A rubber latex fetish is a sexual preference or desire for rubber latex items, usually apparel and accessories. People with rubber latex fetishes may want to wear rubber latex themselves, be attracted to others that wear rubber latex pieces, or both. People with rubber latex fetishes are known as rubberists or, in the case of homosexual males, rubbermen. A rubber latex fetish is closely related to a PVC fetish, as both fetishes concern an attraction to tight, glossy materials. However, latex rubber is usually thicker and less glossy than PVC. Kinkly explains Latex Rubber Fetish Rubber latex fetishists are attracted to rubber latex apparel because it is worn tightly against the skin to show off the body.
BBC - Culture - From fetish to fashion: The rise of latex
Countless headlines prove that the combination of latex and celebrity is still deemed newsworthy. View image of Getty Images Latex, long seen as something that necessitated secrecy or censorship, is now celebrated with hypervisibility. Although rubberwear is in the middle of a media renaissance, its journey from Brazilian rainforests to secretive dungeons and now centre stage has been years in the making. Though natural rubber latex has come to be associated with futurism and technology, its origins are ancient and organic. Latex is a milky fluid that oozes from over 20, plant species after tissue injury. The sap-like substance, which coagulates and hardens to form an elastic and waterproof mass, is tapped by making careful incisions with small blades. South America remained the main source of latex until , when Henry Wickham, in an act of botanical piracy, smuggled 70, Amazonian rubber tree seeds out of Brazil and into England.