Erections may naturally happen in public but what annoys me is the way the liberal application of sunscreen (and yes we must protect our pink bits) that needs to be rubbed in and rubbed in until an erection is reached. There are not that many wrinkles so there is no need to stroke yourself on the beach
Have seen a few erections at family nude beaches. First time was at Canaveral National Seashore's Playalinda beach. It was an early Saturday morning and I was setting up. I heard a group of three or four women start to giggle. Looking up and over to the woman to see what was amusing, they were looking down the beach a bit. There was young man in shallow water, about one or two feet deep. He had an erection. Not sure why or if it was intentional.
This was about 1989 and I was new to social nudism. At the time there was not the sharing of thoughts on web sites like this or the widespread dissemination of nude etiquette. Therefore, I assumed erections were verboten in a public setting. I was surprised, but pleased, by the women's reaction of acceptance and delight.
Always remember first visit to nude beach. Weren't many people about so not too bad to conceal. Soon realised that i was not only one on show. And yes i did get approached and allowed them to remedy the situation.
Erections are natural. I dont see what the big deal is. Yes, be descreet and not offend or love it and let it be seen. You either choose to take care of it or let it subside and dribble down your leg, which is great too.
Njoy it all, it's all good.
I don't understand why so many people make an issue out of something that is natural. My sons have seen me nude and so have many other guys. Some of the guys at the mens club would comment that I have a nice size ( very large )and that would make it bigger but after a few moments it is back to normal and the converstaion turn to other subjects.
At the nude club where my wife and I visit nobody have ever said about my hardon.
It isn't always just the erection that can be a touchy situation - when turgid in public - and it happens - usually try to take care of it somewhere - its in my case a stringy slow drip that often catches on my leg as I move about - never wipe it - which has its own awesome feeling during/after the erection. Anyone else with this problem and how do you handle (no pun intended!)?
I've never had erections in public, however a situation may get me aroused without erection. It's then that I also have the problem of leaking seminal fluid. If I notice it or feel it on my leg I wait until no one is looking and then clean up. Otherwise I ignore it until then
Well, the overwhelming answer is erections happen sometimes and are natural, some people even get enjoyment from them (male & female), and most people (at leasts nudists) accept them as long as they aren't flaunted.
I wonder if one of the motivations behind this common question from men is of major importance. I think that motivation is that men are worried if they'll offend women, or more generally how women feel or think about them. And I think this is part of a larger lack of knowing by men of what women are comfortable with.
Whether it's this issue, or the issue of trying to be successful at dating women, a lot of men, at least in their early years, just don't know what women want, are comfortable with, or desire. (Even today, men are taking seduction courses and the like. And no woman that I didn't already know has ever tried to be my friend--I only know what I can get from research, or from pursuing women, maddeningly. Hint: women, talk to me sometimes, please!)
In the U.S., at least, there's a lack of knowledge about this because men just aren't exposed to enough honest, open feedback from women. This has been due to the sexist U.S. culture in the past, I'm sure, and only in the last 10 years or so have women's feelings and genuine points of view, about the "taboo" subjects especially, seen light in the culture and media.
I'm glad to see helpful posts from so many people, that are based on understanding and acceptance.
Hi Farmebare, what a nice introduction to the nudist beach scene! I am so glad you did not just run away but used the situation and the offers from the other couple to face your fears.
I wish I could meet someone like those people who are so comfortable with their bodies and being naked in public as this would be a great help to me. My first encounter on a nudist beach was not so great as a very ugly gay man invited me for a "quickie" and would not take no for an answer. In the end I had to "run away" to avoid this uncalled for sexual encounter. I was about 24 years old at that stage and did not even have an erection at that time. I think if I had one I would have been accused of "inviting" this proposal?
I am also not against erections in public, just as log as someone does not shove it in your face.
My wife used to enjoy giving me erections when we visited nude beaches. This was not difficult as I used to get one by just holding her hand. She always used to joke about it and I did feel somewhat uncomfortable with it.
It all depends on the spectators. Getting an erection in public is exciting if you notice that people are enjoying the view.