Top Children's Hospital Advises Boys to 'Tuck' Genitals to 'Affirm Gender'
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland promotes 'gender-affirming clothing' for kid
A leading children's hospital is advising boys that they should "tuck" their genitals "out of the way" so they can wear "gender-affirming clothing."
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland bills itself as Oregon’s top-ranked children’s hospital.
The hospital tells young boys how to make “the genital area look smoother and flatter” so they can wear the "gender-affirming" clothes they, conveniently, sell.
Doernbecher boasts a “Gender Clinic” which offers advice for the “safe tucking” of a boy’s genitals so children can "affirm" their gender.
The hospital makes a referral to a "sex-positive shop in Portland."
"They sell gender-affirming clothing items as well as sex toys, videos, and more,” the hospital says in its promotion of the store.
The resource on “safe tucking” from the “Gender Clinic” states:
Safe tucking. What is tucking?
Tucking is moving the penis, testicles, or both out of the way.
This makes the genital area look smoother and flatter. Tucking can reduce any concerns you have about your body, how your clothes fit and how safe you feel in public.
People of all genders can tuck.
There are several different methods of tucking.
The information below helps you tuck in ways that are safe for your body.
According to the hospital’s website, it works in cooperation “with the OHSU [Oregon Health and Science University] Transgender Health Program.”
The OHSU logo is also emblazoned on the “safe tucking” handout.
The handout cautions:
A note on the words we use.
This information uses the words “penis,” “scrotum,” and “testicles.” We know you may not use those terms or identify with them.
We use them here to refer to body parts that people with tucking needs have, while understanding those words are not for everyone.
The resource advises, “It is best to tuck for the first time when you are planning to be at home.
"This keeps you from stressing about having to get it right the first time.
"It is also easier to learn what your body needs to be comfortable when you tuck. Choose a method that feels comfortable to you."
Advice on how to “tuck”:
There are two main ways to tuck: with tape and without.
You might find that simply wearing tight underwear smooths things out enough.
Or you might want to use tape for as smooth a look as possible.
The website warns that “tucking with tape,” although “more secure” as it is “less likely to come undone,” runs "a higher risk of skin irritation.”
As far as tucking without tape, “The first step is choosing the right underwear.
"Look for a tightly woven spandex or microfiber blend.”
It continues that “putting your testicles inside your body … is not for everyone,” before offering instructions on how to do it by guiding the testicles “into the inguinal canals.
"This can feel strange at first, possibly even uncomfortable.
"You should not feel faint or nauseated or have extreme pain.
"If you do, take a break and try again later.”
🚨Doernbecher CHILDREN’S hospital in Portland has a detailed guide on ‘tucking’ for kids. At the end, they also refer children to a sex toy shop for gender affirming items. pic.twitter.com/gqb44moeNt— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 16, 2022
The handout warns, “Once the testicles are tucked, pull the penis back between your legs.
"If you find yourself getting aroused, take a break and try again later.
"An erection will make it impossible to tuck.”
In a section titled, “Where to buy tucking clothing,” the handout offers some suggestions, including one “online company that sells gaffs and underwear designed for tucking” as well as “an Etsy shop that offers affordable gaffs and underwear for tucking.
"They have positive reviews from trans feminine folks.”
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