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"If a man got turned into a woman, this is the first thing he would do."
Ryou Tamura

A specific example of Power Perversion Potential. Almost every time a male—and it is always a male—gets trapped in some kind of Gender Bender situation, the first thing the man turned woman does is check out the new equipment. In front of a mirror, if one is available. Often a form of Fanservice.

The character will engage in the following sequence of actions:

  1. Shocked disbelief.
  2. Pulling open the collar of the shirt to stare down at the new breasts.
  3. Pulling open the pants and/or groping to verify that yes, indeed, s/he's all woman.
  4. Grabbing the breasts for final confirmation—likely for somewhat longer than strictly required to verify they are real, which leads to squeezing...and perhaps more squeezing...and maybe even more squeezing, interrupted by the occasional look of "Ooo!"
  5. Shocked realization s/he was just feeling him/herself up. (optional) Or alternately, being interrupted by an appalled bystander, usually female.

This may be related to the famous Five Stages of Grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. But with a greater focus on boobies.

Occasionally shortened to the simple:

  1. Realizes that he's a girl.
  2. Oh no!
  3. Checks down top.
  4. Oh yeah!

Females-turned-male will almost never do the equivalent with their new equipment. That's partly because it's a lot more risque, and partly because male self-pleasuring isn't cool. Or maybe it's because All Women Are Prudes and thus disgust is far more expected, while on the other hand males-turned-female will engage in this trope even if they are horrified by the transformation to show that All Men Are Perverts. The less prudish females may exploit their new ability to pee standing up, though, but that's still the most the risky and sexual thing they will usually do.


Compare Showing Off the New Body which is a completely different situation that results in similar behavior; Sweet on Polly Oliver, where a guy finds another "guy" attractive, with similar squick reactions pre reveal; and Breaking In Old Habits, where new hands are "tested out".

A rare G-rated version may occur if the male-turned-female character intentionally experiments with stereotypically female behavior (see the Third Law of Gender Bending). This might be a humorous subversion (playing dress up instead of playing with yourself) or a form of G-Rated Masturbation when the trope can't or shouldn't be demonstrated explicitly.

Trope Namer is a Shania Twain song, which has nothing at all to do with this trope.


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    Alternate Reality Game 
  • In Dollhouse's Alternate Reality Game Dollplay, a teenage girl gets "imprinted" with the mind of a twenty-something guy. He wakes up in a girl's body, runs his hands down the girl's body as he wakes up, and snaps awake as he feels the breasts. And yes, the first thing he does is squee-and-squish.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Keiichi from Ah! My Goddess went through the transformation in an episode where he was working with Urd's potion ingredients. He checks his new... bumpers in the trope-specified way, then discovers he is still male from the waist down... and his lower half is pretty excited about the additions on the upper floors.
  • The main character of Angel Sanctuary, Setsuna, is the reincarnation of an extremely beautiful female angel, Alexiel. He does a little trip to hell to get back his sister/lover, and upon coming back, finds that they "accidentally" destroyed his body, so he returns to Alexiel's, which was kept frozen/in a crystal/in stasis. He seems to be trying to do this, but is stopped by the demon queen Kurai, who was in love with Alexiel. She even tries to keep him from changing clothes and showering.
  • Happens in the Hentai anime Body Transfer. Since it's a hentai anime, the scene is long and...goes into great detail. The second OAV also shows the female-turned-male version.
  • Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure's protagonist Kazuki Yotsuga is temporarily given a pilot suit to disguise him as a woman, in an (ill-fated) attempt to hide the fact that he breaks the rules for their Imported Alien Phlebotinum. Inevitably, both Kazuki and friendly neighborhood Mad Scientist Ken Sanada get caught having too much fun "inspecting" the suit's fake breasts while Kazuki's wearing the suit.
  • The Excel Saga manga has a scene after Iwata "dies" and is brought back in the body of Robot Girl Ropponmatsu-1. In his re-introduction to the rest of the team, he says "I feel great! In fact I've been feeling them all day. In fact, if it's alright with you Doctor, I'm thinking about just locking myself in a broom cupboard for the rest of the day!"
    • The actual Ropponmatsu (unlike the anime, the two Ropponmatsus never technically meet, because they're the same AI being swapped between the two bodies; the difference in personality is Hand Waved by claiming that the Ropponmatsu-1 unit is hardwired to have the personality disabled because just staying upright takes so much more processing power for the taller, more voluptuous form) tells him he's welcome to it, because she's never particularly cared for it, as she finds it clunky and hard to use; one wonders if she did something like this when she got her Ropponmatsu-2 body.
    • The anime plays a female-into-female variant in the final episode - when Excel and Hyatt switch bodies, the first thing Excel does when she realises is lock herself in a bathroom stall and eagerly strip and check out Hyatt's breasts.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • In a special, Natsu and Lucy seek transformation lessons from Mirajane, who gladly decides to train them in the basics; transforming just one's body, but not anything else (i.e. clothing). Lucy is unsuccessful in transforming into Natsu, but after a second try, Natsu succeeds in transforming into Lucy. Of course, since he simply wears an open vest-thing up top, his (or, Lucy's) boobs are just barely covered. His first action upon finding success? Grabbing his new boobs with wonder and musing how soft they are as Lucy attempts to cover him up. He continues to squeeze them as Lucy whines to Mirajane about how inappropriate it is for him to be doing so.
    • The anime has a filler episode where there's some "Freaky Friday" Flip going around at the guild. Gray and Lucy switch bodies, but Gray doesn't really care about "them"... except that he has a hard time standing at the start. He doesn't even show an interest about looking at her body, but as he still has his habit of stripping for nothing, Lucy has to constantly keep an eye on him. Not to mention Happy, in Erza's body, actually shows off that he's playing with her breasts, telling everybody about how great they are.
  • The main character from Futaba-kun Change! does this after his first transformation (well, once he gets some time alone). Best not to think about what his sister did after she first changed.
  • Done in the Gacha Gacha sequel manga, when the protagonist stops and says "nothing good come from this".
  • Parodied in Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!. When Souji undergoes a Gender Bender into Tail Red, Aika and Thouars spy on him, thinking he will feel himself up. While he does strip and look himself over, the worst he goes is fondle the Mega Twintails he gains in the transformation, since he has a massive fetish for girl's twintails.
  • In Hentai artist Juan Gotoh's "I'm My Sister?!!", a brother and sister switch bodies. Guess what they do when they get home. Notably, we see both genders at work here.
  • Averted in Inside Mari. Isao finds himself utterly scared by the fact he is, somehow, in control of the body of the girl he was secretly stalking, and can't bring himself to look at her intimate parts.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Vento Aureo, Mista and Trish switches bodies because of Silver Chariot Requiem's ability, followed by Mista feeling up his new body and Trish shouting at him for touching "her" body like that.
  • Hungry Marie's male protagonist Taiga is struck by lightning during a fishy ritual to bring a dead French princess back to life. When he wakes up in said princess's (pretty curvy) body, the first thing he checks is that his chest is quite a bit softer and heavier.
  • In Jagaaaaaan, Yadori starts touching himself almost immediately after waking up in a female body. He then stops, because he has no idea how to arouse his new body.
  • In Kämpfer, main protagonist Senou Natsuru is so pure that he gets terrified with embarrasment just looking at his female self in the mirror or even go to the restroom as her, much less try to find out what his new parts feel like.
    • In a later episode, it's hinted that it's been so long since the first transformation that Natsuru is able to walk past his mirror without getting a nosebleed at himself.
    • It does happen in the manga, at the very beginning: Feels himself up: “These are real.” Lifts skirt, takes a good look at his striped panties.
  • Aborted in Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl: Hazumu starts to check herself out but one quick peek at her new breasts is enough. Cue the Luminescent Blush.
  • In the first episode of Kokoro Connect, Taichi Yaegashi gets body swapped with Iori Nagase. The very first thing Taichi does upon this realization is to grope his newly acquired assets.
  • Subverted in Nozomu Nozomi: It takes months of getting used to his new anatomy and a suitable inspiration before Nozomu finally follows through on in the date with Rosie Palms he always assumed he'd immediately indulge in because actually undergoing a Gender Bender proved to be far more daunting than just fantasizing about it. And after he finally does give in he immediately becomes worried that he may have just irrevocably Jumped The Gender Barrier by doing so, making him even more conflicted about it.
    • Nozomu admits he always thought he would feel himself up given the chance but facing the reality of actually having female genitals subjected him to Fridge Horror instead.
  • In one episode, the title character of Nyarko-san swaps bodies with her love interest, Mahiro Yasaka. She spends some time in the bathroom and comes out sparkling and says "Oh, boys are so great... It's a feeling that girls just won't understand..." Mahiro is understandably furious at what happened.
    • Mahiro himself is too embarrassed to even look at Nyarko's naked body when he has to bathe; however, he does look at her arms and legs and muses "She has such a frail-looking body, but she doesn't hesitate to protect me..." and resolves to be nicer to her. However, Nyarko destroys this good will by busting into the bathroom and trying to seduce Mahiro with his own body.
  • In the Punk Hazard arc of One Piece, Sanji gets Freaky Friday Flipped with Nami. He's so overwhelmed he has to be actively prevented from indulging in this trope. Fortunately, Nami got flipped into Franky's body. He is, at least, considerate enough to not to smoke cigarettes without permission.
  • Immediately after Ichiko realizes she's possessed Mizuho in the Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru manga... "I have developed a sudden interest in the male body..." However...
  • Several aspects of this trope appear in Ranma ½
    • Averted with Ranma, whose first reaction to the Gender Bender curse was of sheer terror, followed by rage at the person responsible, instead of fascination. The first time he transforms into a girl: he grabs his chest, checks down his shirt, then screams. He never explicitly goes beyond that, as he is ashamed about being cursed this way.
    • Awkwardly enough, there's a scene near the end of the manga where Nabiki confirms (ahem) firsthand that female Ranma has bloomed faster than Akane. Ranma then goes into a self-indulgent daze where she dances around, cupping her own breasts and pushing them up to emphasize them, while Akane fumes angrily at her. As far as Ranma is concerned, a win is a win. This is far from the first time his competitive nature leads him into trying to "out-girl" a real one. Or a fake one.
    • Ranma has gotten so used to his naked female body that he doesn't react much to the sight of naked girls. At worst, he's embarrassed when one of his suitors tries to use her nudity to get the best of him, but that's only due to her attitude and not her nakedness. On the other hand, she's just as vicious as any real girl when someone else (such as male suitors) grabs her where she doesn't like being grabbed.
  • A slight variation in Rave Master. During the initial moments of a "Freaky Friday" Flip Musica is a little too concerned with trying to get back into his body. But upon catching Haru staring at 'his' (Elie's) rear he realizes he's in a girl's body and takes a good long moment to feel it up. Unfortunately, the girl got put into the strongest body, and while she might not want to harm her own body, she finds nothing wrong with tying it up.
  • In Rosario + Vampire, at one point Yukari has a Freaky Friday with Fong-Fong, the Chinese youkai. He immediately tries to do the standard "I am now in a girl's body" actions, but is promptly stopped by her hitting him over the head and threatening to give his body a permanent sex change.
    • There was a part where an enemy shapeshifter transforms into Kurumu, and claims that it is the first time he has ever turned into a woman. He is nearly overwhelmed by the sensations of his new breasts, but pulls himself together and attacks them.
  • In Soul Eater when Spartoi Gender Swaps and Black*Star announces to the world as normal:
  • In The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk Jil and Melt consider doing this when the entire party has their sexes temporarily swapped, until the girls (now men) stop them. In a turn up for the books, it's implied (but not shown) that the temporarily male Ahmey manages to... um... take advantage of her male form off screen.
  • In The World God Only Knows when Keima and Yui swap bodies, he dramatically teases this for about a page before deciding that he's been too numbed by his prodigious dating game experience to care. She, on the other hand, being The Ingenue, can't even bathe or use the toilet for a time out of fear of seeing "it". She eventually gets over the fear, but never exercises the trope, at least as far as we know...
  • Happens almost every time a boy and a girl swap bodies for the first time in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. Of course, the boys gladly grab their new boobs and often strip to their underwear (or naked), but as something unusual for this trope, the girls are no less shy about looking at their new parts and sometimes touching.
  • Your and My Secret: When Akira and Nanako swap bodies, Akira is interested in playing with the newly acquired girl bits, but Nanako threatens him into leaving them alone. Nanako seems to have had some fun with Akira's body, though.
  • Taki does it every time he wakes up in Mitsuha's body in Your Name. This leads in to the funniest scene in the movie where he wakes up weeping at shattering news he has just received... still reflexively fondling his own boob.
    • Mitsuha is not happy, although she does the reverse at least once.
  • Happens in DNA², when Ryuji sees himself in a mirror, realizes he somehow turned in his ex-girlfriend Tomoko and, after a moment of shock, starts groping his own ass, before he starts stripping for the whole package... And discovers that only his face changed. He later acquires the ability to turn completely in any person he absorbed DNA from, but if he did this with Ami and then Karin remains unknown.
  • Subverted in the anime version of Kämpfer. The main character gets stuck in girl form and stands before a mirror, getting ready to bathe, but before Natsu can check out the goods, someone comes in and stops it.
  • Another World Reincarnation, the web-novel version, has Ren, the moment she manages to get shelter, and safety, stops to consider the fact that she's got the soul of a 30-year-old male researcher in a very busty 10 year old girl, and checks herself out, to its logical conclusion. Then keeps doing it whenever she has a chance and is confident nobody's going to come in and interrupt her.

    Comic Books 
  • The comicbook White Like She involves several involuntary brain-transplants. One victim is female-to-male, and the first thing she-he does is masturbate.
  • In Angora Napkin, after Dennis possesses Beatrice's body the first thing he does is squeeze her breasts. And he can't stop doing it.
  • Dementor saddled Green Lantern's Guy Gardner with this. He was not amused, though we were, and... something else.
    Guy, angrily: How do you guys fold your arms with all this stuff in the way?
  • Defied in Rachel Rising when Jet's body is taken over by her past life incarnation, James, who died when he was in his late teens or so. Jet's best friend Rachel anticipates this trope and warns James not to take any liberties with Jet's body. James, who is pretty thoroughly flummoxed both by being in the body of a woman and being in the early 21st century instead of mid 17th, (including having to navigate what is commonplace to us but a completely alien environment to him) is shocked at the suggestion and makes it pretty clear that the idea hadn't even occurred to him.

    Fan Works 
  • Mostly averted in nwhepcat's Dormant Magics, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fic. When Faith and Xander are hit with a bodyswap spell, both are rather more alarmed than exploratory. They also, atypically, brief each other on their new, hopefully temporary responsibilities. Immediately afterwards, however, Faith announces his or her intentions to get to know their new digs, ah, intimately.
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami has trouble with gender-specific nouns when body-possession spells are in effect. Played for laughs, mostly.
  • Subverted in a Katekyō Hitman Reborn!! doujinshi, where Hibari, upon having awoken to discover the genderswitch inflicted on him, merely pokes his newfound breasts with the same unimpressed expression on his face.
  • Subverted and played straight in The Gift - male-to-female JoJo is too busy noticing how much paler "she" now is. Female-to-male JoJo takes matters into "his" own hands....
  • Gender-flipped in "Tinker Golfer Doctor Trill". When placed into Dr. Warragul Wirrpanda's body during the zhian'tara ritual, Pirka Riyannis, who was a woman in life, looks down Warragul's shirt and comments, "Some muscles on this guy."
  • Happens as a result of doing the Fusion Dance in Fairy Without Wings. Jellal and Ultear fuse together, creating Ullal, but their combined body not only gives them two consciousnesses, but it is decisively feminine. Jellal, being male, decides to check to make sure Ullal's boobs are real. Ultear slaps him and tells him to focus and calls him an asshole.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Another Egg-Citing Day", which is an adaptation of the cartoon show episode "The Magic Egg," Jokey with the magic egg turns Tapper and Duncan McSmurf into Smurfettes, but instead of checking out their own new equipment, they just simply find each other to be rather attractive.
  • In Freakin Gensokyo, violent sociopath Matt is turned into a woman by Shinki. Although not best pleased, he takes the opportunity to create a new identity.
  • In Unlikely Heroes groping "herself" is the first thing Rodger does after he and Cho are hit with a body-swap spell.
    Cho-in-Rodger: Don't you DARE! I'll hex your bollocks off!
    Rodger-in-Cho: What's the fun of being a girl if I can't?
  • In If At First the first thing Draco does after being turned into a girl by a prank is stare at himself in the mirror and squeeze one of his breasts.

    Films — Live Action 
  • In the intentionally cheesy movie Repligator, a (male) general is turned into an attractive young woman and grabs her breasts in disbelief... then gets a dreamy smile, as she exclaims "Now I can do this all the time!"
  • A slightly tamer version appears in the first Scooby-Doo movie. When Fred winds up in Daphne's body, he pulls aside her collar and looks down, saying "I can look at myself naked." The look of disdain that Velma gives him/her is priceless. Then, later, Shaggy takes possession of Daphne's body, however all he does is to admonish her, "Don't you ever eat?"
  • One of the few female-to-male examples appears in Being John Malkovich.
  • Bernard the goat herder from Stardust, after being turned by Lamia into a woman, attracts odd glances by his habit of feeling himself up in public, as well as showing a distinct lesbian vibe toward a naked Yvaine. "She" also has a very deep male voice which ends up tipping off Tristan to the shadiness of the pop-up inn's proprietor.
  • In the movie Goodbye Charlie, the former womanizer slides his hands (carefully — it's a 1964 movie) over his (Debbie Reynolds') body in the mirror and mentions how much money he'll save by not needing Playboy magazines.
  • In Virtual Sexuality the female turned male strips naked and is delighted to discover that she's extremely well-hung. (S)he looks into a mirror and begins to slap her new discovery back and forth between her thighs with a loud, deep smacking sound as (s)he grins sheepishly. A film with a female slant, as I recall...
  • Inverted in the Carrie/Omen mashup film Fear No Evil (1981) where the put-upon protagonist Andrew Williams who just happens to be the Antichrist punishes the Jerk Jock Tony who torments him by giving him female breasts. The horrified guy stabs himself to death trying to (presumably) cut them off.
  • Subverted in Sally Potter's film adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando: A Biography. Orlando (played by Tilda Swinton) wakes up as a woman, a change instigated by his refusal to "be a man" during the battle the previous night; she looks in the mirror naked and says, "Same person. No difference at all... just a different sex."
  • The Hot Chick has Rob Schneider switching bodies with Rachel McAdams. Hilarity Ensues.
  • In the second Night Watch film, Daywatch, the protagonist Anton is forcibly transferred into his boss's girlfriend's body so he can hide from the villains. His first reaction is to check the entire body, ending at the butt. He mostly seems to be acting out of shock, and spends the rest of his time in her body complaining.
  • The villain in the 1988 film The Hidden is a parasitic alien who jumps around between various human bodies. All are male, except for one, a stripper played by Claudia Christian. As soon as the alien makes the switch, he reaches down and ... you know the rest.
  • A different version in 13 Going on 30 since it's a 13-year-old Jenna going into her adult body. She makes it very clear she likes growing up.
    Becky:I like your dress.
    Jenna:It's cause they got these incredible boobs to fill it out!
  • Jumanji: The Next Level has Fridge briefly getting the Ruby Roundhouse avatar. At a certain point, he highlights her breasts, and notes touching them was the first thing he did once in said body.
  • The Assignment (2016): Frank feels up his new breasts after realizing what's happened, while looking at himself in the mirror. He seems more repelled than anything however.

  • National Lampoon's April 1979 story ''My Vagina'' is an example in which the guy in question focuses more on the titular feminine characteristic than on the more secondary ones, although he does notice the latter as well.
  • Main character Marci in Carla Trujillo's What Night Brings prays to God every night for Him to turn her into a boy (so she can date girls) and every morning checks her genitals to see if they've changed. Then, one morning, she reaches down and discovers she is now a he and gleefully plays with her new organ. Then her mother wakes her up, revealing it was All Just a Dream.
  • In Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk Helen frees Carl from jail by possessing a police sergeant and releasing him. She then says that she is going to masturbate once he leaves, "for the experience of it."
  • The War Against the Chtorr. Ted, a friend of the protagonist who joins the Telepathy Corps, relates a joke played on him as a rookie teep whereupon his consciousness was put inside a female body for the first time without him being told. After the shock of trying to find his non-existent male genitals the first time he wants to pee, Ted admits he "spent the whole afternoon playing with himself."
  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, several of Harry's friends (including some women) disguise as clones of him with Polyjuice Potion. While they don't experiment with the equipment, Harry does complain that none of them are very shy about letting everyone see them/him naked.
  • In The Paths of the Perambulator, the only one in a temporarily sex-changed traveling party to inspect his/her new anatomy is a female-turned-male. Being a talking hinny, with hooves rather than hands, the curious female-to-male wasn't able to touch anything, either. The most chronically-lustful party member is far too busy being traumatized by what he's lost to pay attention to what he's gained.
  • Implied in David Weber's Safehold book, Off Armageddon Reef. Nimue Alban (or, specifically, the personality of Nimue Alban in a robotic body) assumes a male identity in order get close to the rulers of Charis. One of the robotic body's features is to make "Merlin Athrawes'" transformation complete. These bodies are fully functional, and this trope comes into play when Merlin discovers too late that the Safeholdian version of Rubgy is played in the water and in the nude and that reconfiguring the gender of the robot body does not reconfigure which gender is sexually attractive.
  • In Death's Daughter by Amber Benson (yes, that Amber Benson) when the title character finds herself in the body of the Hindu god Indra, one of the first things she does is look down his pants (and discovers her theory that he's Compensating for Something was greatly mistaken). She contemplates taking the new equipment for a spin, but never gets a chance.
  • Anton in the second story in Night Watch is a bit too busy not blowing his cover to do anything with Olga's body while he is borrowing it. Olga is residing in his body while he's in hers, although we don't get too see much of what she's up to with it. She does wonder out loud how men walk when they are first switched.
  • The main character of Nancy Springer's Larque on the Wing is very eager to try out her new male body, and does, including going to a gay bar to pick up someone.
  • Somewhat deconstructed in the Clive Barker short story "The Madonna." The transformation is too much of a Mind Screw for the men involved for them to engage in any self-perversion. One of them, an unrepentant womanizer, is so traumatized that he commits suicide rather than live as a woman.
  • Alison Tyler goes the typical bodyswap route in Tiffany Twisted. Woman and her boyfriend switch bodies and explore each other in intimate and personal ways. Of course male-turned-female character feels himself up. Whole point is to learn a lesson and be more respectful of each other.
  • Worm has a completely non-comedic example when Regent pulls a Grand Theft Me on Shadow Stalker during which she is completely conscious and aware but unable to control her own body. One thing he does while possessing her is use her hands to grope her (more to enjoy the shudder of revulsion he can feel through her as out of any sexual interest,) but this particular violation is only a minor detail compared to making her alienate the few people who care about her, send incriminating evidence about herself to the cops, and make her think he's about to pull a Psychic-Assisted Suicide. The scene split the fanbase between those who were delighted at the Asshole Victim getting payback for all the torment she's inflicted on people for her own sadistic amusement, and others who think it takes Pay Evil unto Evil too far. It is also revealed that he's "had sex" with himself while possessing other people (explicitly identified as rape by another character) and enjoys making people suffer as the emotions he vicariously experiences through them are like a really good movie to him, and confirm him as both The Sociopath and the Token Evil Teammate.
  • At one point in Princess Holy Aura, Silvertail advises Holly (formerly a 35-year-old man, who has been magically changed into a 14-year-old girl) that the soundproofing on her room may require improvement.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In 3rd Rock from the Sun, when Dick and Sally switch bodies, Tommy asks Dick in Sally's body if they can touch his body's boobs. To which he agrees ("sure, they're not mine"), while Sally in Dick's body forbids them to actually do this.
  • Charmed:
    • A female demon possesses a man, which she'd never done before, and examines the new merchandise. When s/he gets to the nether regions, s/he places a hand over her/his crotch and says "Walking should be interesting."
    • When Prue was turned into a guy (they cast a spell to lure a succubus; don't ask), she was less amused.
  • In season three of The Good Place, Janet transfers the four humans to her void, killing them in the process. In her void she is unable to immediately create copies of each human’s original body, so instead she temporarily transfers their souls of copies of her own body. The first thing Jason is smirk and point to his/Janet’s boobs.
  • Played with in Community when Abed and Troy pretend to have switched bodies — the first thing they do is look at their own 'new' parts and nod approvingly.
  • Doctor Who:
    • In the parody special The Curse of Fatal Death, the Doctor regenerated into a female body — and promptly checked herself out. Who wouldn't, with etheric beam locators like that?
      "I've still got my sonic screwdriver. Oh look, it's got three settings!"
    Definitely, and it's never been used this literally before, the Doctor is not the man his companion fell in love with.
    • A female-to-male example in "New Earth": the villainous Lady Cassandra takes over the Doctor's body; she feels her new self up, does a few experimental moves, and exclaims, "So many parts. And hardly used!" Before this, she does the same when she first takes over Rose, exclaiming "It's like living inside a bouncy castle!" and "Nice rear bumper" while checking out her cleavage and backside, respectively. Though Cassandra note  starts out with... well, sexually, nothing, she clearly thinks of herself as female, so this could count.
    • In "The End of Time" the newly regenerated Doctor, briefly suspecting that he has become female, reaches for his... Adam's apple. Or one of his hands did. Fans have noted that you can't see what the other hand is doing at that point.
    • The one the Doctor actually unparodically regenerated into a woman in "Twice Upon a Time", she's happy about it and is in no hurry to, um, check herself out.
  • A body-jumping serial killer does this upon possessing Detective Murphy's body in The Dresden Files TV series. He/she adjusts his/her bra and says, "This'll be interesting."
  • In Farscape's obligatory body-switching episode:
    • John Crichton ends up in Aeryn Sun's body. When he has a moment alone he unzips Aeryn's vest and proceeds to bounce, shake and giggle at his new playthings. Then he does the obligatory grope, saying "Oh mama!" When caught, he even says, "Hey, I'm a guy, guys dream about this!"
    • After the Reset Button is pressed, Aeryn also implies that — off camera — she did some checking out of her own.
      Aeryn: You were in my shoes. I was in your pants.
    • D'argo and Chiana also have a similar conversation, with implied Bizarre Alien Biology.
  • Australian comedy series Full Frontal did a skit where a man who'd changed sex complained of suffering sexual harassment — from himself.
  • Gender-inverted in Hemlock Grove. Olivia Godfrey kidnaps a billionaire so she can replicate her mind onto his since her own body is already dying from a terminal illness. After 'waking up' in her male body, she immediately inspects her package.
    Olivia: Is that really all there is to it? Kind of overrated if you ask me.
  • David does this in the series premier of Legion, after kissing his girlfriend causes her mutant power to activate.note  After the initial disorientation wears off and he realizes something's not right when he looks at his hands, David grabs "his" breasts while trying to figure out what just happened. Lenny's personality gives him grief over it later on.
  • Averted in an episode of Lexx, where a sex-changing virus merely inverts everyone's genitals with no obvious changes aside from their voices and personalities. Although Xev wasn't exactly perturbed upon when she makes this discovery manually.
  • In an episode of Lost Girl the characters end up switching bodies due to a Dark Fae's powers. Hale and Ciara end up in each other's bodies and Hale's first reaction is this. Kenzi, who is in Dyson's body, doesn't waste much time either.
  • An episode of The Muppet Show had Dr. Strangepork invent a disintegrating ray in the "Pigs In Space" segment, which he used on both Link Hogthrob and Miss Piggy. He then tried to re-integrate them... but left them stuck in each others' bodies. This leads to a funny moment when Piggy (in Link's body) scolds Link (in Piggy's body), "Don't you dare touch you!"
  • In the Red Dwarf episode "Balance of Power", Rimmer tries to trick Lister into abandoning his attempts to gain Kochanski's hologram disc by assuming her holographic form and telling him he doesn't stand a chance with her (this was early in the series, before the Retcon that they'd previously dated). When this fails, "she" looks down her shirt and says "I've seen something you haven't, squire". Upon resuming his own form, Rimmer retains one breast, which he tells Holly there's no rush in correcting.
    • Red Dwarf also features a female-to-male example in the episode "Bodyswap" when the ship's Self-Destruct Mechanism was accidentally triggered. Racing against the Magic Countdown, the gang's solution is to let a Virtual Ghost of a dead officer do a Demonic Possession of Lister in order to use her security clearance to override it. Most of her lines are about the change in her body. Rimmer finally gets through to her.
      Rimmer: If we don't override the auto-destruct in the next 20 seconds, those sexual organs will be in orbit around the nearest planet, along with every one else's organs, sexual or otherwise.
  • In Stargate Atlantis Rodney McKay gets stuck with a woman's consciousness in his brain. When he falls asleep, she receives full control of his body. While she doesn't play with it exactly onscreen, one of the first things she does is to examine her new chest briefly, followed by a jump-cut to "Rodney" walking into Dr. Beckett's office and making suggestive comments to him. The next day, Rodney, in control of his body again, wakes up in her bed, naked.
    [Rodney tries to wrap the bedsheet around himself]
    Laura: Seen it.
    Rodney: We've got to set some boundaries!
    Laura: Yeah, I'm sorry about that. I'm kinda used to sleeping naked.
    Rodney: OK, you have crossed a line here, Cadman!
    Laura: I guarantee, it was more traumatic for me...
    Laura: I've seen your body, McKay! You can keep it.
  • In the last Star Trek: The Original Series episode, Kirk switches bodies with his psycho-ex lover Janice Lester. Much awkwardness, Unfortunate Implications involving 60's gender issues, and Ho Yay ensues.
  • In Star Trek: Voyager:
    • The Doctor just barely averts it when he ends up in control of Seven's body. While indulging in the feel of having actual skin, he starts to feel down her body from the shoulders. Just before getting low enough for the trope, however, he remembers himself and quickly reins himself in.
    • In "Warlord" Kes is taken over by a Body Surf dictator. Although he's mainly interested in her Psychic Powers, he also finds there are additional advantages in inhabiting the body of a young attractive woman, at one stage strongly hinting at a threeway involving his wife and the Puppet King.
  • Charlie does this in Two and a Half Men when he wakes up with breast implants. It was All Just a Dream.
  • Seen briefly and played for humor in Ugly Betty when a post op trans woman got amnesia and forgot she had become a woman.
    • Which doesn't explain why the title character also begins feeling herself up and gets a WTF look from Daniel.
  • In the Warehouse 13 episode "Merge With Caution" Pete and Myka, the two Secret Service agents, recover an artifact that causes them to later switch bodies despite being in different states. It is played for the usual laughs starting with their first panicked telephone conversation:
    Pete in Myka's body: Oh, yeah. we definitely switched bodies.
    Myka in Pete's body: Pete, get your hands off my breasts.
    Pete in Myka's body: Myka, how'd you know that?
    Myka in Pete's body: Because you're still you and I'm still me, even though we're in different bodies.
    • It doesn't help that Pete, a recovering alcoholic, is suddenly taken from 0 to drunk by the body change, Myka having been imbibing quite freely just before.
  • In a between-film-segments gag on Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In, a local late-night horror/scifi host show, several cast members' minds were swapped. One character tells a male-in-female's-body to "stop squeezing those" ... only for the next shot to show that he/she is grasping two rolls of toilet paper, not his/her breasts.
  • The Carol Burnett Show had a Star Trek: The Original Series parody where the Enterprise flew through a cloud that changed the genders of all the crew. Kirk (Carol) checks out her equipment, and then Lt. Uhura (still in a mini-skirt) chimes in, "You'll never guess what I got!"

  • The narrator of "If I Were a Girl" by Phil Johnson and Roadside Attraction contemplates doing this.
  • Uncle Bonsai's song "Penis Envy" is about all the playful things she'd do with it if she had one.
  • Lil Dicky's song "Freaky Friday" ends with "I'm Kendall Jenner! I got a vagina! I'm gonna explore that right now!"

    Video Games 
  • There are a few HGames with this as a premise, the most famous probably being the X-Change series. Male protagonist gets doused with some mysterious chemicals while helping clean the chemistry room, and wakes up the next day as a female. Being an H-game, the first thing he does is to get intimately acquainted with the new goods. And spends the rest of the game getting even more acquainted with them.
  • In Soul Nomad & the World Eaters, one optional early scene where Revya (if set as female, which she canonically is) shows concern that Gig (he shares her senses thanks to sharing a body) is looking at her while she is bathing. Gig says he doesn't give a poop.
    • And yet, bathing as a female gives you twice the boost with Gig than if you're male.
  • Gender-flipped in a Disgaea 3 omake sequence. Female shapeshifter Beyond X switches through a variety of forms, stopping with Super Hero Aurum, at which point she emits a cloud of hearts until interrupted by the real Aurum.
  • Deadpool plays with this trope: after Rogue gets badly injured in battle against Blockbuster, Deadpool jumps at the chance to lend her his Healing Factor. She ends up absorbing that, plus his perverse personality and the voices in his head.
    Inner voice 1: "Holy poop, we're in her head now!"
    Rogue: *while feeling her breasts* "Hmmm, the girls are as firm as ever."
    Inner voice 2: "Ma'am, I'm a little turned on right now."
  • Parodied with Guybrush in his Grand Theft Me of the Voodoo Lady, for a short time in Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan. He even jiggles her earrings and plays with his breasts if the player sits around for a few minutes!
  • Tanner is obliquely accused of doing this while shifting in Driver: San Francisco:
    Jones: So when you're in that hot chick's body...
    Tanner: I keep my hands on the wheel.
  • An unusual female-to-female one occurs in Fire Emblem Fates. Soleil is a bisexual skirt chaser, and Ophelia gets fed up with it. Ophelia uses a body swap spell thinking that Soleil would find chasing herself to be really boring; Soleil loves it and wants to find a private place with a mirror.

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Beyond Attached: When the Overly Attached Girlfriend switches bodies with her ex-boyfriend, she begins feeling his body with glee.
    Laina: I'm making out with us...
  • A crossover episode of Diamanda Hagan and Brows Held High had Diamanda swap minds with Kyle Kallgren. When in his body, the first thing she did was feel his crotch and remark: "So that's what one of those feels like."
  • Happens sometimes on Transfur; the trope applies whenever a guy turns into a girl. Lampshaded by one artist in the description of an image.
    TGTF: guy > skunk lady. What do you do when you wake up one day to discover you've changed into a skunk girl? The squish test, obvs.
  • This is the entire point of Geraldine.
  • Another Female-to-male example in a bit from LittleKuriboh's Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show. Sakura turns into Sasuke and says that sometimes she likes to take that form when she's alone at home and just spend hours looking at herself. (Then Sasuke turns into... himself, and says the same thing.)
  • A common reaction to involuntary feminization in the Paradise setting, especially in later stories such as "Family Tree" where it is no longer entirely unexpected.
    "But for God's sake! Stop playing with [your new breasts] in the family room!" Diane's mother hissed. "You don't even realize you're doing it!"
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    "I feel so rounded! So rounded in... localized areas! So firm! So massive!"
    • When James and Matt switch they each check out the other's junk. Strangely, both seem excited with the results.
    • A PG version occurs in "Hot & Saucey": After Derek (Paul) tastes the "Temporal Patricide" hot sauce, he screams and disappears from time. In the stinger, he returns as Derica (Kathleen). She puts her hand on her heart, gets a quizzical look, grabs both breasts, then crotch. She screams, and then Beej's character says "Get back to work Derica."
  • An episode of Sad Panda Q&A had Welshy and Panda dying repeatedly and regenerating with Doctor Who effects. At one point Welshy turns into Lupa, and Lupa-as-Welshy spends some time doing this.
  • Athaina in the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook Public Service Announcements spoof series.
  • Red vs. Blue has a downplayed case, where instead of his hands the changeling uses his voice: following requests, Chrovos decides to take a human form. After two male attempts that go wrong, a female one follows, and joyful gloating ensues ("There we are, the shape of vengeance itself, an hourglass figure. Too on the noise? It-it's a time reference.")
  • In the Dungeons & Dragons web series Critical Role, in campaign 2, the party have to infiltrate Asarius - a city with few humans living in it. Caleb the Wizard offers to use Polymorph to help disguise Beaureguard so she is no longer human, she asks to be turned into a Tiefling... a male Tiefling. Whilst most of her skin in that form is red she does take a look into her pants and discovers that as the only other male Tiefling's... "parts"... Caleb had ever seen was their fellow deceased party member Mollymauk's it doesn't match the rest of her.
    Dude Tiefling Beau: Why is just my dick purple? It has a gradient... my happy trail has an ombre, this is incredible!

    Western Animation 
  • An odd variant in the Adventure Time episode "The Witch's Garden". A witch punishes Jake the Dog by cursing him with a "man-baby body" (his head remains the same, however) and removing his stretching powers. The first thing he does is grope his man-boobs, and then demand to know what happened to the other eight.
  • The Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers episode "A Fly in the Ointment" gets close when Dale ends up with Gadget's body, before Gadget (with Dale's body) puts a definitive end to exploration. "Keep the hands off the body," she scolds him. Gadget herself had a somewhat ambiguous reaction, though she was mainly concerned with her new body's lack of pants (and later used a small paper cup as a makeshift skirt).
  • An episode of Code Lyoko mostly counts, as Yumi and Odd are subjected to faulty materialization and end up inside the other's body. Yumi is quick to lay down some rules after Odd complains about how itchy her bra is. Of course, one has to wonder if he didn't break them, given that he came back the next day in a new outfit while Yumi slept in her/his clothes.
  • An episode of Dexter's Laboratory features a rare example of this trope with a female who suddenly turns into an adult woman. Dexter turns Dee Dee into a duplicate of his mother because he has a parent-teacher conference. Dee Dee's immediate reaction is to say "Oooooh..." as she rubs her new Hartman Hips (which produces a glass squeaking noise).
  • A quick joke in Family Guy was Peter and Lois accidentally swapping bodies. Peter's reaction was "Sweeet..." followed by playing with his boobs for some time. (To the Green Acres theme, no less, ending with "squeeze-squeeze.")
  • Futurama:
    • Happen in "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" when Fry must spend few days with his head transplanted onto Amy's shoulder. Lampshaded when Fry has his head put back on his own body, he feels his own chest only to disappointedly say, "Aww."
    • In another episode, when Bender has a sex change so he can win gold medals at the Robot Olympics:
      Professor: The femzoil must be sashaying girlishly into your processor.
      Bender: Then change me back. My breasts are keeping me awake at night anyway.
    • In an episode where nearly everybody switches minds with one another, the Professor ends up in Amy's body and promptly decides to return it:
      Professor: I don't care for these boobs flapping every which way.
  • Played with in an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). When April and Casey end up getting their bodies switched, Casey-in-April does take a moment to check his new body out, much to April-in-Casey's annoyance. She gets even more annoyed when she pinches her butt... That is to say, he uses April's body to pinch her own (temporarily his own) butt.
  • An episode of The Venture Bros. had Dr. Orpheus' Master (as in the guy to taught him sorcery) taunt Dr. Orpheus by shapeshifting into his beloved ex-wife. The Master plays with his new boobs and laughs about how awesome this body is.


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