Chest Binders vs. Body Dysphoria
Posted on June 11 2021
Chest binders are more than just an accessory or way to achieve a certain look or style. Many people that use chest binders struggle with body dysphoria. People with body dysphoria fixate on one area of their body.
They may feel self-conscious, anxious, and ashamed about a particular body part. These feelings can be strong enough to eventually lead to social isolation, self-harm, and depression. People with large chests, nonbinary people, and trans men can often experience body dysphoria regarding their chest size.
They may see their chest as a serious flaw and feel as though their chest size does not match their true identity.
Using chest binders is a way to safely get a smoother chest and can also reduce feelings associated with body dysphoria.
By creating the appearance of a smoother and smaller chest, chest binders are an amazing tool to help decrease anxiety associated with body dysphoria and prevent instances of self-harm due to body image concerns.
They can also assist in decreasing depression associated with body dysphoria and help people engage in social activities that they otherwise may have avoided due to their discomfort about their bodies.
Chest binders can be life-saving for people and give them the life and confidence they deserve.
One Tomscout customer, Annika, described gaining confidence after receiving a chest binder, “I was so happy when my binders arrived. For a full twenty minutes, I just looked at myself in the mirror and cried. I have been wearing them for a few days now.
I can't express how much they help me feel better about myself. They make my chest look very flat. It gives me a lot of confidence and it really helps me pass. I'm really thankful.”
Chest binding is also a great way to decide if top surgery is right for you. It can be scary to decide to do top surgery without having some idea of what you might look and feel like afterward, to help you determine if your body dysphoria is relieved with a smaller chest.
You can then decide if chest binders are enough or if you would like to go through with the top surgery. Chest binding is recommended as a safe and cost-effective tool to use while deciding the right choice for you and your body.
“I wanted to get a binder to see if it would help some of my dysphorias. This is my first binder, and I find that the material is more breathable than I thought.” a customer, Abigail, explained.
Chest binding was the right choice for Abigail.
Chest binders can be lifesaving.
Tomscout offers a variety of chest binders to help you achieve a smooth chest that makes you feel great and live your life with confidence. Wearing a Tomscout chest binder can help to reduce symptoms of body dysphoria and help you to safely feel comfortable in your body.
Body dysphoria is a serious issue and Tomscout is here to help, yet it can also be important to reach out to a mental health provider to further discuss your body dysphoria and get the necessary treatment.