Wednesday, November 7, 2007

How Do Nudist Resorts Deal With Erections?
The idea that men at nudist resorts have a great deal of trouble avoiding erections is a myth. One nudist said, "Erections are quite rare, even for first timers." Another nudist said, "I haven't seen one in two decades."

According to Scarlett Schmitt, co-owner of the family-owned
Ponderosa Sun Club in Roselawn, Indiana, "The camp does have ways to deal with those situations. If a man becomes aroused or is staring at others, most of the time he's given a chance to control himself or stop gawking. On the second offense, he's asked to leave. This happens a handful of times a summer." This is the official policy of the Ponderosa Sun Club:

A public erection is not acceptable. 99% of men do not experience this problem. If you happen to be in that 1%, we suggest that you cover up with a towel or take a discreet cold shower until it subsides.

The American Association for Nude Recreation is the largest organization of its kind in North America, with approximately 50,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and beyond. According to
The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR):

Q: Do males get visibly excited?

A: Not often. Nudist clubs are far less sexually charged than places where bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing, are worn. On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in the pool.

According to an article entitled "Why nudists don't get erections" by Peter Doskoch:

Lawrence Casler, of the State University of New York at Geneseo, studied 115 nudists, removing his own clothes to minimize defensiveness or false responses. One of his major findings: Nudists are not sexually aroused by the sight of unclad bodies.Why don't nudists react as we expect them to? Casler believes that sexual arousal is a learned response to nudity and that the naked body arouses us only under certain conditions. Anthropologists do not report unusual promiscuity or a higher birth rate among habitually naked primitive tribes; nor is there any other sign that such groups are more sexually active than their clothed neighbors.

Under what conditions, then, is the unclad body an erotic object? The answer seems simple. In non-nudist life, we see the opposite sex undressed during love making, and conditioning causes nudity tobecome associated with sexual excitement or behavior. Nudists, on the other hand, associate the naked body with volleyball. The body becomes deconditioned as a sexual stimulus.

Male nudists have reported, however, that immediately upon leaving the nudist camp they are stimulated by women wearing ordinary clothes (Excerpted from the article "Nudity," by Leonard Blank from 'Psychology Today' dated June 1969).


Winifred UK Girl said...

Not getting an erection when you want one is usually called erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. Nearly all men suffer from ED from time to time.

marcus97301 said...

it is not being honest trying to conceal a boner. I think nudists are warped perverts of a different kind.

Anonymous said...

According to these rather hypocritical groups, nude is okay just as long as a man's erection isn't showing. Basically, for those of you who don't know, if a man or boy has an erection in a nudist group, it is considered "good manners" to cover it up, and poor etiquette to allow it to show.

I can't even begin to fathom why on Earth men would ever even consider submitting to this rather bizarre rule. While I do have desire to be a nudist, I think that this particular rule is a joke.

About the only thing I can come up with as to why this particular duplicitous rule exists is because perhaps the men in the group have been unconsciously trained to be docile, like house broken pets. An erect penis is a sign of power and virility in a man. So in a group that supposedly embraces nudity, while chiding their male members to cover up an erection, it is apparent to me that these people must strangely view the male erection as a sign of the patriarchal, right wing philosophy that looks down on nudists. So lol these rather strange folks feel that full nudity is okay, just not really for men, since an erection showing is an integral part of a man's nudity. Honestly? I believe that in this way nudists have adopted a policy that subtly persecutes men.

If you can accept a man's nude body, why can't the whole body be accepted.

Women are not asked to cover their nipples when they become erect.

For a society to be accepting, it sure is sexist.

Anonymous said...

Aaaw... Just calm down and appreciate the little boys who walk up to you on the beach with their little erections and stand over you talking for 15 minutes while you lie on your towel. Good thing to carry an extra bit of lotion for when that happens.

raphenroch said...

To anon (12/3/12), I'm sure it has nothing to do with sexism. The point is that there are surely men out there who will go to nudist resorts just to stare and gawk at all the naked women. They will be intentionally aroused, and their lewd behavior will disrupt everyone's time.

Erections are a natural part of being a man, and sometimes they can't be helped, but I think the only times I've ever gotten them without consciously thinking about it was due to the sensation caused by clothes. Since that doesn't really happen when you're nude, there's nothing to worry about.

For men who aren't there to gawk and stare, getting an erection is probably pretty embarrassing. Most would want to hide it if it was an accident.

As for erect female nipples, nipple erection tissue is related to goosebumps that you get all over your body. It CAN be stimulated by sexual contact, but a simple cold breeze can do the same—for men and women. But there are other physical signs that women have that show when they're aroused, and I'm sure they are just as discouraged.

Anonymous said...

Being a male nudist I had erection problem too...First it was embarrassing and it was towel time too...Carrying a towel around got a bit embarrassing too...One day i forgot my wrap around towel...I now limp.. Unless my sweatheart arouses me sexually..

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Anonymous said...

im just getting in to the whole nudist thing and even i dont agree with this, i havent yet taken part in nudist activities but im enquiring about one a few minutes away from my house, the idea of being a nudist is to accept nature, its natural to get erect, and if i got erect while i was taking part in a nudist event then i wouldnt be embarrassed or anything i would just go about like i wasnt hard, its the people that aint real nudists that only do it to boost their confidence ect' that decided to make the rule that there is to be no hard ons in the nudist area, if someone was just sat in a corner starin at some lasses racks and tossing them selves off then its obvious theyve only come for one reason and yh they should be forced to leave

H Kelly said...

Family oriented nudist resorts are very sensitive to accusations of being sex fiends and perverts, so any sign of sexual arousal is a big no-no.
Swinger resorts are the ones where arousal and sexual activity is acceptable. They generally do not allow anyone under the age of consent in the jurisdiction where the resort is located.

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