Friday, April 07, 2006
an interview with a living rubber doll....
Steffy The Rubber Doll contacted me after reading my blog and was happy to supply me with some images and ask my prying questions... enjoy and thanks again steffy xx
- when did you first come across the idea that people can be dolls, how did it strike you
I first encountered the idea in old Centurion magazines where artwork by Eric Stanton was shown along with illustrated transformation stories showing women changing men into female dolls with the use of masks and latex suits. It struck me as something that was really bizarre yet fascinating in a way that it made me want to be the doll. I noted that dolls were to be used as play things for the "owner" (usually female) which can mean just about anything, so this also appealed to me in a big way. Dolls are subservient in the extreme and have no feelings or opinions. They exist to please and pleasure others. The ultimate transformation.
- what were your influences
My development has been influenced by a number of icons of the web and print magazines. Janet Goodyear, The Bizarre Gummifrau, Gwen from the Rubberist magazine, Paula Kendrew of Tanta Fash, John Sutcliff, Jo Hammar, and artists such as Benson, Gernot, Robert Blaney. Since the inception of the web a lot of other sources of information have come into existence. The International Association of Rubberists was an early presence on the web and was a good way for me to be able to discuss issues and information with others on a variety of subjects. I still am active on this site as a moderator / facilitator. Maskon.com has also been most helpful in providing me with my first means of showing my photos on the web in a supporting environment.
- how long have you wanted to be a doll
I've wanted to transform into a doll ever since I saw those Centurion magazines and the illustrations and photos. So that would be about thirty years ago or so.
- what did it take to realise this
When I first saw the pictures etc. there wasn't anyone making or providing means for someone to transform into a doll. The masks were available but that was about it. These masks were costly too as I recall. The realisation of this dream came for me when I saw Peter Czernick's rubber doll pics with the models wearing DEMASK Torpedo Tit Catsuits. An inquiry to Mr Czernich confirmed who supplied the catsuits. I decided to get a suit for myself and see what I could do. That took a while as I am not an "off the rack" fit and after considerable time I finally got the information I needed to order a suit and be confident that it would fit me.
Some dolls also wear a corset to get the waist the right shape. I am lucky in that I don't have to as my waist is very small. I also employ some other methods to enhance my shape as one needs to present a shape that is convincing as a female (assuming that you are not a genetic female to begin with). At the moment there are no "Female Doll Suits" that are all in one allowing the wearer to do the transformation with one garment. There are a number of people who are experimenting with combinations of components from Rubber Sex Dolls and other sources to make up a suit. So you can't go out and buy a ready made suit yet. There are people working on it, and I am told of a German company who has introduced a modified catsuit with an attached mask, but the pics were not very convincing.
- how long have you been dressing as a latex doll
I have been dressing as a doll now for almost seven years. I am always improving my look which is now much better than when I first started. As with anything one does you make incremental changes and improvements to enhance what others see.
- what came first and is more important - the latex or the doll
The latex came first as I have had a love of latex since my early teens. I would have to say that the latex is more important as it allows me to make the items that allow me to become the doll.
- do you change mentally when you wear the doll
Yes. My lady friend Susan said that I acquire a totally different persona when I am dressed. Because I look like a female I act and behave as one. She commented that it was quite eerie how great the change was. It is important to me that everything you see about STEFFY tells you that she is a bona fide Female doll...shape, look, proportions, dress, facial features and most important of all in her actions and behaviour. It is very similar to acting and getting into character. You assume the role of a female doll.
- does the doll wear you
Not sure. I would have to say in some cases yes as it dictates what you will do as others react to you. This would especially be the case when a Domme decides to have the doll do a particular task or action.
- how do people see you as the doll
They tell me that they see me as a stunningly cute and beautiful image (their words) of a fetish female fantasy figure. I always get a little embarrassed when people describe me in these terms as I have never thought of myself in this way.
- how long do you wear the suit
I have worn the suit for periods of up to 20 hours before taking it all off. The suit is the naked doll, usually there are other garments over top to dress the doll. If the suit is settled on my body properly with no stress points or pinching etc I can wear it indefinitely. However, it is a very good idea to remove it to perform personal hygiene on a regular basis if you are planning on a marathon of several days in it. No sense in developing a skin rash or other problem.
It can get very uncomfortable to wear if you get too hot, plus you run the risk of overheating with heat stroke if you are not careful as the body cannot regulate its temperature because the sweat produced to cool you cannot evaporate. When dressed I am usually in several layers of latex and totally enclosed with only openings for my eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
- if there was some sort of magik to turn you right now into the latex doll - would you do it
In my fantasy yes. One dreams of the unobtainable and this would certainly fill that requirement.
thanks again steffy!!