She asked the guy next to her daughter, do you have children? If you have children, should you let her see it like this? I said yes, I have children. They would love her. Hey talk about sleeping, these pants are from this world, Darthy. Check out Kurt Browning’s pants! Tell me about what your clothes are here. Um, no. It is a bonified corset. I’ll catch you with my tail! Rubber.
Over the last 2 centuries, it has been used as a garment because of its insulating properties. But how does that become a fetish? How has this material evolved from a simple plant sap to an ever-expanding community of individuals who like “going”? In this video, we’ll take a look at how this material and the enthusiast of the community around it has changed and adapted overtime. Latex is a sap found in many different plants. It acts primarily as a defense mechanism against insects, with a gummy sap clogging the insect’s mouth so they are able to eat the plant. There are many plant species that contain SAP latex, including milkweed and dandelion. However, the most common plant used to make rubber is Hevea Brasiliensis Before we begin, we need to discuss the origin of rubber and how it has evolved over the centuries. Our story begins in Central America, dating all the way back to 1600 BC. Rubber was used by Maya, Aztec and Olmec to make clothing and containers waterproof.
This was done by combining latex juice with textiles. In fact, the name Olmec is loosely translated as “rubber people”. Olmec had a famous ball game made of rubber called Ulama. In 1736, the French explorer Charles Marie de La Condamine would be one of the first Europeans to experience this new material. In 1751, he presented his first scientific work on rubber in the scientific journal “Mém. of the Academy of Sciences’. In this, he discovered one of the rubber’s most popular properties, “erased” or eraser marks off paper.
Hence the name rubber was combined into the material. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, further discoveries were made about the material. Such as the use of turpentine and gasoline as solvents for rubber. This allowed world trade rubber to develop as latex sap could now be transported over long distances without damage. With more experimentation in rubber development, it was Charles Macintosh who patented the process of easily creating waterproof clothing in June 1823. This process uses a solution of rubber soaked in gasoline soaked between two layers of fabric. These early raincoats were rough by today’s standards. They would dissolve if the weather was too hot and cracked cold. While the Macintosh was not the first person to create waterproof fabrics, its design from the production of latex infused fabrics was commercially viable.
The Mackintosh raincoat is now considered the starting point of the rubber fetish community. People came from Mackintosh really just wearing rubber Mackintoshes. It’s really weird. The whole thing can revolve around just that one garment almost. We have our magazines that are all Mackintosh oriented about them. Little stories and parodies about a young girl in a rubber Mackintosh getting on a school bus. It’s all fantasy really. In 1839, Charles Goodyear developed the vulcanization process. This would combine rubber with other materials such as sulfur and later silicone making the material much more durable.
It also gave the rubber its elasticity, making it a desirable material for use in car tires, shoes, and of course clothing. With the flexibility of the vulcanization process, the first rubber condoms were made in 1855. However, these were made of molded rubber and required a doctor to measure the man’s penis to order the correct size. That wouldn’t be until 1920, when Youngs Rubber developed the first modern latex condoms called “Troy.” These were thinner and more flexible than previous rubber condoms, with an advertised shelf life of about 5 years. In 1932, a modern latex condom would expand to Europe with Durex. During this time, the rubber trade was severely limited by South America’s only source of material. However in 1876, Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 parachutist rubber tree seeds from Brazil and brought them to Kew Gardens in England. These would later be distributed to India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia. These areas are now the world’s largest suppliers of rubber in the modern day.
It was not until World War I and World War II that rubber production would actually begin a revolution. Rubber was used in tanks, gas masks, lifeboats, aircraft and more. Not to mention that the wires in every electronic device were insulated with rubber. This caused the price of rubber to rise significantly, and this led to the development of synthetic rubber from oil. It included the neoprene, created by DuPont Scientists on April 17, 1930.
After World War II, latex clothing development began to improve rapidly. Even though rubber was worn in the last century, research and development since the war effort led latex to become much lighter and more flexible by the 1950s. This led to the fashion industry adopting material for more fashionable raincoat designs during the 50’s and 60’s. The mid-1950s also saw the introduction of the modern neoprene suit with the Body Glove company forming in 1953. People who like to feel even more limited than I am at the moment, go for a lot of bracelets and Anke straps. Additional straps around the waist and around the thighs, with the addition of chains and so on. This makes it a little more fun or a little stricter. Soon an underground fetish scene began to appear. The first real example of this was in 1957 with the creation of the Atomage. It was a company started by John Sutcliffe, who originally intended to make “waterproof clothing for the rider’s co-driver”. Originally, this garment was made with a combination of vinyl and leather.
But John soon began experimenting with the production of PVC and rubber clothing. John soon discovered that many of his clothes were used not for protection but for pleasure. He responded to this by making one of the first rubber catsuits. With growing popularity, in the winter of 1972, the first issue of Atomage magazine was released. These magazines would contain pictures of people enjoying rubber gear. He also featured articles on various rubber specializations, such as how to properly care for the device, describing the experiences in the device, and answered questions readers sent in. These magazines have become so successful that the issue will continue to be released until 1985. During this time, several other magazines and pornographic literature such as Smooth, Rubber Life, and Accord began to appear during the 70’s and 80’s. It introduced more people to the idea of latex fetishism. These featured images of people fully included in the material, and provided a way for fans to purchase their own fetish outfits.
Another latex manufacturer to realize is the German company Latexa, founded in 1967. This is one of the few companies from this time period that still exists today. At the time, Latexa was one of the only manufactures specializing in latex accessories such as covers, gloves, stockings and other pieces of rubber clothing. During this time, the gay scene was also beginning its rubber discovery. On December 17, 1964, the first gay rubber club was organized in New York by Elliott Howard and “Bud” Herr. Originally called “The Five Senses”, its name was eventually changed to V. senses, which was in operation until 1973. It was a small club with only about 25 members. At the same time, the London Rubber Mans Club saw moderate success with similar membership rates in the rubber fetish community. As the punk scene began to take hold, latex clothing became prevalent as a representation of sex and disagreement.
The English punk band Sex Pistols worked closely with the London store “Let It Rock”, which would later be changed to the name “sex” in 1975. Working with fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, the warehouse supported punk clothing, with a heavy emphasis on leather and latex. In 1979, the New World Rubber Men Club was formed, which proved to be a very successful way to stay in touch with men internationally about their rubber interests. This happened mainly through the clubs bulletin “Rubber Sheets”, which included, photos, stories, places to buy equipment, and a list of club members. Compared to other publications like atomage, it was very simple. Typewritten and Xerox copied to all its members. Club newsletters should regularly list the names, addresses and transfer interests of all their members. This proved to be the best way to find new rubber buddies during the 80’s. This organization will continue into the 1990s with the launch of the Mister International Rubber event founded in 1996. During this time, the Internet also began to expand governmental and university institutions. With the development of Usenet in the 1980s, people could begin a discussion on much of any topic – including sexual fetishes.
However, many of the organizations hosting Usenet servers would eventually ban and remove this content making it lost in time. However, when we look at a 1995 newspaper article, we can see which groups were once publicly available on Usenet. These include latex, leather and furries. In the 80’s, another technological boom would help spread the rubber scene. With VHS becoming very successful, pornographic video has become cheaper and easier than ever to shoot and produce. With this more and more Riske films involving latex began to appear. In many of these earlier pornographic films, the gum is treated more as a prop. But as time went on, the rubber gear began to take more attention. It will continue into the 90’s with the popular video “Trapped in Rubber” from 1996. Moving to the 90s, even more publications on latex began to appear.
Remember atomage? Well, he had another spinoff publication called “Atomage Rubberist”. After John Sutcliffe’s death in 1987, Glossy Magazine bought the rights to the “Rubberist” title. Glossy continued to publish publications from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s through several related rubber publications. These include the Shiny International Bandage for Pleasure, and the sequel to the Rubberist title. Another famous magazine was Rubber Rebel first published in May 1993. It was aimed primarily at the gay rubber community with the famous mascot “Rubber Rebel”. In addition to obscene pictures, equipment for sale, and articles on clothing. Rubber Storm Magazine is attributed to the sight of the trend of using liquid latex. The use of liquid latex became so popular that in April 1997, the first episode of HBO SexBytes exclusively covered the topic of liquid latex. More modern rubber manufacturers have also begun to emerge around this time. In 1989, the London latex clothing brand Libidex was established. The brand has become internationally known for its latex lingerie and catsuits and has even worked with Vivian Westwood since the 1,975 sex business. More than Germany rubber manufacturer Blackstyle was founded in 1992. They are currently the largest manufacturer of latex handmade clothing in Germany.
Another manufactured form formed in 1992 was Invincible Rubber, started by David Ince. Like many of these other companies. Invincible, it has grown from an operation based home to a global latex clothing business. In 1994, the rubber community received its first unifying symbol in the form of a rubber pride flag. It was created by Peter Tolos and Scott Trenches According to Wikipedia, black means “our desire for the look and feel of glossy black rubber” red means “our blood passion for rubber and rubbermen.” And yellow means “our efforts for intense rubber play and fantasy.” The wedge shape of the cheveron is also supposed to represent kinkiness, however, other sources are certainly represented by the “In Scene” club, which are described above. As already described by Peter Tolos: Speaking of community, other more localized rubber groups and events began to appear in large numbers.
To name a few, the French Rubber Club, MEC en Rubber was founded in 1994 with the newsletter “Plan K” launched in 1998 and circulating until 2009. The Boston Skin Knights also created the name “Mr. Vulcan Rubber ”in 1992, which led to the creation of the Boston Rubber Club in 1994. In Germany, the organization RubClub also created, which continues to this day. However, this group is probably best known not only for their competitions but also for their porn. In Vancouver, Canada, the first Rubbout event took place in March 1992. Rubbout was launched by Bill “Northwind” Houghton, who organized the event from 1992 to 2003. The event continues to this day, with the upcoming Rubbout 27 event on the weekend of March 23, 2018. In 1996, the first Mister International Rubber event was held at the Cell Block Bar located in Chicago. The creation of this event involves several different rubber organizations. More than in Boston, the rubber event of Mr. Vulcan hit a dry patch. In fact, Ryan Johnson, the 1994 winner, had his title extended in 1995 and again in 1996. According to Ryan So, Ryan approached the Boston Knight’s Skin by moving the competition to Chicago.
Ryan also worked with John Ferrari, who was a member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, New World Rubbermen and Rainbow MC. It was due to this connection that Ryan and the Skin Knights were able to work with the newly formed “Men of Rubber in Chicago” group get their sponsorship to create a “Rubber Brawl Weekend”. In 1997, the event was officially renamed Mister International Rubber. It was originally a one night event. But MIR quickly spread to the matter in a matter of days, attracting rubbermen from around the world. The event is organized by various rubber vendors, allows people to sell their used equipment, includes educational panels and has a demo space where people can try out a variety of rubber fetish equipment. MIR is another event that continues to expand to this day. The 22nd MIR event will take place on the weekend of November 9, 2018 1996 also saw the creation of LatexPajamas.com set up by Twist. It contained a “Rubber Lovers Contact List”, which was a static website with a list of names, gearbox interests, and email addresses of people in the rubber community.
Since digital cameras were not yet common, members would often mail their image to twist, which they would scan and manually add to their list. It will continue until 2002 with the creation of RubberList.com to take it away. It was one of the first modern eraser dating websites where users can post pictures and participate in latex discussion forums. It was one of the first modern eraser dating websites where users can post pictures and participate in latex discussion forums. This site was basically an online magazine featuring original content presented to its readers. It also contained several very hot gum pornographic videos as “assimilation”. As Rubbermen and Rubberlist catered to the same group of people, the collaboration was born. Through these joint efforts, the 2005 rubberzone.com website was launched! Although this site still relied on the original RubberList source code, RubberZone is now the leading Rubbermen magazine. This magazine offers a variety of latex images, comics, fantasy stories, and even video. The website still shows active members to this day, continuing to regularly issue Rubbermen issues to its members. Another popular site was GearFetish.com, created during the early 1990s. This site has been another great resource for meeting people of all types of gearboxes of interest, and there are still plenty of online photos to gearfetish watermark.
However, in 2015, the website was seamlessly offline. It’s clear if the server will return, with a few private interests trying to buy the website. However, it still remains offline. In 2000, the website Recon.com was created in London by the company T 101. The site was originally called trackies.com. But it spread rapidly and became one of the largest gay fetish websites currently on the internet. Recon is also one of the few fetish websites offering smartphone apps that uses GPS phones to find other members in your geographical area. The latest website is Fetlife.com, which was established in 2008. This site is available to everyone, both gay and straight. It offers links to any fetish, and gum is actually a minority compared to other groups on here. But it’s still a great website for finding local Kinky events and groups We have come a long way from makintosh raincoats and lists from the past. Nowadays, almost everyone is discovering the rubber community through the internet social media platform. Weather your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr; There is no shortage of online communities using rubber communities.
Rubber clothing styles are now also more colorful than ever! In the past, most rubber was mainly in the colors black, red, and natural. Now, rubber is available in all colors under the sun. Some manufacturers, such as Latex 101, created in 2006, even offer laser cut patterns. This allows for amazing patterns and patterns on clothes. So where does that leave us today? Well, according to groups like the American Psychiatric Association, sexual fetishism was, until recently, classified as a mental disorder. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fetishism is described as o “sexual arousal from inanimate objects lasting at least 6 months”. However, groups such as the ReviseF65 Project and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom have lost. These groups have been very successful in changing expert opinions for the classification of fetishistic disorder.