Hudson's FTM Resource Guide

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May 2017
Updated Packing, Bathroom, and Packing Hard pages.

July 2016
Updated Selective Service page.

This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Non-trans men have also found the pages on men's grooming and clothing to be helpful. Transgender, cisgender, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, questioning, and "just plain folks" are all welcome.

Information about the site's creator, and about the history of the FTM Resource Guide.

Since its inception in March of 2004, this site has been viewed more than 20 million times in 180 countries.

Copyright, disclaimer, and privacy information.


Bioidentical Testosterone

Hormones and the Body: A Brief Overview

FTM Testosterone Therapy Basics

Testosterone Types and Delivery

FTM Testosterone Therapy and General Health

Myths and Misconceptions about Testosterone, Transition, and Trans Men

Compounding Pharmacies


Swimming and Locker Room Tips for Trans Men

Binding: Creating a Male-Appearing Chest

Packing: Creating a Realistic Bulge (updated May 2017)

Packing Hard: Prosthetic Devices for Sex Play (updated May 2017)

Bathroom Use & Stand-to-Pee (STP) Devices (updated May 2017)


Men's Short Haircuts and the Barber Shop

Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming

All About Shaving (Tips and Tools)

Dealing with Acne and Other Skin Breakouts

Male Pattern Hair Loss: Information and Treatment Options


FTM Chest Reconstruction Surgeries (includes Spanish translation link)


FTM Genital Reconstruction Surgeries (GRS) (includes Spanish translation link)


Men's Shoes in Small Sizes and Lift Shoes

Men's Clothing for Short and Small Guys

Suits and Ties for the Beginner


FTM Books (FTM and transgender titles, as well as men's topics such as shaving, barbering, and style)

FTM Related Links


FTM Basics: Terminology

Selective Service or "The Draft" and Trans Men (updated July 2016)

About this Guide and the Author

For allies: check out the Allies Toolkit I put together for the Trans@MIT site.
(Off-site link)