There seem to be far less (by about a 100:1 ratio) male nudes posted than female nudes. I've noticed that the male nudes get significantly less hits (number of times rated) and average lower ratings than their female counterparts. As a newcomer to PN and a relatively new photographer, I'm interested in hearing various thoughts about this subject. I know that attraction and sexuality play a large part in who and what we choose as subjects. But I would think, given the amount of creativity, desire to "push the envelope," and search for something different among us, the male nude would be of more interest to more people, if for no other reason than it is so underexplored and invites so many fresh possibilities. Do men feel any kind of taboo around photographing a nude man? Is it just lack of interest? How do women feel? I've heard it said, and understand what is meant, that the male figure isn't as "beautiful" as the female. I disagree, but beauty isn't the only thing I see captured on this site. There are lots of alternatives here to shooting just what is "beautiful," so I wouldn't think that would be the defining reason for the lack of male nudes. Anyway, I posted one recently for critique and was disappointed to get no comments. I'm hoping to approach the subject differently than a lot of what I've seen. I'd like to get away from what seems to be a habit of only considering dancers and athletes worthy of treatment, from insisting on moodiness which tames the impact of the nudity, from continually hiding male genitals by the subject's own hips or thighs or forced shadows or hands placed as fig leaves, while also playing with the traditional male pose vs. the more "feminine" pose. I would really appreciate your comments about the general subject and any specific feedback on my goal and whether MY FIRST ATTEMPT HERE is at all a worthy or interesting start toward that goal. I would also love to be pointed in the direction of any male nudes you've done or encountered that might alter the impression I have. Thanks!