I can't think of an incident when Golden Age superman was able to see people naked.

I wonder how Lois would have felt about it if it was possible


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This cover from Superboy (aka young Superman) demonstrates that he is capable to see through layers of clothes, at least when worn by another male. There is no reason to believe that he could not also see through women's clothing when he would want to. But considering that Superman follows a very strong code of ethics, it would be very unlikely that he would abuse this power for his own sexual pleasure (and besides, the censors of that time wouldn't have allowed it anyway).

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    OP asks about Golden Age Superman. The cover is from 1962, however, the Golden Age ended in the early 50s.
    – Ray
    Aug 12, 2015 at 11:21
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    Agreed. Although this is interesting, it doesn't answer the question asked.
    – Valorum
    Aug 12, 2015 at 18:18
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    "and besides, the censors of that time wouldn't have allowed it anyway". This is the real answer: just ignore inconvenient questions. The readers will fill in the blanks and keep on reading.
    – RonJohn
    May 4, 2018 at 5:24

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