How do I convince my parents to allow me to get a binder?

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  • Finn

    I'm 13 too, but if you are ok with it I would recommend taping because it is much more comfortable than binding, places like trans tape sell tape specifically for putting on your chest, the tape does not restrict your lungs, shoulders, and back because it does not wrap all the way around, I have found tape to bind just as well.

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  • jamie.ngoan

    hey there, i think there are many forums from parents discussing that. you can affirm her that as long as you’re binding within an appropriate amount of time, your skin and ribcage should be fine. it makes you more happy and confident, also. i am 15 and have been using one for a year now, it helped with my posture and lessen my back pain as i slouch less and is more comfortable standing up straight haha. good luck

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  • jidakel

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  • Alexa Lena

    Hi I’m Carmen and I’m 12 years old and I’m agender I have no gender and I want a chest binder because I want a flat chest and I want people to know that I’m not a girl

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  • James Bogursky

    I would research a bit and pull up facts about the binders. The safety section of the faq is really helpful. Do not tape (response to Finn) it's not safe and can cause many problems since it isn't designed for the human body (except for transtape). I wish you luck. 

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  • wren agee

    hey, man! getting a binder that was designed by gc2b is a very positive experience. these binders are the safest out there. they’re very soft and they don’t hurt your body. maybe try telling her that you’ll follow the care instructions for yourself and the binder. these binders have been tested and are made to fit a wide array of trans people. as long as you take breaks from your binder, it shouldn’t damage your ribs or back. try to calmly discuss the pros of purchasing and owning a binder. but you also have to remember that you are no less of a man just because you don’t have a binder. you are loved! i wish you well :)

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  • Bubble

    First of all, I don’t like your mom. Now seriously tho, you could try showing her a few videos or making a slideshow about all the reasons binders are good and explain that it would have a positive impact on your mental health.

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