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posted August 12th, 2015, 2:01 am


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August 23rd, 2014, 3:36 am

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And Annie learns to tuck. Only, what, 1072 or so pages?

I should point out, Annie has worn pants exactly twice since going full time - on a hike with Vic (she wore shorts) and on the dance night with Sophie (and she was in Tony format at that time). If I missed a time when she was wearing pants as Annie, please let me know!

..and no, her swim shorts don't count, because she was still, er, compressed in there, but they were loose shorts.

Oh, right, for people who don't know what it is and don't want to google it? It is when one with male genitalia tucks the penis and testicles down (often pushing the testicles inside the body cavity) to make the area appear flat. More often than not, it is so that the transwoman doesn't have to deal with seeing anything there, NOT for ANYONE ELSES benefit.
This can often be done with a single pair of tight underwear, though some people use tape or more than one pair of underwear to maintain the tuck.
For a bit of 'too much information', I spent my pre-surgery years, even when I was still more or less in male format: before coming out, that is, tucked. Making that thing not be there kept me sane.

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August 12th, 2015, 11:11 pm

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Dear God, this looks uncomfortable!

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August 13th, 2015, 12:15 am

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@Anon: Never done it? It sucks! I would say that it is still likely less proportionally sucky than a trans dude binding, but that sharp throwing-uppy pain of the whole deal shifting slightly? I think the gals have a leg up on the guys in the pain department there.

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August 13th, 2015, 3:26 pm

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@GreenKrog: I'm still at the "trying to figure out what the hell I am by paying way too much for hours of therapy" stage, so no, I've never tried it.

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August 13th, 2015, 3:32 pm

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@Anon: Give it a try. Physical reality is sometimes rather helpful in figuring that sort of thing out. Might make you be like, oh, wow, that flat area there is just not right at all in my brain. Or it will be like, wow, ok, that is exactly how it is supposed to look. Or maybe, ok, wow, I need an ice cream sandwich.

Edit: I say this as a 'what exactly do you have to lose', not as a 'I am a trained psychiatrist and you should listen to the bipolar web comic creating tranny'.

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January 8th, 2017, 4:16 am

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Gender dysphoria and specific sizes vary greatly between person to person. In my case I learned to tuck very early in my transition, even going so far as to making my own gaff out of a sock and a pair of nylons (there are youtube videos for this). The homemade gaff worked pretty well but could be very restricting (be careful to not cut off blood flow for too long! as painful as it is to have that thing at all, if it dies it can take you with it!!).

Taking away the bulge (real or imagined) can really help with confidence. I know that if I'm not tucked even now (after a year on hormones) I have a hard time not seeing it affect the shape of my bottoms, and that leads me to assuming everyone else can see it.

protip: if you aggressively maintain eye contact, people will not dare look at your crotch unless they are entirely tactless! (I have a hard time even looking at people's faces ^.^;;; )

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January 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm

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@Anya: I began tucking before anything else, because I hated it so much even before I was in girl format (or knew girl format was an option) that I needed to to go away. When I finally got to go girl mode, I stuck pretty much entirely to skirts for a while because, even though I conceptually knew it was smooth, I was still worried that one slip would make things go poorly.
Example: I used to bike a huge distance every day (its almost as if Annie got a little of my life thrown in). When you commit that much to a physical activity, sooooometimes you walk away with a little.. erm.. extra blood flow. When you wear bike shorts, cuz ya can't bike in a skirt, it is a little bit a problem.
Funny, my ex never tucked, and she never looked bulgy in pants either. Or shorts. I think people have to be looking pretty intently to be trying to find these things. We are just paranoid because it is a huge deal to us!

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