Binding is an essential process for trans guys. Of course, not every transmasculine person binds or wants to bind. And there are a lot of trans guys who want to bind, but can't - often due to health reasons. However, many trans guys say that above all else, their chests give them the most dysphoria. For some, having lumps where they feel they shouldn't is like wearing a costume that they can't take off. For others, it can make them not want to leave their houses or interact with other people at all.