All Your Loving: Correct Care for Your Fetishwear
There are some materials that are wash-and-go. Fetish gear does not really enter into that equation, and it’s not like you can simply walk into most dry cleaners and expect that they’ll know what to do with your catsuit.
You have to learn how to take care of your expensive pieces yourself.
If you know how to care for your fetishwear, they’ll last much longer. This is important, because with the excellent resources of internet sites to meet people, there is always an opportunity to get the fetishwear out. Given how expensive some of these pieces can be, it’s vitally important that you learn this skill yourself.
You want to get the most pleasure possible from this clothing for as long as possible. These are not one-time-use materials. In fact, if you properly care for your garments, you can get a great deal of wear out of them, though we recommend against the “tear” part of that.
First, learn your materials.
How you care for your fetishwear depends on what you have. You’ll want to treat the material different depending on what it’s made of, so let’s take a look at some of the most common materials used for fetish play.
Care involves the cleaning of the gear, the storage of the gear, and the upkeep of the gear. You’ll need to know several different techniques, depending on what kind of gear you have.
Here are the most popular ones:
If your gear is latex, you need to make sure you can properly care for this garment. If you’re pulling on the suit, you can damage it, which can lead you to be unable to keep it in good condition.
Make sure to wash your latex gently with a damp cloth and soap. That should be all the cleaning you need to do. For storage, keep it in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
The most important thing to understand about leather clothing is that it can lose its shape quickly if not maintained. Unlike latex, which has the ability to snap back from deformations, leather is a natural material that can retain shape changes. As such, make sure to store your rubber clothing properly on a wooden hanger or rack so that it doesn’t get stretched out of shape.
If leather becomes stained, deal with the stain gently with a soft, wet cloth. Keep it in a cool, dry place for storage, and it will last much longer than if you kept it in sunlight.
PVC clothes need to be stored, like leather and rubber, in a cool and dry area. Unlike leather and latex, you shouldn’t store PVC clothing near any other clothing, especially not other PVC clothing. If you do, the products can stain irreparably.
Another thing you need to be wary of is soiling your PVC clothing. In a natural state, you probably will not even need to wash it. If it does get dirty, however, it’s possible to clean it with a warm washcloth and water.
Fetish gear may be expensive, but it’s designed to last. As with just about anything that’s designed to last instead of being one-use-only, it requires the proper care in order to fulfill its true potential.
Don’t think of cleaning your fetishwear as a chore. Instead, think of it as getting ready for the most fun of your life, just ahead after a quick wash by hand with warm water.