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In Twi'leks, lekkuNDOM
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It is something approaching the sacred, really. A vital part of our identity."
"For the Twi'leks, the caressing of the lekku is an act that is beyond mere sensuality.
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Both the Twi'leks (left) and the Togrutas (right) had lekku.
Lekku (singular lek), also referred to as head-tails, were long, fleshy appendages that protruded from the head of all Twi'leks, Togrutas and male Ozrelanso. The aforementioned species had two (occasionally four) lekku, while the latter sported three of them.
In Twi'leks, lekku were shapely prehensile tentacles that grew from the crown of their skulls. While Twi'leks normally had two lekku, certain individuals like Orn Free Taa had four of them. Those organs were very sensitive to touch, and a damaged lek could cause severe harm to a Twi'lek. In addition to their spoken language, Ryl, the Twi'leks could also communicate through subtle lekku gestures.
Despite the high sensitivity of those organs, some Twi'leks like Cham Syndulla tattooed their lekku.
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