When we think about kink and fetish, one of the first things that comes to mind is that infamous material, latex. From cat woman to your average wall street businessman turned gimp – latex is a material that is both extremely versatile as well as (for some) extremely
sexy. But when did latex become such a big deal?

Discover the world ofย latex.

A brief latex history ๐Ÿ“

Harvested from the sap of rubber trees, cultures such as the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks discovered many uses for Latex that were practical, such as waterproofing and adhesion. Fast forward to the 20th century and we see this same material transcending the practical and becoming a conduit for intimacy and expression.

In a time of major social change and sexual liberation, it’s only natural to assume a material that seamlessly melds with the contours of the body and hugs every curve would be embraced by this new generation of pleasure seekers. In the 1970s latex hit the runways, with designers such as Vivienne Westwood began to influence the fashion industry. From the 80s and 90s however, the popularity of latex increased dramatically and began to be seen widely on the kink and club scenes in major cities such as New York.

First time in latex? ๐Ÿฃ

If you’ve never tried latex before it is certainly quite the experience in itself. After ensuring your skin is clean and dry you need to add some talcum powder to your body. From then you need to meticulously and carefully put on this delicate material to ensure it doesn’t rip or tear.
You can also shine your latex, and enjoy the sensual and tactile senses that come when your latex-covered body is touched. Many people who wear latex find it both intimate and empowering. From the sleek confines of latex catsuits to the intricate latticework of bondage gear, latex allows you to explore and transform whilst shedding societal norms and embracing your most authentic self.

For those eager to delve into the enticing world of latex, NYC offers blocks and blocks of avenues for exploration. Whether you’re a total newbie, kink-curious or a seasoned pro here are some ways to immerse yourself in the allure of latex within the city that never sleeps.

Fetish events ๐Ÿ“ธ

Come on it’s NYC, of course, there are a plethora of diverse fetish events to choose from. NYC also of course boasts a diverse array of fetish events and parties catering to the LGBTQ+ community, where latex reigns supreme. From the legendary Torture Garden events to intimate gatherings hosted by local kink collectives, there’s no shortage of opportunities to don your finest latex attire and revel in the company of like-minded individuals.

Most infamous in New York City is its yearly ‘Latex Ball’, this alongside plenty of other events make the city the perfect place for you to explore the boundaries of pleasure and desire.

Read: The ultimate guide to NYC’s sex parties.

Specialised boutiques & studios ๐Ÿ‘—

It’s time to shop ’till you drop because there are so many specialised boutiques and studios that are scattered across the city. From high-brow elegant corsets to sleek and sexy catsuits there is something for everyone to indulge in. Specialising in latex specifically isย Renee Masoomian,ย ย Tableaux Vivants, AW Brand and Brooklyn Latex.

You can also check out Purple Passion in West Village and London Fetish and Shop Untitled NYC. Going to these stores means you can get advice from experts who can provide guidance on sizing, care, and styling. It might be a good idea to discover sexy stores out of the city too, with Romantic Depot in Brooklyn being a budget-friendly fave for many.

Workshops & classes ๐Ÿ“š

For those eager to delve deeper into the art of latex craftsmanship, workshops and classes give you the golden opportunity to learn from experts. Whether you’re interested in latex garment construction or want to top up your knowledge of latex care and maintenance – NYC
has got you covered.

Right now in New York, FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) often hosts workshops and classes focused on various aspects of fashion design, including a workshop specifically dedicated to working with latex. Hit Me Up kink community also hold plenty of events, some being focused on latex. These workshops may include demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on activities.

Meet other latex lovers ๐Ÿค

One of the best aspects of being interested in Latex is the kink community that comes with it. You might bump into latex lovers at a kink event, a workshop or a latex shop, but if not, you can easily kind like-minded others online. You can even book a private session with a dominatrix who specialises in latex, who will be able to show you ropes, and maybe more.

Discover BDSM experiences in NYC.ย 

Read: 12 times latex had a cultural moment.

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Drew, aka Wise and Manly is a sexuality coach helping people to love themselves. As a bisexual man, he makes content about owning and embracing your sexuality as well as accepting your authentic self.


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