FTM Pumps and Strokers Guide



Using pumps and strokers is a great way for FTM and non-binary individuals to experience pleasure in a way that is affirming to their gender expression and eases anxieties around gender dysphoria

This comprehensive guide explores everything you’ll want to know about getting a pump or stroker yourself. We’ll cover:

  • The basics of what a pump and a stroker are 
  • How to use this gear
  • Questions about fit and buying the right size for you

Keep reading to get all the information you need to embark on this transformative journey! 


Strokers are pleasure sleeves usually made of high-quality silicone that are designed for trans and nonbinary folks who have either been on testosterone and experienced bottom growth or who are looking for a gender-affirming, pleasurable bedroom experience. Having something like an FTM sleeve can be very affirming for folks who experience bottom dysphoria.


The Shotpocket Pleasure Sleeve by FTMpitstop

When you're shopping for a stroker, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you are on testosterone, it's important to take bottom growth into account when making your choice. You want a size that's slightly bigger than the current growth so the suctioning can work properly. 
  • If you are not on testosterone, keep in mind that your experience, while still being affirming, might feel different. In this case, we recommend opting for the smallest size available. 


There are two main types of FTM strokers: those made to look like a flaccid, soft, and realistic penis, and those made without realism in mind. It's important to keep in mind that these products are not recommended to be worn for a long time continuously, for that you would want a packer.

If you're looking for a realistic stroker, Banana Prosthetics's FTM Stroker V2 is made from premium silicone and designed to be durable, malleable, and comfortable for transgender FTM, FTX, and non-binary people taking testosterone. It's recommended to use paired with a water-based lubricant.

If realism is not your top priority, The Shotpocket Pleasure Sleeve by FTMpitstop is a great choice for folks who have been on testosterone for less than a year. Bottom growth happens at a different rate for everyone so we recommend always checking the size dimensions before making your purchase. Like with the FTM Stroker V2, it's recommended to use a water-based lubricant.

If you're someone who's been on testosterone for a couple of years or has experienced bigger growth, we recommend going with a stroker like CalExotics's Packer Gear FTM Stroker. Made of phthalate-free TPR, this stroker is very flexible and works great with water-based lube. The toy measures about 2.75" x 2" with an opening that is a little over 1" wide to accommodate for bigger growth. 


Pumps are similar to strokers as they are pleasure toys, the difference is that pumps create suction using a system instead of manually. The suction increases blood flow and sensitivity while providing a gender-affirming experience. 

If you’re just starting out and want to try a reputable product, New York Toy Collective's Trans Masc Pump Pro is a rechargeable pump that includes 3 uniquely sized cylinders to accommodate for different sizes of bottom growth. Designed for queer, transmasculine, and non-binary bodies, this pump increases sensation and stimulation ensuring that folks can achieve instant and comfortable growth. 

Fact: Just like cis men, trans masc folks might want to pump to increase the size and hardness of their erection. This can be incredibly gender-affirming, like using a stroker for solo or couple play. 


  • Always use a water-based lube when using a stroker or pump.
  • Clean your stroker before and after every use. For silicon gear, wash with fragrance-free soap and water and let it air dry. TPR gear is more porous and, therefore, more likely to trap dirt and bacteria so we recommend dusting used products with cornstarch after drying.
  • Pumps and strokers are not recommended to be worn for a long time continuously.

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