I’ve never worn my Steelwerks through TSA before. I always assumed, despite it being titanium, that airport metal detectors might detect it. That’s their purpose after all. I have worn it with no problems through non-TSA detectors, such as those found at ballparks and theme parks. They generally aren’t set to be too sensitive as they would generate tons of false positives. I’ve read online on multiple sites about how titanium isn’t “detectable” but I’ve found that suspicious, because you don’t see terrorists making titanium weapons.
Recently, I flew up to meet Trip for the weekend. He’s spending a week up north with friends. I thought to myself, “self, this might be a good time to see if the werks can pass through airport security”. I’m traveling alone, I got to the airport with oodles of time, and I don’t really mind if I would have to show some nice TSA agents my cage. I’m proud to be locked and I know TSA specifically allows chastity devices. So I tried it. I passed through security with absolutely no issues whatsoever. Awesome!
So, I thought nothing of it on my return flight. After all, it’s undetectable, right? Wrong. I totally set off the metal detector, not once, but twice. The nice TSA agent asked me if I had anything metal in my pockets, to which the answer was no. So I got sent to the backscatter scanner. I dutifully spread my legs and raised my arms (not unlike how Sir likes me) and got scanned. My nipple piercings always show up on the scanner. I got my arms and chest patted down, and when he felt the piercing, he said “oh, you have those”. He asked if I had one lower down, to which the truthful answer is yes. It just happens to be attached to a cock cage. I was ready to be pulled into the little room and to pull down my pants, but he just said “you’re clear” and off I went. No big deal as it turned out. I didn’t get Thumpered. It was a minor inconvenience at most. I so much prefer the werks to plastic that it was almost worth it….almost.
That being said, I’m not going to attempt it again, probably. I value the ease and convenience of not having to go through scanners or pat downs, porn stories not withstanding. So while I didn’t have to drop trou this time, I can imagine I might have to, so I think I will just do what I have always done and wear the plastic cage while flying. Lesson learned.
Still, part of me is a bit disappointed that I didn’t have to expose my locked status. I’m not embarrassed about it, and I probably (being a bit of an exhibitionist) would have enjoyed it. But there are better ways to satisfy that fetish, and in truth, I don’t have a great desire to subject non-kink folk to my freak. So I doubt I’ll ever try it again. Maybe…. I mean, what’s the worst that can happen? It’s almost worth it to not have to be unlocked from the werks. Almost, but not quite.