You’ve just received your new Medical Tape, amazing! To help you, we’ve gathered some tips & tricks about the tape.
Before you’re going to apply the tape, we advise you to apply a teststrip. This way you can make sure you’re not allergic to the material. Take a small piece of tape and stick it to a patch of clean and dry skin. Leave this teststrip on for a maximum of 48 hours, then remove it and check for any irritation.
You can use the Medical Tape for breast binding as follows: clean the skin with an alcohol solution before applying the tape. Make sure the skin is free of lotion, hair, and dirt. Take about 3 pieces of tape per breast, and cut the corners of the tape round. This will make the tape stay on the skin even better. Use nipple pads, toilet paper or medical gauze to cover your nipples. Stick the tape over the nipple and rub the tape to activate the adhesive. Pull the breast upwards and outwards (in the direction of your armpit), and stick the tape onto the skin. Depending on the size of your breasts you can apply two or more pieces of tape on the same breast. Repeat this on the other side. In the following video you can see how to apply the tape:
Don’t pull too hard on the tape when sticking it on - too much tension on the tape will cause it to be too tight on the chest. Once you’ve applied the tape and you’re experiencing shortness of breath or pain, remove the tape and try again.
Please note: never wrap the tape all the way around your chest. This will crush your ribs and can cause medical issues.
If you want to use the Medical Tape to tuck your penis, do as follows: clean the skin with an alcohol solution and make sure the skin is free of lotion, dirt, and hair.
Maneuver the penis upwards or backwards between the leg (depending on personal preference and the size of your genitals). Stick the tape over your penis. Don’t pull the tape too tight, and make sure you’re still able to move around comfortably. Pull the tape backwards between your legs and rub the tape to activate the adhesive.
In the video below you can watch a video on how to apply trans tape:
Please note: never use the Medical Tape longer than 8 hours when you’re tucking your penis.
To learn more about tucking go to our Tucking Guide.
If you’re using the Medical Tape for breast binding, the tape can stay on for 3-5 days. When the edges begin to peel you can remove the tape and apply it again. If you’re experiencing any skin irritation, remove the tape as soon as possible.
If you’re using the Medical Tape to tuck we advise you to not keep it on for longer than 8 hours. If you’re experiencing any skin irritation, remove the tape as soon as possible.
The Medical Tape will stay on when it gets wet.
Removing Medical Tape
Pay attention that most irritation will occur when the tape is removed incorrectly. To remove it in the correct way, rub the tape in with some natural oil. This oil can be any type of neutral oil, a good option is Jojoba-oil. Leave the oil on the tape for 5-10 minutes and peel the tape off slowly. You can also do this in the shower.
Store the Medical Tape in a dry and cool place. Do not leave it in the sunlight.