If you are a female-to-male transgender for some time now, you most probably have already heard people talking about packers and packing.
So, what is FTM a packer?
Packer is a phallic object, which is worn by FTM to create an appearance of a penis in the underwear. People use different objects to add what is missing, beginning with the packers made from socks, ending with lifelike penis prosthetics, which can be used for pack, play, and even pee. Each FTM is looking for different things, so you may like all of the options, or on the contrary – none of them may work for you. It is really an individual thing.
So, in case you feel dysphoria or are just not happy with the way your body looks, we would suggest trying to use packer. If you are finally ready to start packing, but still have many questions… No worries, we are here to help! We have a few tips for first-time packers, which makes the process of adjusting to the packing as smooth as possible.
Choose a safe space to practice packing. Before going to public places with your pack, we would suggest practicing carrying it in your underwear at home or at any other safe space you feel good. In the beginning, we recommend walking with the pack, feeling it, learning how to secure it to avoid unpleasant situations in the future. When you feel pretty confident and ready – please do not hesitate and take it for a spin. You will love the feeling!
Be patient with yourself. As we mentioned before, choosing the best packer may take time and require your patience. Only you can decide what you like and what you need. So do not rush and you will find the best option for you!
Decide if you will want to pack, or will you prefer Pack, STP or Pack & Play. We suggest thinking over this carefully because depending on what you want, you will need to choose the most suitable model for you.
Choose how to secure your prosthetic. When you decide what packer you prefer to have, you need to choose how you want to secure it. Whether you choose to use an adhesive or wear a harness or a specially designed underwear, make sure you buy a good quality product. We recommend wearing a harness or underwear rather than using an adhesive, especially if you live an active life. Although adhesive makes the prosthetic look incredibly real, if you are active during the day, it might slide from the initial position.
Take good care of your prosthetic. When you buy your prosthetic and start using it, do not forget to keep it clean. Please do not forget to wash it daily with soap and water. You can also boil your silicone prosthetic for a minute if it is absolutely necessary. After washing it please make sure you air dry it or dry it with a towel.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PACKER?
So, when you decide that you indeed want to try using a packer, the next step is to choose what packer do you want? We offer a large selection of packers with different functions. You can choose a color for each product that matches your skin tone. You can also choose other product specifications and if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help. We have three main categories of the packers, based on their function:
FLACCID SERIES (FTM Packers)
The Flaccid FTM prosthetic is designed for daily use and comes highly recommended by the Emisil team. With a focus on ultra-realism and comfort, these FTM packers are ideal to wear in your pants all day, every day. We have 5 different models available. You can choose your packer with hair or without it. We offer circumcised models FL01, FL02 and FL04. If you are looking for an uncircumcised model, you can choose from FL.5 or FL11. All the flaccid products can be found HERE.
ERECT SERIES (FTM Pack and Play)
Our FTM Pack and Play packers are designed for maximum pleasure and confident sex. Emisil's Erect model series are hard, firm and ultra-realistic, created for a pure and genuine experience. You can choose from 6 different models. If you are looking for a very erect model, you can choose ER02 or ER12.
And if you need a bigger one, here is same ER02 only bigger in size, we called it ER12
If you are interested in slightly pointed-down products, then you can choose from ER01, ER03, ER11 or ER04. There is also an option to manufacture the prosthetic with hair if the customer wants it. For FTM Pack and Play we also offer an option to produce the prosthetic with plastic rod or without it. You can find all our erect models with detailed descriptions HERE.
STAND-TO-PEE PACKERS (FTM STP)
The STP Packer is a device which allows you to pack, play and most importantly to urinate while standing up. Emisil's Stand to Pee packers are designed by a team of professionals for comfort and flawless functionality. This leak-resistant prosthetic penis makes urinating easy and natural and you will master it in no time! It's natural and the smooth feeling will surprise you. Fitting comfortably in your pants throughout the day, just add an erection rod when night comes around and you can use it for play! You can choose from 6 different models. We also have one compact model, which is just great for trying out if STP packer is for you. You can find all our STP packers HERE.
There are different types of packers FTM can use and names can be confusing. Find out what's a packer and what is an STP in this blog about transman packing.
When you’re a newbie to an FTM world, it might be easy to get lost between all the types of packers. Mainly, there are 3 types of FTM packers - stand-to-pee devices (STP), soft packers, and pack n’ plays (or hard packers). Moreover, some packers have multiple functions - these products are called 2 in 1 or 3 in 1. However, all the packers have one thing that ties them together - they help people with gender dysphoria feel comfortable and become who they really are. Some trans men feel the need to wear it, others - don’t, and both cases are perfectly fine. If you’ll decide not to wear a packer, this won’t make you any less masculine. On the other hand, if you’re here, you’re probably wondering which packer you should buy and hopefully, this will help you to make up your mind.
In this article, we’ll talk about all the types of FTM packers, their qualities, and characteristics. So if you’re interested in learning more - stay tuned!
What is a packer trans?
First things first - a packer is a prosthetic often made from silicone, worn to fight gender dysphoria and to feel more like the real you. To put it simply, a packer creates a bulge in the pants that resemble male genitalia.
Different types of packers are used for everyday wear, for natural function (STP devices), and for pleasure. To help you choose which packer is the most suitable for you according to your needs, we’re going to break down each category and discuss the differences.
WHAT IS A SOFT PACKER?
Soft packers are great for everyday wear, creating a rather natural bulge. You can choose different sizes, colors, and details. Soft packers aren’t firm and usually have a certain filling in order to create a realistic texture. So, keep in mind that this type of packer is not suitable for STP function and penetration. On the flip side, if you are looking for something casual for everyday wear, then a soft packer would be the best choice for you. Also, if you’re new packing, some trial error is normal when choosing the right size or the most suitable position. No worries - it requires time, but eventually, you won’t even notice that you’re wearing it!
Soft packers are made from fabrics, elastomer, or silicone. Packers made from fabrics are the cheapest, and the least realistic choice at the same time. It’s a great option for beginners and people who are saving up for something more realistic. If we were to compare elastomer/thermal gel or silicone packers, an elastomer is stretcher and not as firm as silicone. Additionally, silicone is easier to clean and more durable (if taken care of properly).
You can even make a soft packer by yourself using new socks, fabrics, or foam pads, or buy a prosthetic that perfectly suits the color of your skin & body proportions. That’s exactly what our Emisil shop offers! You can check the whole list of soft packers here.
WHAT IS AN STP?
Going to restrooms can be an extremely stressful experience for some trans guys. Therefore, having the ability to urinate while standing up might help to reduce this anxiety. A Stand-to-pee device, or simply an STP is a great solution in this situation. From all the types of packers, STP is the only one perfectly suitable for situations when “nature calls”. That’s exactly what you’re looking for? Check out our STP’s stock at Emisil e-shop.
So, how does an STP work? Stand-to-pee prosthetics are hollow inside, shaped specifically for comfortable urination. All you need to do is to position your urinary opening and use it when you need it. Sounds simple, right? Well, it’s not, but practice makes perfect. Many trans men experience discomfort when first using it. Even some FTM’s are experiencing some issues after using it for a while, and it’s ok since it’s quite difficult to master. To make it easier, we have some tips - before using it somewhere like a public bathroom, try to use it in your bath or shower. With the shower off, watch whether the liquid is not leaking through your legs, dripping on the ground from somewhere else and not the tip. Also, a common mistake is to bend it upwards. Unless the manufacturer states otherwise, do not bend it up. STP’s are not created to be bent in such a way, so there’s a great chance that you’ll damage it. Also, it’s impossible to pee upwards! Since we started to talk about the process itself, here’s another useful tip - always lift the cup forward after you’re finished since there might be a few drops remaining inside and you definitely don’t want all that liquid to end up in your pants. Finally, try to control your flow, especially during the first times of using, in this way you’ll avoid leakage.
How to get an STP packer to stay? Well, accessibility and comfort highly depend on underwear. Try wearing underwear designed specifically for STP’s - with horizontal pouches or with a gap, made specifically for easy access. In addition, underwear should be tight enough for an FTM packer to stay in place, but not too tight as well.
WHAT IS A PACK AND PLAY PACKER?
Pack & play packers are also called hard packers, or 2 in 1 and 3 in 1. This type of packer has a bendable rod inside, which makes this prosthetic multifunctional, suitable for both everyday wear, packing, and pleasure. Some models, called 3 in 1, are suitable for almost everything - urinating, everyday wear, and penetration. Additionally, from all the types of packers, pack and play prosthetics are the only ones suitable for penetrative sex.
Since it is created for both fun and regular wearing, it’s not going to be as comfortable as soft packers. Since it is used for pleasure as well, pack and play prosthetics are more rigid and bigger, which do not add any points for comfort. Also, some 2 in 1 products are smaller & suited for regular wearing, than toys for pleasure. The same goes with 3 in 1 packers - not all the functions are going to bring you comfort. So it may seem that it’s better to buy separate prosthetics for each need. On the other hand, if you want to avoid anxiety and awkward moments of packer changing when things are getting “hot” - pack & play packers are a must. Also, we’ll give you a pro tip - use water-based lubricant while getting “hot and bothered” with your partner. It guarantees a greater experience for you and your partner.
Maximum pleasure and confident sex is something that you can have with a little help from Emisil. Our pack & play collection includes ultra-realistic, high-quality, durable prosthetics for sex. Choose from different colors, shapes, and sizes, and most importantly - create pure pleasure for your partner and yourself. Here you'll find the whole FTM pack and play prosthetics collection - check them and get yours today!
TRANSMAN PACKING HYGIENE
No matter which type of packer you’ll choose, proper hygiene is essential. Not only because it is a must, but also since proper hygiene helps prosthetics to last longer. If you’re going to wear a soft packer made of fabric or foam, replace it and wash it every day since it stays close to your private parts for long periods of time. When cleaning a packer made of elastomer, you can only wipe it with warm water and mild soap. Then, you can cover it with cornstarch to avoid stickiness. Note that if you boil it or throw it into the washing machine or dishwasher, it’s going to turn into mush. Finally, if your packer is made of silicone, it’s going to be easy to clean it - only wash it with soapy water or boil it when you want thorough disinfection. You can also apply some cornstarch to avoid moisture buildup and stickiness. When using a silicone packer, you should keep in mind that you need to keep your prosthetic away from sharp objects (for example, zippers or belts) since it can get damaged.
Packing is all about being comfortable and confident. If the idea of packing makes you feel more like yourself - then don’t wait and buy yourself a realistic Emisil packer! And as always - wear it with pride!