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Dylan J

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I want to share some of the harnesses and pouches I've used that either worked or didn't work, and some work for certain activities, where others don't.

I'll start with the Joey Pouch.
When this first came out, I thought this was going to be a game changer. All you need is a packer and a safety pin. No more harnesses, or additional waistbands.

I've found that this only really works with tighter underwear (tight boxer briefs or briefs) for the pouch to stay in place. However, it can be worn throughout a typical day, but I wouldn't take it swimming or workout with it since it is only secured in one spot and moves around quite a bit and will have to be adjusted. It may work better with compression shorts to keep it in place, but in my opinion it's not the best packing harness. You can also use an old sock and get the same effect.

Next, the Comfort Harness from Peecock Products.
I found this harness to be my go-to for any prosthetic, whether it be a packer or stp. However, the o-ring will be too large for any child-size or smaller prosthetic and will risk it falling through the o-ring if it doesn't have a large back panel. Some companies will also claim to not use o-ring harnesses with their prosthetics due to it tearing the prosthetic.

All-in-all, I can use any of my prosthetics with this harness and be confident that nothing will move around or fall out.

Packing Underwear:
Button-fly

Packing underwear is a great way to not need excess layers and still pack confidently. Though, due to the cost ($40+ per pair) it can get very costly which is a downside to packing underwear. However, with the button-fly types specifically, they may be better to use with STPs, though you need to find one that will work with an STP, as most use the pouch design in the back. The other problem with button-fly types, is the buttons tend to protrude and can pop open leaving the prosthetic vulnerable to falling out.

O-Ring
Whether there's a pouch or not in the back of o-ring packing underwear, I find these the most secure and comfortable to pack with no matter the activity. The only downside is the cost per pair.
 

Linde

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Thank you Dylan for the write up. This is an absolutely new world for me (and I bet for most trans women). As I wrote earlier, if you guys have some questions, you feel we can answer for you, don't hesitate to ask.



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