The previous "PC Police" thread has got me thinking about the nature of art, both classical and the (relatively) more recent photographic. As I peruse the portfolios of many of my fellow photographers I notice a commonality between a lot of them - the female form is a major source of... inspiration. What's especially interesting is that it's usually ONLY the female form. There's rarely any men. And this is not just commercial stuff, it's amatuers and personal collections. My question is, why? A lot of times, like in the case of American Apparel and its lopsided take on sexiness in its ads, this is pawned off on the idea that nude women are a classical subject matter enjoyed down through the ages. This is true. But somehow those people forget that those same ancient lovers of boobs also sculpted and painted a lot of peen. The Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Italian Renaissance up through Picasso. All these artists reveled in the male form as well. True, there are some artists in the French school, like Boucher, who painted women almost exclusively, but most art historians sort of laugh them off as semi-pornographers. Renoir painted only female nudes and he admitted he was "painting with his prick". So where has the general love of the human form gone? Why is the male gaze more prominent than ever? Is it that male artists are getting lazier and artistry is used merely as a chance to look at naked babes? Are heterosexual male artists afraid of being labelled gay if they photograph other guys? Funny enough, actual hetero pornography is so focused on male pleasure that there is way more dick and spunk in them than T and A. The popular CFNM genre is the pinnacle of this.