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Why are American audiences so afraid of cock?

When a Hollywood male actor does nudity its typically from behind but very rarely do they show cock. In Europe they seem much more relaxed about full frontal, I've even heard of commercials having nudity sometimes. Americans don't mind looking at man ass but get traumatized over a little cock or two. Why is it such a big deal in the states?

by Anonymousreply 90February 15, 2024 11:02 PM

Afraid? Hardly. They just don't want to see it on TV. Vaginas aren’t shown either. That’s what the porn industry is for. Get a life OP!

by Anonymousreply 1February 8, 2024 4:02 PM

Considering that DLers (representative for the general audience?) are usually complaining about small sizes of even large dicks, I am surprised actors are willing to show anything at all. It's not that people ever appreciate the display.

by Anonymousreply 2February 8, 2024 4:05 PM

I think it's about issues related to size. We all have our image of certain actors. Here's an example. Sean Bean. Back in the day, I had such a crush on him. He had a TV series, Sharpe in the 90's. Then I saw a nude photo of him and his penis was the size of cashew. The thrill was gone. They can't all be like Colin Farrell.

by Anonymousreply 3February 8, 2024 4:08 PM

And when they do show cocks, they’re limp!

by Anonymousreply 4February 8, 2024 4:10 PM

I've always found it strange that an established actor can appear nude in a major film even in a sex scene but an up and coming actor who ever even once did porn has no future in legitimate films.

by Anonymousreply 5February 8, 2024 4:15 PM

It is because of circumcision. A nude circumcised guy reminds them of the circumcison scar that robbed them of having a moist glans and seeing an unricumcised man makes them envious. Especially the women because women report that sex with an uncut guy is more pleasurable.

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by Anonymousreply 6February 8, 2024 4:19 PM

Here we go with the uncut loons. More insecurity on display.

by Anonymousreply 7February 8, 2024 5:05 PM

Because most directors and crews are full of straight men. They want to see naked actresses. Not naked actors.

by Anonymousreply 8February 8, 2024 5:09 PM

If you watch a lot of French films in particular, the difference is striking. You're going to see Daniel Auteuil's dick whether you want to or not. Louis Garrel's cock has probably won a César Award for Best Supporting Actor by now.

by Anonymousreply 9February 8, 2024 5:15 PM

Because just seeing a cock is gay, totally gay I tell you!

by Anonymousreply 10February 8, 2024 5:18 PM

R10, you forgot to add that not only is seeing a cock gay, one glimpse is all it takes to make you gay and before you know it, Pastor Bob is giving blowjobs to truckers at the rest stop off I-80.

by Anonymousreply 11February 8, 2024 5:29 PM

Then Pastor Bob better watch his saggy ass!

by Anonymousreply 12February 8, 2024 5:31 PM

Because.

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by Anonymousreply 13February 8, 2024 5:46 PM

Can y'all hear the eyerolls due to R6?

by Anonymousreply 14February 8, 2024 5:47 PM

Cultures that circumcise are usually more sexually puritan. Notice how Americans wanted to remove the statue of David from their textbooks. It’s like they don’t want to explain why his dick is different.

by Anonymousreply 15February 8, 2024 6:08 PM

Why is Hollywood, OP?

by Anonymousreply 16February 8, 2024 6:10 PM

R15, what century are you living in?

by Anonymousreply 17February 8, 2024 6:10 PM

Since we are on that topic, am I the only one who thinks that nudity in mainstream movies or show is overdone right now? I don't have a moral problem with it. But I do agree that it is usually gratuitous and objectifying. I remember when this concern was raised first in regard to women's exploitation (1960s - 80s) in mainstream movies and TV shows. But instead of moving away from the objectification they just expanded it to men to claim equality. I think it really bothers me when it is done without any need for the storytelling. I mean I still enjoy the view, but I find it an eye roller when it's too obviously shoehorned into the scene.

by Anonymousreply 18February 8, 2024 6:36 PM

R15 I agree but nowadays even prudish Africans call out the procedure and are more open to oppose it than USAers

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by Anonymousreply 19February 8, 2024 6:42 PM

R18 I think people just prefer the amateur onlyfans stuff instead of boring nudity in movies.

by Anonymousreply 20February 8, 2024 6:43 PM

The posters here equating nudity with porn unintentionally answer OP's question pretty well

by Anonymousreply 21February 8, 2024 6:45 PM

This is like the endless Datalounge "towel dance" threads, where the same DLers who regularly mock other men for small penis size then confess their perplexity that more men don't want to be seen naked at the gym.

by Anonymousreply 22February 8, 2024 6:46 PM

It makes the straight white Christians in the audience uncomfortable.

by Anonymousreply 23February 8, 2024 6:46 PM

Heterosexual men don’t want to see cock and neither do heterosexual women. Women are simply not enthralled by cock like gay men are.

Women dont immediately get hot and want to masturbate after seeing a glimpse of a dick in a regular tv show or movie, so why bother?

by Anonymousreply 24February 8, 2024 6:51 PM

r24 Because the only possible reason to have nudity is to want to make people masturbate?

Also, when you say women don't want to masturbate after glimpsing dick - do you think gay men do? No, that's just you.

by Anonymousreply 25February 8, 2024 6:53 PM

Afraid?

Just BRING IT ON, BIG BOY!

by Anonymousreply 26February 8, 2024 6:55 PM

Well, I for one was enthralled with Keoghan's naked dancing in Saltburn.

by Anonymousreply 27February 8, 2024 6:58 PM

I masturbate when I see penis scenes like in the photo camera movie with Robin Williams

by Anonymousreply 28February 8, 2024 7:11 PM

Put that thing away. Ain’t nobody wanna see that.

by Anonymousreply 29February 8, 2024 7:15 PM

Men who see nude actresses are thinking “Whore.”

It’s a power thing. They see women agreeing to take their clothing off for the camera as an act of desperation at worst, powerlessness at best.

Plus all the above posts about size insecurity.

by Anonymousreply 30February 8, 2024 7:24 PM

R17, R15 makes a valid point. As a teacher who has specialized in sex education curriculum development I can attest that there is a strong Puritanical streak and anti-foreskin bias in American culture. Working with one school district to update its twenty-year-old sex education curriculum I ran up against parent groups that fought to remove all mention of or illustration of foreskin. They said that it was a topic that was "unnecessary" because everyone is circumcised. I pointed out that the district was 80% hispanic, and therefore most of the boys were likely not, so they responded by calling me a pedophile. They also insisted on removing the terms clitoris, vulva, cervix, and uterus as they were "dirty." One parent actually insisted that all female anatomical depictions in our meeting room be covered with post-its labeled "pornography" even though only adults were present. These people were uncomfortable with ANY discussion of sex or sexuality, and they insisted that anyone who spoke with a child about their body was simply grooming them for sexual abuse. This kind of craziness is rampant around the country (see Moms For Liberty).

Is it any wonder that we don't see penises on our screens outside of porn?

by Anonymousreply 31February 8, 2024 7:31 PM

R31 Thanks for those comments. Scary parents, poor children,

Did you leave this job?

by Anonymousreply 32February 8, 2024 7:58 PM

That's total bullshit R19 everyone knows circumcised men are cleaner and smell better down there than uncircumcised men.

by Anonymousreply 33February 8, 2024 9:07 PM

It’s because American fraus lose their shit if their kids get exposed to nudity. The rest of the civilized world is fine with it. Europe, Australia, England etc all show full frontal make nudity at times on tv.

by Anonymousreply 34February 8, 2024 9:13 PM

*male ^

by Anonymousreply 35February 8, 2024 9:14 PM

I ❤ you, r27

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by Anonymousreply 36February 8, 2024 9:28 PM

You know what kind of man wants to see that? I'll give you two guesses!

by Anonymousreply 37February 8, 2024 9:46 PM

OP, check out the movie POOR THINGS. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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by Anonymousreply 38February 8, 2024 9:58 PM

We never even got to see "the full monty" in that movie even though it was in the script and wasn't an American film.

by Anonymousreply 39February 8, 2024 10:00 PM

Once the fucking uncut trolls strike, which is every single thread about the penis, the thread is over. Nice try, OP, but we're finished here.

by Anonymousreply 40February 8, 2024 10:14 PM

Anyone who wants to " discuss" being uncut should go to LPSG. Almost all of their discussion about the penis is about the joys of being uncircumcised. You'll be in heaven.

by Anonymousreply 41February 8, 2024 10:16 PM

Thanks, R32. Yes, some people are really scary. You have to wonder how they procreated at all given their anti-sex programming. I suspect it was missionary-in-the-dark-with no-talking followed by a Suitable Period of Shame... To be fair, I did once see a mother ask the school board to promote masturbation as being a safe and healthy alternative to teen pregnancy and STIs. She was shouted down, of course, but she did come armed with accurate statistics. I recently left the job -I am now retired! Forty years of fighting what I hope was the Good Fight.

Back to the original topic, I have always wondered why the mere sight of a penis was so alarming to some people. I can understand how aroused penises, leaking precum, might be viewed as gratuitous on film and TV, but a flaccid penis is nothing to feel threatened by -with or without foreskin.

by Anonymousreply 42February 8, 2024 10:35 PM

Because you could put your eye out with that thing!

by Anonymousreply 43February 8, 2024 10:38 PM

Closeted white Christian men cannot handle being aroused while sitting next to the wife.

by Anonymousreply 44February 9, 2024 7:31 PM

OP please post a link to these European commercials where dicks and vaginas are on full display.

by Anonymousreply 45February 10, 2024 8:34 AM

Never saw genitalia in french commercials, but asses and breasts were a regular thing in body wash/yogurt commercials 30 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 46February 10, 2024 9:10 AM

American Fraus have trained their American sons and daughters to see cock as disgusting and gross. The same reason chunky overweight woman in a bakini is body positive and a man in a speedo even with a good body is gross and should not be allowed to dress like that on the beach. This commercial is a perfect example of how the average hetero American male is trained to respond, even in a locker room.

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by Anonymousreply 47February 10, 2024 10:13 AM

Religion, op. It ruins things in the US.

by Anonymousreply 48February 10, 2024 4:19 PM

End the mutilation.

by Anonymousreply 49February 10, 2024 10:29 PM

R3 I lost all interest in that Gronk guy once I saw his tiny little baby dick. Now he's just a goofy dumb guy to me.

by Anonymousreply 50February 10, 2024 10:36 PM

I always say if you wouldn't want to be in a room with a naked stranger showing their genitals, why don't you mind it when it's on a screen?

by Anonymousreply 51February 13, 2024 6:48 PM

Americans are puritanical. Classic example is actresses wearing a bra in sex scenes, which has become standard. It's so fake it totally takes me out of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 52February 13, 2024 6:54 PM

Because Americans are obsessed with homosexuality and anti gay to a way stronger extent than Western Europe.

by Anonymousreply 53February 13, 2024 7:12 PM

European film & TV is full of cock. Many actors, including some prominent ones, let it all hang out and don't worry about it.

There are threads on LPSG with screencaps of hundreds of full frontal scenes by European actors.

by Anonymousreply 54February 13, 2024 7:30 PM

Not just any naked stranger, R51 -an actor, so most likely handsome and with a great bod. Hell yeah! I wanna see him in my living room -and my bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 55February 13, 2024 7:32 PM

Director Amy Heckerling talked about filming the sex scene between Jennifer Jason Leigh and Robert Romanus in "Fast Times at Ridgement High." Originally, she had a full frontal shot of Romanus in that scene.

When she showed a rough cut of the movie to the studio, they made her take out the shot of Romanus. They said "male members look angry," and they didn't want that in the movie.

So the reason we don't see more cocks onscreen is because they look angry and are threatening to audiences.

by Anonymousreply 56February 13, 2024 7:37 PM

The men are all fat so they look smaller than the movie stars who don’t all have gunts.

by Anonymousreply 57February 13, 2024 7:38 PM

r51 I wouldn't want to be in a room with at least half the people I watch on television/film

by Anonymousreply 58February 13, 2024 7:39 PM

[quote] Classic example is actresses wearing a bra in sex scenes, which has become standard. It's so fake it totally takes me out of the movie.

Right up there with guys who have clearly just had sex getting out of bed and wearing boxer shorts. Just dumb.

by Anonymousreply 59February 13, 2024 7:44 PM

R44 "Closeted white Christian men cannot handle being aroused while sitting next to the wife."

should read "Closeted white Christian men cannot handle being embarrassed while sitting next to the wife."

by Anonymousreply 60February 13, 2024 7:47 PM

Be not afraid. Here is cock.

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by Anonymousreply 61February 13, 2024 8:10 PM

Penis videos ewwww that’s so gay!!!!

by Anonymousreply 62February 13, 2024 9:42 PM

R54 that is because foreskin is seen as being clothed

by Anonymousreply 63February 13, 2024 9:46 PM

It's the deep-seated insecurity that white men have about their size vis-a-vis black men.

by Anonymousreply 64February 13, 2024 9:58 PM

I thought the deep seated insecurity was Black men being expected to act like a superstud by everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 65February 13, 2024 10:01 PM

I can buy a dude pulling up his underwear after fucking more than I can a woman wearing a bra through foreplay and sex.

by Anonymousreply 66February 14, 2024 5:15 AM

[quote]It is because of circumcision. A nude circumcised guy reminds them of the circumcison scar that robbed them of having a moist glans and seeing an unricumcised man makes them envious.

Actually, uncut cocks make me retch.

Cut dicks are much more aesthetically pleasing, including on film.

I remember last year someone on DL linked to a European article about how the balls/scrotum are considered the ugliest part of the male anatomy.

Many of us DLers disagreed -- who doesn't love loose, big balls? -- and instead concurred that the foreskin makes the penis look ugly, but that's not something they would admit to.

by Anonymousreply 67February 14, 2024 5:36 AM

[quote]Cultures that circumcise are usually more sexually puritan. Notice how Americans wanted to remove the statue of David from their textbooks. It’s like they don’t want to explain why his dick is different.

To be fair, David was Jewish and as such should be depicted circumcised.

by Anonymousreply 68February 14, 2024 5:37 AM

Circumcision is completely unnatural. Narrow minded Americans who never left the village are the only ones who panic before an uncut cock.

by Anonymousreply 69February 14, 2024 6:40 AM

.[quote]Working with one school district to update its twenty-year-old sex education curriculum I ran up against parent groups that fought to remove all mention of or illustration of foreskin. They said that it was a topic that was "unnecessary" because everyone is circumcised. I pointed out that the district was 80% hispanic, and therefore most of the boys were likely not

They should assimilate like the Italians, Greeks, Portuguese, English, German, etc. and other Euro-Americans did long ago.

Old World Europeans should get with the program. They look like they haven't evolved yet.

by Anonymousreply 70February 14, 2024 6:48 AM

[quote]Working with one school district to update its twenty-year-old sex education curriculum I ran up against parent groups that fought to remove all mention of or illustration of foreskin. They said that it was a topic that was "unnecessary" because everyone is circumcised. I pointed out that the district was 80% hispanic, and therefore most of the boys were likely not

They should assimilate like the Italians, Greeks, Portuguese, English, German, etc. and other Euro-Americans did long ago.

Old World Europeans should get with the program. They look like they haven't evolved yet.

by Anonymousreply 71February 14, 2024 6:48 AM

^^Assimilating does not mean having yourself mutilated. Genital cutting is barbaric.

by Anonymousreply 72February 14, 2024 7:12 AM

You can find a number of Latino guys who were born in the US that are circumcised.

One example: actor Nicholas Gonzalez, born in Texas in the 1970's. He posed full-frontal for Greg Gorman's book:

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by Anonymousreply 73February 14, 2024 7:42 AM

R73 Great, now his glans is exposed and dries out. For what? You Americans invent incredible technology like the iPhone but so many of you also rip of the skin from the genitals. Not even cave people did that. Unbelievable!

by Anonymousreply 74February 14, 2024 8:13 AM

Oh, shut up, r74.

by Anonymousreply 75February 14, 2024 9:23 AM

I will never understand the need for DLers to command other posters to shut up.

by Anonymousreply 76February 14, 2024 9:28 AM

[quote]European film & TV is full of cock.

To be fair, no one outside the UK wants to watch Euro film or TV.

by Anonymousreply 77February 14, 2024 10:44 AM

[quote]You Americans invent incredible technology like the iPhone but so many of you also rip of the skin from the genitals

You realize Jews and Catholics in Europe have been doing this for centuries right?

by Anonymousreply 78February 14, 2024 10:46 AM

Tom Hiddleston advocates for more male nudity in film.

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by Anonymousreply 79February 14, 2024 1:40 PM

R78 Catholics in Europe? The catholic church has condemned the practice and I doubt there’s ever been a cut Pope.

by Anonymousreply 80February 14, 2024 2:33 PM
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by Anonymousreply 81February 14, 2024 3:53 PM

Liking genital mutilation has to be a philia.

by Anonymousreply 82February 15, 2024 3:39 AM

Not mutilation, perfection. A circumcised cock is a perfect cock.

by Anonymousreply 83February 15, 2024 3:43 AM

In porn you see mostly cut. When you start hooking up you see mostly cut.

by Anonymousreply 84February 15, 2024 4:37 AM

My first dick I found was uncut.

by Anonymousreply 85February 15, 2024 7:14 AM

R84 As a European I disagree

by Anonymousreply 86February 15, 2024 12:00 PM

[quote]A circumcised cock is a perfect cock.

Sometimes observable is a cock with a circumcision scar about halfway down the shaft. Then a colour change till the head, which itself might vary in colour. Well - it's a look, and variety is the spice. But 'perfect' might not be everyone's description.

by Anonymousreply 87February 15, 2024 12:16 PM

Well, this thread is dead; yet again, victim to the fucking uncut/cut trolls.

by Anonymousreply 88February 15, 2024 2:14 PM

Supposedly Kevin Costner went full-frontal in "For Love of the Game" and the test audiences couldn't handle seeing his penis.

by Anonymousreply 89February 15, 2024 9:41 PM

"My first dick I found was uncut."

Wasn't every guy's first dick uncut??

by Anonymousreply 90February 15, 2024 11:02 PM
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