Packers for Christmas?

butts butts
My roommate might get me a new packer for Christmas, we're pretty open to each other and I'm not embarrassed by it but I know some people find packers to be... intimate? Would you ask your friend/family member/anyone for a packer or do you think that's too personal? Would you be embarrassed if you got one as a gift without asking for it? I know some people see them as the same caliber as sex toys since they're usually sold in the same stores, but I find them much less intimate, it's more like a bra or underwear to me.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
No way, I'd be too shy to. Packers are really personal to me.
hanjonatan , needapacker , Mediumsizedman , Stinkytofu10 , kadelette , Boyqueen , xander33 , LoganAshlee. , MistressDandelion
9  (27%)
Probably not, maybe I'd ask a really close friend.
Jewlickah , radioboy , TransGuy14 , fizzygato
4  (12%)
I might....
Septimus , GONE! , Strider
3  (9%)
I'm not embarrassed by them, I'd be fine with getting one/asking for one.
butts , ASpiritedSlut , FTMax , mamaseatspoop , DarthTaco , Genderfree , Ly-Ra , Thomas90 , Andrey2052 , transboy , LoneOokami , ihavemagicpants
12  (36%)
I've already sent everyone I know my xmas list and a packer is on there!
Other
eroticmutt , ellieprobable , tortilla , comatose-kitty , U3H
5  (15%)
Total votes: 33
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11/30/2012
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ASpiritedSlut ASpiritedSlut
I think it mostly depends on your relationship. I have given unsolicited packers before, and they were loved and appreciated! I think it's a fantastic gift, and not something to be embarrassed about at all!
11/30/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
My answer is: I would be happy to do it, as long as I was very comfortable with the other person. With my partner, definitely. With my very best friend, of course. With my family, IF they were the kind of people who were so okay with me being trans that they wanted to see my surgery results, be there for me, ask questions about things that are semi-intimate like that, then I would ask if they were comfortable getting that for me before linking and saying: this one please.

At the same time, I find underwear or bras are also a semi-intimate gift. To me that's kinda like asking for tight papi briefs or thong underwear: TMI for some but not for many. Therefore I figure just as some girls or guys would be icked out by a gift of thongs or strappy undergarments from certain people, they probably would have mixed feelings on things like packers.

When you get right down to it, they're on the same level as those inserts some chicks put in their bras for cleavage: enhancing your natural 'package(s)' of either sort, so it's a big comfort level thing between two people.
11/30/2012
ellieprobable ellieprobable
I've never used one before but I think it is great that you and your roommate are close in that way.
11/30/2012
FTMax FTMax
I would never ask (and hate to receive) one from my parents. A less-close friend or acquaintance I would be surprised but happy to receive one from. A close friend or partner I'd totally be down with. I think the only person I might actually ask for one from, however, would be a partner.
11/30/2012
mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
Id be fine with it. Hey, free packer right? lol
12/01/2012
needapacker needapacker
I asked my parents for some money to buy a packer and it was the most uncomfortable thing ive ever done. No way.
12/01/2012
Ly-Ra Ly-Ra
From family and friends, hell no that'd be really awkward. But from my girlfriend, I'd probably be a lot more okay with it.
12/10/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
My roommate might get me a new packer for Christmas, we're pretty open to each other and I'm not embarrassed by it but I know some people find packers to be... intimate? Would you ask your friend/family member/anyone for a packer or do you ... More
I'd definitely be too shy. I would say I had something in mind but I needed the money to buy it myself or some other excuse so they would give me the cash and I could just order it myself.
12/13/2012
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
As much as a do find packers really intimate (at least right now, because I literally just bought my first one a few weeks ago), I wouldn't mind getting one from certain people. I think it just depends on our relationship.
12/13/2012
fizzygato fizzygato
I personally would be thrilled to get one as a gift from a friend who knew me well and knew I occasionally packed.

However, if I were to get one from a eh-friend who's like, "I know you're trans* and afab, so you've got to want a packer, right? All afab trans* people want packers," I'd feel offended and like, "Please, you don't even know me." Although I probably would enjoy having the packer nonetheless, once I got over my anger, ha

I can't imagine my family (besides my sister) would ever buy me one-- they're so trans* phobic. I can imagine my sister too embarrassed to buy one in a physical store/online, though.

I wouldn't mind asking my friends for one, if we agreed to get each other gifts/ I knew what their personal budget were like. I wouldn't try asking my sister because I'd worry she'd feel too uncomfortable, or my family due to trans* phobicness.

I would probably just buy my own packer, though, not out of embarassedness, but because I can be specific about mine and might want a higher priced one than my friends could afford/ would worry about them feeling bad for buying me a cheaper-priced one
12/27/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would be totally comfortable with it as a gift from close friends or my partner. Family? Mine is mostly transphobic so I can't even imagine it but I think it would depend on the family member. I wouldn't want my parents to get me one. The thought just feels weird to me personally.
12/28/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
My roommate might get me a new packer for Christmas, we're pretty open to each other and I'm not embarrassed by it but I know some people find packers to be... intimate? Would you ask your friend/family member/anyone for a packer or do you ... More
No way, I'd be too shy to. Packers are really personal to me.
12/28/2012
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
My roommate might get me a new packer for Christmas, we're pretty open to each other and I'm not embarrassed by it but I know some people find packers to be... intimate? Would you ask your friend/family member/anyone for a packer or do you ... More
I don't have enough money to buy anyone a packer right now. If I did, I'd ask them for the exact one they want - I'd rather chance looking like a goof than waste money on a hated gift that sits in the back of a closet! I wouldn't be embarrassed to get it for a friend, but I probably wouldn't ask for it myself.
12/30/2012
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
I'm not embarrassed by them, I'd be fine with getting one/asking for one.
01/02/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I'm a boy so, i wouldn't ask for one, but if i weren't i'd be embarassed to ask for one
01/02/2013
Boyqueen Boyqueen
I'm too shy to ask anyone about packers.
01/03/2013
LoganAshlee. LoganAshlee.
No way. Most people don't even know I wear one :S
02/04/2013
LoneOokami LoneOokami
Family probably not just cause they wouldnt even know what that is but friends I have before but then again I'm not shy lol
04/03/2013
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 19