Aug. 28th, 2009 02:14 pm
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I thought I'd make a post about binding. Right now I currently use two underworks binders and a wasit trimmer. The two underworks binders are 997, the double front compression shirt. They work okay but not a great deal. The waist trimmer is just something I bought from Walmart and cut a hole for the head and arms. It's cheap but compresses really good. I'm an DDD/E cup so this is a picture of how flat I get from using the things described above.

I get pretty flat considering how big I start out. It's enough for me to pass regularly.  Big guys aren't normally completely flat anyways. So it works well enough. Definitely do NOT ever use ace bandages. I use to before I had my binders and they were just a complete pain in the ass. They hurt when you wear them because they are made to constrict and tighten the more you breath. I couldn't wear them for more than a couple of hours. If you're going for the cheap method then I'd go for the waist trimmer. Make sure you get one that will be tight enough, but not so tight you have to dislocate a shoulder to get into it. I'm a big guy but I fit myself into a size large. So it can be done it's just a matter of finding the right size for you. Those are really the only experience I have with binding so I can't speak about any other methods. I just know what seems to work for me and my body.

in other news, I'm working on my coming out letters to mom and Nanny. Yes, still! I might just get Nanny to read the same letter I wrote my dad. But mom, well...I have to be gentler in the way I come out to her. I have to be a bit more delicate. She may be tough but I know telling her something like this would completely throw her for a tailspin. She wouldn't know how to respond. And if she did it would more than likely be with yelling. And more yelling. And probably some throwing of objects. And that is why she''s getting a letter and I'm not doing it in person.

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I ordered a new binder off underworks! I got the same one I already have. I was scared to get a size smaller. At least now I have two that I can rotate with instead of having to worry about washing it so often. I got the two day delivery so it should be here at least by Tuesday. I'm excited it's like Christmas coming early! It's rather sad that this is my idea of Christmas, I mean there isn't even SNOW involved.

I also went shopping and got a jacket, a hoodie and a button up black shirt. I look pretty snazzy in the black shirt if I do say so myself. The jacket is a womens but it was just to cool to pass up. I have nothing to wear it with but I'm sure I'll find something. And I have a love of shoes. So I got these hot pink/blue/black shoes. I saw them and knew they were meant for me. Only someone this weird would wear something like that. Dad hates them but that only makes me love them a little more than I already did. He says they are ugly but I really don't care. THEY'RE SHOES, how can they be ugly?! Wait, I take that back. I've seen shoes so ugly even I wouldn't buy them. See I keep gushing about shoes, it'a an addiction. I'm going to go slap myself. Good night!

...unless I get bored and decide to post something else...later.




23, live in Manassas, Virginia. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. I am transgender [pre-everything]

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