http://www.ftmguide.org Here's a sample.... Packing: Creating a Realistic Bulge Packing Hard section. There are very few products that have been designed for "dual use" (i.e., they can be packed fairly comfortably in everyday situations and can also be used for penetrative sex). Such "dual use"/"pack and play" packers and prosthetics are also included below. back to the top www.erectionphotos.com has a "soft/hard" section, showing penises in both flaccid and erect states. It shows variation in the size and shape of men's penises, and shows men of varying body types and ages. The site is not pornographic, is free of charge, and provides useful information on erection curves, penis shape and size, and scientific studies on those topics. Searching the web for "flaccid penis photos" will yield other results as well. Just keep in mind while you are looking that the average length for a flaccid penis tends to be just over 3 inches, and that the men you see in most porn sites and movies will tend to be very well-endowed, and will usually be shown while erect. back to the top listed below. You may wish to place the packer in the toe of a nylon stocking or in a thin sock (a baby sock works well), as unlubricated condoms can pull on your public hair in a way that is uncomfortable. For this type of packer, gak tends to be more realistic in feel than hair gel. The main disadvantage of this packer is that it can be accidentally torn or punctured. It should be replaced every few months, or whenever it shows signs of wear. Again, since store-bought packers can be purchased for $10-15, it is probably more cost-effective to just purchase one rather than make one of these every few months. Recipe for gak Items needed: 2 containers 1 measuring cup (ml) hot water 1 stirring stick 1 large container non-toxic, all-purpose white glue (such as "Elmer's" or school glue) 1 box borax tap water Directions: Label the containers: one "A" and the other "B." Measure out 30 ml of tap water and pour into container "A." Measure out 30 ml of Elmer's glue and pour into cup "A". Stir thoroughly, about 1 minute. Set aside. Measure out 240 ml of hot water and pour into container "B." Measure out 16 ml of borax and pour into cup "B." Stir thoroughly until totally dissolved. Set aside for 2 minutes. Measure out 30 ml of the dissolved solution in container "B." Pour this measurement into container "A." Immediately start stirring. Stir until it thickens into a gel-like state. With the remaining contents of container "B," you can measure out additional contents of "A" mixture to make additional gak, or throw out remaining contents of "B." Packing devices: store-bought Realistic and affordable packers, as well as STP devices, have been developed in recent years. There are a number of online retail outlets from which these products can be purchased, including sites operated by trans men. The main types of packers are listed below, along with general pricing information and retail contacts. Keep in mind that pricing and availability may change. Caring for yourself and your packer: A note about silicone, cyberskin, ultraskin, softskin, elastomer, and other materials Store-bought packers are made out of different types of materials. When purchasing a packer, it is important to know what the device is made of and how to care for it and use it safely. The surface of packers made from materials such as "cyberskin," "ultraskin," "softskin," "elastomer," "siligel," or "thermal gel" is porous, meaning it can easily pick up dirt and bacteria. If you try to use these devices for any kind of sex play, they should always be used with condoms. Keeping these types of materials clean will help maintain their texture and quality. They should be washed frequently with mild soap and warm water, and rinsed well. They cannot be boiled for sterilization purposes, as this would melt the material. When storing or wearing them, you may wish to dust their surface lightly with cornstarch to keep them from collecting dirt and lint, and also to keep them from sticking to your skin. (Do not use talcum powder for this purpose, as there is some evidence that the use of talcum powder has been linked to cervical cancer.) Generally, porous packer materials will show wear over time, including discoloration, pilling, and even a little shrinkage. As such, they need to be replaced periodically, depending on your wear habits. Packers can also be made from soft, high quality silicone. 100% silicone products are non-porous and can be sterilized by boiling in water for 1-2 minutes. Silicone packers should also be regularly washed with a mild soap and hot water, then rinsed and dried thoroughly. When storing or wearing them, you may wish to dust their surface lightly with cornstarch to keep them from collecting dirt and lint, and also to keep them from sticking to your skin. (Do not use talcum powder for this purpose, as there is some evidence that the use of talcum powder has been linked to cervical cancer.) Care should be taken to avoid breaking the surface of silicone. Once a crack has formed, silicone can tear quite easily. Other than potential tearing, silicone packers tend to show less wear and tear than porous-material packers. When cared for properly, silicone lasts longer than many porous materials. Generally speaking, most porous-material soft packers are less expensive than their soft-silicone counterparts.