Your new tucking underwear has arrived, how exciting! To help you get started we’ve gathered some important information so you can wear the underwear comfortably and confidently.

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How to put your tucking undies on

Start by wrapping the head of your penis with toilet paper or cloth (this helps prevent urine leakage and infection). If you want to do a full-tuck, this is the time to push your testicles up into the inguinal canals. For the flattest appearance, lie on your back and gently shift the testes upward and into each canal. Guide them slowly without using pressure, and stop tucking if you experience pain. If you want to do a semi-tuck, simply pull them backwards. Then pull your penis back between your legs while holding your testicles in place. Once you’re satisfied with the position, pull up your tucking undies and you’re good to go.

If you'd like to see visual instructions on how to put your tucking underwear on, go to our Tucking Guide and scroll down to the section 'how to tuck'

How to wash your tucking underwear

It’s best to wash your item at a maximum of 30 degrees. We often use elastic fabrics with a blend of elastane and polyamide. These fabrics can’t be washed or tumble-dried at high temperatures, so we also advise against putting them in the dryer. Don’t use too much laundry detergent, a little goes a long way! Preferably let the item dry flat. To keep your white items as they are, wash these with your other white items.

Don’t overdo it

When you’re first starting out with tucking, we recommend that you take it step by step. Start out with tucking for an hour or so to see how you feel. Build this up, and don’t tuck for longer than 8 hours! Doing it for longer than 8 hours can cause bruising, friction or other health issues. If you feel any pain, stop tucking as soon as possible. If you feel discomfort - try rearranging your genitals and see if that feels better. Keep in mind that if you overdo it, serious health issues like skin irritation, fungal infections and even infertility can occur. Immediately consult a doctor if you’re experiencing any abnormal sensations in your genital area. 

Take breaks 

To give your body the rest it needs, try to take breaks as often as possible. When you’re not tucking, try to wear breathable and loose clothing. This helps the genitals recover from being restricted for long periods of time. Try to not take naps or go to sleep when you’re wearing your tucking undies, as this can lead to constriction. As a rule of thumb, take at least one day a week where you’re not tucking. Your body is a precious thing and deserves the rest! 

Listen to your body 

The most important thing to remember when tucking is to listen to your body. If you’re wearing a full tuck and you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, consider switching to a semi-tuck or stop tucking altogether. If you’re feeling discomfort you can also try adjusting your genitals to see if it helps. 

Health risks of tucking

Below is a list of some of the most common health risks that can occur when tucking:

  • Restricted blood flow to the genitals
  • Skin fungi and infections. 
  • Other skin problems: scratching, itching, hypersensitivity, redness.
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Twisting of the testicles
  • Nerve damage

Remove your tucking underwear and consult a medical professional if you experience or suspect any of these symptoms.

Tips for responsible tucking

  • Give your body time to recover after tucking. Do not tuck for more than 8 hours in a day, and try to have at least one day a week without tucking.
  • Don’t wear multiple tucking slips or thongs over each other.
  • Choose the right size.
  • Do not use products that are not specifically designed for tucking.
  • Don’t pull on the genitals when securing your tuck.
  • Take a cold shower before tucking - this will reduce the blood flow present in your penis while creating the tuck. 
  • Cover the head of your penis to prevent infection and spillage.

Tucking with a developing body

Some people want to start wearing tucking underwear from the moment their genitals begin to grow. This can leave them or their loved ones worried about the safety of their developing body. The general rule is that there is no damage to a growing body or to the development of the penis if the general safety rules apply: never tuck for longer than 8 hours, don’t sleep with a tuck, and make sure you have the correct size by checking the size chart. Especially if it's your or your childs' first pair of tucking undies, check the size chart or consult our customer service about the correct size.

A side note for parents, guardians, friends or other loved ones: some kids will want to figure it all out themselves and get the tightest tucking undies that they can possibly find. Understand that your child might want the flattest result, but always remind them of the importance of their safety!  This might be a sensitive topic for them, so react with love and patience.

Exercising with tucking underwear

The general consensus about exercising while tucking is that it is possible, but that you should keep a close eye on how you’re feeling. Try to not tuck as tightly when you’re exercising, and consider not doing a full-tuck. The best option is to wear tucking panties without doing a full tuck. This way you’ll have a flat look, without causing damage to your genitals.