Finally. A simple, easy way to tuck for trans women, gender fluid & gender queer folks and drag queens 🏳️🌈
- This shouldn't hurt. Tucking can be uncomfortable at first. If you're in pain, something's up. Talk to your doctor if you have circulatory or skin related conditions, and never tuck with damaged or bruised skin
- Sensitive skin? We recommend testing on a small area before full application
- Shaving: You don't need to be bald down there to use T-Tape, but you do need to trim. Our product is tested to work well with up to 2mm of hair, which is about the thickness of a US Nickel
- Application: The product stays best when it is applied flat against the skin & set for 20 min. For best results, apply to freshly cleaned skin that is towel dried and free of oils, creams, or lotions.
- Removal: Always remove in two passes, peeling first from the front, and then from the back
- Post-tuck care: Depending on duration of wear, temperature and relative humidity, T-Tape may leave skin feeling a little sticky. Although our adhesive is designed for skin, this still may occur. Not to worry: you can gently lift away any stickiness by using a washcloth with a dab of baby oil or mineral oil
Take your time. It may take practice to get the fit just right. Review the card that comes in the box. It'll come in handy!
Step by step tucking guide
First: Let's talk fit
T-Tape measures 11.5 inches long right out of the box and stretches up to 180% to 21 inches total. It's a one-size solution designed for comfort. To get the best fit, you'll want to give some thought as to where on the front of your body you start when applying the T-Tape. Starting lower is better. Lower application in the front of the body will give you more material to work with as you pull it all back for a better fit that stays in place.
Peel a little
Carefully peel away a small section of the wide end of the T-tape. The section you expose should be about two fingers in width. Keep the rest of the T-tape backing on. (If you peel the entire backing, it will be more difficult to apply.)
Apply a little
Apply to your upper pubic area (the mons) which is just about 1 inch (2.5 cm) above your... scepter. At this point the remaining tape should sort of be hanging from your body with the remainder of the tape’s paper backing intact.
Add the pad
Position the included sterile cotton pad lengthwise as you peel slightly more of the paper backing. The pad should cover your scepter, protecting it from making contact with the tape adhesive. The end of the pad should line up with the base of your scepter
Join pad and tape
Pull the exposed section of tape down over the pad so that the tape sticks to the pad, forming a single strip. Let the remaining paper backing hang down. Don't peel away any of the rest just yet.
Time to push the scepter back, and the gemini twins back up inside of something called the inguinal canal. This is where they were before they "dropped" in puberty. With your index fingers, locate the twins and begin pushing them toward your backside. The next step takes practice: gently push them back and up, curling your fingers inward toward you as you do.
This is called the Japanese tucking method. Lifting the twins into the inguinal canals using this method will hide them completely and is recommended for the flattest appearance. Remember to gently shift them upward and into each socket. Guide them slowly. Do not use hard pressure, and stop tucking if you experience pain. The very first time you try this, it can help to take a cool bath or shower before to make the process easier. The twins naturally ascend toward the inguinal canals when they're exposed to cold temperatures. When the process is complete, your scepter will be back and under your perineum and the twins will be in their canal, inside your lower abdomen. Hold everything in place by applying pressure with your thumbs as shown.
Note: Not all trans bodies are the same, so if you have difficulty with this method, feel free to tuck in a way that works for you! Many of our our customers say they're able to get a great tuck, even without using the Japanese method.
Pull it back
Move into a squat, and reach your dominant hand down behind your butt, under your body. Grab the small end of the tape, and then pull straight back, stretching it up slightly and behind your back.
Stretch the tape back up and over your backside, removing the last of the paper backing as you do. Apply the T-tape flat along your buttocks, ending just about the small of your back.