Binding is a great way to reduce chest dysphoria and become more comfortable with your body. For many, a flat chest affirms identity or helps with identity presentation. The most important thing is to remember that binding is not required for your gender and gender expression to be valid. If you choose to practice binding please ensure that you do so safely.
A FEW PRO-TIPS
Never bind for more than 8 hours a day. Binding for long periods of time, especially if you're binding regularly, will break down tissue and can cause a variety of medical issues.
Never sleep in or work out in your binder.
Never use products like duct tape or ace-bandaging to bind your chest. These sorts of materials will restrict your ability to breathe and move properly.
If it hurts - stop immediately! Pain is always an indicator that something is wrong. If your binder hurts then try out a larger size, or seek alternatives that work for you.
MAKING A DONATION
Please include a note with your item's brand and size when making a donation. It's crucial for ensuring that we are providing the right sizes for folks whom this program serves.
We also accept gift cards from GC2B and Underworks, as well as monetary donations.
Donations are to be sent to:
51 West Center Street
Orem, Utah 84057
I APPLIED FOR A BINDER. NOW WHAT?
Just wait. Binder requests are processed in the order they are received. Due to the amount of requests, it may take some time to get to yours. Please watch your email inbox as you may be sent an email asking some verifying questions.
WHEN WILL I GET MY BINDER?
Time varies. We process binder requests as quickly as we can but due to the amount of applications, it may take some time to get to yours. Please do not email asking for a status on your binder. Requests are processed in the order they are received and while supplies last.
WHERE DO THE BINDERS COME FROM?
The binders we give out are donated to Genderbands. These donations come gently used and new from individuals and GC2B.
CAN I GET A BINDER IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?
If you live in Canada, the United States, or Mexico, you can request a binder.
IS SHIPPING DISCRETE?
Yes. Packaging is a plain gray or purple envelope. The return address is only a street address and does not have Genderbands' name or logo.
CAN I GET MY BINDER DELIVERED AT A SPECIFIC TIME?
No. Binders are mailed through the US Postal Service so we are unable to take special requests.