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    Woman wears corset continually for THREE YEARS. Attains 16" waist...

    Jesus H. Christ.

    German woman flaunts barely there 16-inch waist achieved by wearing a corset nonstop* - NY Daily News

    From http://de.lifestyle.yahoo.com/blogs/...202928248.html

    After three years of spending virtually every moment in a corset (she wore it even while sleeping!), Kobke's back and stomach muscles are so weak that she has trouble standing up if she's not wearing one. She walks gingerly, as if her balance is off, and when she removes her corset, it leaves deep grooves and welts on her skin. In her YouTube videos, she has to pause and struggle to take deep breaths while talking to the camera. "My life hasn't changed, just slowed down a little," she said.
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    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    I do like the look of corsets, but going to that extreme is nuts, IMO.

    Also, it's interesting seeing what a 16" waist actually looks like. I remember in Gone With The Wind (movie), it's mentioned that Scarlett has a 16" waist, and I remember watching that and thinking, "REALLY? That sounds tinier than it looks." And I was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyborcat View Post
    I do like the look of corsets, but going to that extreme is nuts, IMO.

    Also, it's interesting seeing what a 16" waist actually looks like. I remember in Gone With The Wind (movie), it's mentioned that Scarlett has a 16" waist, and I remember watching that and thinking, "REALLY? That sounds tinier than it looks." And I was right.
    Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)

    This woman is a idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lea View Post
    Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)

    This woman is a idiot.
    I was about to post the same thing. Gone With The Wind is one of my favorite movies.
    I am actually amazed it only took 3 years for her body to adjust like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lea View Post
    Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)
    That's right. I'm bad at remembering numbers and I think I confused it with her age at that point in the movie. Only a 2-inch difference, tho--it'd probably look about the same.
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    Google on "corset training" and you will find lots of pictures.

    Albert Corsets - 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=befo...w=1378&bih=772

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    Do people find it attractive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyborcat View Post
    I do like the look of corsets, but going to that extreme is nuts, IMO.

    Also, it's interesting seeing what a 16" waist actually looks like. I remember in Gone With The Wind (movie), it's mentioned that Scarlett has a 16" waist, and I remember watching that and thinking, "REALLY? That sounds tinier than it looks." And I was right.
    It really is. I like the look of corsets too, but not to this extreme. I'd love to have one or two for the sake of wearing period costumes (former theatre major here) . . . but I couldn't ever do it to the point where it's more than 2-3" smaller than my natural waist. Reminds me of the pictures back in the height of corseting from the 16-18 hundred, where women's ribs and internal organs were just so completely out of whack.

    Quote Originally Posted by fifer View Post
    Do people find it attractive?
    I imagine the people who do it at the very least must find it attractive, otherwise why do that do yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutdoorAmy View Post
    It really is. I like the look of corsets too, but not to this extreme. I'd love to have one or two for the sake of wearing period costumes (former theatre major here) . . . but I couldn't ever do it to the point where it's more than 2-3" smaller than my natural waist. Reminds me of the pictures back in the height of corseting from the 16-18 hundred, where women's ribs and internal organs were just so completely out of whack.
    I used to cosplay, and a lot of the costumes I made involved a bodice of some kind so I had a steel-boned corset made to wear under them--cinched in my waist a few inches, and made my scoliosis seem to disappear (not sure if it actually straightened my spine but it sure looked like it did). It looked awesome.

    As for the subject of this thread, it may not be harmful, but I find the way it causes the ribs to curve in more and the organs to be pushed downward kind of disturbing. I think if I found that happening to me, I'd freak out and stop.

    I don't know if there's much of a point to what I'm saying, just musing I guess =P
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    I read that Jessica Alba did the corset thing for three months after being pregnant to get her figure back... Weird. It obviously does something. Though this German woman had an ultrasound of her stomach done and her digestive tract her stomach had been squished into an unnatural position, but she doesn't believe her doctor. She also can't eat a normal-size meal, because the corset constricts her stomach.

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    That 16" waist look is creepy though. I'm thinking it's something like a very focused sort of anorexia.
    It kind of reminds me of those women who get HUGE breast implants... It's kind of body dysmorphia?

    Quote Originally Posted by fifer View Post
    Do people find it attractive?
    I'm sure there are - there are always people out there who find the extreme attractive. Extreme thinness, extreme fatness, extreme makeup, extreme boob jobs...

    I like corsets and the hour glass shape, but these pictures make me sad. She looks artificial.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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