One of the first steps many men take when starting out is to bind their breasts. This involves strapping your breasts down close to your chest to minimise the contour of the female chest.
There are a number of different ways to bind. Some techniques are more successful than others. Some people use crepe bandages, although this can be time-consuming and hot. Others have used tight sports bras and/or tight tee-shirts, although this can also be hot in summer.
Others have tried packing tape and glad-wrap. This is definitely not recommended as it causes skin irritations and tape of any kind can be very painful to remove. Neoprene type back braces work okay, but if worn in hot weather they tend to slide down during the day and can cause excessive sweating.
Our recommendation is to purchase custom-made ‘binders’ from companies who make these specialist undergarments. If you are unable to afford the cost of new binders, you might like to contact The Pay-It-Forward Binder Program- which is an independent project by Jarv in Perth, WA who is an FTM Australia member.
- Hudson’s Guide to Binding (US-based resource)
- The Chest Binder Review blog
- Male Plastic Surgery Compression Vest
- Squeem Cotton & Rubber Vest For Men – Firm Compression
page updated 19 June 2011