Men Undressed is a collection of stories by female authors writing from the perspective of male protagonists. Each story deals with sex, usually explicitly. But though explicit, the stories are never simple, never just about pleasure and bodies. Though the media would have us believe otherwise, the authors of Men Undressed suggest that male sexuality is just as mental as female, in both senses of the word.
In Men Undressed, the male gaze is reversed. What we find in this reversal is not a purely physical sex but an extremely psychological one, full of strife and pain, pride, love, and self-actualization.
An anthology of women writing about sex from the male perspective
Edited by Gina Frangello, Cris Mazza, Stacy Bierlein, and Kat Meads
OV Books, 2011
Reviewed by Erin Becker