Packing with TransTape: STP Edition
We've covered binding and packing with TransTape but now it's time to learn about using a stand to pee packer (STP) with TransTape! It's not too terribly different, but you definitely have a few extra things to keep in mind!
Hello again, my friends!
So happy to find you here on such a wonderful day.
Why is it so wonderful?
Glad you asked!
It's wonderful because we are covering a really fun topic that is going to lead us into an even more fun topic in the near future!
We are going to cover packing with a Stand To Pee (STP) prosthetic!
You may be thinking, we already covered packing with TransTape, next.
But this time it's different!
We covered your regular packing needs in the past, but a STP needs a little extra finesse.
What's the Difference?
There's a difference between a regular packer and an STP. It might seem pretty obvious through the name, but let's go over it real quick to clear up any questions.
Some people, myself included, prefer to pee standing up.
If you don't, that's okay! You don't have to pee standing up to be valid.
I've always had a sense of bottom dysphoria and learning how to use a STP made a huge impact, especially since incorporating TransTape into the mix.
If you struggle with bottom dysphoria, you're not alone!
Regular packers are exactly that, regular!
They give the euphoria of having a bulge and come in many shapes and sizes for everybody.
Some companies even offer pre-packed underwear for an even more convenient experience.
While STP's can give you a healthy bulge too, they take it a step further and allow you to pee standing up.
They also come in many shapes and sizes, realistic and non-realistic.
Because maybe you just want to avoid touching a public toilet and don't want a massive dong in your pants, there's something out there for you too!
Essentially a STP has a reservoir that collects your urine and directs it at a downward angle out of the device so you're able to use it at a urinal, toilet or even outside in the woods, or snow.
For reference, in a realistic STP the reservoir will likely be located in the scrotum.
Prepping Your Tape
Let's get started! We're not going into crazy detail about the tape prep since we've covered that in the past. So if this is your first time, I suggest going through that post first!
If this is your first packing attempt with TransTape and you're looking for a step by step guide to getting your tape prepped, please refer to Packing with TransTape.
Everything leading up to placing your STP will be the same.
You will still start off with something similar to an upside down house shape with an o-ring supported hole low and centered.
In the last packing post, I also suggested using a support strip.
For a STP, it's more likely to be needed depending on which packing pal you prefer to use. STPs tend to be heavier as well as a little bigger. Weight and size will be the main factors in whether or not you'll need support.
How to Pick a Pecker
Some packers have deeper reservoirs than others and that's a huge thing to consider when searching for your perfect pecker.
I personally prefer the Rodeoh Realistic STP, it rests comfortably against my anatomy and the natural angle it sits at works well with using it at a urinal, even in fitted jeans.
It might take a couple STPs before you find the perfect one for your body and that's okay! I tried at least three before settling on the one that I use.
The biggest problem I run into with STP's is the angle of the reservoir.
It can be difficult to find a prosthetic to fit against our bodies properly to prevent any leaking, everyone is different which means every STP is likely made differently. Try a variety of sizes and styles!
Some have to be almost completely upside down for me to use, which won't work if I'm trying to use it with my pants on at a urinal. This is why it's important to experiment!
Practice makes perfect and once you figure out where a STP packer will need to rest for an ideal peeing experience, picking the right one becomes a lot easier.
Try different ones every once in a while! It's okay and fun to switch it up and have options!
Finding Your Placement
This is the tricky part, this will vary for everyone but I'm here to share a few suggestions, tips and tricks.
Now that you have your STP packer, it's time to figure out where it needs to rest.
Take your packer and place it in the perfect position for you to use it.
It could take a minute to get the hang of using an STP and that is completely normal. In a way, it's like a second potty-training phase.
Who doesn't love that?
Do the best you can and who knows, maybe this will help you make those final tweaks to your technique!
We're not trying to be perfect, we're just trying to be ourselves.
After you move it around and find a comfortable spot, hold your STP in place while you slide the taped up o-ring over and all the way on until it touches your body.
Keep the backing paper on your tape until you're completely happy with your placement. Try to avoid touching the adhesive, the natural oils from your fingers will make it harder for the tape to bond to your skin.
If you've taped with a regular packer prior to this, you may notice that with an STP packer, the tape might be a little lower now.
Everyone's body is different and you might have to play around a bit to find a good placement, take your time to make sure you're comfortable!
Also take this opportunity to trim the tape away so it will fit nicely when you're ready to apply it and be sure to round your corners!
I also highly recommend trimming downstairs before packing with TransTape. You don't necessarily want to be bald, but trimming around wherever the tape will make contact is ideal. Feel free not to, but the removal might be a little rough.
At this point, you should have a pretty good idea on how your tape is going to lay.
If you are comfortable with the tape being in the crease of your legs, that can actually help provide a wider and sturdier base for the packer.
After making any last minute adjustments, you should be ready to place the goods!
I like to place it with my STP already in the o-ring so I can ensure everything falls exactly where it needs to.
However, that can get a little bit tricky at times and it might be easier for you to remove the STP from the o-ring to lay the tape down.
After we peel the backing and place our tape, it's time to talk about support strips.
You might feel perfectly secure already so feel free to skip this part, but it's okay if you need some more tape for support!
How do I know if I need support?
Glad you asked.
You might need support if you had to trim down a lot of your tape due to the placement changes which is totally okay! You may also need support if you pack with a larger friend too.
Make sure you don't tape directly onto any sensitive or vulnerable areas. Be mindful of where the adhesive will stick and adjust accordingly.
If you have decided that you need a support strip, now it's time to determine where you need it and how to shape it.
If you simply want to be extra sure the tape is anchored down and throw an extra strip on for reassurance, you can use a band-aid shape piece of tape and overlap your original strip across the top.
That way, when gravity and nature are calling, there's reinforcement to help keep your buddy in place.
If everything is feeling a little too free willy, you might want to cut the upside down U shape one and provide more support to the sides of your packer, and o-ring, as well as across the top.
For a support strip, I start with 3 sections of tape, round the corners and place it vertically
Depending on your body, you may need more or less. You need enough to secure the packer and o-ring on the sides and reach the skin above where it is already taped.
This option might require you to tape a little bit into the creases of your legs, so be sure to consider this when trimming the hedges.
When using an STP, there's a good chance you'll be whippin' it in and out all day.
As you can see in the photos, I checked my placement and then trimmed the tape to fit better. You can also see that it rests in the crease of my legs. Make sure you're comfortable and have a good base to stay secure for packing and peeing!
But also be sure to leave your actual packer un-taped so you're able to take it on and off easily. Wrap the sides of your support strip around the o-ring to reinforce it! The taped ring will still stay in place and be ready for your next use!
When using a STP, or really any packer, be sure to clean it after you use it! Not only can it extend the lifetime of your packer, it's good to keep it clean!
After you're taped up, support strips or not, you're ready to go!
Using my STP at a urinal with TransTape for the first time was an incredible experience that I never knew I needed.
I've always preferred to do things the easiest and quickest way possible, like simply shoving an STP in the front of my underwear, but the euphoria I get from packing with TransTape is incredible.
Sometimes the best things in life take a little time.
I don't pack with TransTape every single day of my life but it has become a lot more frequent as time goes on.
When using TransTape, I'm more confident using the bathroom with my STP. It really allows me to feel close with my body and see myself a lot clearer in the mirror.
I already know that everything is exactly where it needs to be to work properly, so I even get to spend less time battling with my shy bladder.
Plus, I get to do the helicopter in the shower.
So now that you have that STP locked and loaded, are you ready to use it?
That is, The Art of Peeing.
And we will cover that next!
Until next time,
You are loved and it gets better.
Talk to you soon,
Welcome to the cool kids club! My name is Jamie and I'm a young (ish) transman born and raised in the Hudson Valley of New York state. I started my transition in May of 2017 and since then, I've made it my mission to live unapologetically as myself and spread awareness through my pursuit of happiness. I am the creator and writer of Spilling T blog, a proud affiliate of TransTape and when I'm not outside with the best dog ever or hanging out with my two cats, I make and sell my own beard care products through Buckaroo's Beard Care. I'm always looking for my next adventure and have been skydiving, road-tripping, hiking in the mountains and even served for a short time in the United States Marine Corps. My life has had its fair share of twists and turns and I hope to use those experiences to create helpful and relatable content that may help someone else navigate a difficult time in life. Beards, Socials, Tape and Writing Use code FINALLYME10 and Find Your Freedom with TransTape! https://linktr.ee/jamieakajames