I love latex and not just as something to wear. I don’t just like it for its appearance but also for its aroma, the sounds it makes when you move in it and the subculture that surrounds it. When I’m at a fetish party and I have the opportunity to wear it in public, with other fetishists, I feel a unique excitement. It’s a sensation unmatched by any other, almost a latexstasy.
Latex has become such an important fetishistic material that it has become almost interchangeable with real flesh for many latex fetishists. Latex can re-shape, sculpt and transform the substance of the body that wears it so that it appears capable of constant change and re-interpretation, becoming a slick stand-in for the skin of the wearer. This effect is most pronounced with an all-in-one catsuit which obliterates any recognisable characteristics and subordinates the reality of the wearer to the textures, sounds and aromas of the worn material. Latex outfits can be assembled from traditional pieces like corsets, suspender belts, stockings and gloves but the effect that they have is different from that of conventional lingerie. The colours that can be achieved in the manufacture of these skin tight appliances added to the glossiness of their appearance emphasise their artificiality but, at the same time, their ability to conform exactly to the outlines of the body suggests a more organic origin. This confusion of visual stimulus, combined with the diverse sensory values of the material lies at the centre of its attraction to fetishists.
The Empress’ New Latex Catsuit – A Fetish Fairy Tale by Venus O’Hara
Photo by Lourdes Ribas Once upon a time in a far away fetish kingdom there lived an incredibly vain Empress who was obsessed with alternative fashion, particularly latex. She loved everything about it: the way it clung to her curves, its distinctive smell and even the diver-esque sounds it produced every time she moved. In fact, she adored it so much that she spent all the kingdom’s taxes on getting bespoke outfits made for herself. She had a different one for every hour of the day. Often when people asked for her, her slaves would say “The Empress is in her boudoir getting dressed”. She couldn’t give two hoots about keeping her people in line, the dwindling economy or international diplomacy. All she cared about was public appearances, lavish banquets and any other opportunity to flaunt her new clothes in public. The Empress lived in a palace with her many slaves and Trumpy, her beloved poodle who never left her side. However only her two most trusted slaves, Summers and Winters, had permanent access to her private chambers. They had both been serving her throughout her entire reign. In spite of the fact that they had very much in common, they actually couldn’t stand each other and they were in constant competition for the Empress’ attention. One was always trying to outdo the other with extravagant acts of worship. The Empress found their rivalry amusing and only used it to her advantage and as a result, she had become increasingly more […]
My Condom Fetish
Condoms turn me on, they really do. Can it be that I’m the only one who thinks this way? For some men, the moment when they have to pause their amorous enthusiasm can be awkward. It might not surprise you when I admit that I relish that very same moment. I like to take the initiative and establish my complete control over him. Suddenly, the man relaxes and watches me as I take every care to make sure the condom is fitted on him properly. I don’t tolerate the usual wealth of excuses that men deploy to avoid using condoms. Those tired justifications have been superceded by advances in latex technology which promote sensitivity, a greater appreciation of sexual health issues which place an equal amount of responsibility on both partners to protect against STIs and just plain commonsense when it comes to avoiding unplanned pregnancy. Condoms are sexy because I can put my rational concerns to one side and really let myself go. I have a brand preference, of course. Doesn’t everybody? In my case I will always favour Durex Avanti. I know that you have to pay a little more but, in my opinion, they are worth every penny. They are made out of polyurethane instead of the traditional latex. Not only are they more resilient and have the added advantage of being thinner than other brands but they also transmit a greater percentage of body heat. With all these added extras, is it any surprise that I […]
Official Calendar 2013
I looked at my calendar from this year, saw it was already October and realised that next year’s one was almost due for production. I had been looking to do a collaboration with a new photographer and Lourdes Ribas of www.pixelstudi.com had already agreed to do the shoot. I was delighted when a date was set to do just that. Then, I developed a cold and had to cancel. I was badly congested for days before developing an ear infection. Not only was I exhausted but one ear was completely blocked. I just didn’t feel kinky. Nevertheless, time was passing and the pressure on me began to build. Another date was fixed and I knew that I couldn’t cancel for a second time. Even though part of me was still trying to talk myself out of it, I made myself go to the venue the second time. It took ages to pack my bag with a variety of essential accessories. More time than usual was spent on folding the stockings, packing the high heels and selecting the dresses that I would need. My main idea was to wear sheer dresses the wrong way round so that their open backs would allow my charms to be displayed more easily to the photographer. Although I had only known Lourdes for a few months, the set dresser, Pepe von Strudel from www.vonstrudel.com, had been a friend of mine for years. I was so excited about being photographed in a set decorated for […]
Loving Latex and Leather
Latex and leather don’t usually go together. They are completely different fetishistic materials but are just as significant, in their own way, as each other. They have their own distinctive appeal and set of associations. Leather is a natural substance that usually has a matte appearance. Latex is always shiny and requires constant maintenance and touch-ups to keep it that way. It is a manufactured material, designed and produced for its fetishistic value. I began this photo-set wearing latex lingerie supplied to me by Madrubb just for that reason. The form-fitting latex panties were high legged and high-waisted. They did amazing things for my derriere. The cupless latex bra made my breasts look totally different and much fuller. Both items clung closely to my skin. So close, in fact, that if I closed my eyes I could be forgiven for thinking that I was naked in front of the photographer. We had to stop the shoot regularly so that shiner could be applied to the latex to guarantee its glossiness under the lights. This started as an annoying routine and became a satisfying ritual as the pictures went on. I could feel the shiner through the latex. It was cool and made my skin tingle every time it was used. If it had been hotter in the room it would have meant more shiner and more breaks. Inbetween set-ups I had to slip on a leather coat to cover my exposed shoulders and breasts. I stood there, flaunting latex lingerie […]
Venus O’Hara’s Cover Shots
I used to love going to the nearest kiosk to buy Spanish GQ so that I could see my monthly column in print. It was even more of a thrill when I had an article in the pages of Primera Linea. Nothing quite prepared me for seeing a rack of magazines with me on the cover though. There’s nothing like it. Sensualité September 2012 issue The creative team responsible for the magazine “Sexologies” has published the second digital edition of their new publication and I am its covergirl. Although I was posing for the photographer wearing a crotchless bodystocking, he chose to focus on my face instead. Then I remembered that the magazine was intended for a female readership. Sado and Bondage. A new and exclusive wraparound cover has been produced to update the Spanish version of Love Me Like You Hate Me, my book about BDSM written with Erika Lust. The book will now feature one of Sebas Romero’s most definitive portraits of me. This covergirl is wearing full make-up and a lace blindfold, of course. Primera Línea – June 2012 issue Although this cover image was taken in February, there was warm sunlight washing over me as I posed naked. I was concerned that my nipples wouldn’t appear hard enough so I asked the photographer if she had some ice. She nodded and smiled. I was careful to rub it on them so that they stood up just the way I wanted. Bedeseme – May 2012 issue This […]