adventures of a non-binary little awesome trans*person in a binary world.
How To: Tucking MtF (by violet4151)
I wanted to share this because it was a complete game changer for me. I’ve been tucking for a while, but I kept having allergic reactions to the tape. I tried a bunch of different kinds and always ended up with problems. I found this video and made a gaff as described and I’m now happily smooth and tape free.
She explains taping first, so jump ahead to the 4:20 mark for the stuff I’m talking about.
Just trying to share the love. =)
Plus, Violet is so cute. She seems so uncomfortable about the subject which means she deserves so much more credit for being brave enough to put it out there.
This is something I can’t personally help you with (having no experience with it…) but here’s a great resource!
I will be reviewing this binder. You can find it at this link.
Price: $60.80 US dollars
For your reference I am 5’ and a 32 B
The binder is attached with velcro, and it allows for a varied amount of binding. I quite like this feature as it allows me to have control over my binding.
It is has two layers, one is black and one is grey. The grey one is on the in side of the binder and is in contact with skin and the black one is on the outside and is not. The grey fabric is sort of felt-y, it does not make my skin itch and it whisks away moisture. I really like this, it was a huge step up from a sports bra as the sports bra left rashes from the built up moisture and then irritated the rashes. This is much better.
The back of the binder is made from a really light mess, it also does not itch. The fabric does not pull on your back at all. I don’t feel it at all after putting it on.
From front on the binder does pretty well. It smoothes out the chest area in a way that does not attract attention.
From the side it flattens wonderfully for me. To achieve that result I would have to wear 3 or 4 sports bras, which was practically suffocating. The binder is not suffocating.
When I am wearing a shirt it barely looks like I am wearing a binder.
While I am pretty much in love with this binder it does have faults as all things tend to have.
I tend to not put very much time into getting dressed in the morning and as a result of that this occurs. If you place the velcro on and it does not line up there is velcro touching your skin. This can cause irritation but it can be prevented if you do not get dressed in the dark in 5 min. The velcro also curls in when it is pulled on on so it can be sometimes seen through a light tee shirt.
My other complaint is that the straps were too large. I had to cut them and sew them to size. Granted I am tiny but it was a little annoying.
I am very comfortable in this binder, it is not suffocating or anything. It does not make my skin itch or anything.
I would recommend it to people who are of a slightly smaller chest as I am almost too big for the binder to work perfectly. It was expensive but I have already thrown it in the wash on normal settings and it was fine.
It ships in a discrete blue package that says lesloveboat shop on it once.
Sally Jesse Raphael Show, September 1989. Part 3.
A very cool and open discussion about being intersex, being non-binary in gender from an intersex individual who identifies their gender as “neuter”.
Wow, really really cool. I <3 Toby. All the right answers to all the common questions non-binary / neutrois / genderless / asexual people get.
“You don’t want to change sex, or you can’t? Because anybody can get a sex change. So why don’t you?”
“How do you define romantic [relationship]?”
“We live together, we sleep together. We hug and cuddle a lot.”