You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples.
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A quick word before we dive in. The point of this list isn't to say, "Oh, male superheroes are sexualized too!" When questions of female superhero costumes come up, inevitably someone will say, "But male superheroes wear skimpy costumes!" That's true, but those wrestling costumes and loincloths are (usually) about highlighting a character's physical strength rather than inviting the viewer to examine the character's body in an erotic way. (Which isn't to say that people don't find all sorts of superheroes—and superhero costumes—sexy.)