Rubber Sex

by multiple authors, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

reviewed by AlwaysArousedGirl on Wed 25 Jun 2008

So you’ve got a thing for bodies encased in slippery-tight material, do you?  Then I’m guessing that the stories in Rubber Sex will steam up your glasses and good.

Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, these nineteen stories feature everything from lust in latex to PVC perversion to vac-bed vixens.  Even if you’re not among the many who adore a little rubber in their sex, you’ll still find plenty of hot reads featuring players of all orientations and genders.

I really appreciate the high standards to which Rachel Kramer Bussel holds the authors included in her anthologies.  You’ll find precious little skim-worthy material here, although Jay Starre’s “Rubber-Party Virgin,” while focusing on supa-hot boy/boy rubber-short-clad sex, does leave something to be desired.  The main character’s attitude of wide-eyed naivety as he makes his way through his first sex party is perhaps meant to be charming, but instead it struck me as annoyingly unrealistic.

As has been the case in her other books, Bussel contributes one of the most compelling stories.  “Tight Squeeze” describes a dominant woman’s attiring of her much younger lover in a shiny, slick latex catsuit in front of an admiring throng.  It’s a simple idea, but this author is a master of drawing out the sensuality of the most simple situation.

Thomas Roche’s story of vac-bed fascination also merits a mention.  “Butterfly’s Kiss” is erotica noir, a dangerous sort of tale that combines lust with enough of a sense of imminent danger to keep the blood boiling on a couple different levels at once.

I’m a vanilla girl at heart, so I found it educational (and hot) to see the different ways this fetish material can be enjoyed.  Now I’m seeing rubbery erotic possibilities everywhere.

Rubber bands around the wrists, for example.  Was my old boss who came so attired to work each day giving herself pleasant reminders of a fetish as she absentmindedly twirled them?  If I run across a particularly perky cashier in the grocery store, could it be that he’s wearing a latex jock under his uniform?  Does my postal carrier deliver the mail with extra verve on the day after smoothing liquid latex over his wife’s naked vulva?

I can only hope so, and that after you read Rubber Sex you’ll be thinking the same things too.


For more information, check out the Rubber Sex website.

Rubber Sex by multiple authors, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
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200 pages, 8 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches