Just like any other natural fabric, rubber needs to be looked after. It has its own special needs.

Getting it on

Rubber is often body hugging so use plenty of talc (try the unscented variety). Put the talc inside the rubber garment and onto your skin. This will help the rubber slide on and off your body. If you’re new to rubber it’s also advisable to have an extra pair of helping hands standing by in case you get stuck halfway in (or out). Rubber garments, particularly vests, tend to have a mind of their own at times and given half a chance will roll up into an immoveable coil around your chest that needs to be teased out.

Ease the rubber garment over your body without stretching it too much; there are sometimes some unconventional directions to approach your entry. Avoid contact with sharp items such as jewellery, belt buckles and finger nails.


Taking a shine

Once on, wipe excess talc off the outside with a damp cloth. If you want your rubber to shine all over, or for just those special bits to stand out, bring the surface up to a sparkle using a trigger-gun furniture spray like Mr Sheen or one of those special silicone sprays sold by many rubber suppliers. You can also buff up the rubber using a silicone-impregnated sponge pad sold for polishing shoes.

Never use oil or cream-based products on rubber. Oily substances rot rubber just like condoms. Use water-based lubricants like KY or Slik if you want to play. Try a squirt of lubricant inside tight rubber around the dick area…


And afterwards…

You’re bound to get hot and sweaty in your rubber and sweat can damage the rubber and the glue used to make your clothes. So wash your rubber after each wearing. Use warm water and a very
small amount of mild soap or just a few drops of washing up liquid. Don’t use strong detergents. Rinse the garment in cold water and dry thoroughly with a towel (not the tumble dryer). Some guys
add a sprinkling of talc to the last rinse water too.

Store rubber away from light and heat, ideally on non-metal hangers, or rolled up. But if you roll it up make sure you’ve washed, dried and powdered it well first or you may find it gets stuck together rather tightly.