Here you find frequently asked questions (FAQ) about corset wearing and tightlacing in the category “Effects of corsets on the body”.
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Effects of corsets on the body
How do you care for your skin beneath the corset?
Because I have dry skin, I rub a moisturising cream into it as often as I can. Before I put on the corset I powder my skin so that it can slide more easily and so that any folds in my skin that might occur inside the corset can be smoothed out more easily with the help of my chemise.
What happens to the skin beneath the corset?
One should be very careful of the skin beneath the corset. In the case of dry skin, one should use moisturising cream as often as possible to care for it. Beneath the corset a cotton undershirt is especially necessary, so that the folds produced during lacing can be eliminated by pulling on the undershirt. It’s also very important to powder the skin before putting on the corset to facilitate the sliding of the undershirt between corset and skin.
Should I really do an enema if I want to wear a tight corset?
No, that is not absolutely necessary, but it is often helpful and then you can lace yourself tighter more easily. Additionally, enemas are proven in nature medicine for various indications.
How much do the stomach and back muscles atrophy and do they remain so?
This occurs only as a result of constant pressure over a long time. They become thinner and weaker. This is, however, completely reversible.
How does it happen that the layer of fat on my stomach becomes thinner
because of corseting? This also occurs at the same time as result of constant pressure over a long time. It is unfortunately also reversible ;-)
How severely are your lower ribs reshaped?
That depends on the shape of the corsets; in my 17" corset and the new 18" corset they are moulded in quite a bit.
After being laced my back hurts me or becomes numb. What should I do?
This is a sign that your corset has been laced too tightly or too quickly. If this happens, the corset should be loosened. If the pain or the numbness doesn’t go away, it’s better to take off the corset and try again later a little more carefully.
How can I avoid ugly marks on my skin beneath the corset?
You need a lacing flap to put under the laces to avoid marks from the laces. The width of the flap is unimportant, but you need to be careful that the space between the two halves of the corset is not wider than the lacing flap.