What is Binding?

'Binding' or 'chest binding' is the flattening of breast tissue to achieve a flat more 'masc' chest, often to alleviate gender dysphoria. Lots of different people choose to bind their chest.

Obviously binding, particularly long-term, is not ideal, but there are safer ways of binding than others. We recommend never using duct tape or bandages as this can have serious health risks.

Wearing a binder that is designed specifically for this purpose is a safer option. 

 

The Right Fit

Make sure you get the right fit. Never wear a binder that is too small as this puts you at the same risk as binding with tape and bandages. A good binder that fits correctly will still provide a flat chest.

 

Give Yourself A Break

This is easier said than done, we know, but it is recommended that you don't wear your binder for more than 8-10 hours a day. Never sleep in your binder. Never work out in your binder. It is so important to give yourself a break from binding.

 

Keep It Clean

As with any underwear, it's important that you keep your binder clean. We recommend hand washing, washing in a delicates bag or on a low setting, and drying flat to help your binder last longer.

 

How To Measure For A Binder

With your arms by your side, take a snug measurement around the fullest part of your chest over the nipples. Refer to the size chart of your chosen binder.