Hi, I hate to bother you but I think I bruised my ribs from binding with ace bandages I'm such an idiot I knew the risks and I still did it and i promise I'll throw them about but I can't skip PE at school and im worried I'll mess up my ribs permanently if I have to do it I promise I'll throw all the bandages away I'm just panicking please help
ok so first step: throw the bandages away so you can’t use them anymore and won’t feel tempted to
for the next day or next few days, come up with excuses to skip PE: you have a headache, you have period cramps, etc. (the period one may suck bc dysphoria but it’s really good because you can use the excuse for several days in a row while your chest heals)
buy a sports bra so you can bind safely with that: high compression sports bras work and you can use a double sports bra binding method as long as you are not using ones that are too tight. check out our Transmasculine Resources for binders and sports bra recommendations. I know of the Underworks Magicotton Sports and Minimizing Binder Bra which is marketed for cis women so your parents might let you buy it (say it’s for PE because your chest bounces around when you run or something) and if you read the reviews, people use it to bind since Underworks is a company that makes binders.
Here’s a link to the underworks binding sports bra x
Be safe and good luck! send another ask if you still need help! Also, “idiot” is ableist language so you should not use it and use alternative terms or rephrase your sentence/remove it from your sentence.