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).

15 comments:

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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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Anonymous said...


What if an eleven year old boy with a ten inch penis that is flaccid is walking around a nudist resort? Is he asked to leave? LOL.

What hypocrites!

Anonymous said...


Please publish a list of where the " swinger resorts " are located.

Bruce Herbert said...

This is a subject I have puzzled over for quite some time now. I am a male and I feel very proud when I become erect. I have tried many times to stop an erection from happening because I am rather large and when I m aroused I can't hide it unless I sit down or just cover up. Which is rather obvious to all because something is going on that causes an erection to happen. However unless you are a male you have no idea about the normal actions of a mans penis. Not all of the time but there are times that erections just happen for no apparent reason. and as quickly as they come on they go away. I recently spent time in a hospital due to a heart attack. Never experiencing a heart attack prior to this I had no idea what tests they routinely performed to both men and women. Early in the morning my assistant nurse came into the room and let me know that I was scheduled to have a heart cath done . It didn't bother me until she informed she was there to prep me and then she told me what the prep was.She had to shave my groin area because that is the area they go into the artery at. She was very young and pretty. She removed my blankets and undressed me my undershorts and all. Leaving me exposed she washed my groin area as well as my penis and testicles. As embarrassing as this was it was even worse because she had to handle everything in order to clean and shave me. I tried as hard as I could to stop my erection but there was no way I could. I apologised over and again and she tried to assure me that it was a natural reaction and it didn't bother her. Now you're saying well she had to touch him. That didn't matter because a few months later I had to have a testicular ultrasound and even though the woman tech never touched me There was no way I could keep myself from becoming erect. I don't want to ear that you just control it because you just can't do it. If a mans body wants to become erect it will happen no matter what the man wants.So if telling me that I must control my body is your answer I think someone needs to rethink just what your asking a man to do and just how much more embarrasing the sitsuation is because I'm going to be removed from my vacation spot because of a normal body function then I guess I just don't need to be there. I'll go to a nude beach or a place that has more control over their minds than to throw me out.If you and your family including children are so offended at an erection then maybe you are not a true nudist or maybe your rules that were written back in the sixties no longer have a place in the real world of today. Just because I have an erection does not mean I am going to hunt you down and rape you. It simply means that I became erect over something or maybe even nothing. Why on earth would a woman become offended because I have an erection. Grow up all of you people lets get a check on reality and rethink this situation.

Bruce Herbert said...

This is a subject I have puzzled over for quite some time now. I am a male and I feel very proud when I become erect. I have tried many times to stop an erection from happening because I am rather large and when I m aroused I can't hide it unless I sit down or just cover up. Which is rather obvious to all because something is going on that causes an erection to happen. However unless you are a male you have no idea about the normal actions of a mans penis. Not all of the time but there are times that erections just happen for no apparent reason. and as quickly as they come on they go away. I recently spent time in a hospital due to a heart attack. Never experiencing a heart attack prior to this I had no idea what tests they routinely performed to both men and women. Early in the morning my assistant nurse came into the room and let me know that I was scheduled to have a heart cath done . It didn't bother me until she informed she was there to prep me and then she told me what the prep was.She had to shave my groin area because that is the area they go into the artery at. She was very young and pretty. She removed my blankets and undressed me my undershorts and all. Leaving me exposed she washed my groin area as well as my penis and testicles. As embarrassing as this was it was even worse because she had to handle everything in order to clean and shave me. I tried as hard as I could to stop my erection but there was no way I could. I apologised over and again and she tried to assure me that it was a natural reaction and it didn't bother her. Now you're saying well she had to touch him. That didn't matter because a few months later I had to have a testicular ultrasound and even though the woman tech never touched me There was no way I could keep myself from becoming erect. I don't want to ear that you just control it because you just can't do it. If a mans body wants to become erect it will happen no matter what the man wants.So if telling me that I must control my body is your answer I think someone needs to rethink just what your asking a man to do and just how much more embarrasing the sitsuation is because I'm going to be removed from my vacation spot because of a normal body function then I guess I just don't need to be there. I'll go to a nude beach or a place that has more control over their minds than to throw me out.If you and your family including children are so offended at an erection then maybe you are not a true nudist or maybe your rules that were written back in the sixties no longer have a place in the real world of today. Just because I have an erection does not mean I am going to hunt you down and rape you. It simply means that I became erect over something or maybe even nothing. Why on earth would a woman become offended because I have an erection. Grow up all of you people lets get a check on reality and rethink this situation.

Anonymous said...

This seems to be the #1 question from males. Erections from sexual arousal are rare at family-friendly naturist resorts. But we do understand males get spontaneous nonsexual erections especially in the morning. It's nothing to be ashamed of or comment about. Others ignore it as long as you don't draw attention to yourself or do anything that would make others uncomfortable. Do you ever feel you want to get out of bed and join your family for breakfast but you're too embarrassed because you have an erection? It will go away in time if you just get up. Your body is no one else's business anyway. Trying to hide it makes you appear shameful, sneaky or dishonest. Naturism is based on body acceptance and the belief the human body is not shameful. Whether it's a medical condition, an implant or just being a healthy male, it's your behavior that matters.