I really wanted to get top surgery this summer but can't afford it, so I'm planning to start hormones instead, hopefully in the next couple of weeks. I used a binder for about a month a year ago, but I had to stop pretty quickly because it hurt too much. I wasn't wearing it longer than I should have, and it was definitely the right size. The one I bought was from Underworks, and I also borrowed one from someone that was GC2B to see if it was any better and that one hurt even more (again, it definitely wasn't a sizing issue, I even asked the GC2B staff and they recommended a size smaller even than the one I tried). I also have minor sensory issues so the feeling of having anything tight anywhere on my body is extremely uncomfortable for me. Next year I am going away to school and I plan to be living full time as male. I don't think I'm too far away from passing right now, and the hormones will help. So the only thing left is that I can't use a regular binder and therefore have to figure out another way to hide my chest. I have a pretty small chest to begin with and I have a couple of t-shirts and some flannel shirts that make me look pretty flat. All my other shirts make it pretty obvious though and it's not really an option to change my whole wardrobe. Do you guys know of any alternative methods of binding or otherwise hiding my chest that would be more comfortable? I really don't need a lot of compression, just enough to flatten things out a little. Also do you have any tips for dealing with locker rooms or the communal bathrooms in dorms?