Chus Martinez On Clothed Female, Naked Male (CFNM)Posted: June 7, 2013
Clothed female, naked (or nude) male (on the internet 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, other men or horses, such as in a BDSM or other sexual activity, as an indication of sexual submission, or as part of a male striptease. The objective of this type of scenario is that the male is denied the sexual pleasure of seeing the women in the same state of undress, and is not in a position to dominate the scene.
One-sided male nudity is also considered by some to be a form of sexual objectification of men or as a role reversal, whereby the male assumes a subservient sex role. Some people regard such depictions to be pornography. The opposite is clothed male, naked female (CMNF). Other similar sub-genres are clothed male, naked male (CMNM) and clothed female, naked female (CFNF).
Several sexual and non-sexual erotic scenarios related to one-sided male nudity can involve female domination, male submission, exhibitionism, and erotic entertainment. Although only given the name CFNM on the internet, CFNM has been a common fetish for many men and women for thousands of years.
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, however, 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.
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.
Unlike CMNF, CFNM is not divided into categories, such as soft CFNM and hard CFNM. Male participants receive pleasure from the CFNM experience for a number of reasons. Many males enjoy being completely nude around females and do not tend to be disappointed that the females are fully clothed, while experiencing the sexual pleasure given by females, which might include masturbation or oral sex. Some male participants, however, feel humiliated by the experience. Like the females in hard CMNF, their focus is on the embarrassment or humiliation they experience in the situation.
The film Porky’s Revenge (1985) has a scene in which the boys’ basketball team think that they are going to have an orgy with the cheerleaders. Using duplicate swimming costumes the girls subsequently trick the boys into stripping naked before being filmed in the swimming pool. In Exit to Eden (1994), Lisa Emerson (Dana Delany) while dressed in a red negligee, ties up the arms of a nude Elliot Slater (Paul Mercurio), before indulging in sexual play with him. In 100 Girls (2000), Arlene (Katherine Heigl) challenges Matthew (Jonathan Tucker) to a game of table football, where the loser of each goal has to remove one article of clothing. Matthew eventually loses to the extent where he is naked whilst the girls are still fully clothed.