Is tightlacing safe?
Every person is different, so you should talk to your health-care provider about your personal situation before tightlacing. If you have any health issues (even ones you may not be aware of), these can sometimes be exacerbated by tightlacing (and even light-lacing). Some discomfort is to be expected when tight-lacing, but even a tightlacing corset should never, never cause pain. If a corset causes pain, take it off immediately. I cannot stress this enough. Whether the pain is a result of a poor fit, too much rib compression, or other concerns, it is never advisable to just bear with it. If you feel pain, something is wrong, and you can cause yourself injury by attempting to wear the corset. I once dislocated a rib forcing myself to wear a boned bodice that was too small, causing myself weeks of pain, and it could have been much worse. Even when tightlacing and waist training there should never be pain. Aside from individuals with health and medical issues (which should be determined by