The International Association of HEAVY
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Welcome to the International Association of HEAVY Rubberists.
This is about the "how to" part of being a Rubberist. Help us all out by sharing your skills in making, maintaining, reparing or trouble-shooting rubber garments in general. The keywords here are "How to..."
Covers the DIY movement; trends within the latex world [burlesque, trans colors, cyber]; psychology behind what we wear and how we wear it and why; the influence of John Sutcliffe/Atomage and early firms like Kastley; does mainstream fashion influence latex fetishwear or does fetishwear influence mainstream fashion?; rubberist magazine culture; how technology in general relates or should relate to latex; fetish stereotypes; the ritual of dressing for pleasure; film & television using latex.
Lite-weight and fun, this area is for socializing and talking about stuff that does not fall in the categories of "serious Rubberist information and support". Politics, humor, cooking, etc. are welcome here. Raunchy or overt sex are NOT appropriate, however! Think of it as a kind of "chat room" that is asynchronous rather than in real time. Meet and socialize here.
Support & discussion related to the subculture and human relationship aspects of Rubberism: lifestyles, spouse/partner acceptance, gender orientations, psychology, public/private activities and social issues, etc.
New to the IAR? Introduce yourself in the applicable section for your location! Also post your "Personal ads" and any discussion that is oriented to a specific geographical location.
Got a question? Need some help with a problem? Got an answer or some advice? Also post here if you don't know where else to put it. It will eventually be moved to an appropriate location. Please start a new thread for each new question
Help with using any aspect of the IAR website, discussion about it's operation and a place for you to post suggestions on how to improve it.
Anthropologists describe a Fetish as a "a man-made object which has power over someone". In this forum let us boldly explore how "fetish power" could be harnessed as a catalyst, conduit or "RubberGate" to new creativity, personal meaning and enchantment in our lives, including parts of it not usually associated with sexuality or fetish. How can we constructively use the power of our fetish outside of the bedroom? How could we, for example, make it a spiritual practice? Be innovative! Think "outside of the fetish box" that society and some IAR members would want to confine you to! Boldly do some pioneering here! How can we use our fetish as a "StarGate" to make our lives BIGGER, more enchanting and worthwhile? Brainstorm your ideas here!
Links to sources of Rubberist-oriented fiction on the web. Ordered by most recent addition first. (Please report NEW stories or any issues relating to appropriateness or dead links to RubberSheep.)
Rants and other Op-ed editorial pieces or columns by well established, articulate Postacrats. Are mostly oriented to rubber fetish but some broader ranting is allowed.
Welcome to our newest member, Latexamz