v well written tho so..
NooooOoooOooOOO THANKS THO BB I AM HONORED
v well written tho so..
NooooOoooOooOOO THANKS THO BB I AM HONORED
ENFPs: Smothering little shits
INFPs: Distracted little shits
ENFJs: Manipulative little shits
INFJs: Poetic little shits
ESTJs: Psychopathic, controlling little shits
ISTJs: Boring little shits
ESFJ: Judgmental bratty little shits
ISFJs: Creepy little shits
ENTPs: Stubborn Audacious little shits
INTPs: Sore losers, but genius little shits
ENTJs: Evil little shits[oh and they know it]
INTJs: Adorably cuddly, but evil little shits[they aren’t aware they’re evil]
ESTPs: Eccentric little shits
ISTPs:Unpredictable little shits
ESFPs:Insensitive, and angry drunk little shits
ISFPs: Hipster little shits [most people on tumblr i guess]
shit fuck mother fuck damn holy shit fuck shit gosh darn fuck
ARE YOU OKAY COS IM NOT AHHAAHaHA NOPE
If you’ve been looking to bind, whether you’re transgender, non-binary, or a cosplayer, you’ve probably come across binders like these on Ebay, Amazon, or AliExpress. Usually they’re called E.V.A, SHO, Whatwears, or Ancient Fish King brands, all of which are apparently, interchangeable with each other. Ross is here to tell you that these chest binders are not much of a step up from ace bandages, which in case you hadn’t known already, are the worst thing you can do to bind your chest. So here’s the run down, from least bad to worst.
First off, the sellers are usually misinformed about why someone would use a chest binder is needed just from how they title them. Why would Lesbians want a chest binder (outside of cosplay?)? I don’t know, but most of these listings have lesbian in the name, suggesting that chest binders are for girls, not men or nonbinary. This right there should be a warning sign of a company that doesn’t know what they are doing.
The strapless binders’ model is wearing the wrong size for their chest. Their breast is popping out over the top of the binder, and I can personally say that with that binder, it is very, very, painful if you have a larger chest. After about 20 minutes, bruising and chaffing will occur, especially to those with larger chests or are heavier. In the worst case scenario, the breast will rip or pop as if it were cut with a knife.
Look at the materials used. These chest binders do not have any or enough stretchy material in them. Elastic or spandex is the best. On the ones that do have spandex, they don’t mention how much there is in the binder. This is an enormous, bright, flashing sign that the binder is NOT safe. Just how bad is it? Ace bandages likely have more elastic than these binders do, and the ace bandages can still kill you if they don’t maim you. A binder is supposed to stretch, be easily manipulated, and you must be able to take a full breath in them. I’ve bought and used two different types binders from Ebay not knowing any better, and I could barely take a breath at all. I did get larger and larger sizes, and with the same result. Putting it simply, their binders could be falling off of you because they are too big and still would not be safe.
Now I can’t show you in a picture about the next part, but what’s probably the worst about these binders is that their ‘binding’ material goes all the way around the binder. Your binder should NOT have this unless it is made to correct back posture. Sports bras can, but that is better for again, correcting back posture. So not only will you be binding your chest, but you’ll be binding your ribs, back, and shoulders as well. This can warp them and damage the tissue.
So what does a good binder look like? I’m going to use the binder I’ve had the best experience with as an example. The Ultimate Chest Binder Tank by underworks. I’ve bought two of these as I’ve needed them, I wore out my old one after a year and a half of use daily including at work.
So, straight off from the site, we know this seller is knowledgeable about their target audience. Chest binders are under the men’s section and you never see the word lesbian on any of them. The only thing marked for women under the chest binder section is a sports bra, put there because transgender men often use them for working out.
The information section on the binder isn’t just two or three lines, it’s a whole paragraph. What is this binder made of? Medical grade 70% nylon and 30% spandex knit. It says it right there and is readily available information, you don’t have to dig through the seller’s ads for cheap wholesale jewelry in the description to find it. The listing also tells us how much of each material is used, information you must have when buying a chest binder. My personal rule of thumb? If it’s under 20% spandex or elastic, it’s trash. Our listing also tells us how to put the binder on, rather than making you struggle to figure it out on your own. Size chart and customer reviews are readily available on the listing and not buried under ads for other unrelated merchandise.
Also from looking at the binder’s pictures, the front and back of the binder is made differently; the front is thicker and non transparent while the back can bee seen through a bit and is thin in comparison. This is because the front of the binder is made to compress and bind the chest and the back of the binder is not. All the binding is in the front, support in the back.
Please, know the difference between an unsafe binder and a safe one. Save your money and avoid ones found on ebay. Can’t afford a binder still? There are programs for people who cannot buy one on their own or it is unsafe for them to buy one. One such I know of is the In a Bind program, they have fantastic service if a bit slow delivery time. Remember, this program is only for transgender men and nonbinary, cosplayers will have to go elsewhere or outright buy a binder.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
i’m sorry i don’t usually comment on posts but i keep trying to tell people this over and over again and a lot of the time nobody listens (hopefully they will now because this is an excellently constructed post)
an ebay binder pushed in one of my ribs and i barely wore it for any time at all (just less than an hour for convenience in my own backyard) because i knew it was bad but it seriously injured me that quickly.
the biggest problem is most people who give these things positive reviews have NEVER HAD A SAFE, PROPER BINDER BEFORE. therefore those positive reviews cannot be trusted! they don’t know how an actual binder is supposed to feel.
this is why i urge people not to include cheap ebay binders in their giveaways, especially. it’s not a game and it doesn’t matter how “safe” you are when using them or how well you advise people- they are NOT SAFE.
don’t harm people by trying to make it seem like it’s okay just because you want a couple more followers or to give something away because it’s cheap.
So I was on itunes…
Is it weird I found this hilarious?
Don’t ask yourself, “Is this normal?” Instead, ask yourself:
Is this healthy?
Is this good for me?
TRIGGER WARNINGS: cutting, suicide, death, depression, blood
[author’s note: there’s probably a fuck ton of trigger in this I suppose and i’m quite sorry for that except I’m also feeling a lot of feels now so… oh for fucks sake this is the first divy ff i’ve written in ages so please forgive me :/]
"Ivy, don’t. You’re being ridiculous!" Derek swore loudly, jumping to his feet as he followed the blonde out of the apartment. She slammed the door, but he caught it before it shut.
I’m nearly sixteen and I want them all.
See more here: (x)
Wahhhhhh haha I guess I can (although let me tell you it sucks). I’d love to but there’s no guarantee of how it’ll turn out :P
Also if you do want me to write divy ff and you have a specific plot in mind…. You can shoot me an ask :)
august 12, 2014
new york city was extra cloudy and picturesque today
If you want to hang out tell me like a week beforehand so I can plan out the reasons why I won’t be able to go
a list of some movie musicals, musicals filmed live, animated musicals, and anything of the type
- across the universe (2007)
- aladdin (1992)
- all that jazz (1979)
- an american in paris (1951)
- annie (1982)
- annie get your gun (1950)
- cabaret (1972)
- cats (1998)
- chicago (2002)
- chitty chitty bang bang (1968)
- a chorus line (1985)
- company (with the new york philharmonic) (2011)
- hair (1979)
- hairspray (2007)
- hedwig and the angry inch (2001)
- hello, dolly! (1969)
- how to succeed is business without really trying (1967)
- legally blonde: the musical (2007)
- les misérables (2012)
- les misérables: 10th anniversary dream cast (1995)
- the lion king (1994)
- little shop of horrors (1986)
- mamma mia! (2008)
- mary poppins (1964)
- meet me in st. louis (1944)
- moulin rouge! (2001)
- mulan (1998)
- my fair lady (1964)
- the phantom of the opera (2004)
- the phantom of the opera: live at the royal albert hall (2011)
- pitch perfect (2012)
- the producers (2005)
- singin’ in the rain (1952)
- some like it hot (1959)
- the sound of music (1965)
- a star is born (1954)
- sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street (2007)
notes: 1) not all of these are movies i have seen. i looked up lists of musicals, good or bad, and put as many as i could find here. 2) if a link is not working please contact me. 3) i have adblockplus installed so i have no idea if there are any annoying ads or popups when you watch these movies, sorry.
Whatever you guys do, just please be safe :*
FUCKING BLESS THIS SIGNAL BOOST REBLOG NOW! THIS IS SO NECESSARY
you can find this on my tagged/wizardmickeyls for future reference.. this is so damn important.
as someone who works a safety team at events I can promise you this is accurate and incredibly useful! Honesty is truly the best policy with this stuff when things go south
I’ve always known this and super glad someone put this into a simple but informative post. Reblog reblog reblog
There’s an electro festival close to where I work and every year, we admit a few dozen overdoses.
Knowing what we’re up against makes it so much easier for us to take care of you. We’re not here to judge, we’re here to help. We realize you didn’t intend to overdose, you just got unlucky.