The Pose Workshop starts as an intriguing idea: Take pictures from magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, and have men duplicate the poses in them in front of a crowd. The idea is to make men feel the emotions that women run through when they pose. And this book is excellent in the level of detail it goes through to describe how to put on the workshop to achieve optimal results. Unfortunately, I bought the book because I wanted to hear different voices giving their reactions to the experience, and answering the title question. In practice, the title question is never addressed; the closest we get to it is one-sentence sound bites given as typical of people going through the experience. I also think there is a subtle rigging of the workshop to create the desired effect; having a crowd of people shouting out suggestions on how to duplicate a pose is very different from having a photographer (who you've already created some rapport with) make suggestions. I've done some nude photography, and it is nothing like the experience as related in this book. I think the author acted in good faith when writing this book, but I'm not at all sure the results are valid.