But to shortly reiterate on something I said a while ago... the thing about female-friendly fanservice... is a topless male really fanservice? I mean, in contrast to a girl in underwear a male even in just his briefs seems so casual to me, it's not fanservice. I guess it is because I'm male and I can see it all the time but still... you see it so often it never felt like fanservice to me, only when the briefs come off. Or when they are oiled up like in 300.
An attractive male with a bare chest can definitely be fanservice. The problem is that it is not directly comparable to a topless woman, because women's breasts are more erotically charged in our culture. It should be compared to a woman in her underwear (with sexy bra on).
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