I think the issue people may also touch on is if there are younger ones present.
I still stand by my opinion. An erection isnt an issue in my opinion, regardless of the age of those within sight of it.
As many people have said, it's a normal body reaction. Little Johnny get an erection and no one says anything. An adult male gets an erection, nothing should be said. So, then it's a double standard.
I meant to comment on erections and chiIdren but accidentally hit reply by mistake.
I COMPETELY agree with you about erections and children. Erection are natural and just a part of the human experience., why should we be embarrassed about and hide a normal, natural and gorgeous part if the human experience. There is absolutely no reason to and will actually do much more harm than good.
By hiding erections you are telling children this is BAD and teaching them to be extremely uncomfortable with their bodies leading to all kinds of problems including low self esteem etc....
If you let children see erections they will understand that they are just a normal part of life and the human experience and take it in stride whenever they see a one. They will be much calmer and centered with themselves and be much healthier mentally in addition to being able to fully appreciate and fully and completely enjoy any and all erect peniss and testicles, from the the tiniest erect penis to the biggest, thickest, most GORGEOUS penis and biggest and most GORGEOUS testicles without making feeling weird, uncomfortable and ashamed making fun of the erect penis, one of the most gorgeous sights in the world.
Children will just consider erections to be a normal, natural and gorgeous part of the human condition.
I also think the naked human body is EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS to look at and enjoy and I too LOVE to put my naked, excited self on display (I am a completely shameless exhibitionist). I am EXTREMELY proud of my naked body and LOVE to have people look at, admire, and enjoy my naked body, (I get very big, thick, GORGEOUS erections EXTREMELY easily), if they want to. I, of course, though, never force anything on anyone and am very respectful of peoples' own thoughts about the separation of nudity and sexuality generally and at nude events. Being naked is so normal for me that getting sexual is a complete choice on my part and so at nude events I can, and do, just greatly enjoy the nude experience with other naked people. For me, though, the erect penis is completely inoffensive, BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS. The erection is just a normal part of the human condition. It should be CELEBRATED AS a NORMAL and BEAUTIFUL part of the human experience.
The weirdness, uncomfortableness and shame is a taught thing and leads to body shame, being uncomfortable with ones' self, etc. Being taught to understand and accept the naked human body in all it's beauty, including the erect penis will make each of us that much more centered, calm and comfortable with our own naked bodies and by extention, comfortable with the naked bodies of other naked prople, regardless if they have an erect penis or not.
We should all CELEBRATE the entirety of the human experience!!!
I grew up an EXTREME nudist in an EXTREMELY nudist household (four brothers, one sister, a dad and a mom. Mom and sister continually walked around with EXTREMELY hard nipples (as other have stated here a womans' nipples can get hard for no apparent reason either) just as we men got erections for no apparent reason. To us it was just a part of our anatomy that did what it did and was normal and healthy, nothing to be ashamed about. I always LOVED being completely, totally and wonderfully naked/nude. I completely agree with shavednudy. An erection is an erection. It is what it is and should be CELEBRATED AS a NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL part of being a man. A BIG, THICK, BEAUTIFUL erection and big beautiful testicles are extremely gorgeous to look at no mater how it happened. CELEBRATE it.
As others have admitted I am a bit of an exhibitionist and have absolutely no shame and LOVE walking around in whatever state of arousal I am in. Erections are NORMAL and CAN and DO happen at any time, sexually induced or not. As such, just treat erections as something uncontrollable and just wholeheartedly and completely celebrate and wholeheartedly and completely enjoy them. I LOVE walking around with my BIG, THICK, GORGEOUS heavy erect penis and big BEAUTIFUL heavy testicles swinging seductively when just hanging out with others, whatever the setting and/or conversation.
An erection is what it is. No big deal. Just like a womans hard nipples poking thry her top. It doesnt always mean shes aroused.
Spot on, here. Both erect nipples and male erections can and do often occur due to non-sexually stimuli, and we KNOW we've ALL fallen victim to the (1) No Reason Road Boner when driving in the car and (2) Teacher Asks You To Write On the Board Boner--it came out of nowhere (definitely not sexual) and now you've got to get up in front of class?
Erections in the animal kingdom occur sporadically and in non-sexual contexts. It's neurology at work.
I say ignore and move on. Or, if you've got a good view of one, soak it up ;)
Well, my body reacts differently and mind thinks something else. Whenever I get natural in outdoor especially while wind blows over my body suddenly I get erection which lasts long for hours. People see me so might think I'm sexually aroused but my mind would be enjoying watching & feeling mother nature. Then the moment I feel sleepy I get erected and it's up till I wake up from sleep and after wards too for few minutes. If some nudists watch my body also I get erected some times suddenly, though my mind is calm. Nowadays I don't see erecting as sexuality but feel as my body freedom's reaction and part of my nudity .
In my opinion it's a natural thing that can't always be controlled. An erection doesn't necessarily have to be sexual. It happens be it from the wind ,the sun beating on it or even just happy and comfortable with the situation your in. I think it should be expected and accepted, it's part of the male body and it is part of being nude. If your not offended by looking at a man's naked body you shouldn't be offended if he has an erection. It's a normal thing, it happens, no control.
It's Normal to get a "Stiff-one" when nude.....I even get one when taking a bath....Beat that!
I usually do when I get an erection in the bath, even got caught beating one out in the bath once by my ex-partners daughter as she came running in the toilet to have a pee, there being no lock on the door and I thought I was alone in the house. My ex-partner thought it was so hilarious and used to tell her friends.
But generally in a beach environment, I sometimes get one and try and take no notice of it, it usually goes down by itself after a bit or I'll take a slow walk into the sea letting it bounce up and down as I stroll (that's the exhibitionist in me).