Hear, hear TannedStan! I agree completely. If you're going to touch yourself on the beach or out in the open (whether man or woman), don't do so guiltily - do it proudly and be in touch with yourself and the moment. Those who don't want to watch don't have to; but believe me, there will be plenty who will! (Of course we leave children out of the picture)
Nothing irks me like a nude man trying to simultaneously pleasure himself whilst looking around nervously! Nothing turns me on like a nude man pleasuring himself, who is totally into himself and how good he is feeling, and understands that we ALL KNOW what that feels like and WANT him to have a good time. I WANT to see him relaxed and enjoying the experience and not worried about what others think. I want him to be comfortable enough to shoot a huge load and feel a great release as he enjoys the feeling of nature all around him.
I have always felt comfortable pleasuring myself in front of other naturists, and allowing them to jerk me off, or if they are willing to have me stroke them, or just want to watch. It releases tension, itʻs safe, it feels great, and everyoneʻs happy afterwards. Whatʻs bad about that?