OK, so now I run TWO blogs...identical and in parallel. I'll cross link them as well.
My thanks to Ataraxia of http://www.rubberist.net for suggesting this.
I am most happy to be blogging here as well as the International Rubberist Association. At Sir's suggestion (sure...SUGGESTION) I will, for the time being, keep both blogs running with identical postings because the this BlogSpot Blog has a wider, non-membership, audience which make for interesting comments.
There was a comment within the 'All Rubber All the Time' thread on IAR about 24/7 versus 23/7 as a lifestyle choice.
I agree that 23/7 is as 'real' as 24/7 and I remind everyone that I am changing 'skin suits' as I call them, everyday. So, my suit that is removed when I bathe is not the one I put on afterwards...I put on a nice clean one that has had plenty of time to dry and has been siliconed internally as well.
I am also, in order to maintain the concept of all rubber all the time, bathing in a tub lined with a latex sheet. And, if you review the earlier description sof our protocol, you'll see that, since Jan 1, I have not come into contact with anything other than rubber, water, and some lotion. We've even moved to blow drying me instead of using a towel...that has been 'mostly' successful.
Also, recall that our protocol is designed to make it so that I never see myself without a mediating layer of latex between me and the world. I am not allowed to see when I am bathed (hooded) and I am not allowed to use a mirror when I wash my face, brush my teeth, etc.
This isn't perfect...my skin suit hoods have large eye openings and I DO see some of my skin around the eyes and mouth...but you get the picture. BTW, try brushing your teeth in a transparent latex hood for some REAL humiliation
With respect to the idea of this life locking me away, let me say that I have not felt any significant reduction in my outdoor lifestyle. It is not circumscribed in any noticeable way. The only unusual thing (at first) was that I was in the burqa which I had worn outside before over 'normal' rubber clothing. I used to just be out showing my face over rubber clothing and even boots and gloves. Now, I don't do that...not such a big difference after the first few times.
The first few times, there was a frisson of fear that someone would uncover me and see that i wsa hooded and gagged...I was never concerned about them seeing that I was dressed in a latex dress...I've worn those for years in public.
But now, I don't even think about being 'un-burqa'd'. No one dares to approach that close anyway and I've receved nothing but respect from officials and other people. remember, I've already flown twice in this modus.
So, thanks for the welcome and I think I will post this into my blog too.