If you are looking to get yourself a new gimp suit, there are a few things you need to know. Here is a checklist before buying a latex gimp suit, facts about the material, and useful tips that will help you along the way.
Think about the design
One of the first things you will need to think about is the design of the suit. There are many different models you can find, and each has its own purpose and goal. Ask yourself whether you are experienced in the field or not. Is this your first gimp suit? If so, you might want to go slow and get one of the entry models.
The design is mostly based on the parts of the body it covers. Those with experience will be more than comfortable getting a full-body gimp suit that covers everything. You can also find sleeveless models, models with collars, those with or without masks, and so on.
Naturally, you will need to pick what works for you. There are also models with anchor points with rings you can use for bondage, but if you do not plan on using them, there is no reason for you to spend more money than needed. A simple suit that covers arms and legs (or not) is more than enough.
People often believe that black is the only color in BDSM. After all, it works wonderfully well. But it isn’t the only option. In nature, latex is found as a milky white substance in rubber trees. After the extraction and processing, it can have any color you like. Nothing is forcing you to go for black models, even though they are the most popular ones.
The options are limitless. You can find any color you like, and it won’t be hard to find the shade you will adore. But keep in mind that there is a reason why so many people opt for black suits. Picking a light-colored suit will be problematic. At least when it comes to maintenance.
The worst-case scenario would be to go for a white suit. Any type of wear and tear will be noticeable on it, and you will need to be extra careful when cleaning it. But even with that, it is still possible for the suit to start showing stains and marks. Black color might seem too mainstream, but it won’t be as delicate as other colors.
Latex gimp suit thickness
The next thing on the list to consider is the thickness of the suit. This will play an important role in the way you feel and how much you can move. Naturally, latex is a flexible material, and it won’t restrict your movement. But the thicker the latex is, the less stretchy it will feel.
Latex is available in many different sizes. If you want to go for a middle size, it is usually 0.4 mm, but you can find both thicker and thinner models. The thickness of the material will play a huge role for the wearer. Thinner latex will follow your movements, and the stretchiness will allow you to enjoy the experience to the fullest. However, thinner latex is delicate. It can easily be ruined, and you will need to be careful while wearing it.
If you opt for a latex suit made of thicker layers, the material won’t be able to fit the body shape as easily as thinner latex, and it might be constricting. It all comes down to what you are trying to achieve and what you plan on doing with the suit. Both options are valid, and it is a matter of personal choice.
Style and accessibility
The model and thickness of the material are just one step of the process. You will also need to consider the style and accessibility of the full suit. But what does that mean, and how does it affect the couple? Gimp suits are surprisingly popular, and more and more people are willing to experiment with them. As a result, you can find numerous different models and designs.
As we mentioned earlier, the most important thing is what you and your partner want. When it comes to style, you can find models with zippers, buttons, and other ways to put them on and take them off. You might want to consider accessibility since it is important how you will access your partner’s body. Or the other way around.
If you plan on having sex while wearing the suit, you need to have a way to access the important bits. Otherwise, someone will have to sit and wait while their partner works on a complex mechanism. Those that just want to wear the suit can go for any option. But if you want to be able to have access to one’s private parts, you will need to find a suit that allows it.
Gimp suits sizes
Getting the right size works for any piece of clothing, but for latex, the rule is even more important. The nature of the material is such that you need to have a perfect fit. It isn’t something that will work either way. Getting a suit that’s too tight (or too small size) will make it difficult for you to do anything. The suit will be rather uncomfortable. And that’s not something you want.
The entire idea behind latex suits is for them to be tight. But the tightness needs to be natural. Stretching the material to its limits would only hurt your entire experience. In the same way, you would want it not to be loose. It would defy the entire point of latex suits, and it wouldn’t be skin-tight.
So, try to inform yourself of different models and sizes. It will allow you to find a perfect fit and avoid choking or discomfort while wearing a too-small suit.
Cleaning and safekeeping
The final thing you need to do is to learn about cleaning and safekeeping. Latex is a specific material that requires care. You can’t just throw it into a washing machine and wait for it to come out clean.
To clean latex, the best option is to hand wash it in the bathtub. Ideally, you will use lukewarm water and use any soap or detergent that works with latex. Avoid products with a lot of chemicals, extreme temperatures, and anything that could damage the material.
You should also clean the suit after each use. The material doesn’t leave enough space for the skin to breathe, which means that the wearer will probably sweat more than usual. Cleaning after each use will allow you to continue wearing it without any health problems and keep it spotless.
After that, you will need to find a place where you will keep the suit. Find a place that is far from sunlight. If you can, place the suit in a dark place. Wooden hangers are good but pay attention when folding the suit to avoid permanent damage. If you want to be extra careful, you can always fold the suit loosely and put it in a plastic bag.