Having the right stuff, like Cake Bandit Boxer Briefs can really help with comfortable packing.

Binders

Gc2b Transition Apparel

GC2B binders come in an array of skin tones, colors and sizes

Underclothing made by transgender people.

Founded in 2015, gc2b is a trans-owned company based in Maryland. gc2b’s founder, CEO and designer Marli Washington saw the only binding options were uncomfortable and inadequate compression shirts designed for cis men. As an Industrial Design graduate, he used his experience in product design and his background in textiles to provide accessible, comfortable and safer binding options designed by trans people, for trans people. gc2b binders were the first garments designed and patented specifically for gender-affirming chest binding.

Link: https://www.gc2b.co/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrJ31spHK2gIVBsJkCh08XgoJEAAYASAAEgKG4_D_BwE

Gender Gear

Great educational information regarding different tools for gender expression. binders, gaffs, inserts, STP, etc, PLUS low-cost preloved binders.

Founded as a worker-owned co-operative in 1997, our mandate has always been guided by our collective love of providing accessible gear and information to anyone who wanted it, since we sure weren’t finding it elsewhere! We built our collective via Come As You Are by offering sex toys, gender gear, and adult feminist videos & literature with an eye to supporting indie makers, marginalized communities, and, to make the world a more embodied place.

Link: https://gendergear.ca/

Flavnt

Swim friendly, four skin tone selections, up to XXL.

FLAVNT Streetwear is an Austin-based independent clothing brand for everyone within and anyone who supports the LGBTQ+ community. Started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, FLAVNT is all about being comfortable with who you are and flaunting that to the world. We promote this message of self-love and confidence through our designs and actions by supporting the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as impacting individual lives through our fundraising initiatives.

Link: https://www.flavnt.com/bareskin

FtM Essentials

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FtM Essentials sells packers and STPs as well as undergarments specifically designed to hold these prosthetics. Prices range from $12 to $80.

FTM Essentials is a website where folks looking for gender expression gear can shop safely. We have over 20 years experience in the field and are happy to answer your questions anytime.

Link: https://www.ftmessentials.com/

My Double Design-Binders

Website offering a variety of binders.

myDOUBLE DESIGN was started to solve a simple problem – we are here to provide healthy, high quality and stylish chest binders to an underserved market. With myDOUBLE Design chest binders, guys/gals discover awesome chest binders that they can finally wear all day and enjoy their daily life. We value comfort, quality, and healthy life style, and we won’t compromise. myDOUBLE DESIGN are proudly designed, manufactured, and distributed by LGBT community. We value our community and always give back.

Link: https://mydoubledesign.com/

Shapeshifter

Fashionable, size inclusive, gender affirming clothing.

Since 2014 Shapeshifters has led the way for fashionable, size-inclusive, gender affirming clothing. From its start on a shared Etsy store in a living room in Brooklyn, Shapeshifters has grown into its own studio in southern Vermont, employs four people, and has customers all over the world. We offer the largest range of skin tones available on the market, the largest size range, and the widest style range out there.

Link: https://www.shapeshifters.co/

T-Kingdom

Welcome to T-Kingdom. Since 1999 we have been making and selling clothes for tomboys, FTM and anyone else who want to flatten their chest.

While running T-Kingdom, the greatest reward is to get to know many friends from a variety of occupations and places. With their precious ideas T-Kingdom grows better and stronger, since as we really need a great binder!

Link: http://www.t-kingdom.com

Tomboy X

Tomboyx We Fit Who You aRe because fitting in was never the point

Tomboy X has compression tops, swimwear (tops and unisuits) and underwear.

Link: https://tomboyx.com/collections/gender-euphoria

Venus Envy

Gender Expression & Play: Binders, gaffs, inserts, STP

We’re an education-oriented sex shop and bookstore with something for everyone. Anyone who’s turned off by traditional sex shops will find us a welcoming and informative place to get cool and sexy stuff.

Link: https://venusenvy.ca/

Binder Tips and Safety

Binding 101: Tips to Bind Your Chest Safely

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Binding is a great way to reduce chest dysphoria and become more comfortable with your body. The most important thing is that you bind safely.

Link: https://www.pointofpride.org/blog/binding-101-tips-to-bind-your-chest-safely

Tips for Alleviating Discomfort Associated with Binding

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A Gender Expansive Physical Therapist Gives 11 Tips for Alleviating Discomfort with Binding

Link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/12RKVGkHnZuF_E_Qq-Sh8hvHHaZcQ8NFU/edit?filetype=msword

 

How to Measure to Get the Right Size -VERY important!

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Gc2B ginder sizing chart

 

Getting the right size is part of an important safety plan to avoid short and long term damage to your skin, rib cage and breathing.  GC2B walks you through how to measure.

Link: https://www.gc2b.co/pages/sizing

15 Tips for Chest Binding As a Plus Size Person

Advice for fellow plus size humans regarding what to do, what not to do, and what to expect when you set out to bind your chest. 

Chest binding is arguably one of the easiest, cheapest, and least permanently-body-affecting ways for assigned female at birth (AFAB), transgender, or gender nonconforming people to express their identities. The internet is awash with advice for purchasing, wearing, and maintaining binders. But for plus size people who want to bind their chests, helpful information can be hard to come by — much like properly-fitting binders themselves.

Link: https://www.bustle.com/style/chest-binder-binding-plus-size-large-chests

How to Use TransTape

Here is a guide to taping from the makers of TransTape.

TransTape is a gender-affirming, body transformation system that’s a backless and waterproof alternative to traditional binding, packing & other self affirming uses.

Link: https://transtape.life/pages/how-to-transtape

Chest binding: Tips and Tricks for Trans men, Nonbinary and Genderfluid People

This is an article discussing chest binding, including side effects and other statistics.

Chest binding (compressing breast tissue to give the appearance of a flat chest) is a common practice among people who do not want their chest to look feminine, such as transgender men and masculine-presenting AFAB (assigned female at birth) people.

Link: https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/chest-binding-tips-and-tricks-for-trans-men-nonbinary-and-genderfluid

Binder Health Project Results

For more in-depth reading about binding, you can read the results of the Binding Health Project Results.

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27300085/

Binder Assistance

Ingersoll Gender Center - Binder Assistance

For adults, Ingersoll Gender Center can often send a gently used binder or assist with paying for a new one.

Ingersoll is one of the oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities in the United States. Officially formed in 1977, Ingersoll Gender Center has been building community, connecting folks to resources and advocating for our communities in the Puget Sound region for over four decades.

Link: https://ingersollgendercenter.org/ 

Call Now: (206) 849-7859

 

 

Point of Pride

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Point of Pride provides free chest binders (specially-designed chest compression garments) to any trans person who needs one and cannot afford or safely obtain one.

The work we do, the heart of our mission, is to provide powerful affirmation for the people we serve. Trans people who feel seen, supported, and valid are able to live their authentic lives.

Link: http://point5cc.com/chest-binder-donation/

 

Masc Devices / Equipment

Babeland

Gender affirmation products and toys for expression and play.

We’ve curated a page of our favorite products including toys, garments, books, and much more for gender congruence, affirmation, expression, and play – designed for (and even by!) trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks.

Link: https://www.babeland.com/sex-toys/c/151/gender-expression

FTM Essentials

FTM Essentials logo

FtM Essentials sells packers and STPs as well as undergarments specifically designed to hold these prosthetics. Prices range from $12 to $80.

FTM Essentials is a website where folks looking for gender expression gear can shop safely. We have over 20 years experience in the field and are happy to answer your questions anytime.

Link: https://www.ftmessentials.com/

Gender Gear

Great educational information regarding different tools for gender expression. binders, gaffs, inserts, STP, etc, PLUS low-cost preloved binders.

Founded as a worker-owned co-operative in 1997, our mandate has always been guided by our collective love of providing accessible gear and information to anyone who wanted it, since we sure weren’t finding it elsewhere! We built our collective via Come As You Are by offering sex toys, gender gear, and adult feminist videos & literature with an eye to supporting indie makers, marginalized communities, and, to make the world a more embodied place.

Link: https://gendergear.ca/

NY Toy Collective Pee, Pack and Play
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Handmade silicone dildos, packers & STPs + accessories. Reviews for this pee, pack and play say the strap keeps it from leaking. An insert for play, and a natural look for packing.

Our goal is to create high quality toys and gender expression products while fostering a sex positive and inclusive culture. We specialize in self-affirming products for all forms of gender expression.

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/599480614/silicone-stp-packer-sam?ref=shop_home_feat_5&frs=1

pStyle Stand to Pee Device
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Personal Urination Device (PUD)

The pStyle is a plastic device that allows women, nonbinary folks, and trans men to pee standing up without undressing. It is a simple design that works exceptionally well. Because it is made of rigid plastic, the pStyle is easily maneuvered through clothing and properly positioned. The rounded back edge is used to wipe with so there are no drips! The pStyle can be cleaned with soap and water, wet wipes, or shaken vigorously and washed at the next convenient time. It is also dishwasher safe.

Link: https://www.thepstyle.com/pstyle-stand-to-pee-personal-urination-device-for-women-non-binary-and-trans-men/?sku=PTQ&gclid=CjwKCAjwm7mEBhBsEiwA_of-TBdO78w3nFapHQbEQD5qhcIuicvKawyrPsstFCTON6qpksj5HTe5UBoCeqwQAvD_BwE

Rodeoh Packer and STP Underwear

Rodeoh is a vendor that sells underwear specifically to be worn with packers. Prices range from $25 to $100.

In 2012, we started RodeoH to disrupt the outdated and uncomfortable “buckles and straps” harness models on the market. Empowered by our community, our original underwear harness line set us apart by bringing you quality, minimalist designs at radically fair prices. Through social media we were inspired to keep going. To continue this journey, together. Our designs embody our shared passion to experiencing a closer connection with ourselves, and with each other. Above all else, we create with a single dream – to inspire you to live life on your own terms.

Link: https://rodeoh.com/

TomboyX Leakproof Boxers

No leaks, no mess, no worries. First Line is here to keep you dry and on the go (or on the couch).

With built-in leak protection for light days and incontinence, you’ll be able to rest, move, and breathe easy. Our trunks feature a floating gusset that can fit a pad with wings for some extra coverage when you need it. And hey — they’re antibacterial and odor-repellent, all while looking and feeling just like your favorite Tomboys.  Plus, the outside fabric is also leak resistant for even more protection.

Link: https://tomboyx.com/products/9boxerfl-plumrb?variant=32712295317585 

Venus Envy

Gender Expression & Play: Binders, gaffs, inserts, STP

We’re an education-oriented sex shop and bookstore with something for everyone. Anyone who’s turned off by traditional sex shops will find us a welcoming and informative place to get cool and sexy stuff.

Link: https://venusenvy.ca/

Research Articles, Guides, and Inclusive Education Materials

17 Best FTM Packers to Fix Your Dysphoria - 2022

Here is an article discussing some of the best packers and STPs currently on the market.

Interested in packing, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve been packing for a while and want to invest in something more realistic? If you want to learn about the best FTM packers out there, you’ve come to the right place.

Link: https://transguysupply.com/blogs/news/top-packers-for-beginners

Ash's DIY Packer Video

Ash Hardell (any pronoun), a nonbinary masc trans activist, describes how to make a DIY packer using nylons and discusses commercially available packing and STP products.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PRAx7SuNgk&t=250s

Binding Health Project Results

For more in-depth reading about binding, you can read the results of the Binding Health Project Results.

Link: https://queerdoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Binding-Health-Project-Results.pdf

13 Of The Best Binders You Can Buy, According To A Trans Person

 

Like many transgender people, when I first Googled “being transgender,” plenty of the links were about how to bind your chest. In recent years, trans awareness has been spreading and binder companies have been flourishing, so I want to share my list of the best binders you can buy.

Link: https://www.bustle.com/p/11-of-the-best-binders-you-can-buy-according-to-a-trans-person-30921

Gender Expression Resource page at Queer Doc

This is a resource page dedicated to explaining different tools for gender expression.

QueerDoc wants you to feel great as YOU. Certain products help achieve specific gender expressions. GenderGear has great educational information regarding different tools for gender expression. To be clear, QueerDoc believes there is no one way to be trans or non-binary, no one way to be a woman or a man, no one way to present in our bodies or in our gender. We just want you to have access to whatever resources you need to support your own unique gender expression and presentation!

Link: https://queerdoc.com/resources/gender-expression/

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STP – UPDATED FOR 2019

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Pros and cons of a variety of STPs, packers and packing gear from DIY solutions to commercially available models, and links to vendors. Prices range from $10 to more than $100.

For a lot of trans guys being able to stand to pee (STP) is an important rite of passage that can help relieve some of the emotional and physical discomfort of being trans. Adopting this socialized male behavior can be liberating, alleviating anxiety around bathrooms, and make one feel more whole and complete.

Link: https://transguys.com/features/stp