Latex is a unique material that can completely transform the way you look and feel. It clings super tight to your skin and if looked after properly has an intense shine so it looks and feels amazing . Latex is fast becoming a top fashion must have and even top celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are wearing it. In fact some people love latex so much that they have what can only be described as a latex fetish.
If you’re interested in latex, but haven’t yet indulged, there are some things you should know about this stunning material so you can get the most out of your experience.
Firstly, latex is a natural material that actually comes from trees; it is a form of rubber. So although it can be hard wearing and durable it will also needs some TLC to keep it in tip top condition.
The first rule of wearing latex is you will need a latex shiner and some talcum powder. Latex comes with a dusty finish on it and a black outfit will look almost grey on arrival. Please don’t be shocked or disappointed that your new purchase doesn’t look anything like the picture on the packaging, that’s how all latex comes and why it’s essential that you purchase a latex shiner to make it look and feel as sexy and shiny as it does on the packaging.
As I mentioned before, latex is super tight so you will need a hand getting into it. Firstly sprinkle some talc onto your skin and on the inside of the latex item. This will absorb any moisture and make it easier to get on. A partner or friend on hand to help also wouldn’t go amiss. Don’t be put off though as it is all part of the fun and the end result makes it all worth it. The main thing to remember is until you are an expert, give yourself a bit of time. ‘Slipping into something a little more comfortable’ may take a bit longer than you had expected!
Once inside, simply spray on the shiner and rub it in with a soft cloth. As you rub you will see the garment become brilliantly shiny. You can layer on as much as you like and you may need someone else to help you with all those hard to reach places. If you are wearing your latex outfit out for the night please take your shiner with you as top ups will keep you sparkly and shiny all night long.
Though latex is tight and figure hugging it is actually very flattering as it hugs and pulls in all your lumps and bumps as well as accentuating your curves. In fact, we advise buying one size smaller than your own, latex is surprisingly stretchy and this will give you that sexy skin tight feeling and look.
There are different levels of thickness that you can buy and that will affect how durable it is, but latex can tear so don’t try and yank it on with long nails or any sharp objects. You can mend some minor tears with a latex repair kit but you’ll have to catch it early on and mend from the inside so it’s not visible.
To clean your latex you simply hand-wash it in the bath with some warm water and a mild soap that doesn’t contain any oil or petroleum. You then towel dry starting from the inside. I would also recommend that you dust the inside with some talc to soak up any excess moisture. Turn it out so it’s the right way round (shiny side on the outside) Wrap it up in a cotton pillowcase and store it in a cool dry place out of any direct sunlight or heat.
Latex is perfect for whether you want to make an impact on a night out or in the bedroom. It’s so dramatic that it instantly gives you a completely different attitude. If you’re anything like me, as soon as you feel the material against your skin and see the sexy new you, you will feel your confidence grow. Latex has a weird way of taking you into another realm of sexuality and you may just find that you or your partner have a whole heap of fantasies you didn’t know you had that are just waiting to be explored!