Question: Binding Pain

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My first ever Underworks binder arrived in the post today. When I put it on, it felt like it was hurting my actual breast tissue. I’ve seen a lot of talk about chest pain, back pain, breathing trouble, etc. But nothing much about pain in breasts themselves.

Is this just inevitable? Or does it mean something is wrong?

My chest is really small already, so it feels like there is almost no fat around to spread out the pressure. The pain is concentrated in the middle of the breast, where the nipples are (but it’s internal pain, not surface/skin pain).

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Posted by on February 21st, 2015 at 08:00 am

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4 Responses to “Question: Binding Pain”

  1. Anonymous

    I feel like you should definitely seek medical advice about that.


  2. minefloozle

    The rule is: if it hurts, that’s bad. I agree with the above. You should ask a doctor about it (if you aren’t in a position to/don’t feel comfortable mentioning a binder, you could say it happens when wearing a sports bra).


  3. anta

    I agree that you should ask a doctor about this, because pain is not nice and random people on the Internet don’t really know much.

    I’ve heard that breast tissue can be very sensitive regardless of breast size, though if you had very sensitive breasts you probably would have known that before trying the binder.


  4. Anonymous

    Also, just to say, gc2b binders are much much much better than Underworks for chest binding; they are designed for the specific purpose of binding breasts and are run by LGBTQ. people.


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