For many people, particularly trans women, tucking can be both necessary and life-affirming — but there's not a lot of information out there about how to do so safely. Here's what you need to get started. 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.
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Young men tend to tuck it up, because they are proud of their newly found friend. Men, as they get older, since they do not any longer feel they have to show off, tend to tuck it down, for general comfort. I have found that the transexuals I know, tuck their entire package back, and under, with tape, either because they are ashamed of it, or they just want to look more like a woman. Since I live in Florida, I always wear lose, stretchy, athletic shorts. I have found that since I have been castrated, I do not usually wear undershorts. I do not have anything to support anyway. Sign In.
How Does Tucking Work and Is It Safe?
Tucking is defined by the Transgender Health Information Program as ways one can hide the penis and testes, such as moving the penis and scrotum between the buttocks, or moving the testes up into the inguinal canals. The inguinal canals make up the body cavity where the testes sit before birth. Some people may also tuck for aesthetic purposes, for cosplay or drag.
Tucking is the process of positioning the penis and testicles in a specific way so that the genital area looks flat. Tucking is often done by transfeminine people as part of their gender expression. There is specialised underwear for tucking, called gaffs , but it can also be done using medical tape or a tight pair of underwear. Tucking will not make you sterile, although it could cause fertility issue if you are also on hormone therapy. If you are worried about losing your fertility, talk with your doctor.