In the late eighties, Rob Meijer, the founder of the fetish store that carries his first name, said in an interview: “I think rubber is a very difficult fabric, it always tears and breaks. I don’t want to deal with that. Someone buys latex pants, and comes back after two days because there is a tear. I get frustrated as I don’t know what to do with it.
I don’t want that tear to be there, but it is, and that person may have worn it without powder.” Despite these harsh but true words, this sensual material has acquired an increasingly prominent place in the clothing choice of the “leather scene” over the quarter of a century that has elapsed since then.
That is not surprising, because in the same interview Rob confesses: “I myself find rubber a very exciting material to wear, so I can imagine people wanting it. The exciting thing about rubber is that you sweat underneath, and that it is moving over your skin. You feel it moving here and there, while getting wet underneath, and that is a horny feeling. Maybe also because you can move more elegantly.”
Rubber has become so popular in The Netherlands, that for some years now, the Mister Rubber Netherlands election is organized by the Foundation Mr Rubber Netherlands. The foundation was founded in 2011. The non-profit foundation wants to promote the sexual freedom of men with a rubber fetish. One way of achieving this is by organizing these elections. The underlying intention of the Foundation, which is to bring the rubber community together, is achieved with the relaxed, yet sexually charged atmosphere of this event in recent years.
The success of the previous editions begged for more, and that is why on Saturday, November 22, 2014, Mister Rubber Netherlands 2015 will be elected. On this date at the Eagle Amsterdam, approximately 250 men in rubber are expected, who will add luster to the search for someone who will represent the Dutch gay rubber scene on an international level. In an exciting show, candidates will try to win the title Mister Rubber Netherlands, and with this title claim great prizes from sponsors, and a ticket to the International Mister Rubber election in Chicago. Prominent members of the fetish scene and the audience will decide who is going to represent The Netherlands.
The winner of this fourth edition of the election will become Mister Rubber Netherlands 2015, and will be the ambassador of the Dutch scene for the coming year. Of course, the organization hopes that next year, the winner will win the Mister International Rubber Contest in Chicago!
Attendees of this grand, sensual event can get acquainted with all aspects of the rubber fetish in a relaxing atmosphere. DJRW, known from Rapido, will be spinning the turntable. Meanwhile, rubber gear demonstrations are given - such as vacuum racks, blow-up suits, gimp suits, etc. - and people can cruise. The highlight is a sparkling show in which the candidates present themselves to the audience. Before and after the election, everyone can have a good time dancing and, of course, cruising. Blowing off some steam is possible in the dark labyrinth.
Last year, several candidates competed for the title in an exciting show, which was convincingly won by Max Samauth. In the past year, Max has done creditable work in the scene, and has proven himself to be a perfect Mister on his site, in media interviews and with his presence at events. Early November, he will be in competition in Chicago (USA) for the coveted title Mister International Rubber.
There is a strict dress code at the Mister Rubber election: rubber, rubber, and rubber! Leather men with a rubber puppy, or leather men who are attracted to rubber men are also more than welcome.
Mister Rubber, November 22, 2014 @ Eagle, Warmoesstraat 90, Amsterdam More info and tickets on www.mrrubber.nl.