I am a transsexual man who packs and I am also a survivor of sexual abuse and assault. Given that, just how extensive is the average patdown? I would probably refuse a trip through the scanner if the patdowns themselves were not storied as invasive and traumatic. Either way I feel like I am bound to have a bad experience if I fly, but it is the cheapest way to travel on short notice.
Please share, and keep in mind that what is "no big deal" for a cisgendered or average body may not turn out to be no big deal for a trans person's body. That and I am not sure I would be able to refrain from punching someone if they touched my genitals. PTSD is a funny thing.