How do I get used to packing FTM?

How do I get used to packing FTM?

Equipping FTM could be a significant aspect of gender affirmation for many transgender men. Getting used to packing (wearing a prosthetic to create a bulge in the pants) might take some time and experimentation. Here are some suggestions to help you adjust to packing FTM:

  1. Choose the right packer: Finding a suitable packer that fits your body size, shape, and personal preferences is crucial. There are various types of packers available, including silicone, foam, and fabric. Try different options until you find one that feels comfortable and realistic to you. For beginners, some recommended products like LX07, LX05, and LX08 are simple and easy to use.

  2. Practice wearing at home: Start by wearing your packer at home for short periods to get accustomed to the feeling. This can help you adapt to the weight and sensation of wearing a packer.

  3. Experiment with different positions: Try out different packing positions to find what feels most comfortable and natural for you. Some people prefer to wear their packer higher or lower in their underwear, while others may prefer a specific angle or position.

  4. Use specialized underwear or harness: Invest in underwear or a harness designed to securely hold your packer in place. This can help prevent it from shifting or falling out during daily activities. For example, you could consider using an ACKOBOM M12 or LM01 harness.

  5. Try with different clothing: Wear your packer with various types of clothing to see how it feels and looks. Experiment with different styles of pants to find what works best for you.

  6. Build confidence: Remember, packing is a personal choice, and there's no right or wrong way to do it. Focus on building your confidence and feeling comfortable with yourself.

  7. Seek support: If you encounter difficulties or have questions about packing, consider seeking help from online communities, support groups, or a therapist specializing in gender identity issues. Talking to experienced packers can provide valuable insights and support.

  8. Be patient: Adjusting to packing may take some time, so be patient with yourself throughout the process. Feel free to take breaks or adjust your approach as needed.

By following these suggestions and allowing yourself time to adapt, you can gradually become more comfortable with packing FTM and incorporate it into your daily life in a way that feels authentic to you.