With temperatures dipping down low across many parts of the world and the layers of clothing coming out of the closet to combat them, it can be easy to forget that anyone is ever really naked anymore.
But to mark the new year, we thought it was the perfect time to reflect back on what really mattered.
We could have gone with the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality ruling, the Iran nuclear deal or the Kim Davis fiasco, none of which would have give us an excuse to revisit the below photos.
See the dilemma? Kevin Bacon even called for more full-frontal male nudity this year, so it’s only right that we abide.
Scroll down for a journey through 2015’s best intentional (and unintentional) nude photo shares:
To all the beer-chugging hockey super fans out there who follow former professional player Sean Avery’s Instagram, we hope you took pause to fully reflect on this post.
2. Freshly Out Rugby Star Keegan Hirst Shares First Nude Photo Shoot First the hunky 27-year-old Brit came out, revealing candid details of his years of personal struggle. The next day, we got to know even more of Keegan (left) in this photo. We weren’t mad.
3. Lenny Kravitz Rips His Pants, Resulting In Full Frontal Flash On Stage Everyone’s heard of a nip slip, but a dick slip? That seems to defy physics. But the “Fly Away” singer likely surprised even himself when he had a little (or not so little) wardrobe malfunction during a show in Stockholm. Head here to revisit. 4. UFC Fighter Daron Cruickshank Steps Out Of The Cage (And His Clothes) For Full-Frontal Photo Shoot Michigan-born Daron Cruickshank has been a professional fighter since 2008 and is currently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And if you think he shows no mercy in the fighting ring, then you’ll have to admit he shows no shame in these re-surfaced nude modeling photos.
27-year-old Paulo Prestes of Brazil’s Villa Nova sent ripples through the web when he posted this bubbalicious pic of his tight end.
These lads have a permanent spot on our list for bringing the best in fraternal nudity. This time they even had a video.
This one you’ve got to see to believe. It had our readers thoroughly divided — hot or terrifying? You decide!
Remember when Adam Levine stripped down to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer — or to raise awareness of his own hotness? Pretty sure it was one of those. FTM Magazine, the all-in-one source for female to male culture, recreated the shoot with sexy trans activist Aydian Dowling for the April issue.
Here’s a trend in 2015 that left us scratching our heads: Men all around the world have begun tucking their knobs between their thighs and snapping selfies then posting them to Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #mangina because, hell, why not? Society has already sunk about as low as it can go, so what’s a few meters deeper?
But don’t take our word for it. See some of the NSFW images here.
By far the most famous nude leak of the year (ever?) was Justin Bieber’s Bora Bora vacation. Let’s be real — you’ve already seen the shots.
But if you need a refresher course, head here.
2015 is the year most of us were introduced to Gus Kenworthy, and we got to know his finer curves almost immediately. His publicist would later advise Gus to try and keep his shirt on when cameras were around, but we’re glad these shots are still out there.
Next year, film audiences the world over will be introduced to British EastEnders actor Ben Hardy as “Angel” in X-Men: Apocalypse, but one excited theater-goer has us prematurely excited.
Photos of the gorgeous 24-year-old performer naked on stage during a production of Judas Kiss have circulated on Tumblr.
They’re a little blurry (our hand would be shaking too), but they clearly show Hardy looks as good out of his clothes as he does in them.
2015 may be the year that ANTM left the air for good, but it’s also the year we got amazing glimpses at two of the show’s former contestants.
Phil Sullivan may not have advanced much further than the top 16 in America’s Next Top Modelcycle 20, but he’ll always occupy a special place in our hearts.
Closing out our list is another former ANTM contestant, Dustin McNeer, who got us all hot and bothered for 2016 with his revealing pics.
We can’t wait for all the nudity 2016 has in store!