Method 1: Medical Adhesive
t2 prostheses are designed for optimal adhesion with medical adhesive.
For more information see Adhesives
As many know, adhesive can be annoying, unreliable and messy - for some it doesn't work at all. Currently all prosthesis are made with the option to test the following method (as well as to use with adhesive, or in combination)
Method 2: The Band
t2 prostheses are now equipped to be held in place with a secure and minimal jockstrap style band.
With the band, your prosthesis stays attached and there’s no need to remove the prosthesis ever.
Note: the band
attachment method for sex: lower your underwear
but keep them on. Place the waistband of your underwear between your scrotum
and penis – this keeps the prosthesis firmly enough in place against your body.
A Phase3 Prosthesis (design stage August 2014) with band connected
The Band is worn like a ‘jock strap’ - the prosthesis as the ‘cup’ -
held comfortably and securely to the body.
The minimalist design makes it as unnoticeable as possible.
The band is a soft, thin, translucent, swim (water, chlorine, salt and sweat) safe, very durable elastic which does not tug on body hairs or chafe skin.
The elastic waistband passes through the top of the prosthesis ‘U Plate’, and two elastic leg- bands are connected under the scrotum at the ends of the ‘U-plate’ pass under the legs and up to the waistband.
The prosthesis includes the connection parts, a pack of the elastic and detailed instructions.
Method 3: The Band+
The band as above + two small elastic bands to hold the prosthesis tight against the pelvis. The elastic bands are connected to the band, the prosthesis, and a small bit of pubic hair. The prosthesis stays directly in place on the body.*
This may sound strange, it may sound painful - but it isn't. I may sound like it would damage the prosthesis, but after many months of testing this system - there's been no prosthesis damage, and no pain. (No pain and no damage with this system – I’ve been testing various hair-attach ideas for 3 years – this one is ready to share).
How it works
A simple small hair elastic is attached to the band under the prosthesis plate. The elastic passes through a connection on the plate and twisted on a small bit of pubic hair and the band**. As the hair grows, you can pull the hair through to tighten the connection. It doesn't need to be removed. The system is fairly camouflaged as the elastic is under the hair close to the skin.
*For sex, you're likely to still need 'the band attachment method for sex' noted above. This system keeps the top plate of the prosthesis in place, but the prosthesis base can still fall forward and side to side. This method is great for daily wear and sport, but still not perfect for sex.
**Attach according to instructions - otherwise you may damage the prosthesis and your skin.
If you have a prosthesis which can be used with the band, and would like to try the band+, please contact me for info.