Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It was invented in 1958 and introduced to the market in 1962.
The name "spandex" is an anagram of the word "expands". It is the preferred name in North America. In continental Europe it is referred to by variants of "elastane", i.e. élasthanne (France), Elastan (Germany), elastano (Spain), elastam (Italy) and elastaan (Netherlands). In the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Israel it is primarily known as Lycra, a brand name.
Spandex and sexuality
Spandex fetishism is a fetishistic attraction to people wearing form fitting stretch fabrics, or to the wearing of the same.
One reason spandex and other tight fabrics may be fetishized is that the garment forms a "second skin", acting as a surrogate for the wearer's own skin. Wearers of skin-tight nylon and cotton spandex garments can appear naked or coated in a shiny or matte substance like paint. The tightness of the garments may also be seen as a type of bondage.
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