Latex clothing is referred to by a variety of names including rubber, PVC, or polyvinyl chloride. There are many people that are seemingly obsessed with flesh and raw carnality is something that has become quite popular within music videos, advertisements and popular culture. Some people argue that this hyper sexualisation of people are resulting in us become desensitized to flesh and sex. So the question then becomes, what is beyond nudity?
Latex is often described as a shiny second skin. It’s classy, and wouldn’t look out of place next to luxury sex toys. It is translucent and comes in a variety of colours, hues and thickness. It invents and creates new silhouettes for the human body and has become a celebrated fixture within fetish circles and BDSM. Latex is increasingly becoming mainstream and is also seen on the fashion runway and being integrated seamlessly within street wear as well.
Latex and latex wear has also become so popular within fashion that there are dedicated fetish groups that describe themselves as rubberists and who have developed a clear interest within rubber and latex wear. Specifically in the form of full body latex suits and rubber doll costume outfits. Rubberists may be involved in penetrative play, however the general idea within such scenes is to provide erotic encounters and instead focusing on oral stimulation or orgasms induced through the use of vibrators. Some rubberists might not find any arousal through the wearing of such gear and instead be more concerned with the ritualistic aspect of dressing within latex and rubber and then being involved in intricate bondage play and/or corporal punishment. It can often look frightening – but it is far from the truth.
Wearing rubber is primarily concerned with a sensual experience, though this will vary between different fetishists. Some might describe the feeling of wearing a latex suit as being hugged. Admittedly, such a hug also exposes a certain vulnerability due to the thinness of the material and its body hugging form. Sensation play can also be incorporated when wearing rubber, as the wearer of the rubber can feel heat and coolness almost instantaneously, as opposed to wearing fabric clothing. Commonly, the pornography of this particular fetish concerns the material and not the individual. It is the visual nature of the material which appeals to people. The wearer of the outfit might look outlandishly sexy, or intimidating. One of the most interesting things about rubber and latex gear is the way in which it accentuates aspects of the body.
Dry Latex can cause friction against the skin, any good lube water based lubricant or silicone lubricant should make slipping into your Latex wear a breeze. Some people use talc or cornstarch to ease their way into their Latex clothing, but because of the residue left, this then often becomes a two stage process, because some types of Latex shine is usually needed to remove the cloudy talc residue.
Under general wearing conditions latex surprisingly feels light and cool.
Latex polish is what gives it that gloriously shiny finish. Keeping your Latex Wear looking good is simply a matter of using a latex shine product. Take care not to let the spray gather in the folds of the clothing, since it can cause degradation of the material over time. Because Latex is so thin, it tears easily, and care should be taken when getting into your clothing. Take extra care if you have long, sharp fingernail or/and when using various pleasure devices or cleaning.
Since your Latex wear can be affected by a variety of perfumes, and other liquids, take care when anointing your body or leaning against surfaces wet with unknown substances (like nightclub bars). After you remove your clothing, turn it inside out, wipe it carefully to remove any talc or other products you may have applied, and let the surface(s) dry thoroughly. Then store in a cool, dark, dry place as rubber fades in bright light.
Light colored Latex can stain easily around some metals, so take care with your accessories and try to avoid copper, nickel or other coin metals. Take care when storing any Latex clothing with metal trims perhaps use tissue paper to keep the metal from resting against the Latex surface.
Depending on the look you are going for, you may or may not want to dress from head to toe in Latex clothing. Because Latex is thin and clings, everything you have is on display and nothing will stop your partner (or others) from taking in the sights.
Since Latex clothing is skin tight with a "second skin" feeling, it is most commonly associated with erotica and fetishes. But when worn in various combinations with or without other fabrics, Latex-wear is becoming one of the more sought after trends in nightclubs and bars.