Contestants 2019

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Mario – LONDON

Why do you want to be Mr Rubber UK?

Because I do not believe in self-complacency, I believe that the rubber community needs some changes, (increasing diversity, making the community more welcoming so people can feel they fit in) and, although we have started changing, there are still things that need to be improved. I guess that I am a spoiled rubberman, since I discovered my love for rubber in Manchester, and the MRM group made feel like home, made me feel that I belong. I would love to be able to return the favour and to make other people have the same experience that I had. The title would be a fantastic platform for me to reach out to more people and make those changes happen.

When did you buy or get your first item of rubber clothing?

The day: 27 of November 2015. Ill-fitting was their curse and my blessing. Two friends of mine had ordered a gorgeous red and black rubber suit. Sadly for them, the suit was just a bit too small. Luckily for me, it fit perfectly. The suit broke many times, and we fixed it again and again. We had even modified it to try to save it, but, in the end, I had to let it go. Nevertheless, I’m proud to say that one of the last times I wore that suit was to propose to my fiancé in the spring pub crawl at the REM, kneeling on stage and singing along to “The Greatest Showman”.

What do you like about rubber?

It might sound a bit cliché, but there mere action of putting rubber on boosts my confidence. I have been able to get to know and introduce myself to people that pre-rubber me would not have been able to. The texture, the smell, the shine does much more than making me look good, it makes me feel that I can achieve whatever is on my mind.

If you won Mr Rubber UK, what contribution would you make to the UK Rubber community?

My vision is a more inclusive rubber community (independently of race, age, body type) for the UK, vision I share with a high percentage of asked rubbermen. The way to achieve this is to give people the space to be able to interact and network. Four out of five kinksters describe themselves as introverts, which can make the first interactions harder, situation worsened if this first interaction takes place in a crowded and noisy environment. My experience as one of the organisers of the London Rubber Social is that people really want to be able to socialise and build connections, breaking that “clique” vibe that a lot of rubbermen regard as a big problem in the rubber scene. So my legacy will be helping people to build such events, which would be a hub to build and strengthen the rubber scene.
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Chris – BRIGHTON

Why do you want to be Mr Rubber UK?

I have had several fetishes my first being sportswear and trainers. Attended many events from recon to social meets, but it was mrm 9 that i was really introduced to the rubber scene by a friend. I was nervous and felt a little scared as rubber really shows of lumps and bumps etc and i suffer from body dysmorphia so was worried people would stare and make remarks. But instead i was welcomed by the lovely guys of manchester rubber scene and made friends with people all over the world who looked after me, i did not feel isolated instead i felt included and made to feel very at ease. I want to be mr rubber uk because i want to spread this message that as a community we are on the whole friendly and fun, we look out for each other, as well as be as filthy as we want to be. We are sexy in all our shapes sizes and ages.

When did you buy or get your first item of rubber clothing?

Was for mrm 9 i brought it on the website from invincible and loved the feel of my surf suit. Also looks great with boots or yes my trainers lol

What do you like about rubber?

I love how it feels on my skin, i love how when i touch or someone else touches it you get a very altered sensation, the restriction is also great and the smell of someone covered in fresh sweat is horny too. Also love how it can be super casual to super formal covers pups, cosplay outfits and many others plus you can dress up sporty in it too which means trainers lol. The big thing is also cost as rubber is really accessible compared to
Leather etc which cost thousands for
One bluf outfit

If you won Mr Rubber UK, what contribution would you make to the UK Rubber community?

I would like to think i would be approachable so people could ask me questions and experiences i have a 0 filter so i am very upfront etc. I also have a huge heart and if i see someone not feeling there oats i will try and find out why? I will also attend any charity gigs etc i can or even talk to people who maybe have not found there kink yet. I am also a singer so if you need rubber entertainment i am here, i can host events too and just generally be a figure head for people to look too
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Stuart – SALFORD

Why do you want to be Mr Rubber UK?

I want to be Mr Rubber UK because I truly believe I can be a strong, well spoken, fair and engaged representative for the title. I want to help make positive change within the scene, in creating more inclusivity and a more friendly atmosphere online and at events. And showing that having mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression shouldn’t get in the way of you being able to make friends, go to events, talk openly with others, and be more comfortable as yourself in rubber. I always try to say anyone looks sexy in any kid of gear, especially rubber and I want to help people feel that way no matter their size or shape or age or ethnicity or weight or anything the “mainstream” doesn’t promote nearly enough as beautiful. I want to try and do as much as I can through an engaging plan (detailed below) to help get those cogs turning during my year with the title and beyond.

When did you buy or get your first item of rubber clothing?

The first ever “rubber” gear I bought were my neoprene backless shorts and tank top from Titus. I love neoprene as a durable, cost effective and really fun piece of kit that I feel is severely under represented within the rubber community and there is a huge gap in the rubber market for cool neoprene gear that could really help introduce kinksters to the world of rubber, I mean, it was my gateway gear and now I’m a full on rubbberhead.

What do you like about rubber?

It is dependent on the type of rubber
With latex rubber, I love the enclosed feeling, it being a second skin and with some of the gear I’ve got, the dehumanizing feel it has, not having any skin showing and being a 100% rubber drone is really appealing and I only really feel that when I am in gear like my full suit.
Being very honest, I used to be afraid of rubber as a material, if a friend offered for me to try theirs on I would back away purely because I know of the cost that can be involved and the importance of this kind of gear. That being said, I am a fully converted rubberman and it is in part both thanks to the welcoming community I’ve been lucky enough to join, and being able to dip my toe into the fetish through other rubbers such as neoprene.
With neoprene, I like the tactile nature of it, its great for long wear and feels incredibly comfy which is great when I’m being more active out and about or in a session.

If you won Mr Rubber UK, what contribution would you make to the UK Rubber community?

During my time with the title of Mr Rubber UK I would focus on fostering and promoting a welcoming and positive environment for fetishists new to the scene or who are suffering with any anxieties. Through personal experience I’ve found that my social anxiety has spiked during events of all different sizes, fetishes, venues and one of the most difficult parts of that has been feeling unable to identify someone who I could talk to about that, and through conversations with friends within the scene they have felt similarly.
A conversation I’ve had a lot with people after an event is, “I’d have approached you but I myself was going through anxiety”, or “you should have approached me”, and from conversations I’ve had, identifying someone especially at events can be very difficult and it can hinder the fun you end up having at them.
I think that these social anxieties have unfortunately led to people especially of late blaming “cliques” and an appearance that the scene feels very inaccessible. When out myself I’ve seen individuals I’d wanted to talk to or say hi to but I had that anxiety that I wasn’t “good enough” for them, which is less to do with them as people, but more how my own anxieties play.
And I feel that thought processes very similar to that happen quite a bit with people who are new to the scene or do live with anxieties.So to work on combating this, and opening conversation and inclusion, I have a plan for the year with the title of Mr Rubber UK and beyond. Taking from a concept that has been successful within “cotton”, where if you see an individual with a safety pin on their lapel, they are signalling that they are a “safe space” to approach regarding any mental wobbles you could be going through, or just that they are a person you can feel confident you can talk to. Obviously asking fetishists to put a safety pin through their gear, least of all rubber, is not a great concept. But I have come up with an idea which I fell would work amazingly, keychains.
Most, if not all pieces of rubber gear have a zip, and with that, a safe area for a small keychain to be attached that symbolizes, in the same way as the safety pin, that at events you can feel comfortable to open a dialogue with that person, they are open to meeting new people, even if you think they are in a “clique” or a group, that keychain says “I want you to know the door for conversation is open and you should not have to worry about me rejecting your conversation or making you feel like you don’t belong at this event. You do”
It would be my goal during my year with the title, to visit as many events around the UK, work with organizers and help promote this concept to really help bring more people who are interested in the scene out, and to help anyone with anxieties to feel more confident.Obviously it would be incredibly clear that this keychain is not compulsory, and if you’re at a weekend or day-long event for example, you don’t need to wear it all the time. We all have wobbles and we all deserve a chance to breathe and care for our own mental state. And with a keychain, they are easy to hide under gear or in a bag or just somewhere that isn’t visible. Yes this can be done without the title, but with the title of Mr Rubber UK behind it, it can be so much more effective, visible a campaign and trusted within the community.
This concept would be physically putting me out there a lot, as the current Mr Rubber UK but also mentally, as mentioned I suffer with severe social anxiety, but I feel that is a positive rather than to my detriment. Because I try to be as vocal as possible about my mental health, and am open about my struggles, visiting events and showing rubbermen with social anxiety that I’m doing all of this I hope would help others feel inspired to be able to go to their first event and explore their fetish more, speak to more people and expand their circle of friends and essentially foster a much more engaged and embraced community within the scene.I truly feel this contribution, not only represented in the UK but also through representing for the European and International titles could make a significant change in opening up the scene to people who want to join and want to express themselves through kink and rubber, but have been too afraid to. And with this title I believe I can do everything detailed above and more in a respectful manner that brings more diversity and acceptance and breaks down barriers people feel exist within the scene and community.

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Andrew – LEEDS

Why do you want to be Mr Rubber UK?

To show that the rubber scene is open to everyone of all different ages (I’m no spring chicken, I’m 43), backgrounds, body images and ethnicities. My discovery of the rubber scene has been wild and incredible, but has also shown me just how much of a true family we really are. I’d love to be able to show that to a wider market, as well as supporting the amazing people already within it.

I am so so proud to call myself a rubberman, I’ve met so many incredible people, formed lifelong friendships, and this would be my ultimate thank you to them, for helping me through some tough times, for showing and helping me find myself, and for welcoming me into a place I truly feel I belong.

It’s time for me to be brave and finally say… Hey world, this is me. The real me.

When did you buy or get your first item of rubber clothing?

I bought my first rubber in June last year, in readiness for London Fetish Week. I decided to go full-on with my first outfit and had a full black catsuit made. I wore it with 20 hole boots and a harness. It felt incredible. I just wanted to feel the effects of full coverage, and I was not disappointed.

What do you like about rubber?

Putting rubber on makes me feel brave, like wearing an armoured costume. It makes me feel wild and strong, and it gives me confidence, in a way nothing else does. It feels incredible, not just on your own skin, but the feeling of your skin against someone else’s in rubber is truly electric. Everyone’s style is different, but for me, it can bring out so much of my own personality, in many different ways. Whether it’s sporty in a singlet, football socks and trainers, or dark and domineering in my full catsuit, gloves, harness and hood… true (sexual) colours seem to emerge and explode.

If you won Mr Rubber UK, what contribution would you make to the UK Rubber community?

By honouring the position with absolute pride and conviction, to show that the UK rubber community is so much more than just getting dressed and going to events. It’s about an incredible brotherhood of men of all different ages, body sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds. You don’t necessarily need a six-pack, or a wardrobe of 400 different outfits, you’re welcome whatever we look like, and let’s face it, we all look wicked!!To bring home the message that you’re in a place where people respect and care for you, look out for you, and won’t let you fall… But if you do, we’re there for you too. You’ve been so brave to discover the real you, and you’re in good hands now.

That’s my discovery of the UK rubber scene and that’s what I’d like to bring forward into 2019-2020. Rubber is sexy as hell, it’s fun, it’s wild, and it’s an honour to be part of such an amazing family.

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Thomas – LONDON

Why do you want to be Mr Rubber UK?

I figured that there are a lot of people who don’t want to try getting on the Rubber scene by fear of being judged, on their outfit, their body, their other kinks.
Rubber helped me find my confidence again, after years of loathing myself.
I have body issues, huge ones, I have mental issues, insecurities, but at the same time I try my best to overcome them and I’m not afraid to talk about them publicly. I want our representant to be someone relatable, and someone that people would say that if this insecure af bitch managed to fit herself in that unbreathable material as a way to feel better about herself, then maybe they can too.

When did you buy or get your first item of rubber clothing?

Back in 2016, just after I arrived in London from France. I’m from a small town there and had zero access to fetish wear per say, so I bought a rubber surfsuit at Regulation during my first week here. Actually I went on a first date with a guy with it on because it gave me a big confidence boost.

What do you like about rubber?

After years of being deadly overweight and lost in the closet, I came out and lost quite a lot of weight. (still quite juicy now though, haha) but I couldn’t stop feeling like that overweight ugly and shy guy. I would look at myself in the mirror and still see myself the same way. Rubber gave me my confidence back. The first time I tried rubber on I felt SO sexy. And it still gives me the same impression now everytime I put a suit on.

If you won Mr Rubber UK, what contribution would you make to the UK Rubber community?

I’m very active on social media and I know people in the fetish and sex industry in general. I’m lucky enough to have this platform at my disposition to talk about kink and accepting your kink self, sexuality and self esteem. I already use it the best I can but I feel like winning would allow me to reach even more people.