It’s Time for Naturist Clubs to Alter Their Policies on Genital Jewelry

There is an issue in the naturist world that’s long been troubling us as an organization that bases our values on acceptance. It is the problem of naturist clubs and naturist resorts that bar entrance to people who have body and genital jewelry.
FKK Addresses Body Jewelry & Piercings at Naturist Clubs
A couple of years ago, we discussed the problem of nipple piercings. My residence club, Rock Lodge, had a rule against them, but they altered this policy not too long after we printed the article. Now nipple piercings are enabled. We were extremely happy about that and felt the change was long overdue.
As we pointed out in discussing nipple piercings, even Susan Weaver, who was then president of AANR, had her nipples pierced. Regardless of this, AANR has not taken a stand against clubs that would bar entry based on nipple or body jewelry.
I’ven’t come across any club or resort that still has a policy prohibiting nudist russian videos . (If you know of one please share in the comments.) But the issue of body jewelry policies does not cease at nipples. Rock Lodge, along with numerous other nudist clubs, still has a rule against genital jewelry. This troubles us, for the exact same reasons as the nipple piercings.
Those who are against genital decoration argue that people are making naturism sexual by having their genitalia pierced, and that they are doing something wrong by attracting attention to that body part.
Let us clarify why this makes no sense. The main tenet of naturism is the body can be sexual or not, based on the context. When people are naked together in a naturist setting, the genitals are no more sexual, “dirty” or shameful compared to the gut or elbow.
Humans are sexual beings, and of course, being naked does not prevent anyone from believing sexual thoughts about others. As a result, it becomes fairly evident that your biggest sex organ is truly one which you can not see your BRAIN.
As it pertains to the human body and sexuality, it is about context.
Or on the flip side, earrings are in the same way sexual as genital jewelry. Unless a person is treating their jewelry like a sex toy in public, there is really no reason why they should not be permitted to join a naturist setting.
As for how it brings focus to the wrong area, nicely 1. By saying that, are not we treating the genitals like some taboo body part in the same manner that society at large does? 2. You look or you glance at it, just like you’ll at a necklace, then you return to looking at the individual’s face.
The primary function of female breasts / nipples is to feed babies. Some folks, of all genders, do get sexual pleasure from their nipples in a sexual context. Just like some people get sexual pleasure from their ears, but we don’t prohibit piercings on them.
Another argument against piercings has to do with the idea which they’re inappropriate in family settings where kids can be found. But the problem here always falls on the shoulders of those parents who are often fearful to handle their youngsters’ innocent questions. (As a side rant to parents, please do not lie to your children or refuse them advice about their bodies. There is this type of thing as age-appropriate replies. We now have the Internet now. If you are not sure the way to answer a question, Google it or email someone who might have the info you seek.)
If a child points at a penis ring and says, What’s that? The response is simple: It Is a piercing.” If the follow-up question is, “Why does he have it?” then the reply should be something like, “because he believes it’s pretty.
The issue of genital jewelry also came up in the circumstance of San Francisco’s nudity ban. Some of the male nudists were wearing cock rings in public. As we noted in this article, a cock ring is usually worn on the base of the penis and is used for keeping erections, but can also simply be worn for ornamentation.
Some 300 people took the survey, and these were the results below. Nearly 70% said cock rings should be okay in public if they are just worn as a piece of ornamental jewelry. A small percent said they thought it should not be worn around children.
Cock Ring FKK survey results
In the nudist world, opinions on body jewelry have undoubtedly changed in recent years. Like it or not, more and more people have nipple and genital jewelry, notably young adults. Some clubs have shifted their policies out of necessity, as more visitors or members have showed up with body jewelry. Others, however, are holding onto their policies that look increasingly outdated for 2015.
I wouldn’t claim that a body piercing is crucial to a man’s identity or an aspect of themselves that they can not shift – like race or sexual orientation. Piercings are removable to some extent but they are a kind of self expression. We see this issue as a dent in the naturist doctrine. At least as far as accepting a person as they are, in addition to understanding that nudity doesn’t have to be sexual.
In the northeast, I Have found merely 2* naturist clubs that still prohibit genital jewelry: Berkshire Vista (MA) and Rock Lodge Club (NJ). (I have also found that many naturist clubs in the U.S. don’t address piercings on their sites at all.
For clubs that do permit jewelry, many define that it must be distinct or inconspicuous. I think latest nudism video is acceptable. Nobody needs to walk around with big chains and bells on their genitalia.
We’ve been speaking to them about this policy for several years, so that as a co op it took time to get enough votes to support it.
Not everyone was on board with their new policy, however. On a recent excursion to Solair, we met one member who said he believed it went against family values. Sadly he was unable to articulate how precisely.
In 2015, I think the nudist community is prepared to become more inclusive when it comes to body jewelry.
Cedar Waters is an exclusive resort for heterosexual couples SIMPLY who don’t desire to hang out with gay people. They do not allow nipple or genital piercings or same sex couples. You read that rightthey openly discriminate against homosexual people. In 2015.)
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