Latex is made of natural rubber and is heavily used in BDSM and erotic play. There are loads of sex shops and websites that sell latex gear, from full body suits to face masks to accessories. And of course, it is the miracle material for making most condoms.
One thing you might not know is that certain kinds of lube actually destroy latex and break down its chemical structure- rendering most types of condoms ineffective. That means you'll want to check any lube or lotion that you plan to use around the genital area before or during sex and make sure it is clearly marked as "water-based."
Generally, anything you buy made from latex needs a lot of care. Any clothes or toys should be washed with water-based soaps after use and then rubbed dry with talcum powder or a special silicon oil.
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