TransTape is here to stay and we love offering a traditional binding option for those who prefer a compression-free multiple-day binding experience. It is imperative that when using TransTape you are applying and removing correctly as well as reading the instruction manual. Let’s cover the most asked questions we get from our customers about TransTape.


Is TransTape Better Then a Binder?

While this is often a matter of opinion, as long as you’re able to eliminate the possibility of adhesive allergy issues, I believe TransTape is better than a binder. TransTape you can wear for 3-5 days straight, sleep, sweat, swim and shower all the while not needing to remove your binder and feel affirmed. I do think that traditional chest binders have their place and are better options for some. I also get feedback that people are successful in using TransTape in combination with their binder, though the goal of TransTape is to replace your binder. Even if you are a larger-chested individual, there are tutorials for DD+ models that have been able to replace their 2XL chest binder.


Is TransTape Safer Than a Traditional Binder?

Taping is very safe if done properly and with the correct type of tape. Always use TransTape or kinetic tape that was intended for the body, and never use duct tape. With all binding methods, there are precautions to take to ensure the best result and to lessen the chance of damage.TransTape has its own  manual that will cover every detail you need to know on how to use its product. Taping can be safer than a traditional binder as it does not restrict, constrict or compress your body or organs at all. Taping allows for a full range of motion, mobility, and breathing. It is more discreet than binding as it does not cover the back, chest, or shoulders and is not visible under your garments.


How Long Can You Wear TransTape?

This answer is the key to why most people choose TransTape over traditional chest binders. With one tape application, you can wear TransTape for 3-5 days straight depending on your level of activity. You’re able to wear this product throughout your whole day and forget it’s even there.


How Do You Remove TransTape?

Removing your tape needs to be done with the help of oil. You hear many horror stories of people using tape to bind with damage done to their skin trying to get it off. This happens because the bond of the tape is meant to last until you take it off. That is a STRONG adhesive and needs to have oil introduced to release that bond. TransTape offers Removal Oil that is meant for taking it off safely, however, if you are on a restricted budget, you are able to use any skin-safe oils found in your kitchen such as vegetable oil. Let the oil soak for 1-3 minutes and slowly peel back the edges adding more oil as needed to have a comfortable removal experience. Also, try some oil in a bath for a relaxing removal as well!



Can You Sleep in TransTape?

Yes, you can! Whether you’re taking a quick snooze or enjoying a 12-hour rest, you can safely wear it without the worry of time limits. Many users forget it’s there and are able to sleep shirtless feeling more affirmed as well.


Does TransTape restrict breathing?

Negative. Taping does not restrict, constrict or compress your body or organs at all. It actually allows for a full range of motion, mobility, and breathing. Whether for deep breaths for relaxation or heavy breathing for sports, TransTape lets you breathe and stretch healthily like you were meant to.


What Size TransTape Do I Need?

This is often based on individuals' needs as everybody and chest are of different sizes and densities. However! If you have a basic idea of your cup size, you are able to follow this guide: “A/B cups will want to use the small, 3-inch wide roll as you will not need as much skin coverage. B/C cups typically benefit from the medium, 4-inch size as it tends to cover the breast well with one strip. D/DD+ and larger tend to enjoy the large, 5-inch wide size as it helps to cover a large amount of skin and tissue with a single piece.” – Team TransTape


What If My TransTape Won’t Stick?

Not sticking can be a serious problem if you’re counting on your binder for support in many ways! But the good news is, if it’s not sticking, you’ll likely know right away. First, I’d recommend rubbing the tape vigorously to activate the adhesive bond. You also want to make sure your skin is dry from sweat, oils, lotions, or deodorant as those will prevent a secure bond. If you still are having trouble, try cleaning your skin with an alcohol wipe before applying for the best result. Another variable that can cause the tape to release after an application is if the tape is overstretched. This will cause the tape to pull in on itself, weakening the bond. You want to make sure there is zero tension on the first and last two inches of TransTape.


What If My Question Wasn’t On This List?

Have no fear! If your question wasn’t answered check out the TransTape Live Chat. Beau DuBois runs the help desk and can step-by-step guide you to a better application between the hours of 12-8pm EST. TransTape also has incredible video tutorials on their YouTube channel as well as more information on their website.

Aaron Capener

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