Renita I wish I could just buy one and start wearing it, but I am currently living with parents being closeted (Have to hide my gender identity to them). I saw some of your post that saying you bought a belt yourself and for brief time you had no keyholder. I think I would do same if there's no one wants to hold keys for, and as my willingness to wear it is strong, I guess it might be okay. (As I wouldn't want to see my genitals that brings dysphoria).
If I order one and try to start wearing now, they would ask what's a big package when it arrives, and even if I explain it, it would lead to really huge issue that would make me hard to continue my studies. My parents would think I am insane and make me throw it away. (In addition, I am saving up to transition as well, which they assume I am saving for future housing, which they said they'll match same amount. I feel it could be better to save money for transition which will resolve root cause of my dysphoria. In my country GRS is free but everything else isn't so I would need money.)
At least, my studies end in this December so I hope I can move out by then. I feel ironic, financial situation is preventing me from getting a belt (As saving up for transition would be more permanent solution) while some wear it (but doesn't want it) fearing situation getting worse.
Saintprudence My parents were ones who made me nearly breakdown due to my dysphoria. I even went in a level wanting to end my life but my partner helped me out a lot emotionally, as she was first person who is affirming (Treats me as girlfriend and uses my preferred name and pronouns when she explains anyone else about me) to me.
My parents would think I'm insane, or really paranoid if I said the purpose of the chastity belt for me. They would google it and guess what? Most of search results would show information that aren't even close to my purpose at all. In addition, my parents' kind-of sexually liberal viewpoint would work against idea of chastity belt, thinking it's an insane idea.
Surprisingly, they're okay with gay / lesbians / bisexuals and sex before marriage, when I was teenager, before my egg cracked (realized my gender identity), they used to tell me to use condoms if I want a sex before marriage or even after marriage if I don't want children. Weirdly, they aren't open minded about transgender, though.
I think even if I show this site to them, they would think everyone here are "people suffering Stockholm syndrome" or too paranoid, or even think this site as some sort of group of "religious extremists".
However, after having some conversation with my partner, my partner understands that my purpose isn't for fetish, as I would use it to deal with my dysphoria.
So what I can say for sure is that I would definitely order a belt and start wearing once I don't live with my parents (Which will be about early next year, as I finish my studies in late this year).
For keyholding, it got easier to convince my partner, as she's now more understanding about my purpose, and if I show this post or the forum, I think she'll be convinced well. I guess I should develop IoT lockbox that can be controlled remotely if she says yes to holding keys, as she's cross border partner.