However, they will occur dispite everyone’s efforts to prevent them because many of us are still making the transition from the textile lifestyle. Male physiology makes it impossible for a man to remain completely flaccid throughout the day.
Most thoughtful guests at a beach or resort are terribly embarrased by erections and are asking for suggestions on this forum on how to prevent them and how to gracefully make your exit when they do occur. Many of us who are new to this life would also like some reassurance that the problem will diminish with time and better understanding.
A G string is not an acceptable solution. Complete nudity is the normal state for men as well as women. We need to learn new thinking and behavior, not go back to the textile world’s way of viewing things. I have never seen male G strings for sale anywhere. Even if I could find one, I wouldn’t wear it. Many naturists and fair-minded textile people would consider it more sexually provocative than mere innocent nudity.
A libertine or an exhibitionist may occasionally wander into a nudist crowd, but I am not talking about them. Most naturists want such people evicted from polite society.
I do believe that it is helpful to discuss etiquette and basic biology. I wish I had learned some of these lessons when I was a boy, perhaps of middle school age. It’s not fair for children to suffer in ignorance and silence because adults are too embarassed to talk about the facts of life and about basic nudist etiquette, even the less delicate topics.
It has been suggested that a public forum is inappropriate for such frank discussions, because children may stumble upon it. I hope that parents and teachers are closely monitoring the Internet usage of children and providing some guidance to teens. I firmly believe that at some age, perhaps middle school, boys and girls need to be reading the sort of information in this forum and have their parents there to guide them through these topics that they will soon be confronted with at the cusp of adolescence. To support my contention, I must call attention to the fact that INA has created a thread specifically to discuss issues such as this.
To GalSurfer: I am especially concerned about the sensibilities of the female contributors to this forum. Let me assure you that I am opposed to sexual “flaunting” as you put it, because it is demeaning and intimidating to those who are forced to endure it. I think some of us made a poor choice of words by saying “arousal” without quickly explaining that in its mildest form, it may not be perceptible to the casual observer. I don’t know any men of good will who would not quickly retreat from public view if matters took a turn for the worse. If any readers don’t know how to behave, this forum can help quickly bring “newbie” behavior in line with our community’s standards. Better to learn it here than on the beach!