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The leather subculture denotes practices and styles of dress organized around sexual activities. Wearing leather garments is one way that participants in this culture self-consciously distinguish themselves from mainstream sexual cultures. Leather culture is most visible in gay communities and most often associated with gay men (“leathermen”), but it is also reflected in various ways in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and straight worlds. Many people associate leather culture with BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sado/Masochism, also called “SM” or “S&M”) practices and its many subcultures. But for others, wearing black leather clothing is an erotic fashion that expresses heightened masculinity or the appropriation of sexual power; love of motorcycles and independence; and/or engagement in sexual kink or leather fetishism.
Like the quote says, many people associate leather with BDSM. My colleagues are no different, as I have written in the post Kinky Assumptions. They were quite surprised to learn that I do no wear leather clothes and do not even own any leather clothes. I think the general assumption of the uninformed is that everyone involved with BDSM in any way, is running around dressed in different kinds of leather outfits.
To be honest, I like to look at photos of people dressed in leather. They always look good. They always have perfect figures. The leather outfits always fit properly and you see no bulges or curves or natural bodies. I like the beautiful leather garments they wear and then I think about how it would feel to wear it. And that is the point where I realize over and over again that leather is not my thing. I get warm very quickly and I know in leather I will feel like I am being smothered. I would also feel restricted if the material does not flex with my body. And last, but certainly not least, I will just not look good in leather. I have, what can be described as, a curvy body. Wearing leather, I will never look as good as those people in the pictures. I will never be able to do the clothes justice. But then to get back to my first point, I don’t even want to do the clothes justice, because I do not like to feel warm and sweaty in clothing and especially not when the clothing feels inflexible.
Does this mean I do not like leather at all?
I love leather. I love the smell of leather. I love the feel of leather. I just don’t like it in clothing. But I do like a leather whip – even though it hurts when it touches my flesh. I love my leather cuffs. I love how they feel stiff and hard when you buy it and then, the more you use it, the more they form to my body. They really become mine. I love to feel my leather collar around my neck. It’s not as hard as it has once been. It too has become softer and more flexible. I love that!
… yes, there is a but. Not a butt. A but. Although, technically it is a butt too. Wait, I am confusing you! Let’s get back to the but…
I would love to have leather chaps! They should not be of thick sturdy leather and should not look like cowboy chaps. No, they have to have a feminine look to them and be thin and flexible and sexy and kinky all at the same time. I have surfed the Internet many times before to see whether I could fine them, but up to now I have had no success at all. So if any of you know where I can find them, please let me know.
So you see, technically my but was a butt too, because if I wear leather chaps, my butt will not be covered. You didn’t think I was planning to wear pants under the chaps, did you?
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