The Fine Art of Packing

What is Packing?

Packing is when someone who most likely does not have a penis puts something in their pants to create a bulge that resembles a guy's package. All kinds of people pack, from masculine/male-identified transgender folks to straight women. Packing can be done with a variety of materials, and for many different purposes. While "packing" frequently refers to wearing a strap-on under one's clothes, one can also pack more for the shape and feeling of a dick and balls than for functionality ("packing soft"). Products like the Soft Pack can be more comfortable and look and feel more realistic than having a rubber or silicone dildo in your drawers. However, packing with a strap-on ("packing hard") has its advantages, too— there are situations in which it's mighty convenient to be able to unzip your pants and whip out your dick.

Who Packs and Why?

Anyone can pack... Drag kings, straight women, dykes, femmes, butches, transmen (FTM's), Daddies, transwomen (MTF's), tops, bottoms, switches, intersex folks, Bob Dole, bio-boys with small penises, leatherfolk, vanilla lesbians... Everyone who packs has their own reason for it. For some folks it's just about sex. For some it's integrally related to their butch, boydyke, girlfag or transgender identities. For others it's about power, or about being subversive. Here are a couple of reasons why someone might consider packing:

  • So your boner looks as big as it feels
  • To fuck with gender
  • For genderplay in a BDSM context
  • For purposes of passing (as male)
  • To pick up gay boys (or get in touch with your inner fag)
  • Convenience (i.e. being able to unzip your pants and get a blow-job at the drop of a hat, without going into the bathroom and strapping on a harness)
  • To confuse people
  • To get in touch with your masculine side
  • To fill out those tight-ass 501's
  • To have discreet (or not-so-discreet) public sex
  • It feels good to have a bulge in your pants
  • So you can rub up against your lover or someone in a dance club and they'll know how hard you are and that you're ready for them
  • You don't have to carry your bag-o'-dicks with you wherever you go
  • It gets your girlfriend or boyfriend wet/hard
  • No need for penis envy...You can have one of your own.
  • You can have as big or as small (and as hard or as soft) a dick as you like, unlike biological males who don't get much of a choice in the matter
  •  It is powerfully subversive
  • It's hot!

How Do I Get Started?

We wrote a special guide to packing, so take a look and go shopping!