Erik (eriktrips) wrote,
Erik
eriktrips

need stories about TSA security in US airports

Got a moment? I need to hear first-hand or reliably-sourced experiences with the TSA full-body scanners and/or patdowns in US airports. I especially need to know what trans people have experienced while wearing "prosthetics" and could specifically use experiences flying out of SFO and SEA.

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.


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