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2013-10-12 01:10:08 PM  
Was hopping this would be a bookmark thread.
 
2013-10-12 01:11:46 PM  

Animatronik: Instead of distorting your body for weight loss, try my new diet, the Slavavitch diet.

No corsets or exercise or following a special diet plan required.

It goes like this: we provide you with midget in a harness to wear on your back. The midget has a helmet with a camera on top, which connects to our offices, where one of us is monitoring your food intake in real time. As you start to reach for that donut or eclair, we yell "slap a biatch" into the midget's earpiece. Well you can guess what happens next. We have a 100% success rate.


IIRC, someone tried a variation of this - hiring out people to follow clients around and shame them into eating better. I guess it didn't do well since I haven't heard anything about it since.
 
2013-10-12 01:11:46 PM  

devildog123: Pro diet:Beverly Hills-based Dr Alexander Sinclair
Anti-Diet:  Keri Peterson, M.D., a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital

So, the "doctor" who's practice consists of writing actors prescriptions for weed, Oxy, and dangerous weight loss drugs, probably mixed with some plastic surgery thinks this is an amazing diet, and a doctor who works for an actual hospital treating people thinks it's a bad idea.  Color me shocked.


Why do you assume he's an MD at all? They specify that with the physician but curiously leave it out for the quack. Probably an ND or something...
 
2013-10-12 01:16:05 PM  

milkyshirt: Gergesa: milkyshirt: Gergesa: Corsets for men are cooler looking because they have a steampunk touch to them.

Oh yeah, those guys look real cool.

You're just jealous that my ManMelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator is larger than yours.

I don't have one at all, since I'm a girl. If I want a corset I can go down to Hot Topic and buy one just like all the fat goth girls do.


How you doin?
 
2013-10-12 01:17:17 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Unless the corset is attached to a liposuction machine, body fat isn't 'melting away', it's just being redistributed.


Corsets are socialist now? This sudden outrage is confusing my boner.
 
2013-10-12 01:17:43 PM  
it seems to me that we should have given the Noble Prize to someone who has spoken out against fat-shaming instead of that Pakistan chick
 
2013-10-12 01:26:05 PM  

opaqueluminosity: devildog123: Pro diet:Beverly Hills-based Dr Alexander Sinclair
Anti-Diet:  Keri Peterson, M.D., a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital

So, the "doctor" who's practice consists of writing actors prescriptions for weed, Oxy, and dangerous weight loss drugs, probably mixed with some plastic surgery thinks this is an amazing diet, and a doctor who works for an actual hospital treating people thinks it's a bad idea.  Color me shocked.

Why do you assume he's an MD at all? They specify that with the physician but curiously leave it out for the quack. Probably an ND or something...


I'll bet he's a MD.  There are tons of them out there, particularly in California, who got their licenses from some shady Caribbean med school, and who could replace his practice with two auto pens and two stacks of prescription pads, one labeled "painkillers" and the other labeled "marijuana".  When I lived in Cali, there was a doctor down the street who, for $400, would give you a consult that would discover whatever disease you had that the magical pot plant could cure.  He was a real MD, he just didn't do anything else.  I'm sure for the right price, he'd have discovered the benefits of this diet too.
 
2013-10-12 01:26:30 PM  
1. Steampunk always meant effeminate.

2. please post a link to the space boob thread

3. Corsets are painful, damaging, antiquated, demeaning and incredibly sexy.
If any of you blonde, feminist body-building Farkettes want to put one on, tie me down, grab a scourge and whip me senseless in a kind of aversion therapy until I can't stand to look at a corset without remembering that feeling of helplessness and vivid, painful sensation all over my back, behind and legs... I guess that's the only way I'll be rid of that improper and inappropriate lust for that particular item of clothing. You're doing God's work, ladies.
 
2013-10-12 01:27:37 PM  
Just watch out for whiplash when taking it off.
 
2013-10-12 01:41:54 PM  
I've always wanted a corset, the undergarment kind not the sexy kind or the fashion ones. I am however lazy and I hate discomfort, like with heels. So I haven't bought one (also they're expensive).

For weight loss? I'd rather go tapeworm route if I were to screw all logic from diet and exercise.  That's how I lost 20+ pounds. Diet (as in I changed how I eat full stop, not I eat nothing but salads in an effort to lose weight), mingled with half-assed exercise.

I actually weigh less now than I did a few months ago when I did exercise because I loss muscle mass. Boo.  Hitting the gym in 20 though (well not exactly but physical activity is good for you etc).
 
2013-10-12 01:50:49 PM  

Maggie_Luna: I've always wanted a corset, the undergarment kind not the sexy kind or the fashion ones. I am however lazy and I hate discomfort, like with heels. So I haven't bought one (also they're expensive).

For weight loss? I'd rather go tapeworm route if I were to screw all logic from diet and exercise.  That's how I lost 20+ pounds. Diet (as in I changed how I eat full stop, not I eat nothing but salads in an effort to lose weight), mingled with half-assed exercise.


So you ended up with half an ass?
 
2013-10-12 01:58:27 PM  

milkyshirt: Gergesa: milkyshirt: Gergesa: Corsets for men are cooler looking because they have a steampunk touch to them.

Oh yeah, those guys look real cool.

You're just jealous that my ManMelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator is larger than yours.

I don't have one at all, since I'm a girl. If I want a corset I can go down to Hot Topic and buy one just like all the fat goth girls do.


HA! Hot topic stopped catering to fat goths about 10 years ago... shiat I can't even get a 2X Archer T-Shirt without having them "special order" one...
 
2013-10-12 02:00:52 PM  

Gergesa: Corsets for men are cooler looking because they have a steampunk touch to them.

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I wouldn't really call those "men" if you know what I mean.
 
2013-10-12 02:02:38 PM  

CeroX: milkyshirt: Gergesa: milkyshirt: Gergesa: Corsets for men are cooler looking because they have a steampunk touch to them.

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I don't have one at all, since I'm a girl. If I want a corset I can go down to Hot Topic and buy one just like all the fat goth girls do.

HA! Hot topic stopped catering to fat goths about 10 years ago... shiat I can't even get a 2X Archer T-Shirt without having them "special order" one...


It's true, they have a special version of Hot Topic for the "curvy" called Torrid, the Lane Bryant of Goth & fake Punk
 
2013-10-12 02:05:53 PM  

Animatronik: milkyshirt: Animatronik: Instead of distorting your body for weight loss, try my new diet, the Slavavitch diet.

No corsets or exercise or following a special diet plan required.

It goes like this: we provide you with midget in a harness to wear on your back. The midget has a helmet with a camera on top, which connects to our offices, where one of us is monitoring your food intake in real time. As you start to reach for that donut or eclair, we yell "slap a biatch" into the midget's earpiece. Well you can guess what happens next. We have a 100% success rate.

George R. R. Martin wrote a short story quite similar to this, except it's a monkey instead of a midget. "The Monkey Treatment".

That sounds extreme! He should be writing the next game of thrones book not stories


Relax, the copyright on the story is 1983.

However, if Martin would like to make a return to horror stories, that would be fine with me, as swords and dragons type fantasy does nothing for me.
 
2013-10-12 02:08:25 PM  

Bondith: Maggie_Luna: I've always wanted a corset, the undergarment kind not the sexy kind or the fashion ones. I am however lazy and I hate discomfort, like with heels. So I haven't bought one (also they're expensive).

For weight loss? I'd rather go tapeworm route if I were to screw all logic from diet and exercise.  That's how I lost 20+ pounds. Diet (as in I changed how I eat full stop, not I eat nothing but salads in an effort to lose weight), mingled with half-assed exercise.

So you ended up with half an ass?


I don't have much of one to be honest. People keep recommending exercise for it but again with the comment. I feel like a tool doing squats for some reasons.
 
2013-10-12 02:11:17 PM  
I have been waiting for a corset thread. I have like hundreds of pics....sadly I can't post them thru the mobile site.


Or maybe....
 
2013-10-12 02:14:55 PM  
That Dr is a hack, and should have his license revoked. Sqeezing yourself into a corset DOESNT MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT. It just sqeezes you, and makes you look smaller. Its your daily caloric intake vs. how much you burn daily. THAT is what loses you weight. I could let a steam roller roll over me, and i would be about 1 inch thick, but i would weigh the same. Making something smaller by a farking vice doesn't make you lose weight. Jesus, i cant believe people are this stupid.
 
2013-10-12 02:18:16 PM  

valar_morghulis: milkyshirt: Gergesa: milkyshirt: Gergesa: Corsets for men are cooler looking because they have a steampunk touch to them.

Oh yeah, those guys look real cool.

You're just jealous that my ManMelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator is larger than yours.

I don't have one at all, since I'm a girl. If I want a corset I can go down to Hot Topic and buy one just like all the fat goth girls do.

How you doin?


Have we reached peak sad lonely dork on this site, where simply mentioning you're female earns you a how you doin'?

Or did you take my comment to mean I'm a fat goth girl? Because ... no. You have fun with that though. :)
 
2013-10-12 02:20:07 PM  
Testing pic uplaodability....

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2013-10-12 02:22:43 PM  
Damn didn't work.
 
2013-10-12 02:33:45 PM  
Condensed version:  Latest Hollywood nonsense is .... packing 10 lbs of shiat in a 5 lb bag.  Film at eleven.
 
2013-10-12 02:45:03 PM  
Finally was able to come and add my respescts:
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2013-10-12 02:48:31 PM  

Chiquidin: Finally was able to come and add my respescts:


Now this is what I has hoping for in this thread.
 
2013-10-12 02:49:29 PM  

Oldiron_79: Chiquidin: Finally was able to come and add my respescts:

Now this is what I has hoping for in this thread.


I got more coming "hold on to your butts."
 
2013-10-12 02:50:00 PM  

WordyGrrl: StoPPeRmobile: Old_Chief_Scott: You don't have to wear a corset so tightly that becomes damaging. I know a rather full-busted woman that wears them quite often because it takes the load from her breasts off her shoulders and places it on her hips.

Mmmmmm atrophied muscle.

If you're the one toting around a heavy upper load, there's a big difference between this:

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Especially if you carry lotion bottles and a small planter on your bosom.


Yep more flaws in God's perfect plan.
 
2013-10-12 02:50:42 PM  
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2013-10-12 02:51:41 PM  
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2013-10-12 02:53:20 PM  
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2013-10-12 02:53:51 PM  
I had a distant friend who was a 24/7 "tightlacer," she was pretty well known in the fetish community since she was one of very few custom corset makers out there. I could never figure out whether the look was extremely erotic or extremely disturbing on her. Mostly the former, since she was quite the hottie, her smile could make anything look good.

But yeah, she died in her early 40's of unspecified causes. Don't know if it was related to... Oh, I dunno, squeezing her innards into a 12" tube for all those years. :|
 
2013-10-12 02:54:09 PM  

eldie: I was always amazed by the number of undergarments my Italian born grandmother ( born in 1893) wore


So was I
 
2013-10-12 02:57:14 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: That Dr is a hack, and should have his license revoked. Sqeezing yourself into a corset DOESNT MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT. It just sqeezes you, and makes you look smaller. Its your daily caloric intake vs. how much you burn daily. THAT is what loses you weight. I could let a steam roller roll over me, and i would be about 1 inch thick, but i would weigh the same. Making something smaller by a farking vice doesn't make you lose weight. Jesus, i cant believe people are this stupid.


You're telling me that 19th century medical advice might be wrong? ANd I was gonna go to this guy and ask for a sanitized tapeworm and a bottle of laudanum...

His idea is that by being restricted, you will eat less.  Sort of like an external lap-band.  Of course the lap-band itself is a sort of crazy radical procedure, so that's not exactly an endorsement.  It might work, but it would probably be simpler (and certainly safer and healthier in other ways) to just lay off the fries for month.  Health isn't just about waist size.

Mrs Drunk has sever corsets (the real kind, with steel bones), enjoys them now and again and unless they are laced seriously tight swears they are actually comfortable.  Also insists that they help her posture.  But has mentioned that they don't actually slim anyone down, they just "redistribute things a bit".
 
2013-10-12 02:57:27 PM  
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2013-10-12 02:58:04 PM  
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2013-10-12 03:07:38 PM  
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2013-10-12 03:12:44 PM  
Corsets are only for short time wear, You wear them out for a few hours and look stunning (well if you look really good in the first place) then you come home strip everything off but the corset and panties and...

That's how you wear a corset!
 
2013-10-12 03:18:17 PM  
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2013-10-12 03:19:23 PM  
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2013-10-12 03:29:37 PM  
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2013-10-12 03:30:35 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Corsets are only for short time wear, You wear them out for a few hours and look stunning (well if you look really good in the first place) then you come home strip everything off but the corset and panties and...

That's how you wear a corset!


Corsets look best next to the bed.  :)
 
2013-10-12 03:33:36 PM  

ZombieApocalypseKitten: OK So Amuse Me: Corsets are only for short time wear, You wear them out for a few hours and look stunning (well if you look really good in the first place) then you come home strip everything off but the corset and panties and...

That's how you wear a corset!

Corsets look best next to the bed.  :)


Corsets look best on the woman in bed.

Ftfy
 
2013-10-12 03:43:02 PM  
A properly-fitted, well-made corset beats the hell out of a bra/girdle.  Most of what you're seeing here is either fetish wear or playtime corsetry (NTTAWWT!!!!)

There's a lot of misinformation about Victorian corsetry. To get a good idea of the sizes, look at either surviving garments or, better yet, actual dress patterns. Very few are designed for a waist smaller than 23", unless they're for a child.  Victoria herself was never what anyone would call 'petite'.

There's a lot of social history with corsets, but this isn't the place to go into it, not when we can see pix of people like Bettie Page in one.
 
2013-10-12 03:49:48 PM  
This article is very poorly researched. Even the first non quoted sentence is already false. Tightlacing was only practiced mid 1800s to early 1900s, older corsets were more about maintaining posture and supporting breasts, did not come with the detrimental side effects.

Victorian and Edwardian corsets required fundamentally better materials than were availible earlier (metal lace holes at minimum) let alone that it wasn't the style.
 
2013-10-12 04:11:35 PM  

Khazar-Khum: Victoria herself was never what anyone would call 'petite'.


No, she was not.

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2013-10-12 04:32:16 PM  
Animatronik:
That sounds extreme! He should be writing the next game of thrones book not stories

Amen.  He wasted all that time writing episodes of Beauty and the Beast  and editing those silly Wild Card books when he should have stared A Song of Ice and Fire at least a decade earlier so he'd be a book closer to being done.  Why is talent wasted on inconsiderate, lazy shiats?
 
2013-10-12 05:24:59 PM  

Khazar-Khum: A properly-fitted, well-made corset beats the hell out of a bra/girdle.  Most of what you're seeing here is either fetish wear or playtime corsetry (NTTAWWT!!!!)

There's a lot of misinformation about Victorian corsetry. To get a good idea of the sizes, look at either surviving garments or, better yet, actual dress patterns. Very few are designed for a waist smaller than 23", unless they're for a child.  Victoria herself was never what anyone would call 'petite'.

There's a lot of social history with corsets, but this isn't the place to go into it, not when we can see pix of people like Bettie Page in one.


This.

I have a reproduction of an Eaton's catalogue from 1902, and most of the ready-to-wear dresses and skirts are for a 22-29" waist.  Given that people were far more petite back then anyways, this hardly seems extreme.

And if you happened to be bigger, well...Lane Bryant was founded around that very same time.
 
2013-10-12 06:16:43 PM  

Chiquidin: The lovely Cora Skinner
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guess who just earned a big Green Fav!

/loves corsets
 
2013-10-12 06:40:26 PM  

not_an_indigo: Khazar-Khum: A properly-fitted, well-made corset beats the hell out of a bra/girdle.  Most of what you're seeing here is either fetish wear or playtime corsetry (NTTAWWT!!!!)

There's a lot of misinformation about Victorian corsetry. To get a good idea of the sizes, look at either surviving garments or, better yet, actual dress patterns. Very few are designed for a waist smaller than 23", unless they're for a child.  Victoria herself was never what anyone would call 'petite'.

There's a lot of social history with corsets, but this isn't the place to go into it, not when we can see pix of people like Bettie Page in one.

This.

I have a reproduction of an Eaton's catalogue from 1902, and most of the ready-to-wear dresses and skirts are for a 22-29" waist.  Given that people were far more petite back then anyways, this hardly seems extreme.

And if you happened to be bigger, well...Lane Bryant was founded around that very same time.


Huh, i looked it up, and lena bryant was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant in nyc, whose name was changed thru carelessness in business paperwork and she decided to run with it...

Why are you stealing my family's mythology lena???

/maybe that sort of thing was common back then.
//or maybe my grampa made the story up. He has a tendency to do that sort of thing...
 
2013-10-12 06:46:41 PM  

katerbug72: Spanx do the same thing. I get the worst stomach ache if I wear them. I ended up losing the 20lbs instead of wearing Spanx. Much more comfortable.


Corsets make you look good, but they are the worst feeling if you have any tummy at all.

Wore a corset for halloween a few years ago, felt like i was suffocating.
 
2013-10-12 06:50:02 PM  

o'really: katerbug72: Spanx do the same thing. I get the worst stomach ache if I wear them. I ended up losing the 20lbs instead of wearing Spanx. Much more comfortable.

Corsets make you look good, but they are the worst feeling if you have any tummy at all.

Wore a corset for halloween a few years ago, felt like i was suffocating.


Now that i think about it, it didn't hurt in my stomach, more in my ribs. But I'm the hypersensitive type. I'm not down for constricting Clothing.
 
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