Hello, all my lovely humans!! So I've been working on getting some resources gathered the last couple of weeks to ensure that I can give some specific good information out on this blog. I have had a few people in my day-to-day life and on TikTok ask me how and where to shop for clothing and accessories when they are in transition and what toys are best when in transition. I wanted to find some resources, as well as shout out some friends of mine. So here we go.
#1 Mason Luke - Toys, Prosthetics, Packers, and more!!!!
I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting Mason in person. He is such a fun person and so freaking motivated. I can't even say how much I admire him. He is a transgender man, and after going through his struggles finding toys for intimacy, he decided to take matters into his own hands. In his own words, "This marginalized community needed someone to be an expert on products made for their specific sexuality and gender expression. While many major companies may market to the LGBTQ+ Community, many have no direct experience or do any research in this area. Today, I am trying to help narrow the gap between corporate marketing of sex toys and those in the LGBTQ+ community. I want these folks to have access to affordable, high-quality products that will work for them in their sexual preferences and gender expression." What he is doing is so cool. The products on his site are fantastic, and he is truly a beacon in the community, providing a voice to the LGBTQ+ community in the adult toy industry.
#2 William Lance Lynch - Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, and Awesome Crocheter
Will and I went through the same training course at the Sexology Institute in San Antonio, TX. He, too, is a Certified Sexologist and does sex education through classes, workshops, videos, and more. Also, he can crochet and makes excellent packers. (Plus, Will is a pretty darn good dancer as well.) He is a transgender man and an excellent spokesperson and ally for all in the LGBTQ+ community. He's also from the South, much like me, and understands the effect of religious stigma, guilt, and shame surrounding sex and human sexuality. I feel so blessed and honored to consider Will, a friend, and I am happy to have a platform to promote him; and he is accepting new sex coaching clients if you are in search of one.
I was told about gc2b via a comment in a video I made asking for help on where to point my transgender and nonbinary followers and clients for transitional clothing. They are a trans-owned company based out of Maryland, so when you support them, you support an LGBTQ+ business, a small business, and an American-based business. They specialize in binders and have a line of inclusive skin-toned binders too. The company is also active in philanthropic efforts and community outreach and has been a positive force in the LGBTQ+ community.
I can't even say how excited I am about this company. Their products not only look super flattering but are also multifunctional. These products are made for everyone and anyone and the size range is incredible. They also support and promote artists who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and give them a spotlight and place to shine.
What started as a company wanting to create more inclusive and comfortable options than the buckle and strap harnesses has expanded to have a gender-neutral underwear line and sell vibrators and dildos. They promote real bodies on their website and encourage members of the global LGBTQ+ community to share their pictures wearing their products. This is also a women-owned business based out of San Francisco, CA.
I hope for all of my LGBTQ+ friends out there that this can be a helpful tool and resource for options to make you feel more yourself no matter your gender identity or sexuality.