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Nov 8th 2010 2:25AM The issue is not limited to people that are unwilling to be X-Rayed. This new Pat Down policy applies to anyone that does not make it through the traditional metal detectors where the X-Ray machines are not running or available. If you have a metal implant which forces a secondary screening, you will then run through a secondary screening with the new Pat Down policy.
The Pat Down does involved a TSA agent touching your genitles. Their wording and actions include, "Running up your inner thigh until they meet 'resistence' with the TSA agent's hand." I found out very quickly what was meant by 'resistence'.
I know this because I personally went through TSA's new screening on November 1st, 2010 in San Jose International Airport and Burbank Bob Hope Airport. San Jose's X-Ray machine was not running when I went through security and the Burbank Bob Hope Airport does not have a X-Ray machine. Due to the medical implant in my leg from a Skiing injury, I always go through secondary screening.