Here you find frequently asked questions (FAQ) about corset wearing and tightlacing in the category “General questions about corsetting”.
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On this page I have collected frequently asked questions and added my answers. As a consequence, the contents are subjective.
The most frequently asked question is ‘Does it hurt?'**
- If you do it correctly, no.
- Conversely, if you do it wrong, yes.
- If it hurt me, I wouldn’t do it.
Can you breathe when you are laced up?
- If I am able to finish answering this question, then I have survived, at least as far as breathing is concerned.
- This question is absurd! If I couldn’t breathe, I would be dead long ago or I wouldn’t have time to answer these questions.
Won’t your upper body be cut off?
Until now I’ve managed to stay in one piece.
Can you become pregnant if you wear a corset?
It doesn’t prevent pregnancy. If I should become pregnant, during that time I would naturally not wear a corset. Soon after the delivery you can begin lacing again.
Does a corset hinder your ability to move?
In general I can move in a completely normal fashion. I go to work, and I ride a bicycle every day. Some movements are not so easy; for example, bending over. The corset holds your backbone straight, which is all to the good.
Do you wear a corset all night?
Yes, most of the time. After a while for me to become accustomed to it, night time wear became easy, and it has the advantage that in the morning you don’t have to lace up the corset.
Do you loosen your corset at night?
No, not any more. At the beginning I often did, but after a while I became so used to it that I didn’t need to loosen it at night.
How long you wear a corset at a time?
It depends, from one to three days.
How tightly do you lace?
Between 46 and 49 cm (measured over the corset) for everyday wear, 44 cm for special occasions or figure training.
What are your measurements?
My waist measures between 44 and 49 cm depending on the corset.
Do you want to get smaller than 17 inches?
No, that would be too small and I think it would not look good.
How many centimeters have you taken off your waist?
Approximately 20 cm, but I also lost some weight.
What was your waist size when you started?
What is your waist size now without a corset?
Your waist on the 17 inch pictures looks more like 14 inches or 15 inches!
The measurements given on my web site are outside measurements, taken over the corset. In the literature most of the time you see inside measurements, i.e. about 5 cm or more are subtracted from the actual outside measurements.