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Are TSAs allowed to.... Grope?

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    I was patted down by a TSA, then he asked if it was okay if he checked under my jeans. I let him move his hands around my waist ( I was in boxer shorts) and check, which was fine. But at the end he squeezed my deal, like squeezed it, just covered by my boxer shorts. It's not like I'm annoyed because he was a guy, and of course I appreciate he's protecting everyone else's health and safety and if that's the case fine, but are they allowed to do that? I felt really embarrassed... I've flown for years and this has never happened before. ( posted this in relationships for anonymity )

    Highly doubt they are allowed to squeeze private area!! I'd feel embarrassed too. I think they'd use a wand to check for metal not not squeeze you. Sorry that happened to you!
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