According to Hay, most American nudist groups allege that erections rarely ever happen, thanks to a combination of nerves and the non-erotic nature of gatherings. Brian Hoffman, author of the book Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism , told Hay that even back in the s, when nudist resorts were first forming, they felt divided about how to handle erections. As a result, some nudist resorts banned single men outright, or men whose constant erections remained largely visible, or any physical displays of affection — like hugging and hand-holding — and erotic clothing, like lingerie. Nevertheless, Hay writes:. Fears about pedophilic gazes, unwanted sexual advances, or triggering memories of assault and other negative experiences of aggressive male sexual norms are all still relevant and legitimate — especially in communities where everyone might not know one another. And for spaces that might not be able to take the fiscal or PR hit of a scandal, minimizing the risk of any unwanted or unfortunate erotic exchange, misread or otherwise, is just plain prudent.
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Public Nudist Erections — A number of articles out there deal with the potentially overexposed! Many who practice naturism feel that too much negative emphasis goes towards this naturally occurring event. Religious aspects and societal views continue to make the penis and its actions an area of discussion within the nudist community. An erection is typically defined as the physical result of additional blood traveling to an organ with erectile tissue, especially the penis or clitoris. In the U. In the penis, local tissue is home to a number of spongy chambers that remain soft, or flaccid, most of the time. Erections are typically associated with sexual maturation and arousal. That said, studies show that prepubescent boys also experience occasional hardening of the penis.
Some naturists argue there's nothing more natural than the occasional accidental arousal.
Although only a tiny percent of Americans admit to ever having gone nude in public, and a likely even smaller portion regularly mingle in the buff, " social nudism " holds an enduring utopian allure. Nudism or naturism bills itself, fairly convincingly, as liberation, helping people to escape body shame and the stress of self-presentation or to reconnect with nature and a sense of their unmodified place in it. The appeal of this pitch has allowed organized social nudism, as a sporadic practice for some or a lifestyle for others, to endure in America for about 90 years, slowly growing until it now sustains more than nudist beaches, camps, or resorts nationwide.
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