In our group we always cover it up for the younger fellows its kind of hard no pun intended some people view it as a chance to teach and if thats the case then in a private setting is the best place for that certainly not in the public area where theres children around.
I believe that homeclothesfree is the only one I am disagreeing with at this time.Everyone else is agreeing to discretion.Homeclothesfree;I will not subject my sons to your perverted idea that there is something wrong with their bodies and being healthy.
No, everyone is NOT agreeing with you. I sure am not. I don't want to see it, I don't want to have erections anywhere around me at a nudist venue. Every man I know, can easily control it, children as well. Those who don't or can't, should just stay at home.
I can chime in on this one. Years ago in college we had small bathrooms to accommodate as many as six guys in the morning. Generally we all walked nude with a towel and shaving gear to the bathroom. If a guy came in with morning wood bouncing up and down it almost always causwe similar reactions from the others.
Same thing in the Army... one guy with a boner in the bathroom and others would pop one also.
It's not a gay thing...it just happens. And not to every guy.
I think context is important, and as threads like this prove, there will never be a consensus on what exactly is right/wrong/acceptable/etc. I think if we're talking about genuine nudists, especially younger men, then there probably will be times when their body reacts to the rush of fresh air when they strip, or catching sight of an attractive [subjective, of course] woman. It's how they deal with it that is important. Walking around showing it off isn't really on, but at the same time I can't really say I'd be offended if I saw a guy going about his business at a resort who just happened to be erect. It happens, life goes on, its not the end of the world. On the other hand, I would find it grossly inappropriate if he were doing it (or prolonging it) deliberately for attention or sexual thrills, for example. It's easy to theorise and generalise from behind a keyboard, but sometimes situations arise and we just have to deal with them as best we can - both from the guy's point of view and those around him. Sometimes I think we like to create drama where really there doesn't need to be any.
(Before anyone says it, obviously, if there is behaviour which is completely inappropriate, then of course it needs dealing with. Otherwise, we're all grown ups, there are bigger problems in the world than whether a new young male nudist accidentally gets erect...)
It is only natural and most people will understand that it is out of your control. They may even appreciate that you like what you see, and respond with their own non verbal communication. No need to be embarrassed, if it bothers you; turn away.