An essential part of Leathersex
Leather is the material which can evoke a raw sensuality, it can encase
the wearers body either in protection or offering sensually enhanced
Built into a corset leather can be the armor which a top uses to promise
a glimpse of tight, hard bliss, and emphasize her austere authority.
Alternately, with suitable rings added to the construction, it can be
the top's tool, first constricting her bottom into an appealing form and
then to perhaps bind her to bed or post for play or to simply wait,
In a whip or flogger, it can be several kilos of massive, dense impact,
alternately caressing the body and assaulting in full body blows, shaking
the very bones and guaranteeing bruises that may be felt for a week.
In the form of a bullwhip, leather can deliver kisses as of butterflies,
barely impacting, although accompanied by loud cracks as the the cracker
doubles the speed of sound, a bare millimeter within the interface of
air and skin. Or tiny beestings, flying over the body, building in power
until they deliver white hot searing lines of pain.
Wearing thigh high kid leather boots, a thong, garter belt and bra all
made of leather, the girl or boy at the Folsom Street Fair could be a
top, bottom, switch or a tourist who knows how to craft the look.
Traditionally, the wearing of a (usually leather) collar signifies the wearer as owned or spoken for and courtesy dictates that as (s)he may not
be allowed to speak; permission should sought from the owner of the collar.
A leather cap, on the other hand is the traditional mark of a top; this
probably should not be worn by someone who hasn't earned the
These images could be invoked using the same leather that
upholsters a Jaguar or Mercedes, and the desired
effect could even be similar. More often, as the Author intended, the
images of fetish leather are closer to the use of a bare, unpadded patch of
leather on the seat of a minimal or chopped motorcycle.
(NB: leathersex in no way requires the use or presence of leather, this
node is intended to illuminate the context of how the material has become
an integral part of the leather mindset)