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"Watching a man's entrails spilling out is excellent entertainment, but the sight of his cock, well, that would be obscene."
Inquisitor Glokta, The First Law

We all know that the Moral Guardians of America loathe and fear the female nipple, or yet more fearsome, vulva. But there is one thing that is even more vile, disgusting, and taboo in their eyes: the penis. In fact, it's not just prudish Moral Guardians who get upset when one does make an appearance on the movie screen. Most writers (and directors, and producers, and their 'preferred' market of viewers) are male. And (nominally) straight. And are somehow convinced that seeing a penis other than their own will turn them gay.

So, when one does pop up, whether it be Fanservice, Fan Disservice, or just there, expect it to be the only thing anyone talks about.

Can be very hypocritical, since little do writers/directors/male viewers consider that female viewers might indeed enjoy the view, as a straight woman is normally supposed to...

In Europe, they don't really make a big deal about nudity in general, so there are a lot more examples from their films.

If someone does this for combat, it's Full-Frontal Assault.

See also: Right Through His Pants, for when men even have sex and do other impossible things with their pants on, so as not to even hint that men ever get naked. Note that erect penises are virtually never depicted in any medium outside pornographic works.


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    Anime and Manga 
Note that the Japanese don't take those adolescent boys examples seriously, seeing it as innocent, "boys will be boys" behavior. Sexualized depictions, however... Still, this trope makes their mandated censorship of genitals of any age in hentai look quite silly.
  • A strange occurrence can be seen in classic Bastard!! (1988), where Dark Schneider has absolutely no qualms about getting naked, sometimes using his "equipment" as a lasso to constrain girls he wants, you know. It's sometimes referred to as "The Hand of the Devil".
  • Baby Beel in Beelzebub. He's the only character in anime who can get away with full-time unpixellated male frontal nudity in a 7AM Sunday morning kiddie timeslot!
  • The Berserk manga does this quite often. Most notable is Guts during his and Casca's more intimate moments.
    • Berserk is interesting in that it has quite a lot of female and male nudity. And it doesn't bother censoring either - even when said exposed penises are erect.
    • Guts himself is drawn in anatomically correct nudity when finding Gambino's severed leg during a nightmare, although he is in child form during all the dream and it is not focused upon.
  • A brief but also particularly detailed occurence in Origin which is quite unusual for a Boichi title, despite the fact that the writer was once an adult manga artist. Happens when all the "models" of cyborgs are displayed in the late chapters of the series, since they must look as human as possible, even in the crotch area.
  • In Cesare - Il Creatore che ha distrutto, when the Pazzi Conspiracy (13 years before the time of the story) is shown all the details are there on the naked bodies of the perpetrators hanging from the window. As for art, David is drawn in all his lovely detail in the gaiden book about the 1504 competition between Michelangelo and Leonardo. There's also a funny subplot in the 1491 main story where Michelangelo, 16 years old, is called in to restore the penis of the Archbishop's favorite statue after the rowdy squad of teenaged boys staying in his palace knocked it off while sword-fighting indoors. Main character Angelo himself doesn't get this, though, despite his multiple bath scenes and two sex scenes. It's always blocked by his leg or a sheet.
  • In Cross Ange in the first episode of the anime in the opening song you can see Tusk's penis. It never appeared again as Word of God confirmed it was an animation error.
  • The original manga of Cutey Honey featured Danbei's penis. Apparently Miniature Senior Citizens count the same as children by Japan's standards.
  • Akira, the protagonist of Devil Man has several scenes where his penis is uncensored in the OVA series CB Chara Nagai Go World. It is played for laughs, however, as he is a chibi in this adaptation.
  • Goku and Gohan's penises were censored out of Dragon Ball for American TV broadcasts and in Dragon Ball Z Kai even in Japan.
    • The Uncut Dragon Ball DVDs get PG-13 certificates and they show simply-drawn penises on young boys from time to time. Goku's inability to understand the concepts of modesty or manners was a Running Gag in the first series for a while.
  • The boys in Doraemon have this happen to them lots of times. Lots.
  • Kurono Kei in Gantz has some moments of it, including in erect state, and some other characters too.
  • All the time in Gintama. Sometimes parts of the male anatomy even fly about, but everything is usually pixelated.
  • For post-pubescent penises in a non-pornographic series, look no farther than Hajime no Ippo. There's tons of it in the manga, mainly from Takamura. (The anime adds Pixellation.)
    • The manga also pixellates early on, but later they don't bother.
  • In the 2nd episode of High School D×D, there's a single shot frame of Issei, while trying to cover up Rias, has his nether region shown uncensored.
  • Inumarudashi is all about a kindergartener who refuses to wear pants and underwear.
  • Tons of this in Jungle King Tar-Chan, always Played for Laughs (and/or Fan Disservice). The title character has quite a few up-Loincloth shots, especially during Face Faults. All of them were Bowdlerized out of the anime version, where his Loincloth became a Magic Skirt.
    • Notably, there are also plenty of Raging Stiffie jokes (some of which did make it into the anime), but the penis in question is always covered at the time. Apparently exposed penises and erect penises are both funny, but an exposed, erect penis is obscene.
  • Unlike other yaoi titles adapted into anime, the OVA Legend of the Blue Wolves completely avoids any form of Barbie Doll Anatomy or Scenery censor, displaying plenty of uncensored male nudity.
  • The Littl' Bits censored some full-frontal body shots in the two-part episode "The Sea".
  • The Beach Episode of Mazinkaiser has a comically jarring Extreme Closeup of Boss' scrotum poking out of his undersized briefs.
  • A few episodes of Oruchuban Ebichu have the rare occasion in Japanese media of adult male penises being shown uncensored, perhaps getting away with it because of how cartoony the art style is.
  • Gimmy in the director's cut of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Hot Springs Episode and the Parallel Works #5 music video. (Japan regards toddler nudity as non-sexualized.)
  • The same with Zatch from Zatch Bell!. He loves to run around naked all over the place, and swims in the nude.

  • The horrific Dante and Virgil in Hell shies away from showing the manhood of its nude subjects in the foreground, but you can actually see a few of the genitals of the damned in the background.
  • The Renaissance: This trope is on "full view" in several iconic pieces of the period:
    • David: This famous sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti depicts the Jewish king within an idealized, muscular body without any clothing, allowing his full figure to be on display, includinghispenis.
    • Sistine Chapel: Not many churches have murals of fully nude men lining their walls and ceilings, but this is not a normal church, and Michelangelo's image of a nude Adam reaching out to God is the most iconic feature of the Pope's personal chapel.
    • The Vitruvian Man: Leonardo da Vinci's most iconic drawing - showing an ideally proportioned nude man enclosed in a circle - has had particularly strong staying power in spite of any moral objections.

    Comic Books 
  • Batman: Damned #1 in its initial printing features Bruce Wayne full-frontal. A day or two after the art hit the Internet DC announced that future reprints and digital releases will obscure it.
  • In Richard Corben's Den comics, originally presented in Heavy Metal, the title character is thrown into the fantasy world of Neverwhere where he and other humans from Earth become physical ideals and buck naked and most of the stories never hide it. However, that world is a place where nudity taboos don't exist since Den and his girlfriend Cath find that they are completely comfortable naked and meet others who are clothed to varying degrees, and no one considers their nudity as anything remarkable.
    • Only applies to the first two volumes, though — later ones have more clothes and occasionally make use of Censor Shadow and Scenery Censor.
    • Lampshaded and parodied in the animated movie, where he puts on a Loincloth, saying that he doesn't want to walk around with his "dork hanging out".
  • In Fables the first issue that introduces the male and female dryads have a full-frontal scene for both of them. It's about as titillating as the Dr. Manhattan scenes from Watchmen.
  • Fine Print: Several of the physically male-presenting Cupids and Cubi are shown entirely nude, including with erect penises having sex (sometimes together).
  • Groo the Wanderer engages in this from time to time, usually from infant or prepubescent boys running around without pants in impoverished areas. Given Sergio's cartoonish art style, these are totally lacking any detail and are easily overlooked.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen doesn't shy away from male nudity, especially in volume 3.
  • Brazilian comic Monica's Gang had this happen on occasion with its male cast, whether humiliating moments without clothes or Skinny Dipping (the latter in particular to the hillbilly Chuck Billy) given they're just boys and thus there's no dirty connotation. There's even one animated short with basically a character flashing his mother! That being said, since the 2000s it's basically unseen given the comic's increased tendency for political correctness.
  • Raptors: Drago's manhood is on display a bunch of times. Of course, this is a European comic.
  • In the first issue of Sex Criminals, Jon is seen completely naked in profile. It's not frontal, but his entire penis is clearly visible.
  • The Sin City comics are loaded with fanservice so much so that even the guys get in on it. Every major male character gets at least one full frontal nude scene... except for Marv. It's also used for Fan Disservice with the Yellow Bastard.
  • Supreme Power was the first Marvel comic to feature both male and female full-frontal nudity (though the former appeared in only one panel).
    • Unless you wanted to count comics from Marvel's old Epic line. Elektra Lives Again provides rather... unique views of some established Marvel characters.
  • Also the 300 comic. Spartans love their cloaks, but love to feel the wind on their franks and beans more.
  • Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen. There was a lot of controversy about this. That there is a giant flopping blue wang is all many non-fans know about the film adaptation, in fact.
    • In the comic book, however, it was intentionally drawn with very low amounts of detail and wasn't particularly big, as to avoid Best Known for the Fanservice.
  • German comic artist Brösel is really fond of drawing penises. Many of the longer story arcs in Werner include people losing their clothes somewhere along the way. This is almost never sexy.
  • In Wolfskin, we see the barbarian main character's fully naked body for 2 panels.

    Comic Strips 
  • The Dutch comic "Fokke & Sukke" (yes, it sounds bad) has two naked birds as the main characters. With their penises showing all the time, and sometimes they are even part of the joke. Remember, this comic shows up daily in newspapers. Of course for most bird species this counts as Artistic License – Biology.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Ewan McGregor is definitely not shy about getting it out on camera.
  • Director Gaspar Noé likes this trope:
    • In Irréversible, the rapist is quickly flashing his best part right after raping Alex. It's all CGI though.
    • In Enter the Void, the night club owner exposes his penis quickly when dropping his pants to have sex with Linda backstage.
    • Love (2015) has many unsimulated sex scenes, so the male lead's penis is in the shot for a significant amount of runtime.
  • Adam Devine has a rather prominent frontal nude scene in Game-Over Man. When asked about it, he said he could no longer joke about his penis size in his standup, because anyone could now see for themselves how big (or small) it is.
  • American Honey: Corey is quite the exhibitionist, baring his junk multiple times and mooning people.
  • Paul Gross had a brief side view nude moment in Aspen Extreme, though it was cut from the American version. Fans made a lot of 'extended cut' 'Euro cut' and 'As-penis' Extreme jokes about it.
  • The Assignment (2016): Early on Frank shows this stepping out of the shower, perhaps to emphasize his appearance before he's given an unwilling sex reassignment.
  • Duane runs through the streets of New York naked at night in Basket Case.
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Plan features a now-infamous "cock-shot" where the camera purposefully zooms in on a penis. According to an interview with Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos (director of the movie) insisted that the camera "zoom in on the cock" and even directed actors to not cover it up for the shot.
  • Beasts of No Nation has a sycophant nude Nigerian with a flipping dick as they flop around their country butchering masses.
  • In Beyond Re-Animator, there's an extended fight sequence between a rat and a zombie penis.
  • Ralph Fiennes did so in his mid-fifties for the film A Bigger Splash
  • Blockers: Mitchell unwillingly gets to Ron completely naked while he's playing a sex game with Cathy, including a close up of his balls.
  • Blood of the Tribades: A number of male vampires are shown entirely nude from the front (or at least bottomless in one case). The camera lingers somewhat over their genitals sometimes in fact.
  • One of the final scenes of Boogie Nights shows just how impressive Dirk Diggler really is, though the member shown was a prosthetic.
  • The father in Brand Upon the Brain! is seen naked at some point.
  • Heath Ledger jumps off a cliff into a river nude in Brokeback Mountain. Jake Gyllenhaal used a body double.
  • Tom Hardy for about half of Bronson. And then he did it again for the short film Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother.
  • Brüno (2009) had a rotating, talking penis.
  • A man's testicles are shown being graphically crushed in the unrated version of Carver.
  • A plot point in The Casting Man - which is about a director of lowbrow sexploitation films trying to make a quick buck to pay off his debts. Struggling to find an actress willing to appear nude in his film, he has his fair share of males willing to. The in-universe agency (the luridly named Sugar Plums Talent) represents actors who specialise in it. Four actors appeared full frontal in the film too.
  • Cannibal Holocaust is known for its explicitly graphic content and nudity, as well as real footage of animal deaths, but unusually for exploitation films, it doesn't shy away from male nudity.
    • As part of a ritual to signal that they mean no harm to the tribe, Miguel takes off all his clothes and stands there, allowing them to shoot poisoned darts at his feet.
    • Professor Munroe must strip naked and take part in a bathing ceremony in the river to get access to the previous documentary crew's tapes (his actor Robert Kerman had previously starred in several adult films).
    • Faye at one point pulls off Mark's Modesty Towel to briefly expose him on-camera.
    • More disturbingly, Jack is stripped by the tribe right before he's castrated.
  • Color of Night had Bruce Willis on full display.
  • Come Undone, an LGBT film, shows Europeans' more relaxed attitudes to male and female nudity, as well as quite a bit more.
  • The Crying Game: It's used for The Reveal. Fergus undresses Dil to have sex with her, discovering that she's a pre-op trans woman.
  • Alan Rickman in Dark Harbour.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen combined this with Glass Smack and Slide in The Dictator.
  • Drive, He Said has a locker room scene with the basketball team towards the beginning, and an extended scene towards the end with Gabriel streaking across campus.
  • Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises during a brutal knife fight scene in a bathhouse. While he took a while to decide about it, he ultimately went through with it, feeling it would be impossible to keep a Modesty Towel on for the whole sequence.
  • A Field in England shows a closeup of Jacob's syphilitic member, and Cutler pissing on the other deserters while they're digging a hole.
  • Fight Club. Tyler Durden's hobby of inserting random penises into other movies seems to be making fun of this trope. Also, the very-visible shot of an actual penis at the end.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall has Jason Segel doing two full-frontal scenes for laughs, though one happens because he drops his towel in shock at being dumped.
  • Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl both as Freeze-Frame Bonus. The latter is Fan Disservice because his character is covered in blood after having his throat slashed open.
  • There's an Australian short film called Gotcha about a boy who likes to play pranks on people. He ultimately finds himself locked out of his house naked. Though mostly shot from behind, there is a brief shot of him from the front. Thanks to a combination of blurry motion and shadow, his penis is just barely visible.
  • The Green Inferno: We see about half Lars' penis when he's peeing in the woods, just as a spider is crawling its way...
  • The Hateful Eight, during the scenes of Warren forcing Gen. Smithers' son to walk naked in the snow until he collapsed.
  • The Hole has a sequence halfway through the movie where Frankie walks into the boys' changing rooms at school to have a talk with Geoff while he's showering. Laurence Fox appears fully nude, and several extras do as well.
  • Holy Motors features a rarity for a non-pornographic films: an erection. It is very strange.
  • In Hostel Part II due to complaints from female viewers of too much female nudity in the first movie, Eli Roth made sure the first frontal nude shot is with a man. Also the scene with the dog near the end of the movie will make tons of male viewers clutch their privates in fear.
  • In The Human Centipede, Dr. Heiter goes for a naked swim in front of his prisoners. His actor suggested the unselfconscious nudity to show that the Doctor thinks of them as his pet. No, not his pets.
  • Mark Ruffalo in In the Cut, and most uncomfortably for him, he was doing so alongside Meg Ryan at the height of her It Girl popularity in the 90s.
    "I was scared. I was really scared. And she was with Russell Crowe. All I could think of is 'what am I going to be like compared to Russell Crowe?'"
  • I Spit on Your Grave:
    • While not as prominent as with Jennifer, the original film still features plenty of nudity from her male rapists, including a few brief distant frontal shots. Of course, in the context of the film, it's all Fan Disservice. The male actors all volunteered for it to show solidarity with Camille Keaton, who would be performing a lot of the sequence nude.
    • We get a very close look at Ivan's balls in the second film, as Katie slowly crushes them in a vice.
    • In the third film, Jennifer quite explicitly mutilates Nicholas' penis.
  • The film Intimacy got a measure of infamy for a scene where Kerry Fox performs unsimulated fellatio on Mark Rylance. The latter was so upset by the backlash towards it that he regretted making the film at all.
  • According to Wikipedia, Kinsey was the first film permitted to show uncensored genitalia in Japan.
  • There’s at least one scene in each Jackass movie with one of the crew members showing their penis (usually to harm it in some sort of stunt), but “Jackass Forever” probably takes the cake for having the most amount of male nudity, not just in the entire franchise, but possibly in all film history.
  • Christopher Eccleston has never been shy about onscreen nudity (working as an artist's model during your 20s will have that effect), but it took him until Lennon Naked to do a movie in which the director wasn't taking measures that his dick wouldn't be visible during these scenes (it's not a sexual scene, though. He and Naoko Mori are replicating the album cover mentioned below).
  • The Last Circus has full-frontal nudity with the overweight protagonist in less than hygienic conditions.
  • The Last King of Scotland has a brief shot of James McAvoy fully nude when the character gets out of bed. In this part of the 2000s, he was often cast in such Mr. Fanservice roles, but this is the only one featuring full frontal nudity.
  • Ever wondered if Daniel Craig was a natural blonde? The answer can be found in Love Is The Devil. He is.
  • Roman Polanski's 1971 version of Macbeth has a controversial scene where Macduff's eleven-year-old son is shown fully nude while his mother gives him a bath. His actor was deemed too young to see the film when it came out, due to the Family-Unfriendly Violence.
  • The Italian film Malčna, best known as the movie about the preteen boy fantasising about Monica Bellucci, features a scene where the boy's father takes him to a brothel. He strips naked and his penis is on-screen for a few seconds. As actor Giuseppe Sulfaro was only fifteen at the time, this shot is cut out of the American release.
  • Michael Welch's character in M.F.A. is fatally drugged, and then his corpse is stripped, with his penis briefly visible.
  • Jack Reynor has a rather extended scene in Midsommar where he runs around the village in a panic, and he's completely naked the entire time. This was apparently Reynor's own suggestion.
  • Sebastian Stan in the movie Monday where he and his love interest decide to go on a motorcycle ride naked.
  • This happens in Monty Python's Life of Brian when Brian opens his window shutters to find an entire crowd of followers camped outside his house.
  • Naked Boys Singing, obviously. For the first few seconds, the camera carefully avoids showing the performers from the front. For the first few seconds.
  • Nymphomaniac shows numerous penises in all stages and sizes.
  • The Odd Angry Shot has a Shower Scene where all of the soldiers have their 'weapons' on display.
  • Will Ferrell's penis makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance when his character goes streaking in Old School.
  • Chris Pine and his penis embarked on an international publicity tour ahead of the premiere of their Netflix film Outlaw King.
  • Harvey Keitel shows his hairy manmeat in The Piano.
  • Piranha 3D plays with this. Derrick Jones has his displayed, or regurgitated, after he sleeps with the fishes. Apparently he had slept with too many women for the pisces.
  • Plan B (2021): Andy shows his large and pierced penis in explicit detail at length when the girls debate who will give him oral sex.
  • In Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Conner is sitting in his limousine, thinking he's about to sign a pair of breasts, only to find a penis (played by Judd Apatow) pressed against the window instead. But, he rolls down the window and signs it all the same.
  • Background characters of both genders are seen fully nude in Prospero's Books, Peter Greenaway's adaptation of The Tempest.
  • In Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Santa's elves look like feral old men who run naked save for their beards in midwinter. And that's actual snow the actors are running around in.
  • Return of the Secaucus Seven: At one point, the friends all go swimming, and all of the male characters go Skinny Dipping, with a few of them posing nude while drying themselves on the rocks. Director John Sayles said this was a deliberate attempt to subvert the usual Ms. Fanservice tropes.
  • In Revenge (2017), Richard's schlong can be clearly seen multiple times near the beginning and the end of the film. There's actually more explicit male nudity in the film than there is female, with Jen never showing more than briefly topless.
  • Scandinavians tend to view nudity as something natural, and thus the children's movie Ronja the Robber's Daughter includes a scene where eleven completely nude men are forced outside in the snow to clean themselves during winter. And once again, it was all shot in real snow with real naked people.
  • In the 1985 adaptation of A Room with a View, everything is on full display when three male characters go into the woods and strip down to go skinny dipping in a pond, and when they playfully chase each other around it.
  • Briefly provided by Kendall in Pieces when gets up from a bed after having noisy sex with a woman.
  • Saint Laurent includes a love scene where Gaspard Ulliel gets to proudly show off.
  • In The Secret in Their Eyes, Gomez shows his penis to Hastings to demonstrate his masculinity.
  • Gilles Marini's breakthrough role was as a naked neighbor of Samantha's in the first Sex and the City movie.
  • Happens at the climax of This Is the End, courtesy of a 500-foot-tall CGI Satanic hellbeast, whose penis is about the length of a tree.
  • Klas in Together exposes his willy twice.
  • In The Tripper, a pair of naked hippies—one male, one female—wander through the festival with everything on display, as Deputy Buzz watches and shakes his head in disbelief. The man becomes the first person to die at the hands of the slasher.
  • There are quite a few in Toni Erdmann, particularly during the impromptu "naked party" scene.
  • Virgin Territory: The bandits drop their pants, at Elissa's urging, so she and Filomena can "take a look at the tackle". It's just a ploy for them to escape when she incites the men into fighting over the pair.
  • In Passion in the Desert, Augustin sheds more clothing the more time he spends living in the wilderness with the leopard Simoom. By the end he's going around naked, covered in mud and black spots in an effort to look more like Simoom.
  • In Karate a Muerte en Torremolinos, Jess gets naked because of the itch all over his body.
  • Though it's shot mostly in darkness, the first Terminator movie has Arnold Schwarzenegger walking fully nude when approaching a group of punks. It's even quite possible to actually see Arnie's schlong in that scene, albeit somewhat difficult to make out.

  • The Da Vinci Code: Sir Leigh Teabing recalls playing the title character in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as a young man and his toga coming undone just before Caesar’s death scene. To stay in character, Teabing was forced to remain perfectly still while completely nude. He later remarked that no one had ever played that scene with more dedication.
  • Elizabeth Chadwick: Appears occasionally in her novels of Angevin England, typically as part of a wedding night ritual where the bride and groom confirm that their partner’s body is satisfactory to them before being placed in the marriage bed. Featured in The Outlaw Knight, Shadows and Strongholds, and more subtly in A Place Beyond Courage.
  • How to Survive a Horror Movie: Recommends this to defeat Satan. Satan is too evil and powerful to defeat, but since male frontal nudity doesn't exist in the terrorverse, resorting to it will immediately pull you back to the real world.
  • The Lost Diary of Don Juan: Subverted for dramatic effect. As the protagonist remarks during one of his many seductions:
    "I kept my undergarments on even after I had disrobed, because a woman does not relish the sight of a man's nakedness as he relishes hers. I have always remained sheathed until a woman is ready and wanting me fully."

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Aliens: Fabien shows this after getting interrupted while having sex with Lily, showing that what Dominic said about the alien men having larger penises on average than humans is true (for him at least).
  • Boardwalk Empire: Has Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano doing full-frontal after getting it on with Gillian Darmody, who he thinks is Jimmy's wife, not his mother.
  • The Borgias: Cardinal della Rovere (Colm Feore) doesn't have time to grab a towel while escaping an assassin in a public bath.
  • The Boys:
    • Translucent can turn invisible, but his clothes don't do so with him, so he must strip naked if he wants to remain fully unseen. This is revealed to Starlight in the first episode, with his schlong in full view.
    • In "Payback" Termite's penis is shown after he has sex with a doll while tiny. Later, his male partner's penis is also shown in extreme closeup before Termite goes inside tiny to stimulate the guy's urethra. Termite appears nude again in the episode "Herogasm".
  • Chernobyl: The miners brought in to dig a tunnel under the reactor start working in only their boots and hats after their request for fans to ease the 50ºC/122ºF heat is denied due to concerns about radioactive dust. The scene is decidedly not played for fanservice as the men are all sweaty, dirty and being exposed to dangerously radioactive material.
  • Dante's Cove: Features full-frontal male nudity at least Once an Episode.
  • Deadwood: In one episode, you can see Ron's... Swanson.
  • Euphoria: There are many scenes where men (or teen boys) are naked, namely one infamous supercut of genitalia in the pilot. They are almost never played for fanservice. An exception is Kat's Season 2 sex fantasy about a large Dothraki warrior with a very long penis that's shown erect before he has sex with her.
  • Future Man: We see both Josh and Joosh entirely nude when they meet. Josh is revealed as very well-endowed since he switched genitals with Wolf during the TTD splice.
  • Game of Thrones (HBO strikes again):
    • Theon Greyjoy, during a sex scene with Ros in season 1.
    • Olyvar, a spy and prostitute in the employ of Littlefinger, who poses as a squire and seduces Loras Tyrell in season 3 and has a threeway with Prince Oberyn Martell and his paramour Ellaria in season 4.
    • As punishment for attempting to sell poisoned wine to Daenerys, the Dothraki force a merchant to march with them naked and tied to a horse, where he would ultimately die of exhaustion or be dragged to death.
    • The random creep who flashes his genitals in front of Cersei during her walk of shame in King's Landing.
      I'm a Lannister, suck me off! SUCK ME OFF, you BITCH!!
    • Even Played for Laughs with Hodor (!) while bathing in hot springs. Osha notes her approval over the large size of his penis.
    • There's also the close-up of the member of the Braavosi actor portraying Joffrey, covered with a genital wart...
  • Glue: In this Skins-esque drama, we get brief shots of Cal, Rob, and James (all three of them main characters).
  • Hit & Miss: Mia is shown to be a trans woman right in one of her first scenes, showing that she has penis while she's getting into the shower (Mia's saving for sex reassignment surgery). She continues being seen naked in other scenes as well ("male" obviously only refers to anatomy here).
  • Irma Vep: An older man walks out of the shower completely naked as Mira sneaks through his room to enter Laurie's.
  • The Inbetweeners: In series 3 episode 1 we see one of Joe Thomas' testicles for a large part of the episode. Played for laughs of course.
  • John Adams: Episode 1 of this miniseries features the main character's cousin Samuel tarring and feathering a Tory. While the soldier was naked. Boiling tar. Ouch! Flashes of the man's front bits can be seen.
  • The Leftovers: In the pilot, Chris Zylka has a full-frontal scene as Tom Garvey. There's another in Season 2 when he is raped by Meg. Christopher Eccleston's Matt Jamison also has a nude scene in Season 2, and there's a memorable sequence in Season 3 where a French sailor bares all before going rogue and launching a nuke.
  • Lucky Louie: This HBO comedy eschewed female nudity (erotic, therefore not funny) but often featured male nudity as show creator Louie C.K. considered the nude male form funny-looking. Louie himself bolts out of bed naked just after sex in the second episode. Other occurrences are always Played for Laughs.
  • In Misfits:
    • The third series' second episode has an unexpected shot of Curtis' penis. It's as much of a surprise to the person undressing him, who had seen Curtis when he was transformed into a woman and tried to Date Rape him just as he changed back. He gets an eyeful and a fist to the face.
    • The sixth episode of the third series gives Simon (and the viewers) a vision of Rudy's penis having just fallen off from a curse. The severed penis is clearly visible throughout.
    • The fourth series has a few, courtesy of Alex when he has his penis stolen by somebody's superpowers and is trying to find it again.
  • Naked Jungle: Channel 5's notorious one-off game show was just that... a jungle adventure game where all the contestants and the presenter were nude, with no censorship.
  • Normal People: In the TV adaptation, Connell's penis is briefly shown when he's lying nude after one of the times he and Marianne have sex.
  • Outlander
    • To Ransom a Man’s Soul: In one of the most brutal episodes of the entire series, Jamie Fraser recalls - through flashbacks - the sexual assault and psychological torture he endured at the hands of Johnathan Randall (the same man who had mercilessly flogged him years before). The morning after, Randall climbs off the bed fully nude and casually prepares for the day before being trampled by 20+ head of cattle, while Jaime is surreptitiously rescued.
  • Pam & Tommy has a memorable sequence where Tommy Lee has a conversation with his own penis. Sebastian Stan wore a prosthetic for his nude scenes.
  • Phoenix: When this 1990's Australian cop show had a brief shot of actor Tony Poli taking off his towel in a locker room while facing the camera, female viewers wrote into Backchat to express their approval.
  • Private Dicks: This HBO documentary (you can guess what it's about) includes Jonah Falcon.
  • Queer As Folk: Often has male nudity and occasional frontal nudity, rarely from any main character.
  • The first season of Raw has Pavel going full frontal at the end of an episode when he reconsiders cutting his date with Geoff short before doing the deed.
  • Rome: Gives us Mark Antony (in clear view), Brutus (seen from the side), and Pullo (though it's rather dark). Plus the poor slave who was sent as a gift to Servilia because "a large penis is always welcome" (though apparently he was enhanced digitally in post-production). Also, let's not forget the Squick when Vorenus drops the huge, mummified phallus from his moneybag - apparently a war memento taken from a fallen enemy.
  • Sense8: Wolfgang has several scenes where he appears naked while swimming. During one scene he connects to love interest Kala via their Psychic Link as she's about to marry another man. Kala is the only character who can see him but the audience still gets treated to the sight of him completely naked in front of the wedding guests. There's a brief but deliberate shot of the camera focusing on his penis to indicate that Kala got a good look before fainting.
  • Sex and the City is a woman-centered, woman-oriented show with men being the Periphery Demographic. Therefore, male nudity, even the full-frontal one, is quite common since the Fanservice is indeed female-oriented.
  • Sex/Life: Brad is shown entirely nude from the front when showering at the gym he attends, showcasing his very large penis.
  • Shameless (US): Young Ian Gallagher walks in on Kevin (Steve Howie) sleeping nude. Ian's lingering gaze is the audience's first cue that Ian is gay. Oddly, several seasons later after a scene in which it appears Ian shows full-frontal Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian, denied in an interview that there had ever been any full-frontal male nudity on the show despite appearing in this scene and there having been at least two other instances in subsequent episodes.
  • The Smoke: At the end of the pilot, firefighter Kev Allison drops his pants to reveal the severe burn injuries he received to his legs and genitals at the beginning of the episode. Quite jarring, especially considering that Kev is played by Jamie Bamber, who is usually the epitome of Fanservice, only to do a complete 180.
  • Spartacus: Blood and Sand:
    • The Starz network reportedly encouraged the use of male nudity, which led to Manu Bennett deciding to play Crixus's first scene fully naked (alongside several other nude gladiator extras). Crixus also goes full frontal when Illythia is inspecting him and Spartacus and she orders him to remove his clothes.
    • The character Segovax is touted for his large penis when he's introduced. Unfortunately for him, when his attempt to kill Spartacus fails, his punishment includes castration, and no we are not given a Gory Discretion Shot.
    • Spartacus himself is fully nude for a sequence in the episode "Whore", where he's expected to sleep with a Roman noblewoman. Andy Whitfield however wore a prosthetic penis for the scene.
    • In the first episode of "Vengeance", a brothel is attacked by the rebels, and several males are briefly seen in the nude.
  • True Blood:
    • In a grand HBO tradition, also features some during Marianne's orgies in Season 2. Considering it was some old guest star dude, it was a clear Fan Disservice.
    • Although when Detective Andy Bellefleur breaks up another orgy, quick-eyed viewers will note a couple naked extra that are quite a bit easier on the eyes.
    • In the season 6 finale, Eric enjoys a spot of nude sunbathing after drinking Warlow's blood, which has made him immune to sunlight. Unfortunately, the blood's effects wear off and the fanservice turns to Fan Disservice as he starts to burn up.
  • Watchmen (2019):
    • Our first scene with an elderly Adrian Veidt in the first episode, "It's Summer And We're Running Out Of Ice", has him calmly type-writing while completely nude and his maid is massaging his thighs in a way that the audience is supposed to misinterpret at first like she's giving him a blowjob. Thankfully the typewriter is in the way of Jeremy Irons' genitals.
    • Played straight by the male clone playing Doctor Manhattan in Veidt's play, who wears a fencing mask and nothing else to play the role.
    • In 2009, Doctor Manhattan — having just assumed Cal's identity — visits Veidt at Karnak in the buff. And he is hung.
  • We Are Who We Are: Fraser walks into the men's showers on the base while he wanders around, and stares at a soldier who turns around, showing everything. The others notice and playfully wave their dicks at him too. Also, the two guys at the party he attends later appear completely nude (one is quite well-equipped).
  • Westworld: A number of the male androids are seen entirely naked while in storage.
  • The Wire:
    • The show gives us Ziggy Sobotka's penis at least twice in season 2, once as part of an Establishing Character Moment. Season four gives us an extremely brief look at Omar nude.
    • Early in season 4, Herc, serving on the Mayor's detail, catches Mayor Royce receiving a blowjob from his secretary. Valchek urges him to use the incident to his advantage to climb the ladder.
  • In the first episode of The White Lotus we are introduced to Mark Mossbacher (played by Steve Zahn) sitting on the edge of his bed, bathrobe open, legs spread, gripping the shaft of his dick in one hand and poking his balls with the other hand trying to figure out if he has testicular cancer.

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins shows them both naked on the cover.
  • Yoshiki's "NUDE" photobook is a subversion. Japan in the 1990s required at least token censorship. The result is a sheet and often Lens Flare or a similar overexposure effect to conceal his penis in any frontal poses.
  • Cephalic Carnage' Ohrwurm video.
  • The back cover of U2's Achtung Baby features a nude picture of bassist Adam Clayton.
  • The controversy behind Nine Inch Nails' "Happiness in Slavery" music video is half due to S&M performance artist Bob Flanagan stripping down nude during the video (the other half due to the extreme gore).
  • The Dandy Warhols can be considered equal opportunity in this regard, as both Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Zia McCabe have made nude public appearances. So it's not too much of a surprise that the video for "Bohemian Like You" features both female toplessness and male frontal nudity, albeit of extras rather than band members.
  • Infamously, Death Grips' album NØ LØV∑ D∑∑P W∏B features drummer Zach Hill's erect penis, the album's title written across the head and shaft in black sharpie.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • What, you're surprised an industry could last two hundred years and not have an example or two? In WWE alone there was Spanky streaking on Smackdown, followed by an interview on WWE Confidential where Josh Matthews asked if he "felt a breeze". Spanky responded, "No, I have small genitals."
  • Japanese wrestler Shinobu has wrestled (or least done shenanigans) while completely naked in obscure 666 events.

  • Ancient Greek athletes were famous for both training and competing in the nude. The word "gymnasium" comes from the Greek gymnos, meaning "naked".
  • Da Vinci Body Series: This all male series of workout videos have each of the participants including the instructor performing in the nude.

  • Alan Strang in Equus is one of the few roles in theatre (male or female) to require on-stage nudity.
  • Angels in America:
    • Prior Walter, the main protagonist strips down completely on-stage during an examination scene. The scene is maintained in the HBO miniseries. However, this is not a necessity, and the scene can be done with Prior in his underwear instead. Andrew Garfield for example, played it that way.
    • Joe Pitt also strips in a different scene, though the miniseries only showed a rear view. The original Broadway production had Joe about to take off his his underwear before Louis stops him, getting the general idea of the scene down. The revival had Joe strip completely, but much like the HBO version, we only see his backside before he covers up.
  • Ian McKellen's recent run as King Lear had him going nude as a part of Lear's madness. Eyewitness accounts range from "well-endowed" to "old and floppy."
    • As it is King Lear, there were numerous jokes about Mckellen being "every inch a king."
  • Hair notoriously allows the majority of the cast, male and female, to strip briefly at the end of Act I.
  • A 2009 Berlin performance of Mr Puntila And His Hired Man Matti (by Bertolt Brecht) had Matti undress completely halfway through the play.
  • Oh! Calcutta! was the second show on Broadway to feature male full-frontal nudity (in 1971. It opened in the West End in 1970). However, for some reason (most likely because there was a lot more nudity than in Hair), it's far more notorious.
  • "Take Me Out," in which members of a baseball team react to a teammate's coming out as gay, takes place in the locker room showers. The set includes actual working showers and an all-male, all-naked cast.
  • The National Theatre's 2011 production of Frankenstein had Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller (depending on the night) spending about 20 minutes completely nude as the Creature, as he came to life and learned how to move, walk, etc.
  • The Puppetry of the Penis — "The ancient Australian art of genital origami"
  • Naked Boys Singing!

    Video Games 
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned provides this courtesy of Congressman Stubbs.
  • Several times in Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a Swedish game. It's mostly on dissected corpses and a corpse-like creature.
  • The Binding of Isaac: The main character spends the whole game butt naked since his abusive mother stripped him of everything he had, unless you get an item of clothing as an item. His junk doesn't show up in gameplay proper, but some of the drawn cutscenes show him with a line between his legs (which falls off in one of them!)
  • Castlevania:
    • The werewolf in Rondo of Blood (and every other game that uses the same sprites) turns into a naked, anatomically correct human when it dies (it's a small sprite, but there's definitely something there). Eventually censored in The Dracula X Chronicles (with black briefs, both in 2D and 3D) and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (with magically-appearing boxer shorts).
    • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has naked statues of both men and women. The most notable male statues are the stone guardians on either side of each of the "warp doors" which transport you somewhere else in the castle.
    • Why forget Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the bigger werewolves are pretty obvious.
  • The characters in Rampage (Two Guys and a Girl) have always turned into naked humans when they die, but only in Rampage: World Tour did you get a completely unobstructed shot of their naked bodies. This being a higher bittage than the Castlevania example above, the penis is clearly defined.
  • Lucifer in Dante's Inferno has a very large, very bouncy, furry penis. You can also make out Dante's penis during the ending.
  • Player characters of both genders in Conan Exiles begin the game nude, and there's even a slider to change the size of the characters' junk.
  • One of the more recent high profile examples of this trope in video games is Cyberpunk 2077. Similar to Conan Exiles above, your character is initially completely naked. And if your V is male, (or is otherwise in possession of a penis) anatomically correct — complete with Jiggle Physics and customization. Ironically, for as much attention as this got it's never seen again outside the character creation screen and adjusting the character's appearance.
  • In Asura's Wrath, you can catch a glimpse of Asura's crotch for a split second. It's hard to make out anything specific, but he clearly doesn't have Barbie Doll Anatomy. image here.
  • The Longest Journey features a naked male Guardian of the Balance in the introduction cutscene (who is clothed by the time you meet him in-game). When you meet the new Guardian in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, he is also stark naked.
  • In Outlast, two of the reoccurring enemies are a pair of deformed, insane cannibals. They are clearly naked, which makes being attacked by them even more unsettling.
    • In the Whistleblower prequel at one point you get strapped down to a saw table by an insane asylum member intent on making you his... wife. You're treated to a view of your own penis in the most horrifying of circumstances.
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus: The Cyclops monster was originally supposed to have a penis, but was redesigned. You can actually see the old design in a showcase room unlocked after you beat the game.
  • In DreamWeb, when you enter David Crane's bedroom you find him in the middle of sex. His penis is clearly visible before he covers it with a pillow (and after you shoot him, the pillow falls off again).
  • At one point In Far Cry 4, the protagonist Ajay is captured and forced to fight in the deadly Shanath Arena. Because the game is in first person, it is only when the player sees Ajay's exposed body and genitalia that they realise not only do they have to fight several waves of fully clothed, well-armed enemies, they must do so nearly unarmed and completely naked. Of course, this makes Ajay's eventual victory all the more badass.
  • Mother 2 has a relatively clean/SFW example when Ness enters the dream world Magicant. He's completely naked except for his baseball cap, but due to the series' simplistic art style, nothing inappropriate is drawn. Regardless, the censors made him put on some pajamas for the American release.
  • The Animal Crossing series has included, since its installment New Leaf, an un-Bowdlerized version of Michelangelo's David as a potential decorative item. In New Horizons, if it's on display in the museum, villagers will even remark directly on his nudity—"Poor guy, standin' there forever with no shorts on!" In interviews, the developers have even specifically called out the fact that they were able to put nude classic artwork in the game, because it's, well, classic art, and thus generally considered immune to Bowdlerizeation.
  • There's a very brief instance in The Order: 1886 during the brothel scene.
  • One frame of the animation on Oro’s sweep in Street Fighter III shows his private parts, though naturally for a T-rated franchise it’s difficult to make out of you’re not actively looking for it.
  • In Swords and Claws both male and female human-like genitals of anthropomorphic animals are always fully visible because all in-game characters, both allies and enemies are always nude but there is no sexual content in the game and nobody comments or reacts to it.
  • Apotheon is a 2D videogame set in greek mythology which faithfully mimics the black-figure art style of ancient greek pottery. Like the original works of art, most of the male gods and mythological creatures in the game are shown completely naked.

  • Sonichu: A "special episode" meant for the author's girlfriend, referred to by trolls as the "Giant Penis Comic", depicts the Author Avatar posing nude in preparation for sex with his girlfriend of the moment. It's not erotic to begin with due to the sloppy art, but it's notable in that his penis is depicted as at least the size of his leg, and was possibly traced.
  • One of the sketches for Niels shows most of the cast dancing in their underwear. Turns out Peter doesn't wear any.
  • During the story arc in Questionable Content where Marten, Marigold, and Hannelore travel to the space station where Hanners grew up when the space plane's AI fully manifests, he does so without pants. This is the first time that genitals have been depicted in the comic, which up to that point has had a lot of sexual content but no bared breasts or genitals.
  • Luke in FreakAngels
  • Most of the guys in Passing Time get naked at one point or another.
  • The very NSFW Oglaf, due to being pornographic humor, has full male, full female, and everything in between.
  • In Sarilho, this is the state of the Foreigner when he first meets Angela. She assumes You Must Be Cold.
  • Kaza's Mate Gwenna - Kaza has no problem with going around nude in the Jungle. He and his wife prefer it that way. And eventually the artist starts showing both of them full-frontal occasionally.
  • Incubus Tales frequently features male nudity of all kinds, sexual and non-sexual. The author has stated that part of his approach to male nudity, and nudity in general, is due to the conflation between nudity, sensuality, and sexuality and the double-standard that exists between violence and nudity, especially male nudity.
  • The Only Half Saga as should be expected from a violent vampire webcomic, features an array of nudity and sexuality, including very occasional male full frontal.
  • Aqua Regia doesn't shy away from showing male genitalia. The first chapter only shows the chest of the main character, but the third chapter shows him in all his glory. Females receive the same treatment, although not for fanservice; the author wanted to do it because he likes the human body.
  • Curvy has nearly everyone naked at some point in the comic, both males and females.
  • In For Love Nor Money, the male leads, especially Eamonn, are often shown naked throughout the series, either due to them washing or sleeping nude. While characters such as Eamonn and Darragh are depicted as being in their early teens at the start of the series, none of the instances where they are seen naked, either front or back, are done in a sexualised manner, and is more practical nudity given the nature of their situation, especially considering their impoverishment in a time when undergarments weren't readily available or affordable to the working classes.
    • In Book 1, when Eamonn and Darragh are bathing in the River Liffey, they are briefly shown fully nude. However, this is from a distance and not focused upon in great detail.
    • In Books 3 and 4, after sneaking aboard the RMS Olympic, Eamonn and Darragh strip down in order to get out of their wet clothes prior to getting some sleep.
    • Eamonn is again briefly seen nude from the front in Book 5, though this is from a distance as he is stood in a small window.
    • Eamonn is again briefly glimpsed from the front naked while washing himself with Colm from a barrel outside their tenement.
  • In C Karrus Various characters, including background characters, but especially Haurgon, who doesn't wear anything, ever, even in battle.
  • Unsounded: While penises are usually obscured by shadows or foreground objects the stormfolk and their comically oversized dongs are fully visible.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Bart Simpson in The Simpsons Movie. The film got only a PG-13 rating for numerous reasons. One, the penis did not have much detail, the latter of which lessens most films' impacts of certain scenes. Two, it was done in a non-sexual manner. Three, it was shown onscreen for all of two seconds before it was covered by another shrub.
    • In some TV cuts of the movie the particular scene has a big tag reading "EUROPEAN VERSION ONLY" over Bart's crotch. Not a bad compromise.
    • There's an episode of the show that features the actual David statue coming to Springfield. And it's uncensored.
  • In Castlevania (2017) there are a few instances of male frontal nudity. The first is of an unnamed old male vampire being thrown from a castle window, who subsequently had his head torn off by a noose with spikes. Later on in season three, Hector is taken captive by Carmilla and kept completely naked, save for a collar around his neck, and left bruised and beaten. Despite Hector being much easier on the eyes than the old vampire, his scenes bring just as much Fan Disservice due to how poorly he is treated.
  • In South Park, Cartman's naked penis was far more important than the fact that they threw a shuriken into Butters' eye.
    • And in a meta-example, later airings would actually blur the penis out, while scenes of Butters are left intact.
    • Speaking of Butters, his own penis is uncensored in one episode ("T.M.I.") to emphasize his point of his penis length not matching the updated T.M.I. formula. In other episodes where he's nude, however, there's nothing there, as usual.
    • In "Wieners Out", Butters starts the titular movement to rally for male pride, with the rest of the male student body following suit. Which means we are treated to loads of uncensored male frontal nudity as a result. This keeps up in "Douche and a Danish", "Fort Collins", and "Oh, Jeez"—with Butters naturally being the subject.
    • Discussed throughout the "Black Friday Trilogy." This trope's prevalence in Game of Thrones is parodied by depicting George R. R. Martin as being obsessed with "wieners," despite some fans noting that female Fanservice is much more prominent. Butters also winds up analyzing its depiction, observing that you almost never see an erect penis unless its in a gay scene, which he believes is "less threatening to the female viewer."
    • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut has an odd variant where Saddam Hussein has a fake penis for a prank; it's actually a photograph of a Real Life penis, evident from not being in the show's style.
  • All over the place in the third season of The Venture Bros., where most of it counted as Fan Disservice. Case in point: young Rusty Venture getting an eyeful of his dad's penis hanging out the front of his trousers in a flashback, which traumatized the boy for life.
  • The first season of The Boondocks contains lots of male nudity, but only the DVD version has full frontal male nudity uncensored.
  • There is a brief moment of this In the animated movie Dead Space: Downfall, inspired by the Dead Space videogames.
  • The creator of Brazilian comic Monica's Gang said in an interview that while exporting the animated adaptations, he had problems in some Muslim countries with one of the characters, hillbilly Chuck Billy (Chico Bento), who swims naked. The interviewer replied that the outcry was too much for such a small penis. Besides, Chuck Billy is a kid. Only a creepy pedophile would be "offended" by a little boy's penis.
  • In the Bob and Margaret episode "The Dental Convention", Bob has a nightmare where he is naked and falling. We get the 'upskirt' view (sans skirt).
    • And in Bob's Birthday, the short that became the pilot for the Bob and Margaret TV series, Bob walks out into the living room naked from the waist down, while unbeknownst to him the guests for his surprise party are waiting in hiding.
  • An episode of Disenchantment briefly has King Zog's penis and pubic hair seen from a short distance at one point.
  • The "Hot Chick" episode of Superjail! features a sequence where the Warden has stripped off all of his clothing, to the horror of Jared and confusion of Alice. While the TV airing obscured his crotch area with a censor bar, the uncensored DVD version shows that they actually drew in and animated his genitalia.
  • The anthology series Love, Death & Robots has lots of nudity for both sexes, but viewers have noted that this trope's Double Standard is in play: naked women are much more common and used for Fanservice, even if it's disturbing, while naked men are almost always used for Squick or comedy. The main exception in season one is the werewolf-themed episode "Shape-Shifters."
  • Dedalo: The protagonist is put into prison for murdering his wife. One scene shows him fully nude in the jailhouse shower, right after his Traumatic Haircut upon arrival.