What is “Latex Fetish”?
Latex Fetish is the preference and kink that revolves around the attraction and desire for latex accessories and clothing. Latex fetish is a subculture of rubber fetishism. Latex fetish is gender neutral and can be experienced by Doms, Subs, and even the wearer alone.
The Psychology of Latex Fetishism
It has been hypothesized that the reason behind the appeal of shiny, latex fabrics may be due to the fabric’s elasticity and its appearance and function of a second skin, much like condoms, penis extenders, or sheathes.
- Latex is skintight and is commonly available in shades that mimic a person’s skin color. There are also brighter variants that to some add a stimulating effect. Many Domina wear black latex lingerie which is closely associated with the imagery of Dominatrix in popular culture.
- Latex can be irresistible to fetishists because of its highly flexible and resilient material.
- For people with latex fetish, its trans formative property is symbolic of taking on a brand new identity or being reborn into someone else.
- Some might also choose to wear items under latex to give the body enhanced or unnatural features.
- Many latex wearers often choose garments with inclusions to make their breasts appear much larger or unnatural.
- For some, the smell of latex can be sexually arousing rubber. At times, chemicals are added to the latex garments in order to enhance its scent.
Latex Fetishism & Practical Use
Dressing up in costumes and garments made of skin-tight latex or even draping latex cloaks is the most common way latex fetishists express their kinky preference. A more extreme sexual inclination towards latex has inspired fetishists to create latex counterparts for the majority of their everyday wear.
Latex garments take a considerable amount of care. Storing them requires washing after each use with mild soap, air drying or patting down with a towel, and storing them in a cool, dark place.
Putting them on often requires a laborious process and great care to ensure not harming the garment. Custom and bespoke latex pieces often come at a high cost, which is a barrier of entry into this fetish for many. While latex is flexible, it does have its limits, and once a latex garment tears it is nearly impossible to repair.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Latex and Medical fetishes often overlap. Doctors make use of latex gloves and catheters, making latex gloves a must-have item in Medical Play. Even materials that look similar to latex are incorporated in creating garments for the fetish scene.
Latex is not limited to clothing items and takes the form of many kinds of accessories. PVC hazmat suits, vinyl, metal, and other variants of protective clothing used in industrial settings are just some alternative materials that are usually associated with BDSM and extreme forms of uniform fetishism.
Due to the growing demand for quality fetish wear and BDSM garments, a great number of skilled designers have arisen in the scene. These include designers such as Polymorphe from Montreal, Syren Latex, Fetish Factory, Coco de Mer, and Skin Two.
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