Airports and other controls
For your comfort and
safety, please be aware of potential security checks.
prostheses are designed to feel realistic, and they are soft and
subtle when flaccid. Still, 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.
There is no metal in the prostheses. There is nothing to set off a metal detector alarm.
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
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.
Many airports have
separate security lines leading to the body scanner and to metal detectors.
You may be able to choose your line.
In many countries the scanner is rarely used, in others it's standard process.
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 etc.
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.).When you 'opt out', you will be frisked (see 'Frisking' here above).