Random thought #2 – banana skin

As someone who most definitely loves rubber – thoroughly enjoys the feel of it and finds it more than a little aesthetically pleasing – my favourite phrase I’ve read today is (in reference to a custom made rubber suit) …

[it] fitted like a banana skin.

Sadly, the line was not quite as salacious as one might hope [Ed: … that “one” being AM …] as it referred to a custom made wetsuit for wild swimming. But it did please me that the author, Roger Deakin, went on to opine …

But the suit fitted like a banana skin when it arrived. The problem about wearing a wetsuit is sensory deprivation; it is a species of whole-body condom. Of course, there are people who like rubber. They enjoy the feel of it; they may even find it aesthetically pleasing. But there is no getting away from the fact that a wetsuit is an anaesthetic to prevent you experiencing the full force of your physical encounter with cold water, and in that sense it is against nature and something of a killjoy.

Other than the close fitting nature of both a latex catsuit and a wetsuit, I would suggest they don’t have much in common. However, a whole body condom reminded me of a conversation I once had with a fetish couturier in which she expressed a preference for talc over dressing aidWho wants to feel like their wearing a condom?


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