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Binding Safely

Chest binding can be a life-changing experience for many trans and gender non-conforming people, but it isn't without some risks. Here’s a quick guide on binding safely. 

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

Ear binding safely  

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

The most important thing to remember when binding safely is to listen to your body.

We understand this can be difficult for people struggling with dysmorphia but your body is talking to you and you must pay attention.

If you start to feel pain, discomfort or irritation do not ignore it.

Pain Binding safely

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Bruising, redness or swelling, rashes, shortness of breath, discomfort after a break from binding for 24hrs.

Measure Binding Safely

WEAR THE RIGHT SIZE

If you're experiencing any of the above, it would indicate that the binder you are wearing is too small. We’d suggest measuring yourself again and going for a larger size.

Bodies change over time, people grow or gain or lose weight, sometimes without realising it. Taking testosterone also changes the shape of your body. So it’s important to be conscious of this when binding and size up as needed.

If you’re unsure about sizing you can contact us at - info@spectrumoutfitters.co.uk

Cake Binding safely

WHAT AGE CAN I BIND?

We do not have any age restrictions on our products but any young people wanting to bind must keep in mind that their body is growing. Your ribs can continue to grow until you're 18 or even older. For this reason it is crucial that you measure yourself regularly and size up as needed.

If you start to feel pain or discomfort that you didn't feel before, size up.

If you want to wear your binder to school we recommend removing it as soon as you are home. If you want to do PE in your binder, you must wear at least one size larger.

Water Binding safely

DEHYDRATION

As anyone who binds knows, wearing a binder is HOT! If you tend to sweat you can become dehydrated much faster. Make sure you drink enough water.

Medical binding safely

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

If you have a pre-existing medical condition which may be exacerbated by binding, such as arthritis, scoliosis, skin allergies etc you must seek a doctor’s advice before binding.