This article is republished here with permission from The Conversation. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors. Yet female nudity remained far more common in movies, and there was no frontal male nudity on mainstream television as of Since then, a lot has changed. Directors and audiences are becoming more and more comfortable showing male nudity. Prosthetic penises — once used for exaggerated effect — have become the norm.