How To Support People With BID
Share your support.
"Let their body be theirs!" sharing this motto, and this website, is an excellent way to spread awareness and show support of this community.
Show enthusiastic support.
It can be hurtful to only see someone mourn the BID, and the attempts to treat it. Try to celebrate their victories with them. Be it progress towards achieving their need or receiving tools to simulate better, they will feel relieved to have someone who not only accepts that it is happening but feels glad that they are finding ways to relieve their dysphoria.
Assist with simulating.
While not necessary, helping someone simulate can be a great way to bond, and helps them avoid situations that forces them to stop, which could cause dysphoria to flare.