What is latex…
Latex is a natural substance, extracted from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) indigenous to Brazil, but is today also grown in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Latex is used in an incredible number of things, from condoms to tires, and has captured the hearts of many latex fetishists as the highest form of fetish clothing!
What is erotic about latex…
There are several buttons to push if you have a latex fetish. Almost everyone can appreciate the sight of a body warped in shiny latex clothing. Also, the feeling of wearing latex is very unique and special and is often described as “a second skin”. There are even some for whom the scent of latex is a major turn-on. There are many ways.
But you don’t have to get turned on by latex to wear it. Many simply wear it because it looks great, is sexy and is used in the fashion design scene.
How is latex clothing made…
There are two very distinct ways to produce latex clothing and the price clearly reflects that.
There are a relatively cheap “molded” version and the exclusive and much more expensive “glued” designer latex. Molded latex is made by dipping a cast in liquid latex (often in the colors black, red and transparent), afterwards the cast are dried and then baked (vulcanized) in a oven.
Glued latex clothing is made from latex sheeting that is cut after a pattern, having the parts glued together. It’s just the same way you manufacture regular clothing. Gluing latex is an expensive and time-consuming process, but the fit is much better! Quality, color, and thickness can be customized to the individual.
Clothing made from latex sheeting is repairable. If it gets a rip or the lining fractures, that can’t be done with the molded latex. The reason for this is that it’s extremely difficult to glue latex that has been vulcanized in an oven.
How to dress up in latex clothing?
When preparing to dress in latex clothing, it’s very important to have plenty of time. Too much stress just makes you sweat and then it’s almost impossible to get it on. It’s also important to remove any jewelry with sharp edges, to avoid rips and tears in the latex. If you have long nails, it’s a good idea to wear a pair of gloves.
Start by applying a lubricant to reduce friction between your body and the inner side of the latex clothing. Fragrance-free talcum powder (found at drugstores) or silicone-based body lotion (get this at a fetish shop) are the best choices. Some people recommend cornstarch, but I don’t. A biological substance like cornstarch mixed with water (sweat) makes an excellent base for bacterial growth and can make your latex smell and rot. NEVER use an oil-based lubricant (like Vaseline), this will dissolve and destroy your latex in no time!
When you have finished squeezing yourself into your latex clothing, it’s time to give it a good polish! To this task, it’s preferable to have an assistant, to help polish the hard-to-reach places – unless you have been practicing yoga for years! There are many brands of polishing agents for latex. I use pure silicone oil, dispensed on spray cans or bottles. Ask your local fetish shop what they recommend.
Start by removing any leftover talcum with a soft moist cloth. Administrate the polishing agent in a fine thin layer that leaves your latex nice and shining. Some agents need to be polished with a cloth, so study the instructions carefully.
How to undress latex clothing?
So, when you want to get undressed after a long night of partying, it’s important to clean your latex clothing at once. Remove the clothing and soak it in lukewarm water. If you have been sweating a lot, and most do that when wearing latex, you can use some mild soap to get rid of sweat and bad odors.
Gently dry the inner and outer sides with a towel and let them dry. When your latex is finished drying, powder the inner side with talcum so the sides don’t stick together.
Place your latex clothing on a hanger or fold it gently and put it in a plastic bag. Direct sunlight and contact with copper alloys will cause damage and discolorations. Store your latex clothing in a cupboard or another place that is dark and cool, until you need it again.