Sunday, June 11, 2006
your mother was a secret latex doll....
its a popular conception that latex fetish is a recent thing, with magazines like skin two, marquis etc pushing the limits of latex fashions.... but this is not true. as far back as the early 70's there were also latex fetishists and they had they're own small b/w magazine called 'atomage'.
it was no where near the magazines as we know them today, closer to readers wifes and magazines like 'shiny' and 'rubberist' but they have their own charm. atomage has their own entry in wikipedia here and an appreciation site with cover scans here.
when rubber and latex was commonly used in manufacturing pre WWII there were alot of people who fell in love with the material back then too... so it might be that your great great grandmother was a latex doll... ;-)