Health issues because of steel boned corsets?

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Health issues because of steel boned corsets?

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Have you ever had any?

And if yes, what was it, and why?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I used/use steel boned corsets, and...
Chirple , K101 , Ghost , GonetoLovehoney , Ms. Spice , charletnarouh , mistressg , Airen Wolf
8
I have only tried it once, and...
Teacookie
1
No problems so far...
Stagger13 , Ghost , GonetoLovehoney , coconut1 , Ms. Spice , potstickers , Teacookie , geliebt , pokefan15 , mistressg , Airen Wolf , padmeamidala , jr2012
13
Yes, it happened/happens that...
Chirple , K101 , Modern^Spank^Anthem , charletnarouh , Airen Wolf
5
Total votes: 27 (17 voters)
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12/21/2011
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Chirple Chirple
It's not the steel that's the issue. Steel is just a material.


Problems arise if you go too fast, over-tighten to a degree that you're not ready for, and things like that.

Amongst other things, ribs can be broken, rashes can occur, bleeding and scars, fainting, and extreme discomfort. All are possible. Doing it in a safe manner will prevent and greatly lessen the risk of this.

Tightlacing is an extreme body modification and should be done with care.


Steel boned corsets used just for fun without real tightlacing ? That's not a medical issue unless you have a per-existing condition where the pressure would aggravate it.
12/21/2011
K101 K101
Yes, with long term wear it can cause very bad effect on the body. I've read a few cases where this has happened. I have steel, but do not wear it often and when I do it's only for a very short amount of time. I prefer plastic because I'm not trying to "train" my waist or suffocate. Lol
12/21/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I read a book a while back talking about women in the middle ages, and one problem with constantly being in one was that their uterus's would detach and ooze out. They actually had a medical tool that women would carry around to stuff their prolapsed uterus back in! D:

On a lighter note, that doesn't happen any more. I've had no problems with corsets.
12/21/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
If you're not stupid about corset use, of course there will never be any health issues. I love my corset, (paid $200 for it and it's formed to my shape) and it does a splendid job of supporting my chest and taking a huge load off my back.
People ask me far too often if it hurts as my normal shape is an hourglass, (really large breasts DDD and hips but a small/normal waist) and this accentuates it to the extreme.... I don't even have it tightened that much. (as in, I can fit my hand/arm in the damned thing, I need to go down a size when I can afford it.)
12/21/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
Great thread! Thank you for posting and to those that have replied.
12/21/2011
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh hh, the medieval fact is just soooooooooo horrifying...!!!!!!!!! ! ~screeeeeeeeeams

Well yep, I have read about such things too, and wondered a lot what about the corsets most available for everyday use...

I am still kinda stuck if I should use one when I get one to wear in a casual way only, or use it some more for body shaping too...

As I know it was a pretty effective and weird way to shape your insides a way that you couldn't eat as much because of your shrunk stomach under the pressure, women lost weight because of that too...

Just a funny thought flashing through my mind if it should/could be used in any diet... ~lol

Other than the way you hold your body, that would be the main reason for me to have one - yeah I know, a good girl doesn't need such things to pay attention all the time - well, it still sounds to be a good aid... ~smiles blushy ^^
12/22/2011
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Mike Honcho
Great thread! Thank you for posting and to those that have replied.
You're most welcome dear...

I am glad the the thread fills in a hole in the web of the EF forum...

(Advantages of trying to earn as many points a day as possible, you just open discussions you didn't even think of before, cause at the moment you can't think of anything and it just pops into your mind that "hey, it would be a great thing to know more about that topic!" ~giggles)
12/22/2011
Teacookie Teacookie
join the guild/club that devoted to corset wearing they teach you how to use them properly. Froma medical stand poitn though it moves your organs around and puts stress on them soooooo don't get hurt or go in for sugery with out lots of soft tissue xrays. some group in england I've bumped into on the net from time to time. Also they have reps in the goth communities and on etsy.com
02/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
If you aren't careful with it then yes, it can cause health issues. So you wanna do enough research about it before you start to wear any real boned corsets.
02/20/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
Interesting
02/20/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I have one corset that if it's not properly tightened has caused bruising to my breast which caused a lump. The first time it happened, I went in for a breast exam and got referred for an ultrasound. Turned out to be a bruise which I later connected to the corset. I have to be careful to move them up and out of the way to avoid part of the breast tissue being pinched. The lump and bruising did go away and all is well now but I'm careful with it now and almost obsessively check that part of my breast (as well as, of course, doing regular checks) for any reappearance of the lump.
02/20/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
It's not the steel that's the issue. Steel is just a material.


Problems arise if you go too fast, over-tighten to a degree that you're not ready for, and things like that.

Amongst other things, ribs can be broken, rashes ...
Damage to the internal organs is also possible though rare This usually happens if the corset in improperly fitted or tightened so the earlier advice about learning what you are doing before using a metal boned corset is great.
02/20/2012
ECU Pirate ECU Pirate
wow that's all very interesting. I didn't know that was an issue. Thanks for the post!
02/20/2012
edeneve edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
Yes, with long term wear it can cause very bad effect on the body. I've read a few cases where this has happened. I have steel, but do not wear it often and when I do it's only for a very short amount of time. I prefer plastic because I'm ...
you are too funny. never heard of this problem - scary
10/13/2012
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