IT seems an easy enough question but let's ask it anyway: which would you prefer to look at, a nude woman or a naked man?
Depending on one's gender most if not all men would want to see a nude woman, preferably a natural beauty with nary a stitch or mark of plastic surgery on any part of her body.
Not surprisingly, a lot of women also prefer seeing a naked woman than a nude man, or so Us Weekly magazine editor Janice Min said in an interview over at CNN.
Why this preference may be a mystery to some though not everyone would disagree. According to that same article, only a few men like Burt Reynolds, David Hasselhoff and a handful posed nude for the mag Cosmopolitan and it wasn't followed since.
When it comes to how women look at female nudity, here'a a thought from sexy actress Shannon Elizabeth, herself a knockout beauty who starred in the American Pie movies.
According to Elizabeth she would rather look at a nude woman rather than a naked man.
She said there's something quite gross about seeing a naked man with his penis hanging out no matter how big or "adequately shaped" it is.
Though Ms. Elizabeth-she's divorced by the way--had not given any indication that she's lesbian, her remarks that "there's something graceful about a nude woman" would get vigorous nods from the male populace and not a few women straight or gay.
Speaking of nudity, Sharon Stone has a few choice words to say about her doing nudity again in the sequel to Basic Instinct.
Her now famous interrogation scene may not be repeated in the film, leaving a lot of guys wondering if she can pull it off again.
Talking to reporters she said she wants to convey the impression that mature women like her can still come across as sexy and even dangerous.
Whether her statement eventually proves her right at the box office and show she's not some aging MILF or a desperate housewife remains to be seen.
In the meantime, let's simply savor the fact that female nudity won't go away anytime soon. You just have to love those artiste-types.