FTM Tutorial: How To Wear A Packer
The majority of people who use packers are those who are transgender or non-binary. When you’re a part of the trans* community, your mind and/or body can sometimes be your worst enemy. Axolom helps transgender and non-binary people access their gender euphoria instead of dysphoria. There are many options we’ll go over when we explain below how to wear a packer. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s start with why trans* people wear packers and what packers are:
What Are Packers?
Usually created out of silicone, packers are phallic (or penis-shaped) prosthetics some people use to create the appearance of a bulge in pants. For some back in the day, cis-guys used socks to make their own bulge look bigger. The transgender application in my experience similar: to combat dysphoria and/or boost confidence.
Some people use packers as a way to subtly validate themselves throughout the day. These packers can be a major piece of the puzzle when it comes to taking on bottom dysphoria for people across the world. Many trans* people use packers as a tool to keep their minds from saying negative things. If we can master our minds and retrain our thought processes to be positive, it can be a major game-changer in our day-to-day lives as transgender and non-binary people and, in some cases, save lives.
What Styles/Types Of Packers Are There?
Here, Axolom offers cut, uncut, flat back, and curved for AFAB anatomy. The cut and uncut are circumcised and uncircumcised respectively. The star feature is the back which has two inner half-moon shapes that allow your anatomy to rest in these indentions flat on the body. You want to be comfortable with your packer and have it feel like an extension of you. You can also have packers that double as other products like STPs (Stand to Pee Devices), pleasure edges, or products to be able to make prosthetics erect.
But How Do I Wear A Packer?
Let’s say you already have a packer in mind but don’t understand how it can attach to the body. There are a few different ways you’re able to:
The Axolom product Monsieur Wiggle Super Soft Packer also has a tab that may be adhered to the body using these reusable sheets allowing for a free feeling of natural movement. You can purchase adhesive sheets, but if you’re tight on cash, you can always tuck the tab under the elastic band of your underwear or one of the next few options.
From minimal straps to velcro with snap buttons, you can get all types of harnesses to wear underneath your underwear. The key is to make sure your harness feels secure and people often go with these because they know and trust that these won’t fail. The worst-case scenario for any person using prosthetics is it falling off, especially in public. If you’re not one for extra layers, the other options might be better choices.
The most accessible option found locally is often boxer briefs. Their snug fit and pocket for junk support are ideal for a pouch for your packer so it remains against your body as it should. It’s important to pay attention to the pouch size, open/closed fly, and material because you want it to be comfortable and breathable down there. Stay sanitary people!
In the last decade, there has been an increase in transgender and nonbinary products to aid in your battle against dysphoria and/or self-esteem. Companies such as RodeoH and FtM Essentials offer a variety of packing boxer solutions that are made just for keeping your packer in place. Often this is the go-to answer for people who want the security of a harness but the comfort of boxer briefs.
According to its second annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, The Trevor Project discovered some disturbing stats about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other gender nonconforming young Americans between 13-24.
“48% of LGBTQ youth reported engaging in self-harm in the past twelve months, including over 60% of transgender and nonbinary youth.”
As this wasn’t enough to be concerned about, 40% of those surveyed said to have seriously considered attempting suicide during that period, and of these young people who identified as trans or nonbinary, more than half said they strongly considered ending their lives.
Axolom knows how much of an impact it can make on people’s quality of life as transgender and non-binary people who want to learn how to wear a packer. I can tell they want to make the lives of transgender and non-binary people easier so we lose less precious transgender souls. And that’s what this is all about. I’m very glad I crossed paths with Axolom and I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.
As always, sending you love and light.