How do I tell if my binder is too small?

How do I know my size for a binder?

The best way to find the correct binder size is with your Chest Size. This is under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest. (Chest size is not Bra Size.)

Should I size up or down for a binder?

Do not intentionally go down in size; you will not be able to put your binder on. In a correctly fitting binder, you should be able to breathe without trouble. Your binder should not cause excessive discomfort or dig into your skin. If you experience any of this, you likely have the wrong size!

How tight is a binder supposed to be?

The binder should feel snug, but you should be able to take a deep breath. Take that deep breath as you feel more like you! But, if it hurts or you cannot take a full deep breath in, then your binder is too small.

What does binding feel like?

The tightness is a double-edged sword — sometimes you feel like you’re being suffocated, but at other times a binder feels like a close hug. The longer I used binding, the more I could feel my body deteriorating. The physical pain got worse but so did the emotional.

Is gc2b discreet?

We ship only in US mail printed priority envelopes; they are discreet and generic so no one will know what is enclosed.

How do I flatten my chest FTM?

Flat Chest Without Surgery? -FtM

What does gc2b stand for?

Go Create 2 Be!’

Do you wear a bra with a binder?

People bind in many different ways: Some people wrap their chests with elastic bandages, some wear a sports bra, neoprene or athletic compression wear, or layer several sports bras or shirts. Others wear commercially-available binders specially designed for this purpose (2).

Do binders hurt?

Even if you’re symptoms aren’t severe, long-term use of a poorly fitted binder can lead to chest and back pain. Change binders if you experience any pain while wearing your current binder.

Can you swim in a gc2b binder?

You can! Like most swimsuits, our binders are made from a spandex + nylon blend. The material will not be damaged by water or swimming. We suggest wearing a size up from your regular fit, as it is important not to bind too tightly while exercising.

Can binders break your ribs?

Compressed Ribs

One of the biggest health consequence of chest binding is compressed or broken ribs, which can lead to further health problems. Unfortunately, you can fracture the ribs fairy easily so you should avoid binding your chest using bandages or tapes, as these can be unsafe.

Can binders cause damage?

That said, even a dedicated binder is not without risk, and binding improperly or for too long can lead to chest and back pain, rib bruising and fractures, shortness of breath, overheating, and skin damage.

How do you stretch a chest binder?

If you can’t take a deep, full breath your binder might be too tight. Shift from thoracic (chest) breathing to diaphragmatic (abdominal) breathing and try an intercostal stretching breath and/or the quadruped breathing exercise before and after you wear your binder.

Do binders stop breast growth?

Binding. Binding involves wrapping material tightly around the breasts to flatten them. It will not shrink breast tissue or prevent the breasts from growing, but binding can help the breasts look smaller and may make a person feel more comfortable. Talk to a doctor about the safest way to use a binder.

Can you wear a binder on a plane?

is it safe to fly wearing a binder? We don’t recommend it! Flying/changing altitudes increases pressure on your body, and can cause swelling. Being in that stationary position also causes increased labor from your body since your circulation is changed.

Do sports bras work as binders?

Wearing 2 sports bras at 1 time can help you get the look you want. This is not considered double binding, so it’s usually safe. However, make sure you can move comfortably while wearing the bras. If you experience any discomfort, take off 1 or both bras.

How long do gc2b binders last?

A year is a good lifespan for a binder! They wear like any other garment and if you wear it regularly/don’t have another to swap it with it will of course wear out faster than it might otherwise.

Is gc2b American?

Founded in 2015, gc2b is a trans-owned company based in Maryland. gc2b’s founder, CEO, and designer, Marli Washington, saw that the only binding options were uncomfortable and inadequate compression shirts designed for cis men.

Does gc2b use USPS?

What Carrier Will Ship My Order (USA)? USPS or UPS will handle and deliver your package. We will provide you with a tracking number so that you can check the status of your delivery.

What is a binder LGBT?

A binder is an item of clothing that is used to flatten the appearance of the chest area. There are lots of different kinds of binders, some that are about the same size as a sports bra, some that stretch down to the length of a t-shirt, and even some that are designed for swimming in.

How can I hide my breasts without a binder?

A tight sports bra or undershirt under one or two larger shirts, like a button up shirt hanging loose, (shirts with pockets on the chest are particularly good) can make your chest look dramatically smaller.

Do strapless binders work?

Truthfully, it is impossible to make a safe binder out of anything strapless or wrap-around. This form of compression and uneven distribution of tissue is extremely unsafe and can lead to lasting damage.

What is a binder boy?

Many unique things happened during the great Florida land boom of the early 1920s. Among them was the use of so-called “binder boys” (actually young men and women) to start real estate transactions.

Is Gc2b ethical?

All of our binders are ethically manufactured in the United States (mostly local to the Baltimore / DC area)!

Is Gc2b a store?

Gc2b is a well known online store that sells chest binders at a reasonable price. It’s a trans owned store that ships worldwide. They have a diverse size range and the binders are about as comfortable as binders can get.