Latex Fetish Community
We’re not alone! The latex fetish community is well established, and support, help, and connect fellow rubber rubberists. The latex fetish community also assembles in large cities, such as London, Tokyo, Berlin and Copenhagen, where rubber enthusiasts meets, socialize and exchange ideas.
I said to Kim RUB at the ‘Back to School’ themed Club RUB event last September, “You’ve been doing very successful Master Workshops for quite some time now Kim. Have you ever thought about maybe a Mistress Workshop?” She peered at me and retorted, “Surely YOU don’t need any help in THAT department!” “Um..,” I stuttered, “…well, I can assure you that if you ever do decide to run one, you can count on me being there!”
And there I was, 5 months later, in a front row pew, an eager participant on the maiden voyage of Miss Kim’s Mistress Workshop (held in a secret location in East London). And as it turned out, myself and my fetish buddy Biwitched were lucky to even get a place on the list. The room was packed with a female menagerie of likeminded kinksters: housewives who had discovered after years of marriage that they shared the same fetish of forced feminisation with their cross dressing husbands; your common or garden Fetlife pervert like yours truly; and even those in the virgin stages of thinking about a career as a pro-domme.
What followed was 4 solid hours worth of informative, entertaining, knowledgeable, light hearted talk and discussion, punctuated by practical demonstrations of erotic spanking and Japanese rope bondage. For the spanking session, we were treated to the delicious sight of Miss Kim herself going to town on the sweet rump of her young assistant Charlie. Then the king of Shibari himself, Esinem, strolled in and proceeded to skilfully bind his sinewy model while she quietly slipped into subspace…not even a breath was felt in that roomful of strong minded women…no mean feat Esinem!
The whole afternoon was (masterfully!) executed by Miss Kim. She shared her 23 years of knowledge and experience in an open minded, sensitive, humorous and, above all, objective fashion. She certainly never pertained that her way was the right way, but rather encouraged each individual to find their own direction with, of course, more than a few pointers and words of advice to help achieve successful and mutually fulfilling domination!
Kim also shared her infamous bank of 100 Kinky Tips with us, her novices. Don’t even think about trying to prise any out of us though. Like a Wonka Golden Ticket, we swore to keep them close to our chests.
And then of course there’s our homework assignment to complete… A Mistress’ work is never done!
The popular German latex community CRfriends.de is closing at the end of August. CRfriends.de has been privately run by a latex loving couple (known as Gixxi and Sandmann) who spent lots of work and money on their community, all in their spare time while living their normal lives with jobs and family.
I wish to thank Gixxi & Sandmann for all their efforts in the last 10 years. Both of them has done a fantastic job and made a huge impact on the German latex community! Their friendly nature and hard work has been inspiring to all of us and I wish them the best of luck in the future. I’m proud to had the pleasure to meet both of them in person on several CRfriends meetups and fetish parties and hope that our roads will cross again.
CRfriends.de will be missed!
This year’s Miss Rubber World competition was won by Toronto’s own quirky, talented and beloved Archean. Having recently learned of her victory I sent her a message asking when we could speak so I could get all the details while they were still fresh in her mind.
I remember her announcing at a mutual friend’s birthday party her intention to participate and so she started planning since last October.
Not having been present, I asked her about her presentation. Archean shared with me that in taking her performance piece seriously she chose to essentially “test” it a couple of times at other events. First at a Hard Rock Cafe and then at “Capital Kink” in Ottawa, where she delivered it as a multi-media piece incorporating video that she interacted with. The multi-media concept was dropped for NYC in order to prevent technical difficulties.
She wanted something with a narrative and so she designed a show with a bit of a plot line. Something about and of herself. She illustrates the journey of her discovery of her kinks and coming to terms with herself as a fetishistic woman.
*Launching in the Spring, Kink Engineering’s website “Rubberlesque” will present video of the show, I’ll keep you posted.*
I asked Archean why she decided to participate in the pageant. She laughed and freely admitted that the prize pool was a strong motivator. She then went on to say that she and her other half (Mad_Scientist) have a number of concepts (like their existing Knockoff Knockdown Blog) brewing in their Kink Engineering RubberLab. Having the Miss Rubber World title would enable her to better promote these projects – projects that benefit the rubber community.
Her plan was to represent herself as honestly as possible. She designed outfits that she truly loved and were a good reflection of her personality – including making her Tank Girl costume herself. She feels her genuine love of rubber really came through and that as someone with body-image issues she wanted to see if she could be “on par with the model-types” one expects at these competitions. Archean described to me the first time she put on a catsuit – how she literally cried for joy for feeling so beautiful (something I can very much relate to). She described competing at the event as a “very empowering” experience that made her feel “really beautiful”. She wanted to see if the public was interested in having her represent them as Miss Rubber World and they did!
It was funny listening to her describe some of the high-points of the weekend…
There was zero tolerance for fraternizing with the judges. She had to wait until after the competition to hang out with Dawnamatrix, whom she’d befriended at another fetish event, and had a terrific time doing so. She really liked the rice pudding at NYC’s “Rice to Riches” and would totally go back. Apparently this was the first “solid” food she could hold down during that weekend. You see, our Miss Rubber World was sick with the stomach flu for those three days and was vomiting literally only three hours prior to the competition.
“I absolutely loved it. It was a lot of work. It was stressful. It took every ounce of focus to make this happen.” Archean loved the whole experience so much that it brought her out of her sickness and put her in the “happiest spot in the world.”
“The crowd lost their minds and people were telling me this was the best fetish performance they have ever seen. Skydiving didn’t compare to this!”
Observing such a tremendous response from the audience made it all worthwhile even if she didn’t win.
“This was really inspiring, it built up my confidence and was loads of fun more than anything. I got to look pretty and be smart in front of an audience!”
She and her crew arranged for a videographer to capture footage for a documentary about the experience. Another Kink Engineering project? : )
I asked her if there was anything she wished to share with you folks…
“I really want this to become a big event to showcase the new amazing talent out there. I think it’s on its way to becoming that. I really want people to put forth their best efforts because this has the potential to inspire people to do new and exciting things. This is an amazing platform for people with less experience and fame to present stuff that will blow everybody away. I want people to keep striving to bring excellence to the competition because its good for the community.”
Beautifully said by a 26 year-old artist/latex-activist I’m proud to know. Well said, indeed.
*More images to follow as I receive them*
Twitter is addictive and a super cool tool to socialize with your kinky friends and keep yourself up-to-date with what is happening in latex fetish community. I have used it intensively for the last three months and it’s getting more and more fun.
So who is fun or interesting to follow on Twitter? I’m glad you asked! With no further delay, I hereby present my guide to who is who on Twitter’s latex fetish community – in my list of “20 Latex Pervs to Follow on Twitter” in no special order:
@3xl – Myself off cource! Latex lifestyler and latex fetish blogger extraordinaire! BS – I know… Just add me already!
Marquis America has recently launched MyFetishCafe.com. The site allows users to make and connect with new friends, upload pictures and video, post and browse classifieds, check out video on demand (through Marquis Cinema), and find out what’s going on with fresh news and up-to-date events. Users can also read blogs or start one of their own. And, not to be forgotten is the shopping – you can buy Marquis America DVDs, get current and back issues of Marquis Magazine, along with kinky original art, toys, accessories and books.
“MyFetishCafe.com is garnering thousands of hits in just the few weeks it’s been up,” says Entrepreneur, Erik von Gutenberg. “Marquis Magazine and DVDs are well respected in the fetish community, so it seemed logical to start a social networking site. We are trading banners, looking into affiliate programs and are confident this site will blow up.”