For transgender men who have undergone hormone therapy or have had chest reconstruction surgery, there are several options available to help them stand to pee if they desire. Here are a few methods commonly used by trans men:
- Packing and STP (Stand-to-Pee) Devices: Some trans men use a packer, which is a prosthetic device that simulates the appearance of male genitalia. Some packers are designed with an integrated STP feature, allowing users to urinate while standing. These devices are typically made of silicone or other materials and can be used discreetly under clothing.
- External STP Devices: Stand-to-pee devices specifically designed for transgender men are available in various forms. These devices are designed to be placed over the genital area and allow for urination while standing. They often have a funnel-like shape that directs the urine flow away from the body. These devices can be reusable or disposable.
- Gender-Affirming Surgeries: Some trans men undergo gender-affirming surgeries, such as metoidioplasty or phalloplasty, which can result in the creation of a neophallus that may allow for urination while standing. The specifics of the surgery and the resulting functionality should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional specializing in transgender surgeries.
It’s important to note that these methods may require practice and familiarity to achieve comfort and proficiency. Experimenting with different options and finding what works best for individual preferences and body anatomy is crucial.
Trans men who are interested in learning more about stand-to-pee options or exploring gender-affirming surgeries should consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a specialist in transgender healthcare. They can provide personalized guidance, discuss available options, and help determine the most suitable approach based on individual needs and goals.