Know then that Latex, and other tight shiny fabrics are fetishized because the garment forms a “second skin” that acts as a erotic surrogate for the wearer’s own skin. Thus, wearers of skin-tight latex or PVC garments may be perceived by the viewer as being naked, or simply coated in a shiny substance.
Latex and PVC can also be polished to be shiny and can also be produced in bright colours, adding further visual stimulus to add to the physical sensations produced by the material. The tightness of the garments may also be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage.
The smell of latex rubber is also a turn-on for rubber fetishists, and such garments are usually impregnated with chemicals to enhance the odour. Some rubberists also enjoy the idea of exhibitionism and some fantasise about going out in public wearing fetish attire. Some do this, especially in the more liberal areas (Berlin, New York, Montreal, San Francisco, etc).
A compelling reason that people are turned on by wearing rubber is that it permits and encourages a different code of behavior.
– from Julian Greigh’s easel –