Here’s a list of common questions I get asked about stand to pee packers (or STPs for short.) Though I wrote this post primarily with the EZP and the EZP Junior in mind, it is broadly relevant to all stand to pee packers designed with trans men in mind.
Can I wear my stand to pee packer when going through an airport body scanner?
This is a little more complicated than a yes or no. In a nutshell, it depends on whether the TSA agent is reading you as male or female when you go through the scanner. I have written a separate blog post on this topic here. Metal scanners are absolutely fine.
How long can I wear my stand to pee device?
Though there are no hard and fast rules, I would not recommend wearing an STP for more than eight hours at a time. As they're made of silicone, they do restrict airflow and depending on external environments such as temperature and humidity, can just get a little uncomfortable when worn too long.
How often should I wash my STP packer?
It's usually not practical to wash your packer after every use, though if you're using it at home, it's a good idea to give it a quick flush under the faucet after use. The gloss interior of the EZP means very little urine residue will remain in the cup after use as long as it has been cleared properly. I'd recommend giving the interior a squirt with a gentle hand soap once a day followed by a towel dry.
How do I dry myself after peeing with a stand to pee packer?
The EZP is designed to be flipped forward to ensure the cup is 100% clear. You do this by pointing the device straight down, meaning the tip is facing the ground and the underside of the cup is now resting against your pubic bone. This means you can now use the crotch in your underwear to give yourself a quick dab and then reposition the EZP so that the underside of the cup now sits against the place in your underwear that you just dabbed yourself with, ensuring your body is not coming in contact with any moisture.
Can I sleep with my STP?
Technically yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. You really want to give your bits some time to breathe and nighttime is the best time for this.
Can my STP give me a yeast infection?
Yeast likes moisture, so if you are prone to yeast infections, then I would caution against longer term wear of STPs as they do tend to trap moisture, which can bring on a yeast infection. Also, if you've recently had a yeast infection, then you want to make sure you boil your STP thoroughly in water to make sure it's been completely disinfected before wearing it again.
Can I use my stand to pee packer for sex?
Some packers are a two-in-one and can be used for both urination and sex. At Transthetics most of our products are designed with a primary use in mind as we've found that if you're trying to get one packer to do everything, it ends up serving no one function particularly well, so the EZP is designed to JUST be a stand to pee packer. If you're after a product with sexy time in mind, then check out the Joystick or the Hot Rod.
If you have additional questions about how to use your stand to pee packer that I have not answered here, leave a comment below and I’ll do a follow up post or edit this post to include your answers.
Many of your questions related to how to use a stand to pee device are likely answered in “Some tips for using a stand to pee device“ in the related post below.
How do you prevent splash back? I love using the EZP, but don’t love the mess to clean up afterward. There are little droplet’s that hit my legs or the floor around the toilet. I asked some cis guys in my life what they do and they said to aim for the deepest part of the water, it definitely helps, but doesn’t always work. I’m hoping you have some tips and tricks?
Ooh, that’s a good one. If we’re talking a regular American toilet bowl, I find hitting the back of the bowl where the water meets the porcelain is the sweet spot. If the back is hard to manage, then the sides (again, where the water meets the porcelain) is also good. With European toilet bowls, you want to point straight down into the water pool (I’m guessing perhaps the different toilet bowl designs probably have something to do with why so many European men choose to sit at home.) This is one of those things where it seems like you really can generalize between people born male and people who transition to male after being socialized as female for a large part of their lives. Based on conversations I’ve had with the (american) cis men in my life, it honestly seems like they generally just “give less of a s*%&t” about splash back. Those that do, sit. And this is very common in Europe. If we’re talking urinals, then you definitely want to take advantage of the splash mitigator mats that are usually at the bottom of urinals and aim for the furthest part of those. If the urinal doesn’t have them, it can be virtually impossible to prevent.
Can you swim while wearing this?
Yes you can. The only thing to keep in mind is that the bowl can stay partially filled with water without you realizing it and then at some later stage while you’re out of the water, it can shift and suddenly release the water which can be extremely awkward and for that reason, I would not recommend swimming with it (or to just be aware of the potential of this happening). Also, you don’t want to take it into chlorinated water as that will shorten the lifespan of silicone products.
What are the best jeans and shorts to use with the EZ pee?
Any jeans that have a long zipper and don’t sit too snug. Basically you need to get the fly down lower than your urethra, so it definitely helps to take your EZP with you when you go Jeans shopping to be able to test the positioning in the change rooms. Personally, I don’t really wear jeans much anymore. I really like Prana’s Zion pants as good all-round pants that works well with the EZP.