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What are some tips for 'listening to my body' while binding?Updated 8 months ago

Listening to your body is an ongoing process of paying attention to your physical, emotional, and mental state while binding. It's important to be aware of any discomfort, pain, or changes in your body that might indicate that your binding practices are not safe or sustainable. If you have any concerns about your health or safety, please consult with a healthcare professional. Here are some things to watch out for when binding:

  • Pain after less than 8 hours of wear
  • Any kind of bruising, redness, or swelling, especially under your arms
  • Trouble breathing or chest tightness (not due to another factor such as anxiety)
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness (A sign that you are not breathing deeply enough)
  • Tingling in arms or fingers (A sign of cut-off circulation)
  • Soreness that lasts more than a couple of binder-free days
  • Dehydration if your binder makes you sweat.
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