Clothed male, naked female

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Clothed man next to a naked woman at the 2014 World Naked Bike Ride in London.

Clothed male, naked female (CMNF), or clothed male, nude female, is a genre of nudity in which one or more women are nude while one or more men are clothed.

In media[edit]

Entertainment columnist Earl Wilson details several experiences involving one-sided female nudity in his book Show Business Laid Bare.[1] In the chapter "Cheri Caffaro: A Strange Interlewd", Wilson writes about his experience interviewing actress Cheri Caffaro while she was nude and he was fully dressed.[2]

Depending on local laws, female nudity of some level is to be found at nude body painting events (such as Fantasy Fest), sex shows, strip clubs, and in adult-only public events like Folsom Street Fair, Nudes-A-Poppin', etc. There have also been TV programs featuring CMNF, such as Denmark's Blachman, which featured clothed males judging nude females for their bodies.[3]

As a theme in art[edit]

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.[4] For example, in Titian's treatment of Perseus and Andromeda in the mid-1550s, it is Andromeda who is nude—save for the barest wisp of fabric—while Perseus is clothed in armour.

See also[edit]

  • Candaulism
  • Erotic humiliation
  • Exhibitionism
  • Male dominance (BDSM)
  • Female submission
  • Clothed female, naked male
  • Nyotaimori
  • Sexual objectification
  • Voyeurism


  1. Show Business Laid Bare, by Earl Wilson, ISBN 0-399-11276-6 Search this book on Logo.png., New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1974. Second Printing
  2. The story can be found on pages 45-56 of the hardcover second printing of the book.
  3. Melissa Locker (9 May 2013). "Women Strip, Men Judge Their Bodies on Danish TV Show". Time. Time magazine.
  4. Simon Goldhill (2005). Love, sex & tragedy how the ancient world shapes our lives. University Of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-30119-8. Search this book on Logo.png

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