***It was very, very nice to hear the support that I got from some of you here on tumblr. I realize that my previous text post was the sort that just begs for that kind of attention, which is kind of an annoying thing to do. I’m sorry about that, and I thank you for indulging me!***

Ugh….I’ve been terribly busy for school related stuff. I won’t get into it here, but if you’re really curious you can send me a message about it. But in honour of working really hard to get finished with my schooling, I thought I would share this university related thing that I never, ever got involved with: the varsity jacket.

At the university that I attend, I’m not sure if our football team is any good, or if they even have these kind of jackets. Far more common, oddly enough, is the prevalence of varsity jackets for the Engineering majors and the Science majors. Regardless of who’s wearing them, I find them to be not so appealing. Perhaps this is because I never had that one-sided highschool romance with the popular jock, where one day he forgets his jacket at my house when we’re doing a homework assignment and I fall asleep wearing it. Geez, that sounds like a terrible movie.

Taking the jacket away, I actually quite like Blackstyle’s American Football Outfit. With a swap of the colour palette, the 3/4 length trousers and sleeveless top could easily be renamed a cycling suit or similar, and I think that’s a good thing. Versatility is key!

Question of the day: If you have a latex/rubber fetish, does that material fetish overlap with a sports fetish? i.e. do you like rubber sports wear, or would you prefer to have real sports wear and latex wear separately?

(Source: blackstyle.de)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

hiii! i just wanted to ask you: how do you get your latex so shiny? I have a spray-on shiner and I tried polishing my latexwear with it like 3 times but it still looks like those dishwashing gloves you can buy at any supermarket (as in no shine at all) D:

Hey Anon,

      Shiny latex is something that the typical latex fetishists admire and seek out in their own gear. I have to admit that I’m not the best at keeping my stuff shiny and clean. If you’re impressed with the shine on my latex, it is probably because the picture you are looking at was taken when I was hanging with twohandstochoke. He swears by Vivishine, and always has a bottle with him. When we take photos together, we usually clean up the latex with his Vivishine before taking photos.

      If you don’t want to buy Vivishine there are alternatives, but they rarely produce as nice an effect.

  1. First, I make up my little batch of silicone lube (see instructions on this previous post).
  2. Next, I wash my latex with warm water and a little bit of dish detergent (see this silly video for details).
  3. After that, I partly fill my tub with warm water (or use a smaller wash tub) and add some of my home made silicone lube to it. The amount I add depends on how much latex I want to shine. I haven’t done it for awhile, but let’s say it’s around 1 tbs for a shirt and shorts.
  4. I then swish around my latex in the water for awhile. The silicone oil will lightly coat your latex for a nice shine. This part is still a bit experimental. The Vivishine product has some sort of surfactant in it (I assume) that allows the shiny silicone oil to spread thinly and evenly all over your latex. Without this special surfactant, the oil tends to form “oil droplets” and you get patchy coverage over your latex. I think adding a tiny bit of detergent might help with even spreading. More experimenting is necessary on my part.

If you don’t want to go through the whole hassle of washing your latex, or if you just want a spot shine, you can just have someone lightly rub silicone oil (or silicone lube) over your latex covered body. Using a clean microfibre cloth (or any cloth that doesn’t leave behind fibres), you can really polish your latex to a good shine. I don’t bother with spray shiners.

If your latex is still not shiny after that, it might be your latex and not your shining method. Chlorinated latex doesn’t shine up as nicely, for example. I’ve noticed that some really cheap latex items have the same problem. I think really cheap latex is similar to the latex that you get in bike inner tubes, and that stuff just doesn’t shine properly.

Anyway, hope that helps!

Well folks, I’m not really sure what’s going on but I guess I won’t complain. Over the past week, the traffic to my tumblr has gone absolutely nuts. Admittedly, I run a blog for a pretty small niche market here, so 200+ hits a day is definitely not normal for me. At first, I was worried that someone on Reddit or similar was sharing my posts around and everyone was having a laugh over my kinks, but it seems the majority of the traffic is also from Tumblr….and I guess people could also be laughing at my posts, but then there would be some evidence through mocking comments or similar. Anyway, I’m heading out for the weekend, so I just won’t worry about it.
Maybe I’ve shared this picture before, but maybe I haven’t. I’m wearing my polo shirt from Latex101, with gauntlets made by twohandstochoke, and I’m playing the super scary dom role in this photo with twohands. He’s wearing the microbreathe hood from KinkEngineering and a catsuit from Libidex (probably). This visit took place…two years ago I think! It’s always fun to hang out with him though.
I find that when posing for photos like this, it’s helpful to both mentally and physically prepare and pretend. For example, I think in my mind and trick myself into thinking that I’m actually doing something (i.e. choke twohands with lead), and then I physically prepare to do it and tense my muscles as if I’m going ahead with the action. Haha, look at my giving acting/modeling advice. Don’t listen to me :)  Hope you all enjoy and have a great weekend.
What are your strategies for taking a good photo? What kind of scenes/scenarios would be cool for future photoshoots? Alternately, what do you think is the reason with my spiking visitor counts?
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Well folks, I’m not really sure what’s going on but I guess I won’t complain. Over the past week, the traffic to my tumblr has gone absolutely nuts. Admittedly, I run a blog for a pretty small niche market here, so 200+ hits a day is definitely not normal for me. At first, I was worried that someone on Reddit or similar was sharing my posts around and everyone was having a laugh over my kinks, but it seems the majority of the traffic is also from Tumblr….and I guess people could also be laughing at my posts, but then there would be some evidence through mocking comments or similar. Anyway, I’m heading out for the weekend, so I just won’t worry about it.

Maybe I’ve shared this picture before, but maybe I haven’t. I’m wearing my polo shirt from Latex101, with gauntlets made by twohandstochoke, and I’m playing the super scary dom role in this photo with twohands. He’s wearing the microbreathe hood from KinkEngineering and a catsuit from Libidex (probably). This visit took place…two years ago I think! It’s always fun to hang out with him though.

I find that when posing for photos like this, it’s helpful to both mentally and physically prepare and pretend. For example, I think in my mind and trick myself into thinking that I’m actually doing something (i.e. choke twohands with lead), and then I physically prepare to do it and tense my muscles as if I’m going ahead with the action. Haha, look at my giving acting/modeling advice. Don’t listen to me :)  Hope you all enjoy and have a great weekend.

What are your strategies for taking a good photo? What kind of scenes/scenarios would be cool for future photoshoots? Alternately, what do you think is the reason with my spiking visitor counts?

Etsy is a great place to find some unique designs from small scale latex designers and crafters. In my last search through the site, i came across Spanish-based latex designers, CocoLateLatex. They have a limited selection of menswear and accessories, but it all seems very well done. 

Take a look at their Latex Spiked Muzzle. The strap up the centre of the face, combined with the small spikes, make the design somewhat unique for a muzzle. I’m not sure if it’s so easy to breath with this muzzle on, but I guess that can be kind of fun too. I think I might try a similar design myself and see how it goes :).

Anyway, here is what they have to say for themselves.

CocoLateLatex

Luxury is on details.

We are a spanish based latex clothing company, specialized in handmade latex clothing and accessories. Each garment is lovingly made one by one with special attention on detailing. Our goal is to create modern, risque and high quality designs in our characteristic elegant manner

Every design in our collection is created individually so that you can be a part of the creative process by choosing colors, contrasts, finishes, made to measure or standard size. We use good quality latex imported from trusted UK companies. 

We also work on custom designs. If you have any further questions about our work or about customizing a garment, colors, size or latex care, please don’t hesitate to contact us either via Etsy or contact email address: info [!at] coco-late.com

Check out updates from new items, events and more on 

Facebook Fanpage: 
http://www.facebook.com/coco.latex.madrid

Twitter:
@coco_late_latex

Website:
www.coco-late.com

Is this the muzzle for you? How do you usually search for cool latex items that make your credit card go boooo :( ?

(Source: etsy.com)

***As an aside, I noticed that within minutes of releasing their photos, a certain unscrupulous blogger had already snatched their photos, removed the credits, and started posting the pictures as their own. Do yourself, and the latex community a favour by unfollowing these lowlifes and just sticking to the original sources. It’s much easier to reblog a designer’s picture than to copy it and remove the sources!***

latex101:

Marbled latex anyone? The future of fetish is here!
http://www.latex101.com/shop/

I know that I’ve spoken a bit disparagingly about marbled latex in the past, but Latex101’s new line of marbled latex is getting me in all the right spots! Judging by the number of notes on this post, many of you haven’t seen their gear yet, so I highly, highly recommend that you run over to their website right now. You might want to freeze your credit card in a block of ice first, just to let yourself cool down a bit before making any impulse purchases!

The boys out at Latex101 have done something really great with their marbled latex items that I can’t quite identify. Somehow, the combination of the marbled patterns, with just the right amount of plain latex segments, well cut patterns, and cute bums has led to a highly desirable product.

catalystlatex:

Let’s see if my theory is right that none cares for men in latex yet men always bitch about the lack of menswear out there. When no support is given so we don’t know what you do and don’t like what do you expect? model The Aussie Pole Boys photographer Shayne Fergussonhttp://www.catalystlatex.com/mens-tops/item/15-vest

Some time ago, the experts of rubber design and chlorination at Catalyst Latex left us with something to think about regarding mens’ latex fashion. In short, the general feeling is that there is less interest in men’s latex fashion than there is in women’s latex fashion. The result of this general feeling is that latex designers tend not to focus on creating interesting latex items for men. This, of course, leads to men complaining about the lack of designs available for them to wear.

I feel like there are a lot of different discussions to unpack from this idea. To start, if you are getting enough complaints about the lack of mens’ designs that you feel the need to write a irritated retort about the lack of interest in mens’ latex, then maybe there is actually more support and interest in mens’ latex than you realize.

Anyway, here are some questions a few of my thoughts to start off the discussion.

1) Is there a disproportionately lower number of mens’ latex designs than womens’ latex designs?

Maybe. When you look at websites of many designers, it is not unusual to see page after page of different latex garments for women, but only 4 or 5 standard pieces (i.e. vest, polo, shorts, jeans) for men. That said, just as there are many designers who only create things for women, there are also many designers (often gay related) that only create items for men. It’s hard to say whether the total number of garments made for women is much, much higher than the total number made for men. After all, I’ve been writing this men’s latex fashion blog for how many years now? and I’ve only recently been having a difficult time finding new things to post (and I can be a bit picky with my showcased items). Even if it is a little more difficult to find men’s latex, there are resources out there like my List of Designers. Maybe this all comes down to a case of men complaining because everything isn’t about them anymore!

2) Let’s imagine that there is definitely a lack of men’s designs. What is the reason for this trend?

One user suggested that it was because men like to see women in latex, and not other men. I find that this line of thinking is kind of bullshit because it is condescending to women, and completely takes away any sense of agency from women as a whole, as if they are just some helpless creatures at the whims of the decision making men. While many may act this way toward women, it is certainly not the truth. I whole-heartedly believe that latex-loving women like to see themselves, other women, and other men in latex, and their opinion should not be discounted. 

If anything, it seems most likely that men themselves are blocking the outpouring of latex designs for men. There is nothing so fragile as the masculinity of men, and it is perhaps this that is stymying progress. Because many men are afraid of appearing too “feminine”, or too “gay”, they are less likely to be adventurous with the clothes that they are willing to wear. Nothing too brightly coloured, no frills, no skirts, no fun, and just plain boring. Even in the stores that focus mostly on men’s clothing, you’ll notice that the majority of designs are heavy on the macho side. Motorcycling designs, army uniforms, dark colours, all tough and gruff. Regarding the “too gay” comment, it is possible that many straight men are so terrified of being incorrectly ID’d as gay, they they refuse to look at or acknowledge another man in awesome latex gear.

3) Should anything be done about this?

Ultimately, I’m not sure if there is actually a problem here. Certainly, men need to diversify their wardrobes and be less insecure about the things they wear. However, there are already a lot of different designs for men to wear, and it’s just a matter of finding them. If anything, us guys need to be more open minded about the things that we wear, and less stuck up on the traditional ideals of masc vs femme. It’s okay to try something new, and it’s okay to compliment another guy on his awesome latex fashion sense. 

I’m not sure if I have any more thoughts on this subject at the time, but I’m sure some of my followers do. What do you think about the state of men’s latex fashion?

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a new rubber/latex designer, and it’s with great pleasure that I introduce Young Action. Being a bit of a comic book enthusiast, I kept reading the name as Young Justice and am still hoping that they produce some cool Impulse outfits or similar!

Young Action just launched their store this year, and their youthful exuberance is both infectious and clear to see. The first thing that I notice is that all their latex items seem to be named after people. Take for example the 3/4 Kevin Shorty pictured above. Though relatively simple in design, the suit looks well made and I am actually a fan of the 3/4 length clothing items. What really struck me is the eager and keen look on all the models’ faces. It’s not to say that they’re not attractive/sexy young men, but first and foremost, they are just really super excited to show off their goods. You can’t help but like this kind of enthusiasm.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves as a company.

Young-Action is a new, young Fashion Brand that entered the market in early 2014 with the objective to bring more life into the multi-facetted fetish-world.

The focus for Young-Action will strongly be on latex products. Beginning with a small selection, Young-Action is determined to continually expand and breath new life into the market.

The pieces on offer are already available in many different colours. Classic black with coloured stripes- or a completely different colour – it doesn’t always have to be black! It definitely pays off to keep an eye on Young-Action, and you may make some new discoveries.

Young-Action has over 10 years of experience with latex – that’s how they can even fulfill your craziest desires.

Our motto is „Geht nicht, gibt’s fast nicht“, a play on a german saying that losely translates to ‚There is nearly no such thing as ‚Can’t’“

Like us on Facebook to keep informed about the latest happenings and creations from Young-Action

You can also check them out on Facebook. Speaking of FB, I’ve got a kinky account and a personal account. What about you? Is it a click too close to grandma for your liking?

(Source: young-action.com)

Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!

I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:

1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.

2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  

3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 

I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.

Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?

menthol-penguin asked:

You mentioned in a previous post the problems with, specifically, yellow latex. Have you had problems with any other colours? Do you think the colour code is redundant, or should people not just assume that colour = consent and ask anyway? Do you avoid certain colours because of it? I feel with intricate designs assuming each colour means something would be a little silly.

Hey Menthol-penguin,

    Thanks for your unwavering support! It’s really nice to hear your comments and encouragements on my posts and tweets :). 

To answer your question, I think it is overall pretty safe and okay to wear whatever colour you feel like wearing when you go out to an event. The vast majority of people are kind and normal human beings who understand the concept of asking for consent. At most, I imagine you would get asked a curious question, and all you would have to do is reply “Sorry, no thanks. I just happen to like the colour yellow.” That said, you may find yourself in a situation where you are unable to respond. Maybe you’re gagged, or your are tied to a piece of bondage equipment and there, avoiding misleading colours may be helpful. More importantly, though, is having a trusted play partner working with you. Ahead of time,  an open discussion with them is a good idea. You can discuss what you are interested in having done, how many people you would be comfortable getting involved with (i.e. if you are at a social event like at 8x6 in Vancouver), etc. In such a case, even if you are tied up, you can trust your partner to stop a random guy from pissing on you, or punching fucking you if you are not interested.

I still think that colour code is somewhat useful because it at least gives others a small indication of what one might be interested in. I imagine the stigma of asking someone if they are into pissplay is quite high, the colours will at least allow you to flag your interest to potential sex partners. At fetish events, though, people seem pretty happy to write inspiring messages such as “cum dump”, “piss pig” and “FFucker” on their rubber shirts, so maybe all this subtle flagging is all for naught? 

latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.
From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.
I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!
I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.
Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?
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latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.

From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.

I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!

I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.

Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?

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