Socks are usually a trans* guy’s first packer. They are ubiquitous, cheap, and don’t have to be bought online or in a sex toy/specialty store. While they are significantly less likely than a packer to pass the “squeeze test,” visually they can provide just as realistic a bulge. In fact, it is much easier to adjust the size of your bulge with socks (so you can decrease your chances of looking like you have an erection). Here are a couple of strategies for packing with socks:
Step One: Select Your Socks
When it comes to packing, my philosophy is to think of it as adding just a little extra padding. If you check out the crotches of other men (preferably without staring, unless you’re in a situation where that is invited), you’ll notice how little you can notice. Check out pictures of guys online (like pictures of guy’s in ads for jeans) and take a close look, you can usually see very little of their junk. Really the trick is to make sure your pants don’t sag awkwardly or cave in around your nether regions, not to create an enormous bulge. Some guys do prefer a bigger bulge, and that’s fine, but it’s probably a good idea to start small and work up from there. So, grab a sock, preferably a small, single sock. It should be clean, not something you wore the day before.
Step Two: Fold Your Sock, Twist it, or Generally Get it Into the Shape You Want
Remember, when you look at a man’s crotch, you generally do not see a figure there that is clearly recognizable as a penis. In fact, it is more socially acceptable to keep things down there pretty discrete. Because of this, you don’t need to really worry about shaping your sock into something phallic, but if you’d like to do so you can. But for this tutorial, you can just fold it in half.
Step 3: Open Up the Fly Opening of Your Briefs or Boxer Briefs
Okay, so this step really only applies to be people who wear briefs or boxer briefs with a y-front opening or pouch. Those who wear boxers may want to wear a jock strap of some sort underneath or sew themselves some sort of pouch to attach to their underwear. Anyway, if you already wear briefs or boxer briefs, the front opening is often a great place to stash a packer. Since socks are a little lighter than other packers, they are more likely to stay put (although I do know of people who stash their packers in their underwear using this method). Keeping things in this pouch keeps the sock from actually touching your body (for the most part) and potentially irritating your skin or spreading germs (although, again, use a clean sock).
Step Four: Stuff Your Underwear
This is pretty self-explanatory. It may take some adjusting, but you should lie the sock along the front pouch in a way that feels comfortable for you. It’s a good idea to make sure that things don’t bunch too much, think of it as lining your underwear. You may find you need to fold the sock over once again to get things to fit or twist things a little bit. After you put your pants on, you may want to add another sock if you think things still look unsatisfactory.
You may be tempted to go overboard and use three or more socks. Again, it’s up to you, but this will produce a pretty unusually large bulge. Figure out what works best for you and feel free to continue to adjust until you’re comfortable. One of the great things about packing with socks is that you can easily change things as you figure out what you like best.