How do I keep packers from falling apart?

tom fay tom fay
Mr. Limpy extra small
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Best ways to avoid it? mine only lasted 8 months
03/13/2012
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Ansley Ansley
Buy silicone. The material the Mr. Limpy is made of is very delicate and can tear, rip or just become disgustingly dirty in no time. I had it and the Mr. Right. Guess which one went in the trash?
03/13/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
The Mr. Limpy is meant to feel extremely realistic and materials like that just don't hold up to heavy day to day use it seems. On the plus side, for $13, it's easy enough to replace after a few months and won't break the bank to do so.
03/13/2012
tom fay tom fay
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Originally posted by Ansley
Buy silicone. The material the Mr. Limpy is made of is very delicate and can tear, rip or just become disgustingly dirty in no time. I had it and the Mr. Right. Guess which one went in the trash?
lol, yeah, Do you have any complaints about the mister right? like, its weight or does it sometimes look too big/like a boner?
03/21/2012
tom fay tom fay
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
The Mr. Limpy is meant to feel extremely realistic and materials like that just don't hold up to heavy day to day use it seems. On the plus side, for $13, it's easy enough to replace after a few months and won't break the bank to do so.
Yeah, i kind of came to that conclusion. ill just have to order a few at the same time to avoid so much shipping (international) Thanks for the reply
03/21/2012
Wawers Wawers
I heard that you can rub cornstarch on it which will make it a little less delicate. Plus it helps from it picking up dirt
03/29/2012
butts butts
8 MONTHS?? You must wear this this HARDCORE, however you do that haha! I've had mine since 2006 and it's still in tact, it got daily wear for a few years, and usually 1-3 days a week wear now, it's slightly discolored but it's holding up just fine!
03/30/2012
Nnk Nnk
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Originally posted by butts
8 MONTHS?? You must wear this this HARDCORE, however you do that haha! I've had mine since 2006 and it's still in tact, it got daily wear for a few years, and usually 1-3 days a week wear now, it's slightly discolored but it's holding up just fine!
2006?? Jesus! Any advice on how to make it last that long for an ftm new-ish to packers? haha
04/15/2012
Chirple Chirple
Something Mr. Right's size is going to look like a constant boner on me. I'd rather spend $13 every 8 months than have something I'm not comfortable with.

If the size of Mr. Right works for you - go for it.

There are other packers that EF doesn't carry in other sizes and materials, as well.
04/16/2012
maccaj maccaj
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Originally posted by tom fay
Best ways to avoid it? mine only lasted 8 months
Mine usually last five or six years with 24/7 packing (my current one has been in service for one year, seven months and has one tiny pinhole between the shaft and the balls).

Here's what I do:

1) Wash it daily, with just a dab of soap. Don't use antibacterial, it makes the packer reek. I use a men's body wash because it's easy to handle, doesn't make the packer smell flowery, and doesn't irritate my skin, but anything you like that's not antibacterial will work.

2) Once it's washed, dab it completely dry with a clean hand towel. An older towel that's a little nobbly is best. That way it won't leave any fuzz.

3) Put a few teaspoons of cornstarch in a zip top bag and drop the dry packer in with it. Seal the bag and shake.

4) With dry hands, remove the packer from the bag and knock off any excess cornstarch. You may keep what's left in the bag to reuse on future days.

You should now have a clean, very lightly dusted packer that's no longer sticky. If it's sticky, you need more cornstarch. If it looks like it's been rolled in flour, you've got too much on. What you want is just enough cornstarch for the surface of the packer to be smooth, and not an iota more. You'll know when you have it right because the packer will feel skin-like in your hand, and no cornstarch will come off on your fingers if you touch it. It takes a little practice to get it perfect, but it's not hard.

Now for the other part of the equation... part of it depends on how you pack. If you pack with a harness, the packer is going to take a beating wherever the harness strap comes into contact with the packer. Packing in jeans without underwear will do the same thing (the inner crotch seam of the denim will absolutely chew the packer to pieces, over time). Doesn't mean you can't pack that way, but you will go through packers more quickly than if you use other ways.

There are a couple different ways to pack which will extend the life of your packer. Packing "loose" in briefs, boxer briefs or tight trunks are all good options. Basically, the more your underwear can hold the packer close against your body, the less the packer will move around, and the less it moves around, the less it gets torn up via friction.

Another option is to spend a little extra and buy underwear that has a "pocket" inside the front to hold your packer (these are designed for cis men to put their package in, which some men find more comfortable because it prevents chafing). There are several brands that offer these (Andrew Christian's "Show It" line is one, if you want to see what a useable pocket looks like), and that's my own personal solution. Be careful when you're looking for these options that you know what you're purchasing... many brands claim to have a pocket when what you actually get is a little extra fabric up front, which may or may not work in terms of holding the packer securely.

You can also sew your own pocket into the inside of any underwear you like (which would give you the option of boxers), but I'm happy with the ones I buy, because they're higher quality than anything I could afford to modify on my own.

I'm not saying any of these are "the best" way to pack, btw - the best way is whatever works for you. But these are a few things you could do that will dramatically extend the life of your packer.
04/16/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
I've had some of my packers for a short time and one for about 6 months but it has held up well so far.
04/16/2012
kenny.the.dinosaur kenny.the.dinosaur
I've never had a packer, would Mr. Limpy work well?
04/16/2012
maccaj maccaj
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Originally posted by kenny.the.dinosaur
I've never had a packer, would Mr. Limpy work well?
The Mr. Limpy extra small (sometimes just called small), in the 3 1/2" length is the one that works best for most people in terms of regualar and hassle free packing, and is definitely the cheapest. It feels realistic through jeans/trousers, creates a realistic bulge that's not enough to attract attention, is easy to keep clean, and is lightly squishy. It's also the lightest and most versatile, if you're in a beginning or in-between stage of transitioning; its size allows you to make the bulge more or less prominent depending on how it's positioned, which is useful if you want to pack but you're not ready to explain your gender identity to Aunt Madge.

If you're a bigger guy, you may want to go with the next size up (5"), but I *strongly* suggest checking out lots of youtube comparison vids first, and if you're not sure if the longer length will suit you, go with the shorter one. I think a lot of us suffer from our eyes being bigger than our... er, realistically and practically useful proportions, as it were.

(Having said that, the GIANT ones are great fun to play with, both in the sense of fun and getting off... but in terms of packing, you're better off going a bit smaller than you think you need.)
04/16/2012
kenny.the.dinosaur kenny.the.dinosaur
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Originally posted by maccaj
The Mr. Limpy extra small (sometimes just called small), in the 3 1/2" length is the one that works best for most people in terms of regualar and hassle free packing, and is definitely the cheapest. It feels realistic through jeans/trousers, ... More
I ended up getting the small and it works really well
05/18/2012
Rey Rey
Does the cornstarch leave it quite 'chalky' feeling though? i wouldn't want that rubbing off on to underwear etc..
05/30/2012
vitriolicvertigo vitriolicvertigo
I can't wait to get my own packer, and this info will hopefully keep me from destroying it too quick Thanks for the info on the cornstarch.
05/30/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I find that for 13 dollars, its not such a big deal if it wears out in eight months (although that is stunningly quick).
06/16/2012
sodapin sodapin
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Originally posted by maccaj
The Mr. Limpy extra small (sometimes just called small), in the 3 1/2" length is the one that works best for most people in terms of regualar and hassle free packing, and is definitely the cheapest. It feels realistic through jeans/trousers, ... More
Great! I was torn between the 3.5 inch and 5 incher, but yeah that just solidifies my decision to go with the smallest one. I also like how the smallest one has more realistic balls as opposed to flat ones like the other sizes :S dunno why they didn't just put 3D balls on all of them though!
07/13/2012
sodapin sodapin
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Originally posted by Rey
Does the cornstarch leave it quite 'chalky' feeling though? i wouldn't want that rubbing off on to underwear etc..
I'm wondering about this as well because I don't exactly want to be grabbing/itching my crotch throughout the day D:. Does it stain the underwear too or does it come off with a quick dusting?
07/13/2012
Vadim50 Vadim50
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Originally posted by Andrew1992
I find that for 13 dollars, its not such a big deal if it wears out in eight months (although that is stunningly quick).
agree
07/30/2012
sodapin sodapin
Bah my packer seems to be ripping slightly where the balls meet the shaft. I just packed once for a bit using a sock with a hole in it. I may have to get briefs to pack with because if I just pop it in my boxer briefs it does backflips while I walk D:.

I'm thinking of a make-shift solution....opinions appreciated :O. What if I put a strip of duct tape where the tear is? This would seemingly resolve the friction between the packer and the hole I poke it through. Same thing may work with the wear and tear experienced from harnesses. Anyone tried this or would advise for/against it? Thanks!
08/26/2012
needapacker needapacker
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Originally posted by tom fay
Best ways to avoid it? mine only lasted 8 months
Cyberskin doesn't last too long. It's better to go for something silicone.
11/15/2012
needapacker needapacker
Also, if it does fall apart, you can easily sew it together for a short term fix.
11/20/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I also wear it in such a way that it doesn't come in direct contact with my jeans. So I put it between two pairs of underwear for example. That really helps to prevent a lot of friction against it.
11/21/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
I would say limit the amount of contact it gets with rough materials. I don't take that precaution, but they are pretty cheap so I'm not concerned with having to buy another if this one wears out quickly.
12/11/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
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Originally posted by sodapin
I'm wondering about this as well because I don't exactly want to be grabbing/itching my crotch throughout the day D:. Does it stain the underwear too or does it come off with a quick dusting?
No, it sticks on and stays on. If you knew how sticky the Mr. Limpy is, you would understand. You simply can not do without corn starching your packer. Just shake it off a little and you won't get any corn starch on you.
12/11/2012
needapacker needapacker
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Originally posted by sodapin
I'm wondering about this as well because I don't exactly want to be grabbing/itching my crotch throughout the day D:. Does it stain the underwear too or does it come off with a quick dusting?
no. It might leave a tiny bit on your underwear but not much and it won't stain.
12/13/2012
jjasc90 jjasc90
I know that cyberskin can have a weird feel to it but does it ever get a weird smell? has anyone had a problem with that?
12/25/2012
fizzygato fizzygato
I've heard you can expand the lifetime of a packer by putting on underwear, then the packer, then another pair of underwear, and that the zipper-bit of jeans rubbing against the packer can age it quickly.

I've had a Mr. Right for like 7 months and it's still almost as good as new. I mean, I think it might have more wrinkles along the shaft, but I'm also a bit like, "Wait, did it always have that?"

I think I've heard it's best to let your packer rest on its flat backing (if it has one), rather than letting it lay on its side/on the shaft.

I would imagine using milder soaps/ maybe just luke-ish warm water instead of scalding hot (if it's not silicone, but also possibly if it's silicone??) might help. I'm generally paranoid of boiling silicone; I know that you CAN, but does it lessen the lifespan???

I would imagine your weather/body conditions may affect the packer also.

For example, if you live in extremely hot/cold temps or do a lot of physical activity with yours, the lifespan may differ
12/27/2012
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