Written by Sly Posted on Oct 5, 2012, 14:28
Well if you’ve ever fancied seeing what the title holder malarky is all about then october is the month for it! With Mr Rubber Netherlands and Mr Rubber Berlin this weekend and Mr Hoist Rubber in London and Mr American Rubber in NY it’s all go for the next years class of title holders. And it’s a big month for the leather scene too with my Kilker entering Mr Leather Europe this month too!
I always get asked what it’s about, sure we get the history really does stem from the Miss World sash idea, so to some it’s all a bit camp and silly, but what started as leather sashes in leather bars, just picking their hottest local for some fun, it’s now grown into an institution in itself.
The evolution of these contests has become far more prestigious, while all the contests vary in scale and grandeur they essentially boil down as a good excuse to get together in our little niche gay fetish world, have a focal point of these nights and weekends and pick someone that will act as our champion. Getting out there, not to create world peace but just get people seeing and talking about the fetish community, spreading a bit of Rubber/Leather pride and being a role model for the younger kinksters.
Us title holders don’t have any special powers or think we’re any better, I know I certainly don’t. Certian crowds have a little stigma over the “sash circuit” but at the end of the day, it’s just a good reason to celebrate out little community and have some fun. It can be a busy year trying to get to all these events so it’s just a natural thing to pass on the torch after a year and cheer for the next torch bearer so they can keep the community excited and involved, that’s all it is.
So regardless of how ripped or how much gear you have, if being a torch bearer sounds like a bit of an adventure, you’re passionate about seeing our kink community grow and you’re up for some fun, smiling and having a bit of fun on stage for the entertainment of others, then why not give it a go? It’s not for everyone but it’s sure as hell been one hell of an adventure!
Congrats to Tony and Tommy on their step downs it’s been a privilege to make some new friends and share some adventures with this year as title brothers! And good luck to both of them in MIR next month!
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