What if I get hard? What if my dick isn’t big enough? We know that some of our readers may be new to the idea of going nude in group settings. If you’re not an experienced nudist, you may have questions. We are reprinting excerpts from an original article written by NakedWanderings.com. In some places, we’ve changed the text as necessary, to make it more applicable to an all-male situation.

In high school, we showered together with twenty other teenagers, but those days are long gone. For years, we’ve rarely seen another human being naked if it wasn’t our partner – and now we have some doubts. Our bodies aren’t as tight as they used to be, our muscles sank in this comfortable layer of what we like to call “the good life”… and then there’s that other part. Let’s start with some penis talk.

Is my penis large enough?

So few people will admit it – and yet so many guys worry about this. We like to call “him” our manhood and the larger he is, the more manly we are, right? So the last thing we want to happen is to be the guy with the smallest penis. Well, all of that manhood stuff is pure “BS”. The size of your penis does not make you more manly, does not make you a better lover, and does not make you more sexually attractive. At least not at a nudist place. We’ve seen all shapes and sizes, and chances are low that we haven’t seen several that were pretty similar to yours.

What if I get an erection?

This might be the most discussed topic when it comes to male nudism – what do you do when things start to go up? Opinions about this differ. Some say that it’s sexual and that you have to hide it, others say that it’s a natural thing and nothing to be ashamed about. There’s no right or wrong here, it all depends on how the people around you think about the subject. Let’s go for the general consensus among nudies. First of all, getting an erection at nudist places is very rare. We’ve seen thousands of male nudists in our lives and only a handful of upward going penises. So, don’t worry too much about it. If it does happen, turn on your stomach, cover up with a towel or get into the swimming pool. You could also pretend that nothing happened, but you should realize that it might be interpreted differently, depending on the setting you’re in.

How to behave as a single guy?

Don’t place yourself in between other men, try to get to meet guys first.  Although what you’re about to say may be 100% genuine, try not to compliment others too much about their looks, as this can be easily interpreted the wrong way. Most importantly (but maybe also the most difficult), act normal! Don’t go sitting in a faraway corner because you don’t want to disturb anyone else. Try to engage in conversations. Try to make friends. Oh, and another good tip: In volleyball, it’s common to smack your partner on the butt if he scored a goal. If it’s not your boyfriend or husband, don’t do it.

Where to go?

Because of quotas that nudist venues often use to maintain a balance, your best chances (for male/female nudist settings) are at the bigger places. In our experience, most of the very large campgrounds and resorts always have enough guests to somehow keep some balance. Another option is of course public places. On nude beaches, for example, nobody is in charge or will tell you that you’re not welcome. On the other hand, unless you’re a very social being, in public places it’s much harder to make friends.

Don’t surprise your partner.

It’s a common misunderstanding that single male nudists don’t have a relationship. It does happen that their partner is not interested in being nude. The bottom line is, when your partner is not interested in nudism, this means that you’ll have to go as a single man. You can try to convince your partner, you can try to make them read all articles, magazines, and websites about nudism you can find, but sometimes they just don’t want to take the step.  In such a case, don’t, and we repeat, DON’T drag them into it as a surprise! This is not a joke. The chances that they’ll say “oh, well, we’re here now, let’s give it a shot” are very very low. Trust us, surprising someone into nudism is similar to getting a face tattoo when you’re drunk. It rarely works out well.

Towel, sunscreen and a good book.

When you’re at a nudist place, you always have to sit on a towel. And yes, as a first-timer you will forget about this, but as soon as you notice, please correct yourself. We weren’t going to talk about penises again, so let’s just tell you this: An overdone sausage doesn’t ruin a BBQ, but it will certainly ruin yours. Especially if it’s your sausage. The same thing counts for those hams, by the way. Don’t forget a good book, we’re still huge fans of reading at a nudist place instead of looking at cats and kids on Facebook or checking out the latest football stats. They’ll still be there when you get home, don’t worry.