By Jonathon Van Maren

As the phenomenon of “transgender children” spikes right across the Western world, there has been a boom in websites, instructional videos, and products marketed towards young children to help them pose as the opposite sex. “Packers,” for example, are prosthetic penises marketed to “trans girls”–some under five years of age–to put in their underwear in order to give them a “bulge” that helps them to appear as if they are male. While trans activists insist there is nothing sexual about this, the websites where these prosthetics (for children) can be ordered often insist that you be over 18 years of age in order to review their catalogues. One site even offers prosthetics for pre-pubescent girls that come with a harness so they can urinate while standing up, just like a boy. Again, these products were designed for children. They also offer underwear that helps young boys who identify as girls “tuck” their genitalia in such a way that they appear smooth, thus appearing more female. In case anyone thinks I am exaggerating–and this is a graphic material warning, as it deals with prosthetic genitalia–here is an instructional video for kids or “youth” who might want to use a “packer”: