Airports and other security checks      

For your comfort and safety, please be aware of potential security checks.

Airplane Travel

First, no one has ever reported problems at airport security. 

That said,

You may want to check your prosthesis with your luggage, so that security has no reason to check your genitals.

Please be aware that routines, rules and regulations differ by country and airport. A lot of information is not supplied to the public.

If a security officer notices something non-biological on your body (your prosthesis) they may inspect it further. You may be required to show your prosthesis. You may be required to remove and allow inspection of your prosthesis.

If you do not comply with securities’ demands, you may not only loose your chance to fly, you may not be free to leave the airport.


Metal Detectors

There is no metal in the prostheses. There is nothing to set off a metal detector alarm.


Body Scanners

Many airports have separate security lines leading to the body scanner and to metal detectors. You may be able to choose your line.

In most countries (as far as I know) the scanner is rarely used*, but please be prepared just in case you are chosen for extra security.

You may be selected for the body scanner.  People experience increased scrutiny by security based on their colour, name, country of origin, destination, citizenship, and gender representation (deemed un-matching or undefined).

If you must go through a body scanner, and are wearing a prosthesis, expect security to see it. If they see it, they might inspect it.

You may have the option to 'opt out' of the body scanner (people do so for a variety of reasons: radiation, privacy etc.).


*In the USA, there are scanners everywhere and everyone is expected to use them, but - as far as I know - you do have the right to 'opt out' - you must say the words. When you 'opt out', you must agree to frisking (info here below).


The prostheses are designed to feel realistic, but an agent who is allowed to touch your genitals may notice that it is not biological.

To date no one has reported any problems when frisked, and many have gone through the process without problems, but I want you to be ready just in case.