Oh, sure, at times sexual urges may be evoked by it, but there are also times when we go to a place which transcends sexuality, a place of quiet and peace and comfort. This is the “home” I speak of. The depth, duration and frequency of which it is felt varies greatly. As one ages and his/her sexuality begins to wane, the more profoundly it may be manifested.
In a sense, RubberHome might be thought of as being what lies “on the other side” of RubberSex.
- You can learn how to celebrate it by creating a rubber-filled lifestyle as a form of personal art.
- You can learn advanced techniques to “do it” better, longer, deeper and more pleasurably.
- You can learn how to use your fetish as a “gateway” to other levels of consciousness.
- You can teach others how to develop their own transcendental practices.
- You can use the energy of your fetish to drive other paths to personal growth.
- etc., ad infinitum!
- Flow – the Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihalyhi Csikszentmihalyhi
- Happiness: A History by Darrin M. McMahon ISBN:0871138867
- Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
- Transcendental Sensuality by Padget, D
The Art of Rubber Fetish
For example, a big part of my growth in the last several years has been in developing what I call transcendental rubbering. One aspect of this that I have been working on a lot is applying meditation techniques to my rubbering. Meditation is really nothing more than focused attention. In my case what I am trying to do is develop the mental skills to keep my mind focused on the sensation of the latex against my skin to the exclusion of attention to all else. This is sort of like a “Zen of Rubbering”, so to speak. It’s easy to understand the technique but very difficult to do. Try focusing your mind on anything for more than a few seconds — it’s very hard to do. Even the Zen masters who spend their entire lives in meditation find it a constant battle. I might add, however, that even if you can only focus for a small % of the time, the act of trying to do so can be deeply satisfying. It is a major source of happiness for me. It gives me a way to see my fetish as spiritual practice. (Spirituality is NOT the sole province of religion. It refers to the quest to transcend oneself; to evolve towards higher levels of self-actualization; toward becoming who you are.)
What is “Living in Rubber”?
“Living in Rubber” probably means different things to different people. However, there are probably some elements we all pretty much hold in common.
Mostly, Living in Rubber (“LIR”) is an attitude (rather than a specific act) that you define for yourself. It’s like living a mantra of “I will wear as much rubber as possible, as long as possible and as often as possible“. The key word here, of course, is “possible”. It is a lifestyle choice in which we deliberately and consciously decide to celebrate our fetish to the greatest extent within our means.
LIR is based in an almost pathological compulsion shared by most deeper Rubberists to be totally enclosed in rubber 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is the special dream that much of the Rubberist Tribe shares. Of course, very few people can actually fulfill this dream. Reality gets in the way. Most people also need to live “regular” lives in which wearing rubber 24/7 is significantly interrupted by family, jobs and society in general. The high cost of latex garments is another significant factor. There are also issues related to body overheating, skin problems, etc.
Consequently, the act of “living in rubber” is, of necessity, a symbolic, ritualized gesture toward the higher ideal of being total enclosure all of the time. It’s really more about not only accepting one’s fetish but also fully recognizing it as our primary identity and being joyful in that. LIR is a celebration of who we are. We make our fetish sacred. We give it meaning.
We make it special… deliberately!