I’ll be honest, things have been slow going on the Bionic Project over the past few months with Covid really throwing a wrench in the works for pretty much every facet of development.
But it’s certainly not all bad news. Though progress has been slow, it is definitely still being made, with the prototype now being in the very capable hands of a specialized engineering studio.
There have been significant refinements of the design, especially in the smooth and ergonomic functionality and usability of the valve system, and things are slowly but surely inching closer and closer to production.
However, it’s safe to say we are still quite a long way out from being manufacture ready. I just have to keep reminding myself of that wonderful Confucian quote.
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
It turns out that moving a prototype to a manufacture ready design involves a LOT of moving parts in terms of liaising with potential suppliers and factories, and those moving parts have been running anything but smoothly over the past months.
But to cheer you up, here’s a 3D rendering of what the Bionic is very likely to look like.
As we want it to look as life-like as possible, the Bionic will be based entirely on life casts that are 3D scanned and then tweaked as necessary.
Lastly, if you’d like to donate to the Bionic Project AND have the chance to WIN a $200 voucher towards any Transthetics product, then come and get your $5 raffle ticket here.
Compared to the free give-aways, the raffle gets a fraction of the entries, so your chances of winning, are pretty good, and you get to feel great about being a part of supporting this ambitious project.
Will the bionic have an adhesion tab for easier use without a harness?
Yes, there will be an adhesion tab option.
Dude! This is so great! I seriously CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT 🙌🙌
Thank you wholeheartedly for all your hard work and efforts! You really are amazing, and help so many of us across the globe!
Just a quick question: Will there be an uncircumcised version?
That will depend on what we can do with the outer skin. Most likely it will not be possible to have the skin so thin, so that it would look natural on both flaccid and erect state if it is uncircumcised, but this will be more a result of reaslism feasibility. If we can make it realistic with a foreskin, then that will be the way we’ll go, but at present it’s looking like that will likely compromise realism in flaccid state.
Whatever happened to the idea of using that magnetic implant system? Is that still being considered, or will that not be available?
It’s still being considered, but this is a longer term plan (maybe 5 years down the track at the earliest) due to the medical complexity of this.
Seriously after seeing the video I can’t tell you how amazing this is and I would buy this yesterday as it is. I can’t even belive this is possible. Something like this woild change the life’s of so many people. Including myself. You and eveyone on your team are amazing!
First of all, thanks for all your work. You’re a fucking genius with this stuff!
I’d like to know, will it be possible to wear the bionic for short periods of time with the vibe inserted? That way, when the moment strikes, you can just go for it without any hold-ups. Thank you.
Yes, you will :)
Thank you for everything you’ve worked on! It really means a lot to me. Whenever I think of this project I get excited and hopeful for the future. I have two questions: first, how many adhesion options will this product offer? Are you still planning to provide the surgery option? (The one involving magnets) Second, do you think this will go in production by the first quarter of 2021? Thank you and all the best :)
Attachment options will include modified underwear similar to the Joystick, an adhesion tab and ultimately, the osteointegration (surgery) option, but this last one is unlikely to be available for a few years yet. First half of 2021 is optimistic but not impossible.
Have you considered making it with moveable fore skin? Also will the erect state mimic the actual hardness of a cis d? That would be literally perfect! Anyway you and you re team are doing a great job and for that a massive thank you!
I’ve talked quite a bit about the pros and cons of the moveable foreskin so take a look at some of the comments and article on that. Basically, we would ideally love it to be uncircumcised in flaccid state and then the foreskin rolls back to expose the glans in erect state, but it’s very difficult to have this look natural in flaccid state due to how thin the foreskin would have to be, so this will most likely not be feasible. But yes, the idea is to mimic the hardness of a biological penis in erect state.
most of my question have already been answered in other comments.
1) Can this be worn long term (days-weeks?)
2) Can this be work while swimming or in the shower?
3) How and when can we sign up to be testers for the Live Human testing phase, I will gladly guinea pig myself for FTM Community Science. And this would be the only way I could afford this surgery/Item.
2) yes but not in chlorinated water
3) this is something that is being offered to the significant donors first and at this point we already have more product testers than we can accommodate.
Hello, first I just want to thank you for all your hard work (no pun intended but that did make me chuckle heh) and for making great products! I am wondering about the stand to pee option for the bionic– the urethra seems very narrow to me, I’m wondering about back flow? Will it be possible to make a seal against your skin so that it can’t leak out? Or is the plan something different? Also, the STP cup seems kind of hard to keep inserted comfortably while packing; will it be something that you can just keep in place so that you can pee at urinals without having to insert the cup? Thanks again for all you do!
Yes, the stp is still quite rough here. It will have a longer nose to insert into the urethra to keep it open and will also be made of a softer, pliable silicone rather then the hard plastic used in 3D printing. It will sit against the body, but won’t totally form a seal. And yes, the idea is that the cup is permanently attached unless you choose to remove it.
Cis-woman here with a odd kink for collecting dicks. I actually came here to purchase the Bono but just by clicking that ‘future product’ tab, I decided to hold on the joy stick and wait until the Bionic comes out. Its a drag. It’s probably gonna be longer since I heard certain European countries are closing back down because of Covid-19.
Everything seems great to me! The question I have is are we going to be able to have sex with it without a condom? What about the price; do we know the price yet because I’d like to start financially planning for it. How long will the production take once this product is on the market?
I ask about the condom because I’ll admit, I’m awaiting for a product from Reel Magik and they recommend to use a condom. I was never given a reason to why even though they mention the product is made with safe to use silicone. I ask about price, again so as to financially prepare. I ask about the production time because, Reel Magic, takes about 24-26 weeks. Although I do see your Joystick takes about 2-4 weeks which isn’t bad.
Thanks a lot for doing what you do and I look forward to purchasing this product soon!!!!!!!!!!!
In light of covid, it will still be quite some time before this is available for purchase. We’re still hoping for 2021 but if so, it will be the later half. It’s difficult to say what the price point will be at this stage, but I think it’s safe to say it will stay under $1000. You’ll be able to use it without a condom :)
Hi I just want to say I really appreciate all the work you’ve put in for this. I will definitely be a buyer when the time is ready. I was wondering if it would be possible to have some sort of pleasure sleeve for play similar to what gender cat has where you put your growth in a hole because I know for me personally a vibe would make me dysphoric.
Yes, the hole that the vibe sits in, will double as a pleasure sleeve :)
How big will it be when erect?
We’re aiming for 5.5″ to 6″
I am so excited! What will the STP look like? And how big do you think it will be flacid? And one last question, will there be both cut and uncut?
You can get an idea of what the STP looks like by watching the demo video on the Bionic Project page. It will be somewhere between 4 and 5 inches flaccid. Most likely it will only be cut due to it being very difficult to make foreskin look and move naturally due to how thin the silicone would need to be. Ideally I’d LOVE to have it be uncut in flaccid state and then have the foreskin retract in erect state, but we’re finding it difficult to make this look as natural as we would like.
Can someone who is pre T use this, and all of its functions? Thank you for all the work on this. This would be a life hanging product!
Yes, someone pre T will be able to use all functions except for the stimulations pocket that the vibe sits inside of. So you would be able to use the vibe stimulation function, but if you remove the vibe, there probably wouldn’t be enough growth to get any benefits from the stimulation pocket.
Will a Bionic be designed for men? A design that allows a a 6 inch erect penis to be inserted into the Bionic to provide extra girth and length? Retaining all the same properties for and allowing wear in an erect. semi erect, and erect state.
this product IS being designed for men. get lost.
Will it need to be removed to become erect
So I am not sure if this is more so a question or a request.
1 – Will the bionic be more realistic than your previous products? I am not saying your products are not realistic, thank you so much for all you have done. However, the main thing that has kept me from purchasing your other products in the past is the fact that that they do not look like a cis penis to me and the fact that you do not offer variations in the appearance of the prosthetic. I.e., larger sizes, smaller sizes, larger tips/heads, vein detail, and so on. I understand that for your body type and personal preference, that small/sleek is preferable. But some transmen are larger, both in height, and body frame, in which your current offerings are disproportionate to what their penis would be had they been born cis.
2 – This is concerning my first question: Will there be various sizes/shapes of the bionic to choose from that are based on multiple cis model’s penises instead of one specific model?
To put it quite simply, for my body type, and based on my family’s genetics, I would want to have my bionic be at the least 7 inches erect, with a larger tip and girth, and to look as detailed and feel as real as a cisman’s penis. I also would like the idea that though other people will have the same model, that there is at least would be a variety of other transmen that have different styles/models/sizes.
1. It will have a similar level of realism to our current products. ie they are all based on actual penis casts and have fine vein details and color variations.
2. No, due to the fine balance of balloon and reservoir sizing, it will only be available in one size, at least to start.
Less than 2% of biological males have an erect penis larger than 7″ and our aim is to create something realistic and natural for the majority of users.
I’m not sure if you still answering questions but I saw that you responded to a comment about the length of the bionic when erect will be 6 inches. Do you think it could be possible to make it 7 inches at least? I also saw the prototype and I was wondering about the girth, do you think you could also make it a slightly bit more girthier? Or is that something impossible at the moment? I really appreciate what you’re doing, as a trans guy, this really means a lot to me. Thank you.
We’re trying our best to balance ergonomics of flaccid and erect, so it definitely won’t be over 6″ in erect state, as that would make it too big to be a comfortable and realistic STP and packer.
I’d be curious about a prosthetic using a Spouti-style STP method versus the cup… Or in addition to the cup? I realize it doesn’t work for everyone, but for me it really feels like urethral lengthening in a way that cup-style STPs just feel like I’m peeing on myself. So might be worth considering for some edition of the Bionic
Yes, theoretically you should be able to plug a spouti into the back of the Bionic. That’s one of the big advantages of a removable cup, is that a variety of cup styles can be plugged into it.
Hi thank you so much for your incredible work and endless effort!! Maybe this is a stupid question but I thought I had read something about the temperature of the bionic getting warmer when errect? I couldn’t find it anymore though, so now I think I may have dreamt this^^
All the best
We were also working on the electronic bionic deluxe and there we were experimenting with temperature activated state changes, so no, you weren’t dreaming, but we’ve put the deluxe on hold now till after we get the basic to market. Our feasibility studies just weren’t as promising as we would have liked on the deluxe, ie being able to fit all the bells and whistles and still have it be light weight and compact.
In the future do you think 7 inches will be possible ? Me being African American our parts tend to be larger than most so it’s a little disappointing to whip out something only 6 inches in size. No disrespect to the amount of hard work you’re putting in to make this bionic a reality.
Extremely unlikely, as it simply isn’t possible to then also have it operate as a discreet, ergonomic and comfortable packer.
Thank you So much for your hard work. This is mindblowing and i dont have enough good words. I have been following this project and admiring your website since 2014 or something. A huge thank you for NOT making it 7-9 inches. Thats just so stupid! Thank you for making a VALID Good alternative to phallo! With more than 1/10 fistuls and heavy recovery time complications etc etc etc. This will be life changing in so many ways and you should/probably will get some award a day. Keep safe and rest dont overwork if you can, we believe in you! Love from Sweden!
Have been following this project for quite a while now. Really looking forward to this product, it truly will be a gamechanger! The prototype truly seemed promising. Thank you very much for everything you do for the community!
I was just wondering if there will be any new updates following soon since it’s been a while since the last update? I can imagine that with the whole Covid-situation things have been rather slow in 2020. Still hoping for an exciting update soon though!
Yes, I’d love to give an update soon, but there honestly hasn’t been much to report in the way of tangible progress. It’s currently in the prototype phase with an engineering team, but their progress has been very slow due to co-ordination with manufacturers just being really difficult at the moment. It’s been frustrating, but I also know there’s plenty of others in the same boat at the moment, so I’m trying to be zen about it.
I thought that there was going to be an option to have magnetic implants so that the prosthetic can attach to you more permanently. Is that still a part of the design?
We’re still looking at this, but it may not be an option in the first iteration.
Hello Alex, Thank you for all you’re doing with this project. Hope to meet you one day, you seem like the kind of guy i would enjoy sharing a drink or joint with and exchange life stories, perhaps on a hike ha! :)
I completely understand the supplier delay as i work with many suppliers during my day job, overseas and internal. Is there anything that us, the audience, can do to help with the road blocks you guys are encountering? Perhaps there is a gentleman or two in this feed that might have a skill or connection that can be useful? Anything? The company i currently work for is very big, in the Bs big, i have worked with a little bit of everyone, manufacturer, R&D and packaging engineers, sales support, marketing and CS, countless project managers, regulatory, procurement…Whether is second opinions or new approaches or strategies, whatever the flag is raise it, who knows who might see it. Apologies if i’m being too pushy, I’m sure you get it :) I get it too, this is your baby and you should take all the time you need to get this right. This truly is big
Thank you brother, please don’t give up, you’re never alone on this!
Thanks for the encouraging words M! :) If there are any elastometer specialists out there, I’d love to hear from you! :)
Alex, is there an email address in here where we can chat privately?
I saw that the length will be 6 inches erect, but how about flaccid? I’m 5 foot, and I really struggle to find small enough prosthetics. Other people are asking if it can’t be bigger, but I’m worried it would be too big.
Yes some people will always want it much bigger or much smaller than what we are creating. What we’re ideally aiming for is 4 inches flaccid and 6 inches erect, but we are struggling getting it to grow by a full 2 inches so it may end up being 4 inches flaccid, 5 inches erect. We really don’t want it to be any larger than 4 inches flaccid, because it will start to get too big to comfortably pack with.
When do you think this will be ready to buy?
2020 was pretty much a write-off in terms of progress due to covid being a total wrench in the works, so it’s difficult to say. Would be nice if it was still 2021.
Mate, that’s like waaaay sooner than I would have guessed! I would have been happy with “in five years, maybe”. Honestly, you and everyone involved in this project is doing such good work it’s incredible.
Hi, Was wondering how this would attach to you for sex? adhesion sounds like it would pull against your skin if having hard sex (but I have never tried, so wouldn’t know). Would there be an elastic option like the joystick or would you have to use a harness?
Yes there will be several attachment options including one quite similar to the Joystick.
Hi, ive been following the bionic progress for about 2 years now, im excited for when it comes out eventually id like to donate to help out with the. progress because finding a PERFECT ftm packer has always been one of my goals. Ive seen many ftm prosthetic companies that their packers had features I fell in love with but they were always from different companies with one awesome feature each had as a pro but another thing as a con. For example I love reel magic’s packers in terms of realism and detail and the way their shafts have movable foreskin 2 coated pain with extra added veins and details etc even the slight ridges in the skin but they don’t have 4 in 1s which suck because that’s my ultimate goal, to have a prosthetic so realistic you don’t have to alternate between stp’s and pack and plays. Now of course there are other companies like freedom prosthetics and peacock products that have 4 in 1s and peecock also has this dope ejaculation feature along with their prosthetics but their design in terms of realism aren’t as promising as reel magiks. Then I came across the bionic and I was like woahh this is the thing ive been looking for and LONGING to create but then of course its a working progress and is long away from being available so that really sucks but I understand the long process due to the complexity of the product and goal of perfection of course things like these take time. So im just writing this message to send forms of suggestions and feedback as well as a few questions.
First off, id like to thank you in advance for your time in reading this and considering any possible suggestion, as well for answering the further questions I have, I hope you know there are MANY trans guys who truly appreciate your project and hard work you’re putting into this im very excited for this project and have been watching it from afar for a while now!
1) Have you considered an ejaculation feature yet? If so what’s the idea for that? If not is it possible you could?
If it is something you think you might consider, id like to suggest the ejaculation future being feasible through a reservoir maybe even being connected to the ball sacks or even in the lower shaft so when certain pressure is applied to it such as squeezing the ball sacks (maybe a few time to ensure but doesn’t have to be) the fluid inside (for example cum lube) can be released through the hole of the penis prosthetic. Now im thinking it can go out of the hole two ways, one, the reservoir tip can be connected to the same hole the pee enters out of OR, there can be two separate holes one for the urination exit and one forth reservoir substance exit but two holes within one slit just semi connected, better yet if the reservoir tube is connected to the balls it can be located in the lower extremity of the shaft, particularly the bottom where that’s where it can be perfectly aligned to the second hole considering the pee hole in the shaft would be located in the middle anyway the exit hole for the pee could be slightly above the second one.
This is an extraordinary feature that so far ive only seen one packer have and if it isn’t added yet I feel as if this feature could make the bionic stand out even more! Especially in terms of realism in comparison to the cis penis.
Id also like to help and pitch my ideas for it as well tho as to how it could work maybe if you’re open to ideas and things of that sort id really like to help because I really do want this as much as you do and everyone else! as of right now money is tight so I can’t necessarily help right now financially but I plan to do so in the future maybe even save up specifically for funding this process because I do have many ideas and would like to have it available as soon as it can be but I do understand the timely manner of this situation as well as covid and other inconveniences as well as financial concerns as well even ideas which is why I want to do my best to help in the future,, but anyway if you are open to suggestions and things of that sort, id like to know if youre open to receiving suggestions and feedbacks maybe in possible emails for those who have ideas?
2) Will the erection feature be feasible by rod or filling? Regardless of your idea for erection im sure its great, but id like the mention reel magic has a filling option for their packers (which ranged from flaccid fill to semi fill?fill to xtra fill to super hard) but I think one sit fill option would be better in this case which ever one is more natural of course im thinking semi fill not too flaccid not too hard but just right, right enough to fit in your pants (comfortable enough too) as well as hard/ enough for sex but that’s where the erect option would come in. Also if youre worried about how you could use the stp if the packer is filled, I was thinking still keep the hole for standing to pee of course but have the filling in the surrounding of the shaft you know like, in the center of the pack the hole for peeing and then separated of course but have the filling in the surrounding of it therefore working as a three in one. That way no rod is needed to be insert in and out because the filling will cover semi erectness.
3) Will there be 3D realistic movable balls like peacock and reel magik has? Im sure there will be and I just mis read it but if not I strongly reccomend that option as well! Made with material good enough to mimic that bullish feel I think they used silicone balls if so that’d be cool to use because I think silicone balls as also used in testicular implants.
4} Will it have a tab? If not how/where will the adhesive be applied? I only mention the tab option because it provides more security! If it won’t have a tab may I ask how secure is it suspected to be with adhesive considering how heavy it might be? The last time I used adhesive on a non tab packer it would hold because of the weight of the object and I couldn’t help but think maybe it would’ve been better if it had a tab because it would be held to more of my skin instead of just being held to by the cup itself.
5) How long can it be worn certain period of time?
6) Will it be available in more skin color options for example like reel magik’s different ranges of skin color options? (for those of distinct brown skin tones, light brown, dark brown, tan brown,etc)
7) Last but not least! Inquiry to the foreskin option, reel magik has it so some of their packers have a retractable foreksin option you can even pull it back I also think that option is cool because in terms of sexual intercourse and masturbation it give it that moving back and fourth effect (the foreskin) instead of just the silicone rubbing back in fourth between something it can flexibly move more (the layer) therefore also mimicking the cis penis. id like to suggest that!
Also where there be little ridges near the entrance of the stp hole for a pleasure option or just a pleasure pocket?( Just asking for those pre T)
Will the bionic be compatible to those pre T?
And for the size I know you mentioned since this is a new working progress there will be a set size for the bionic to start with so I wanted to ask what will that be?
As I was reading some comments I saw someone mentioned they were looking for something at least 7 inches, just as feedback there are trans guys who have different sizes in mind they’d like the bionic to be in, id like to include that me personally Im also aiming for a packer at least 7 inches so my thought is that maybe you could start at 6 inches (or even 6.5 preferably pretty average) rather than 5 inches considering that may be too small for some people and I think 6 inches is a pretty average decent size and when erect it could still increase to 6.5 inches or 7 depending on what the goal is. However if you think that’s too big to start off the bionic 5.5 could be a great option rather than 4.5-5 inches.
My last concern is just the details in terms of realism, out of all the ftm prosthetics I’ve seen so far from many companies I love reel magiks details in terms of realism will it comes to the silicone and paint job ( they do a double paint Job I believe one for the skin color and one for the veins, freckles, etc) So I would like to recommend going all out on the paint job and details as well since the over all goal here is for the bionic to reach a great sense of realism aesthetically!
So far I think that’s all I wanted to address, once more thank you for your time and all! I hope reading this isn’t too time consuming for you. Honestly looking at these prosthetic companies I see so much talent and potential and I can’t help but think if only they’d team up or partnership how much they could accomplish. With all the great ideas and each of these companies having certain pros of their own (reel magik with their design and filling, peacock with their ejaculation feature and 3D balls, gender cat with their pleasure pocket, and transthethics with their awesome ideas with the bionic!!) However I do understand the individually of each company. I do recommend that you check out reel magik and peecock if you haven’t already to see what I’m talking about these ideas could really help any further progress if you’re looking for any!
These are all just thoughts! Hope some of them canoe of service to you! Best regards and have a great rest of your day :)
Thanks for the encouraging words! :) Most of your questions have been addressed in various updates but just very briefly, in summary.
1) It will have the same ejaculation features as our current products, ie the Joystick and the Hot Rod
2) It will be inflatable
3) The testicles will be what operates the inflation system and we will try to make this feel as natural as possible.
4) There will be a range of attachment options, including customized underwear and possibly adhesive options. Ultimately the bone anchoring system is something we are still looking at, but this is also the most challenging.
5) It will be designed for all day wear.
6) Most likely just the standard 3
7) We’d love to have a foreskin in flaccid state that retract in erect state, but this is very difficult to make look natural due to how thin the skin would need to be, which radically affects durability.
8) yes there are a range of stimulation options including pleasure pocket and removable vibe all of which have been described in updates
9) yes compatible for pre T
10) 1 size option only, ideally 4″ flaccid 6″ erect.
11) same level of realism as current prosthetics.
^ please excuse my various typos LOL I wrote this very tired at 3Am but o hope you can still understand some of it
This is a great thing you’re doing. (Pun intended lol) if you’re looking for people to try it out before it hits the market (for review purposes) I’d love to participate!
Hi! I hope I’m not repeating a question someone already asked but do you have like a rough estimate of how much the bionic will cost?
It’s hard to say at this stage, but we’ll definitely be able to keep cost below $1000
Any updates on timeline?
U can breathe on this one. I’m not going to ask any questions. Lol I just wanted to say you are awesome for making this for the FTM community, as well for cis men and women). I started my transformation late I life and the anxiety of having bottom surgery is off the charts. It would be so hard for me to do the recovery time. So I am so blessed to have found u guys. I will definitely purchase one and hopefully you figure out the magnetic feature. Extra harnesses and glue just suck. Just to everyday life and not have to mess with it is gonna rock! Keep on keeping on! Slow and steady win the race! Bless u and ur team and scientists. Y’all are loved by a huge fan base!!
I was just wondering how production is going and if you still think it’ll be available before 2022? Love the work and can’t wait to buy this
It’s difficult to say, but at this stage, we’re hoping for late 2022. Unfortunately Covid threw quite a wrench in the works…
This is an amazing product! It truly is! So thank you for your amazing mind to be able to come up with this whole concept! I have a question though, if you were using it as an stp, would you be able to leave the plastic cup in? I imagine it wouldn’t be very comfortable to sit with so is there an option for a cup to be added? Like with other stps where the same material as the phallus is used for it?
You can leave it in, and as it will be made of a soft silicone, it won’t be horribly uncomfortable but especially for sexy time, I think people will appreciate having the cup be removable :)
How much longer are we looking at for it to be on the market? Just wondering because I’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an all in one and I’m not sure I like any other brand but yours! Estimated time frame perhaps?
It’s hard to say at this stage… Due to Covid pretty much grinding everything to a halt over the last year, the release date has been pushed out to hopefully sometime towards the end of 2022… You can find the latest update here https://transthetics.com/changing-tack-on-the-bionic/
Hi! I was wondering if you knew when the next update will be? :) thanks so much for doing this this seems like it will be revolutionary! I’m so excited for it to finally be done and released!
Just posted another update here :) https://transthetics.com/changing-tack-on-the-bionic/
Hi! Two questions:
1. Any updates to the Bionic? And
2. Will there be an option for an uncircumcised Bionic?
I don’t think I noticed any other uncircumcised products and this is important to me, given my culture.