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90's Alternative Rock/Grunge Frontmen/Frontwomen Who Share Your Sign
  • Aries: Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), Damon Albarn (Blur)
  • Taurus: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
  • Gemini: Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement)
  • Cancer: Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Courtney Love (Hole), Beck Hansen (Beck), John McCrea (Cake)
  • Leo: Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
  • Virgo: Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Shirley Manson (Garbage)
  • Libra: Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind)
  • Scorpio: Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Sagittarius: Tom Delonge (blink-182), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.)
  • Capricorn: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Dexter Holland (The Offspring), Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips)
  • Aquarius: Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), Brandon Boyd (Incubus)
  • Pisces: Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Bradley Nowell (Sublime)
DIY - Simple STP

If you’ve ever done any research into STP devices for transmasculine folks, you may have felt the same horror I felt when I saw that a good quality STP would cost me in the region of £300. This wasn’t happening, so I had a think and did what trans people are very good at: I improvised. 

I made my STP out of a 2 pint milk carton. It is durable, hygienic, fits in my pocket, and cost nothing to make (well, 50p for the milk) Here’s how I made it:

You will need: Milk carton, scissors, lighter/candle

Instructions: You need a milk carton that looks something like this. Make sure you clean it out thoroughly. Mark with a pen and cut along the red lines shown here. 

The handle of the carton will act as a funnel. 

Cut a ‘V’ shape at the end of the funnel to make the flow look more natural.

Soften the edges of the STP with a lighter

and you’re done! Here is the finished STP:

Practice with this thing before you take it out, as there is a bit of an art to it, but I have never had any problems with mine! Just rinse it after you use it and you’re off. Happy peeing my dudes! 

I keep getting messages and seeing posts from people freaked out about using the men’s bathroom because they don’t have an STP/suck at using one. As someone who can’t use an STP reliably, this is my universal response to it: 

You can sit down to pee in the men’s room. It’s okay. No one pays attention or cares. If you’re worried just play on your phone for like a minute so they think you’re taking a shit. There’s tons of reasons why someone might sit down to pee and “there’s a trans person in the bathroom!” is very low on their list of assumptions. 

Also, go girls can be found at Walmart for like a few bucks. They’re easy to use and it’s even less suspicious to pee standing up in a stall.