Saw this photo the other day and found myself laughing pretty hard. Partially because of the obvious tree and wood jokes. But partially because I’ve been this guy! Sure, I know the picture was meant to be artistic and all but I couldn’t help but feel like it was a self portrait on some level.
In the past, I’ve taken advantage of some nude hiking opportunities and found them quite exhilarating, sometimes to the point that I resembled the man in the photo. In each case, my only concern was focused on how others might react if I came across someone. While I enjoy being nude, I’m not about offending or shocking people. That’s never my goal or something I want to be a part of. But I had no embarrassment or shame over being erect. I’m past that. I was more focused about how wonderful it felt to be nude in nature. I didn’t mind being erect any more than I would have minded being flaccid. Fortunately, due to the isolation of the area and my confidence that I was alone, I was able to hike on and let things come and go in their own time. If it had been a more populated spot, I would have skipped the nude hike. Unfortunately, coming across and nude male hiker is objectionable to most non-naturists. Coming across one with an erection would pretty much seal the deal. Sadly, penises are bad. Erect penises are super bad.