On this Day in 1931

Dupont introduces synthetic rubber…

But what does that mean in terms of BDSM?
dievca’s chemistry nose tried to sniff it out… a little background.

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Latex Fetish Slave Dress – Etsy

Rubber vs Latex (Natural)

 
Rubber and latex are both elastomers in which dimensions can be changed largely when stressed, and which can be returned to their original dimensions after the stress is removed. They fall into the category of polymeric materials. Latex items and rubber items can be distinguished by the method of production. In addition, latex and rubber can be differentiated from each other, because latex is the raw material for rubber. So, latex should be identified first.

Natural Rubber comes from the tree, Hevea brasiliensi.

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Latex Fetish Slave Catsuit – Etsy

Synthetic Rubber

A synthetic rubber is any artificial elastomer. These are mainly polymers synthesized from petroleum byproducts.  Synthetic rubber, like natural rubber, has uses in the automotive industry for tires, door and window profiles, hoses, belts, matting, and flooring.

In general, it seems that Latex Clothing can be made of Synthetic or Natural rubber.  The synthetic is better for people with Latex allergies.

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO PURCHASE THE LATEX PIECES!

 Some information about Latex vs. Nitrile vs. Vinyl Gloves — shows the difference with the elastomers.


6 Comments on “On this Day in 1931”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Do they feel differently against the skin? They look pretty similar. X

  2. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know about synthetic rubber in fetishwear. I can feel some research coming on.

  3. Neat -o post , D !!!!! 🙂


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