latex101:

Finally after months of work we are pleased to announce our latest line of products!

Introducing our Textured Latex!!

Stunning, eye-catching and sexy, this is the future.
This pattern is GEARS.

See more at: http://www.latex101.com/shop

The brilliant folks at Latex101 came out with their new line of textured latex quite some time ago, but this is my first time talking about them. 

While I haven’t handled any of 101’s brand of textured latex, they appear to be laser-etched patterns made in a way similar to the designs you find from KinkEngineering. This is very different from the textured ‘exclusive latex’ that you might find at rubear, which uses raised layers of latex to create the textured pattern. Shown here is the Gears pattern, but also available are Sahara, Graffiti, Armour and Circuit.

Textured latex can be a wonderful addition to your latex outfits. Rubear’s exclusive can be very dominant and visually distracting if used to excess, so it’s important to use it sparingly unless you’re going for a gaudy, over-stated look. On the other hand, the laser-etched latex is a little more subtle and I think more forgiving in that respect. Overall, it’s great stuff and I hope to get my hands on some one day soon!

Btw, I got some great responses from that last video that I posted. Thanks so much! I’ll post the and discuss at a later point. It’s Canadian Thanksgiving today, so I guess I’m going to spend some time with friends and have a lot of food and drink. What’s your favourite celebratory meal?

Hey there,

I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting very frequently lately. Unfortunately, I think it’ll have to be this way for awhile. So, if anyone wants to help me out and write some posts for my blog, please let me know. It might be fun to do some collaborative work with a fellow latex or leather enthusiast!

     Despite being quite busy, I had the chance to make this very silly, and very boring video the other day. Someone anonymously asked me to do a video while wearing my facemask, and I had taken the time to put on my catsuit, so I thought that I might as well make a video. Don’t be too excited about this video…it is really, really boring. I just talk for 7 minutes about nothing much, and do really stupid things. In my opinion, the ‘best’ part is watching my eyebrows in the first 10 seconds, so you can close it down after the intro.

I’ll end this post with a quick question. I mention donations and selling my latex creations in the video. Is this something that I should pursue when I have more time?

Just the other day (actually more than a week ago…I’m so sorry), ‘Anon’ asked me

How does latex feel when you wear it?

I feel like I’ve probably answered that question before, but I’m a bit too lazy to scroll through my blog right now. As such, I thought I could answer the question and share this newer design from Simon O Latex, all at the same time.

The catsuits at Simon O are always a bit unique, and this metallic blue suit with matching gasmask are no exception. I’ve noticed that some designer at Simon O is really fond of the 80s aerobics bodysuits. They aren’t really my preference, but I can see why some people might like them. If I were to wear this shiny catsuit, I would probably go w/o the mask (unless I’m looking for some breath play, I guess) and accessorize with a belt, thigh harness, gauntlets, etc to give it more of a superhero look.

Personal preferences aside, I feel like this is a pretty good example to talk about what latex feels like. Sadly, I’ve been so busy with work that it’s actually been awhile since I’ve put on latex, but I’m sure I can remember what it feels like :p. Firstly, the type of lubrication that you used to put on your gear can make a huge difference in how latex feels. To me, powdering with talc/baby powder makes the latex feel really smooth and silky… until you start to sweat! If I just slip it on in the shower, the water makes it easy to wear, but someone feels…disconnected. I’m not sure how to explain it, but to me it kind of feels like you’re in latex, with a layer of water in between your skin and the latex. On the other hand, if you dress using silicone oil, there is a sort of warmth to the silicone. I always feel like the silicone oil acts like some sort of intermediate that helps connect with the latex. It all sounds a bit weird as I read what I’m typing, but I’m not sure if I can convey the feeling in another way.

The latex itself usually feels constrictive and tight over the body (if it’s fitted well). Sensations through latex feel really amazing. Latex will spread the pressure wherever you’ve been touched, which leads to a really unique experience. If it’s thin latex, it can make me really sensitive. When it’s thicker, it’s almost like a tease because the sensation feels good, but you also feel like it’s eluding you because so much of the feeling is lost in the thickness of the rubber. It’s fun :). Latex itself feels interesting. It is cool at first, but not cold like metal, and gives way when you touch it (i.e. it’s a firm but soft…like skin I guess?). When it’s clean, it is slightly sticky, but most people will have it lubed up so it’s very nice and slick.

I’m not sure I can think of any more words to describe how latex feels to me, but I’m sure some of you do! I’m curious to hear how other people describe the feeling of latex. What does latex feel like to you?

(Source: rubber-store.com)

***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)

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