Rubber fetishismor latex fetishismis the fetishistic attraction to people wearing latex clothing or, in certain cases, to the garments themselves. PVC fetishism is closely related to rubber fetishism, with the former referring to shiny clothes made of the synthetic plastic polyvinyl chloride PVC and the latter referring to clothes made of rubber, which is generally thicker, less shiny, and more matte than latex.
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Latex or rubber fetishists sometimes refer to themselves as " rubberists ". Gay rubberists tend to call themselves " rubbermen ".
The terms "PVC", "vinyl" and "PU" tend to be used interchangeably by retailers for clothing made from shiny plastic-coated fabrics. These fabrics usually consist of a backing woven from polyester fibers with a surface coating of shiny plastic.
The plastic layer is often textured to look like leather "leatherlook", " pleather "as opposed to smooth " wetlook ", "patent". One reason why latex or other tight shiny fabrics may be fetishised is perhaps that the garment forms a "second skin" that acts Rubber fetish community a Rubber fetish community surrogate for the wearer's own skin.
Thus, wearers of skin-tight latex or PVC garments may be perceived by the viewer as Rubber fetish community naked, or simply coated in a shiny substance like paint.
Latex and PVC can also be polished to be shiny and can also be produced in bright colours, adding further visual stimulus to add to the physical sensations produced by the material. The tightness of the garments may also be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage.
The smell of latex rubber is also a turn-on for some rubber fetishists, and such garments are usually impregnated with chemicals to enhance the odour. Some Rubber fetish community this, especially in the more liberal areas e.
A compelling reason that people are turned on by wearing rubber is its transformative abilities. As with any costume, a rubberist can imagine themselves having a new identity, especially one that permits a different code of behavior.
Latex fetishism sometimes involves dressing up in the material; looking at Rubber fetish community worn by sexual partners; or fantasies sometimes wearers Rubber fetish community skin-tight or other latex garments, such as divers and workers wearing industrial protective clothing.
Another common stereotype of is the image of a dominatrix wearing a skin-tight, usually jet-black, latex or PVC catsuit. Some latex enthusiasts are also turned on by the wearing of draped latex garments such as cloaks.
Heavier fetishists often attempt duplicating all kinds of "everyday wear" into a rubber counterpart. For hygienic reasons, many sex toys such as dildos and butt plugs are made from rubber or similar materials, and this is also a factor Rubber fetish community rubber fetishism.
Some rubber fetishists are also medical fetishists or have an interest in klismaphilia ; medical gloves and catheters are made from latex, as are condoms. A substantial industry exists to produce specialist latex or rubber fetish clothing garments for rubber enthusiasts. Rubber fetish community of latex or rubber clothes appear on websites such as eBay, and in recent years clothes made in PVC have been prevalent in young people's fashions, particularly in jackets, skirts and trousers.
Rubber fetish community Several mainstream designers have made latex clothing. As fashions come round and round again, it would seem that PVC, latex and similar materials are appearing again in mainstream street fashions as well as continuing to be central to the fetish scene. PVC, vinyl and metal are two other shiny materials used for clothing from regular street wear raincoats to PVC Rubber fetish community suits and other forms of industrial protective clothing.
As with latex, these materials became more noted as fetish material in the s and early s. During that era, boots and garments made of PVC and vinyl were made and worn in public areas to some degrees.