Why are ftm toys so expensive?

TristanPaws TristanPaws
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05/23/2012
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What are some examples? Do you mean like prosthetics? Those are expensive usually because they're made out of better materials I think, though not all are that expensive (Like Mr. Limpy.). If you mean stuff like the Feeldoe, I have no idea why they're more expensive than other dildos that are similar in size though not function.
05/23/2012
xlustlovex xlustlovex
i agree with you seems like they dont even do as much stuff as others.
05/23/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
I'm not sure how the lubricant relates. However, I have found other places on the web that do have budget briefs, budget binders, packers, and STPs. As far as pack-n-play goes, there really isn't anything on the market that is cheap, so I just go for switching out my packer with a dildo. If you browse around, you can find something that is in the price range for you.
11/18/2012
needapacker needapacker
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Originally posted by TristanPaws
Why are they expensive and why are so few realistic?
man, i wish i knew
11/19/2012
pestilence pestilence
I think part of it is due to the fact that it's a relatively niche market, so companies in the business of making cheaper/more affordable goods haven't necessarily jumped onto the bandwagon yet.
11/21/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I think it is because people are willing to pay those prices. It is a small market and they don't need to make a cheaper version.
11/21/2012
kadelette kadelette
It's definitely a small market. Hopefully the companies realize that the need for good parts is on the rise and that people aren't wanting to pay such high prices. Time will tell!
11/25/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
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Originally posted by pestilence
I think part of it is due to the fact that it's a relatively niche market, so companies in the business of making cheaper/more affordable goods haven't necessarily jumped onto the bandwagon yet.
I definitely agree with this.
12/10/2012
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
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Originally posted by pestilence
I think part of it is due to the fact that it's a relatively niche market, so companies in the business of making cheaper/more affordable goods haven't necessarily jumped onto the bandwagon yet.
exactly. it's an unfortunate effect of economics. supply and demand.
12/27/2012
fizzygato fizzygato
I feel like it's the opposite--- to me, I've noticed so many willing to buy.

I feel like prices are high because they realize we're such a high population/ affected by dysphoria/ willing to pay the price.

Idk.. I think another concern to add to ~realisticness~ would be lifespan of the toy (i.e. packers).

I also feel like out items may be considered "toys" to some (possibly those who aren't bottom dysphoric????? ie. someone who just wants a packer to play with now and then or wants to use it as a gag gift, for cosplay, etc), "prosthetics" to others (which suddenly I realized what if price creates a barrier for this, like I feel like more expensive packers are regarded as prosthetics more often, which makes me worry about class privilege in naming of bits), etc.

I also feel like ftm items often inherently promote consumerism. e.g. You're not expected to just get a packer/STP (although I feel like STP may rank less as "toy".. partly again because of the price divide [which then causes me to worry about my own classist ideals], but also its practicality, although if it can be used for penetration too I might say it's more "toy"..) but you're expected to get the packing underwear/ harness/ etc. as well (sometimes even made specifically for that packer, which then creates the consumerism of need of multiple packing underwear/ harnesses to be bought)

I also feel like things like pumps have practical application/ may not be considered toys to some, but possibly medical devices. Beyond that I can't think of much specialty ftm toys. There's vibrating/ penetrating toys and porn, but those are typically marketed to all.

Then I feel like binders aren't toys, so idk why they're mentioned here. I mean, you can play with them, yeah but I feel like they most of all are used for practical purposes that often aren't considered play (i.e. just living, cosplay, etc)

I feel like it's possible to argue there may not even be many ftm toys out there at all. (I can't think of any that are solely intended to be used as toys, with no "practical" applications beyond play.) And a better question to ask might be, "Why is life as an ftm person/ trans* person at all so expensive, and to what extent does living a trans* normative life create capitalist/ elitist (possibly in homemade vs. store-bought dichotomies, realistic vs. unrealistic dichotomy) ideals?"
12/29/2012
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