Many of you have attended fetish events both large and small; usually the Latex-clad Dommes stand out. Truth be told, whenever I attend fetish parties and see those Dommes in their mind-blowing latex outfits, I start to wish I were a sub! That is how hot these Dommes can be – and much of their appeal is due to the latex they wear. It hugs their bodies like a second skin, it is shiny and binding – and I feel no guilt about ogling them!
This week’s question concerns liquid latex. Duh! And here it is:
I just got back from AVN. Although this year’s edition seemed to lack the energy of previous versions, there were more than enough Dommes to tantalyze. Many of them were in latex. Baadmaster, can you give us a primer on latex? I find it hot!
The esthetics of latex are not dissimilar to rubber or even PVC – although latex, for a myriad of reasons, has become the fetish fashion of choice. Besides the fact that it outshines leather, is thinner than rubber and classier than PVC, the main reason, as I see it, that latex is in a class of its own is because of the introduction of liquid latex. Liquid latex is a self-drying latex product that paints directly onto the skin or over clothing. It dries in about five to ten minutes. It can be painted on garments to make latex clothing! Take your favorite suit and, voila, you have a latex suit! Your sexiest bra can be transformed into a latex bra. You can make masks, gloves and just about anything you can conceive of. Liquid latex adds a whole new dimension to “fetish dressing” – because everyone’s a designer. (Sounds like a song, “Everyone’s a designer.”)
Since you don’t own any latex clothing, I suggest you just use liquid latex over some outfits and make your own latex wardrobe for the party. It is foolproof. And, it is a lot less expensive, and time consuming, than buying latex clothes from the fetish stores. A quart of liquid latex costs about twenty bucks and goes a long way. You can pick up a gallon for about sixty dollars and have enough latex for a bunch of parties. (To give you an idea of how much you will need, a quart will cover a full body, head-to-toe, with three coats)
Of course, if you want to throw caution to the wind and make a big splash at the club, paint it directly on your skin. Test a section of skin beforehand for any allergic reactions. (If the skin becomes red, swollen and/or irritated, gently remove the latex, wash up and just paint over your clothing!) But, if all systems are go, then paint it on with a foam paintbrush or foam roller (don’t use a bristle brush or cotton roller) and let it dry. Of course, with either clothing or your skin, one coat won’t suffice. You must usually apply three coats for complete coverage.
The beauty of liquid latex is that virtually anything you do with it will be unique. You are not buying latex garb “off the rack.” Although liquid latex will shrink about 3-4% as it dries, it always fits – albeit a bit snuggly, which is perfect. That is the great thing about it – you don’t have to try on a gazillion latex items to find one that fits tight, but not too tight. Liquid latex does that every time, automatically!
In my humble opinion the best way for you to go is with liquid latex. It is economical. It gives you the ability to be your own designer. If you use it on your skin, you don’t have to clean it after use — you just throw it away. It is a one-use product. But the best reason of all to go with liquid latex is because it fits. And, it fits perfectly every time – guaranteed!
I would, however, do your latex adventure ASAP. As with all fashion trends, they are soon yesterdays fad.
About the Author
After a ten year run as head writer for the legendary bondage.com, and an equally long run as the host of the hit internet show “Baadmaster’s Dungeon,” we are pleased to welcome the one and only Baadmaster to KinkWeekly. His thoughts about all things BDSM will now appear regularly on these pages. From the mental aspects of D/s to the nuts and bolts of S&M play, Baadmaster will cover every facet of this ever expanding lifestyle.