The Ins and Outs of Tucking
- What is Tucking?
- Tucking is a practice, well-known in both trans and drag circles, of putting one's penis between and behind one's legs, so that it's not visible from the front of the body. Some people push their testicles back as well, while others move them upward and rest them on the lower part of their abdomen before securing them in place.
- Why Tuck?
- People tuck for many different reasons. You might tuck in order to feel more at ease in your body, more comfortable in your clothing, and to facilitate being read by others as your gender.
- Is Tucking Safe
- There is not any conclusive research done to show the health effects of tucking.
Process of Tucking
- Make sure the area is clean and hair free.
- Using two or three fingers, gently lift each testicle* up into the scrotum* and through the corresponding inguinal ring.
(Some people find it helpful to get in a tub of cold water before tucking.)
- Once the testes* are tucked, some people tuck the scrotum* as well. Others wrap the scrotum* around the penis* and secure it there with tape.
- After taping, keep a hand firmly over the base of your genitals to prevent anything from slipping back out.
- Then the penis* can be pulled back between your legs and everything can be held in place with tight panties, tape, and/or a gaff
Things to Note : You cannot use the restroom when tucking with tape. Tape can also cause painful abrasions so it is best to protect yourself with a baby cloth or toilet paper.
Asterisk are used to acknowledge the many different words that are used for these body parts.