true self control is waiting until the movie starts to eat your popcorn
why would the movie eat my popcorn
nevermind i get it
Well of course you have to know what you’re doing.
Breaking a rib because of a corset is very uncommon. So far I’ve only read one account of it happening, and it was to a girl who didn’t know how to train properly and got a (apparently very strong) male friend to lace her into a corset that was too small for her ribs. I sort of doubt the story still, because I’m not sure that the corset she was wearing could have withstood that kind of pressure.
Broken bones, however, are another story. With cheaper corsets, they break easily. Actually, the fact that the steels in corsets are called bones is what lead to the common misconception that corsets often break people’s bones. Maybe that’s why you think broken ribs are a giant possibility.
And yes, some, corsets do change the shape of the rib cage, but it’s not a permanent change or even a dangerous one. Tightlacing can injure a person, but it’s not a given, especially if it’s done correctly. So, I don’t think I need to be cautious at all, I just have to be careful to not suddenly turn into an idiot.
I just want to say that my aunt once broke a rib from coughing too hard but I’ve been wearing corsets rather tightly for a while now and my ribs are fine.
It’s almost as if…..even pressure on the whole ribcage is actually fairly easy for the ribcage to deal with but sudden shocks to a very particular point can be very detrimental
"Broken rib" horror stories have been, more often than not, in reference to the corset’s “ribs” or boning, not human bones. Baleen (whalebone) and its substitutes reed and bamboo are all flexible and supple when wet, but once it dries out, it can become brittle and will snap under too much pressure. The snapping of the corset bone can be startling to the wearer, and shards from the baleen/ bamboo can pierce the skin.
Apart from whaling getting out of control, another reason that most corsetieres moved to steel after the industrial revolution was due to its resistance to snapping.
Not saying that nobody has ever broken a rib before, because I can’t speak for the MILLIONS of women who wore corsets and stays over the last 500 years, but the complaint of a “broken rib” is, as Sarah Chrisman wrote, “a problem for the seamstress, not the doctor.”