carg How much waist reduction do you usually go for? I guess if you are really trying to get a wasp waist, if will be more uncomfortable than that.
I'm pretty squishy. My waist reduces quite easily. My natural waist is about 73 cm (29"). My smallest coset is 56 cm (22"), but I've only worn it closed a few times. I looked quite like a wasp! My wife and I I think I look best at about 65 cm (26"), which is where I usually laced down to. This would mean an 8 cm (3") reduction: mild by the standards of corsetry fans.
carg Does it affect how much you can eat? (Could be considered an advantage too!)
Yes, but no more than my chastity belt does. At least with the corset, I can loosen it a bit before I dig into a large meal!
Vanessa Since how long do you wear it?
I'm not sure what you mean by 'it' so I'll answer a few variations. 😀
I bought my chastity belt 9 years ago, but wore it only occasionally most of the time.
Other than cleaning and sports, I've been wearing my chastity belt permanently for just over 4 months. (I'm so glad it still fits!)
I've worn corsets on and off for about 10 years. Up until I went permanent with the chastity belt, I'd wear a corset for 8 to 12 hours per day, 3 to 4 days per week. I wore a corset enough that about 10% of my clothes only fit when I'm wearing a corset. Oddly enough, most of my friends had no idea I wore a corset until I told them! They didn't even notice when we hugged! I have no idea how they missed it.
Vanessa Can't you alternate sometimes between belt and corsets?
Not any more! 🤣 We had to prioritize, and the benefits of the chastity belt won out.
Avery I already decided I'm going to do it.
Oh! Yay! I'd love to have another coset friend.
There are two vendors I'd check to get started. Mystic City Corsets is an Australian company that makes off the rack corsets with a huge variation of shapes. Measure yourself carefully, and find a design that fits your measurements. You may have to wait for one to appear in stock that fits, and you may have to compromise on color or fabric if you are eager.
The only other off the rack option that I'd consider is Crimson Rose's power corset v2. This one uses a strong but stretchy fabric. It's more expensive, but it fits almost anyone (as long as their torso isn't too short). If one of my friends wants to try on a corset, this is what I put them in. It also has removable steels under the busk and along the laces, which can be swapped for ones of different stiffness.