The Pack-Man Silicone Packer
The Pack-Man Silicone Packer

Packing is wearing padding or a phallic object in the front of the pants or underwear to give the appearance of having a penis[1] or bulge.[2] Packing is commonly practiced by trans men. People who cross-dress as male may also "pack".[3]


The object used for packing, sometimes called a packer, may take the form of only a penis shape or may also incorporate a false scrotum and testicles. Packers may be used to make male clothing hang and move correctly. If a packer is not used, the shape of the clothing is sometimes visibly "empty".[4]

Soft packing

The phrase "soft packing" refers to packing with a device that cannot be used for sexual penetration.[5] Homemade packers may be very low-tech and consist of rolled-up socks or condoms filled with liquids or gel. There are many commercially available packers, which more realistically emulate the size, shape, color and texture of the male genitals. All soft packers are made of soft, flexible material and simulate a flaccid penis. The term packer most frequently describes the soft models not used for sexual activity. A few packers can be used as stand-to-pee devices (STP). These incorporate a receptacle that is inserted under and against the wearer's urethra. The packer has a tube from the receptacle to the tip, which allows the wearer to urinate through the prosthetic.[6]

For sex

Main article: Pegging (sexual practice)

Packing hard refers to packing with a device that may be used for sexual penetration. Some such packers are made of firmer material such as silicone, and are flexible enough for packing but firm enough for sexual penetration. Still others are made of even firmer material, and feature either an internal rod that stays in the shape in which it is bent, or an internal hinge at the base. These types allowing the packer to simulate a flaccid position (if not a flaccid feel), as well as a very firm, erect position. Another term for packers which may be used for sex is packing dildo. A colloquial expression for the usage of these is pack and play.


The protruding bulge appearance that some crossdressers and trans men attempt to attain is sometimes known by the informal terms moose-knuckle[7][8] or man-bulge.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ Venning, Rachel; Cavanah, Claire (2003-09-16). Sex Toys 101: A Playfully Uninhibited Guide. Simon and Schuster. pp. 86–. ISBN 9780743243513. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  2. ^ Williamson, Catherine (2010). "Providing care to transgender persons: a clinical approach to primary care, hormones, and HIV management". The Journal of the Association of Nurses in Aids Care : Janac (Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care ed.). Elsevier. 21 (3): 221–229. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2010.02.004. PMID 20363651. S2CID 42407487. wearing “soft packers” (soft penis-shaped silicone or plastic forms) to create a male bulge
  3. ^ Winks, Cathy; Semans, Anne (2002-12-01). The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written. Cleis Press. pp. 199–. ISBN 9781573441582. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  4. ^ FTM Guide - Packing
  5. ^ Taylor, Emma; Sharkey, Lorelei (2006-07-20). Em & Lo's Sex Toy: An A-Z Guide to Bedside Accessories. Chronicle Books. pp. 180–. ISBN 9780811852838. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  6. ^ M.D., Harvey J. Makadon (2008). The Fenway Guide To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. ACP Press. pp. 350–. ISBN 9781930513952. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  7. ^ "5 famous moose knuckles exposed". Channel 24. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Declan Donnelly's trouser bulge was very very distracting on last night's I'm A Celeb". The gay UK. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  9. ^ Harris, Michael. "If Clement isn't fit for caucus, why is he fit to be anyone's MP?". Ipolitics. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  10. ^ Bilton, Ross. "Size flatters". The Australian. Retrieved 19 January 2019.