We received another question regarding teenagers, so my Aunt Abby (that sounds so weird) thought it would be a good one for me to answer. This question has to do with boys coming of age.
“Hi, I’m 16 year old boy. My family is, my Mom, me and 3 sisters, one older (18) and two younger (15 and 13). My problem is when we hangout in the nude, I get erections. I can’t help it. I don’t sit there thinking about sex with my sisters or mom. I think about sex in general, yes, but not about them. I also feel bad because I know that being nude isn’t about sex.
I’m sure seeing them naked does add to my thoughts and stuff but I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried several things including masturbating before hanging out but with in minutes of being around everyone naked, I’m hard again. We are a nudist family and have been since I was about 5. My issues started a few years ago, but now it’s just getting worse than it ever has been. I do cover up with a towel to hide my erection but it lasts a long time. Sometimes, I get an erection when we are playing a game, it’s like out of the blue I’m hard as can be. Is this normal? What am I to do?”
I’ve been around a lot of boys as they “mature”. Seeing an erection for a long time nudist is not a big concern. It happens especially with boys coming of age. It’s hormones, there is nothing you can do about it. I’ve seen boys in their teens, in their twenties, and all the way up to older men. It happens. There is nothing to be embarrassed about, shy or uncomfortable about. You will reach a point when getting an erection while being around nudists will be less and less. Eventually, getting an erection will be controllable (to a point) and the more you are use to being around nudists while hormones are raging, the less often it will happen.
From a young girls point of view, it is not embarrassing to us to see especially if the girl is raised as a nudist. As girls get older and their hormones are raging, yes they may look at a guy with an erection in a sexual way.
You are doing the right things. Masturbating will help, covering with a towel (but not out of embarrassment; out of consideration for others around you), also if you have to get up and leave for awhile until your erection dissipates, it’s ok.
Hopefully your mom and sisters understand and are not making an issue out of it and are not teasing or making fun of you.
Hope this helps.