn and it should not be shown on TV. That female genitalia being covered with pubic hair or wigs allows full frontal nudity of women without it being porn is not men’s fault. However, if you are trying to maintain that showing genitalia is not porn, then they should be able to show vaginas on TV without having to use blurs or blatant cuts/camera angles like they do on other TV programs.

    It is pure USA sexism that allows them to show porn on TV when it involves male genitals. Men need to start demanding the same sexual privacy that women demand. If Game of Thrones shows more porn, we men need to call and write to demand and end of the pornography.

  33. Somehow my comment ended up in the 2014/2015 timeline, so here it is again with an addition.A few notes.
    1.) I was an art major in college and am familiar with the history of art. Female genitals have been absent throughout history. Now we are adding a new art form with the introduction of film. Same scenario.
    2.) While on the subject of art, let’s look at figure drawing. I was in a class that was using both a male and a female model. Just as the models got into position the female moderator came over and said to the model, “Karen, adjust your pose, you are showing some pink.” The male model said to the instructor, “I’m showing some pink as well, should I tuck it between my legs?” After the class had ended he was told his services were no longer needed.
    3.) From 1927 until the early 70’s YMCA’s all across the country as well as many Jr.HIghs and High Schools made the boys swim in the nude. No bathing suits allowed. The females, on the other hand, had to have a bathing suit, no exceptions. The YMCA’s would hold a meet at the end of the course and invited all the parents and siblings to attend. The sisters of the swimmers often invited a couple of their friends to watch. There were newspaper reports that attendance was often 600 or more. For a swim class?
    4.) Doctors offices often have the need for a chaperone. 100% of those used for female patients were female chaperones. The men also were near the 100% mark that had female chaperones AND 15% of them were receptionists or clerical staff.
    5.) And, then we are back to today. Male genital nudity is so common, up close, for an extended period, well lit and, now, semi-erect, that I got carpel tunnel syndrome making out a list of these films. While on the other hand, female genital nudity in film does not exist. Jud Apatow said he will include a penis in every one of his films until we get over our fear of the penis. I think Jud got it backward. There is a fear of the vagina. So, Jud, snatch the opportunity. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag, time to ditch the merkin and reverse the true double standard.
    6.) One last thought, for all those that say camera angle is a problem. Place a camera behind an actress. She drops something on the floor. She bends over to pick it up—VOILA! Add on to my earlier post. A lot has been said that it would take weird camera angles to film a vulva/labia. Above is one, here is another. If I’m not mistaken there have been a couple of movies and cable TV shows that had strip club scenes. (yes, I’m being sarcastic) Girls on poles, remove the g-string, and there you have it, no weird angles to deal with. OK, lets add # 7.
    7.) When is genital nudity really needed? In the Crying Game the main character was thought to be a man. Towards the end of the movie, we discovered that she was a he when we saw her/his exposed penis. In Boys Don’t Cry the main character was thought to be a man. Toward the end of the movie, we discovered that he was a she when we saw her left thigh with a few pubic hairs revealed. The double standard is alive and thriving. What a shame that there is such a fear of the female genitals. Women should be insulted that their lady parts are considered pornographic, because that is the only place they are allowed to be shown.

  34. Somehow my comment ended up in the 2014/2015 timeline, school hip 38 comments to see my post. So here is an addition to my #6 point. and a new #7..

    6.) One last thought, for all those that say camera angle is a problem. Place a camera behind an actress. She drops something on the floor. She bends over to pick it up—VOILA! (Add on to my earlier post.) A lot has been said that it would take weird camera angles to film a vulva/labia. Above is one, here is another. If I’m not mistaken there have been a couple of movies and cable TV shows that had strip club scenes. (yes, I’m being sarcastic) Girls on poles, remove the g-string, and there you have it, no weird angles to deal with. OK, lets add # 7.
    7.) When is genital nudity really needed? In the Crying Game the main character was thought to be a man. Towards the end of the movie, we discovered that she was a he when we saw her/his exposed penis. In Boys Don’t Cry the main character was thought to be a man. Toward the end of the movie, we discovered that he was a she when we saw her left thigh with a few pubic hairs revealed. The double standard is alive and thriving. What a shame that there is such a fear of the female genitals. Women should be insulted that their lady parts are considered pornographic, because that is the only place they are allowed to be shown.

  35. Oops, I was auto corrected and missed it. I meant to say “scroll up” not “school hip” And it appears that you won’t need to scroll up, the post was repeated with the above addition.

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