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CaraMC

Hi all,

 

I read somewhere you should only tuck for less than 10 hours a day or you can cause yourself to get ill and go to hospital is this true? or a myth?

 

Thanks

 

Cara xxx

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tracy_j

I have not seen any issues apart from possible temporary low sperm count but this is something to discuss with your doctor. It would not likely be a specific time anyway as people's bodies vary.

 

Tracy

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CaraMC

Thanks for the heads up Tracy!

 

Cara

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ChristinaDryadstar

There has been no study showing that but depending what you use to tuck may have something to do with it.  I just don't know

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Josie Beth

I would tuck indefinitely if I could find the right tape to do so. It used to hurt a lot at first but now I don’t even notice it. I’m not sure if a cis man would be able to do the same and perhaps that’s what is being mentioned. I have never passed out from tucking but I have felt nauseous when I was younger and was kicked in the privates. 

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VickySGV

Where things get dangerous is when you hold your bladder for long periods of time, and in those cases it can cause problems.  That can cause serious illness and kidney problems. 

 

With correct Tucking there is really not much problem with extended periods of time because you are having to go to the bathroom every few hours.*   Of course when you go to the bathroom to urinate, you need to untuck and then re-tuck yourself even if you do the sit down routine.  Just use tummy control panties and learn how to quickly re-do yourself.  After you get used to doing it , you no longer  become engorged and it all fits nicely in place.

 

 

*This becomes even more frequent if you go on the most prescribed Testosterone blockers which are diuretics.

 

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Raven1981

I have been tucking for 15 years now.  When I tuck, I tend to push everything down and then wear a gaff or tight panties to hold everything in place.  on the rear accusation, I would use tape for like 3 or 4 hours.  otherwise I used tight panties and a gaff.  But I am also lucky that I am a cancer survivor of testicular cancer and all I have to hide thanks to the hormones is a small shaft that is very easy to hide.  

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Janeshannon

I tuck all the time now too. I will often tuck as I lay in bed.  Depending on how calmly I sleep, it will last for a few minutes or a few hours. The testicles want to be away from the heat of the body for optimal operations, I do think tucking help lower, maybe just slightly, T levels. I rarely get spontaneous erections now...and I do NOT miss them. 

 

I thinking of taping as related, but different. Be careful taping. The tightest taping job makes it impossible to pee. I use KT Extreme tape in a crisscross pattern. I leave the glans of the penis uncovered. It feels and looks good. I'm very flat,  I have to pee sitting down, and use toilet paper after. This method leaves the glans in a pretty sensitive spot, so a panty liner can make things more comfortable. When taping is uncomfortable it is torture, but when you get it right it really feels ans looks amazing. Play around and see what works for you. 

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Alex C
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I use to tuck but once I start my  HRT I barely show so I haven't tuck in over a yr. Regardless, Why do we need to Tuck. I say Forget-that..I am what I am you can either join in or cross the street.  

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CaraMC

Hiya gals,

 

Thank you for all your advice.

 

This is the 2nd day full time, I have a panty gaff and panties too, tucking and walking is fine when sitting down and closing my legs the testicles hurt around 5/10 pain. I assuming this just goes after a while? Today is the 7th day of hormones.

 

Thanks ladies

 

Cara

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Zoey

They will shrink.  I don't even feel them anymore because they are just so small now.  I am just over 2 years in.

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CaraMC

Thanks Zoey, how are you finding the hormones?

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