And this is just one of the many ways that misogyny affects men too. It’s a little thing called “Hypermasculinity”. Men can’t like ‘girly’ things because that makes them weak and gay apparently. Not that there is anything wrong with being weak or gay.
It’s hard to compromise feeling safe and comfortable and not feeling like 100 degrees all the time with your binder on. However, I’ve found a small tip that can help at least with feeling sweaty and sticky in a binder! I bought powder deodorant from Lush (although I’ve not tested it, any powder deodorant would probably work). The stuff from Lush has a gender neutral scent and is very clean smelling, which is also a perk. Before I put my binder on, I sprinkle it on my chest and under my breasts/pecs/area/ (insert whichever terms you are comfortable with), and rub it in. Put your binder on and you’re good to go. It helps things stay dryer and less sticky and works for me for a good 8+ hours (and yes, I realize I wear my binder too much). Not a complete fix for the binding in the summer issue, but it has brought me some relief (in a house without AC) and just wanted to pass it on.
Stay golden all you beautiful humans. Much love and peace and happy vibes your way.