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. A host of social factors stand in the way of the spread of nudism in the US, many quite lofty and abstract.
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Some naturists argue there's nothing more natural than the occasional accidental arousal.
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.
Read more. Dream Pleasure Tours caters to a wide variety of travelers, including nudists and people in the lifestyle. But is seems as if these two groups have a similar problem. You know the old adage--one man's pleasure is another man's pain. Well, most of the men in the lifestyle are worried about not being able to get an erection, while many nudists have the exact opposite problem--getting an erection when it's not wanted. We found this article about erections on Young Naturist America and thought our readers, both nudists and swingers, would enjoy reading it. 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.