Greetings - My name is Tim Brough and I am the principle author of "Skin Tight: Rubbermen, Macho Fetish and Fantasy." I have spent a great many years documenting the gay rubber fetish community, beginning with editing Rubber Rebel magazine from 1994-96 and continuing with helming the Vulcan America magazine and website from 1997 till 2003. Much of "Skin Tight" is material selected from the best of what those magazines had to offer. There are also several new and never before seen articles and interviews.
Some of what is included in "Skin Tight" was previously only available in the since discontinued Vulcan America website. There is a graphic story called "The Rubber Frogmen" that is very heavy on underwater kink, and has never been in print until now. Several of the interviews have been updated and expanded from their original editions, and new interviews conducted in 2006 appear.
"Skin Tight" also covers a basic tenet: taking care of your gear! Two different rubbermen give their advice and directions on keeping your wardrobe at its finest, and there's a brief chat with Invincible Rubber's Paul Lewis on how some of the best gear in the world gets created. Mr. Lewis is one of three "Rubber Personality" profiles, the other two are noted rubber fetish photographer James Bond along with balloon fetishist and adult video star Buster.
Scott Moats and the late Peter "Rubber Bear" Tolos designed the Rubber Pride Flag and their tale is presented in "Skin Tight: Rubbermen, Macho Fetish and Fantasy." Peter's best known erotic story, "Zach" is included in its entirety, pulled together from the serialized chapters first printed in various Rubber Rebel magazines.
The greatest single addition to the book is a tenth anniversary history of Mr. International Rubber, the annual contest held in Chicago. From its start in Boston to its present standing as America's leading rubber event, many of the participants and organizers shared their thoughts and experiences with me about MIR. Events such as RUBBOUT and clubs across the country are also profiled, including a conversation with a founder of America's first rubber club, The Five Senses.
"Skin Tight: Rubbermen, Macho Fetish and Fantasy" is probably - more than any of my previous three books - a labor of love. Come and meet some of the folks in my extended family, and thanks for reading.
Tim Brough writes a lot of books and he has the unique ability to make each fetish enticing and understandable.
I knew little about the fascination of rubber before reading his latest SKIN TIGHT. For example, "Zach",the short story, plunges you right into a dramatic and erotic world where men are molded by thick black rubber. Other sections of the book describe the exciting process of becoming a true Rubberman, as well as the history of the fetish in this country and in Europe, with personal reminiscences from different aspects of rubber.
It's essential reading for any man or woman who wants to find out in detail about the Rubber World.