Latex is a material similar to rubber. Latex as found in nature is the milky sap of many plants that coagulates on exposure to air. By processing the sap, a stretchy material can be obtained. There is also synthetic latex. Latex has come into fashion as a material for clothing.
Latex has many applications in BDSM culture. Latex is often seen as very erotic, and many skin-tight garments have been fashioned out of it. Cat suits, skirts, tops and gloves are all common latex products. One drawback of latex, however, is that do to its nature, it can trap sweat, and cause the wearer to become uncomfortable after prolonged use. Nevertheless, latex is a booming material, and quite soon may become the most common material erotic garments are made from.
Slave in natural latex rubber corset. From Biederer Studio (c. 1930s).
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