Here you find frequently asked questions (FAQ) about corset wearing and tightlacing in the category “Best time or age to start lacing a girl or woman into a corset”.
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Starting of lacing
Why do you wear a corset?
Because I like my figure with a corset better than without.
You find wearing a corset stimulating?
How long have you been wearing corsets?
I have been wearing corsets since 1993.
What dangers to health result from tight lacing?
If it’s not excessive, none, from to my experience.
How quickly does one become accustomed to a corset?
It takes several weeks to months, depending on how much time one has to devote to this hobby and how tightly one chooses to lace.
How tightly should one lace when one first starts wearing a corset?
At the outset you should pay close attention to your body and not try to achieve too much. An initial waist reduction of about 5 to, at most, 10 cm is best. It is very important to have a well fitting corset; otherwise it will be uncomfortable or not produce the desired result or or create other sorts of problems.
How soon should the corset be laced tighter?
You should begin slowly and proceed carefully. After the body has become accustomed to a given degree of tightness, i.e. if the material is no longer stretched tight, but has instead become somewhat loose, the corset can then be pulled in a bit more. Stay at that smaller size until you have become accustomed to it, and then again lace in a little more, and so on. The respective times for the body to adjust can last several days or even weeks. Don’t go too fast!
At what age can or should lacing begin?
The younger, the better, but on legal grounds the limit should be not under 18 years of age. In bygone times girls often got their first corset at the time of their religious confirmation at the age of 13 to 14 and couldn’t wait to start lacing. The advantage of starting tight lacing when young is that the rib cage is more easily reshaped. The older a woman is when she starts lacing, the longer it will take for her to become accustomed to it.
What is the best time of day for lacing or lacing smaller?
The best time is in the morning before breakfast or late in the evening before going to bed. The latter is best for me personally, since my body can become accustomed to the corset during the night.
How long before you go out in public should you lace your corset?
Use your own judgment as to how long you will need to become completely accustomed to it before going out.
Why is the front stiffening of the corset so important?
It is important in order to make the stomach flat. That’s desirable not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also from a health standpoint. If the abdomen were able to protrude below the waist, the abdominal organs would be displaced downward (the connective tissue would be stretched outward) and an unsightly bulge would be produced.
Do you lace yourself or does someone help you with it?
Sometimes one way, sometimes the other. Most of my corsets I can lace by myself.