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  Leather fetishism - Wipipedia
Leather fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing leather, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves.
Leather can also be polished to be shiny and can also be produced in bright colours, causing further visual stimuli to add to the physical sensations produced by the material.
The feel of tight leather garments may also be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage, and much SM equipment is made out of leather.
www.londonfetishscene.com /wipi/index.php/Leather_fetishism   (204 words)

  
  Leather subculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leather Pride flag, which has become a symbol of the BDSM and fetish subculture.
Leather culture is also inspired by the chains and leather or denim and leather look espoused by heavy metal bands.
The leather community has been considered a subset of BDSM culture rather than a direct descendant of gay culture as a whole, despite the fact that in years past much of the organized SM community was in fact homosexual.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leather_subculture   (1050 words)

  
 Leather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows.
Alum-tanned leather is tanned using aluminum salts mixed with a variety of binders and protein sources, such as flour, egg yolk, etc. Purists argue that alum-tanned leather is technically "tawed" and not tanned, as the resulting material will rot in water.
As leather can also be a metonymical term for things made from it, the term leathering is as logical as tanning in the sense of a physical punishment (such as a severe spanking) applied with a leather whip.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leather   (1516 words)

  
 Leather subculture - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Leather culture is also inspired by the chains and leather or denim and leather look espoused by heavy metal bands.
The early gay male leather subculture is epitomized by the Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend, published in 1972, which essentially defined the Old Guard leather culture.
The leather community has been considered a subset of BDSM culture rather than a direct descendent of gay culture as a whole, despite the fact that in years past much of the organized SM community was in fact homosexual.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/e/a/Leather_subculture.html   (686 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Leather subculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This subculture is epitomized by the Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend[?], published in 1972, which essentially defined the Old Guard leather culture.
New Guard leather culture appeared in the 1990s, as a reaction to the restrictions of Old Guard style.
New Guard, or new leather, embraced switching and often combined spirituality with their play.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/le/Leather_subculture   (110 words)

  
 Leather|Forms of Leather|Leather subculture|Working with leather|Tanning|Pleather!
Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows.
Leather, due to its excellent abrasion and wind resistance, found a use in rugged occupations.
As leather can also be a metonymical term for things made from it, the term leathering is as logical as tanning in the sense of a physical punishment (such as a severe spanking) applied with a leather whip.
onlyleather.biz   (212 words)

  
 Leather Pride flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leather Pride Flag is a symbol for the BDSM subculture.
Leather contest in Chicago, Illinois, USA on May 28 1989.
Although the flag is often common in the gay community, it is not a "gay-only" symbol and represents the entire leather community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leather_Pride_flag   (361 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Leather
Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals.
Leather was a very important clothing material, and its other uses were legion.
Leather is decorated by leather carving, leather stamping, leather embossing, pyrography, beading, dying of leather or painting on leather.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/l/e/Leather.html   (318 words)

  
 Leather subculture - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The leather community has been considered a subset of SM culture rather than a direct descendent of gay culture as a whole, despite the fact that in years past much of the organized SM community was in fact homosexual.
Today, while some may still use the term strictly in the old fashioned sense (confusing it with old guard, the "leather community" or "leather culture" includes all BDSM practitioners, gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, or pansexual whether high or low protocol).
The first practitioner of this look in a heavy metal context was Rob Halford, the lead singer of the influential NWOBHM band Judas Priest, who wore a leather suit on stage as early as 1978.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Leather_subculture   (288 words)

  
 Leather - Wipipedia
Old Guard leather (also Old Guard but not to be confused with fascist movements of that same name) is the gay leather subculture from which much of BDSM originally derived.
Leather Family describes a family or family-sized-group living in an alternate lifestyle often based on the leather subculture or on BDSM.
Leather Community is used to loosely associate people living in the leather subculture or even into the wider BDSM.
www.londonfetishscene.com /wipi/index.php/Leather   (215 words)

  
 Leather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It is more supple and stretchier than vegetable-tanned leather, and does not discolor or lose shape as drastically in water as vegetable-tanned.
Rawhide is stiffer and more brittle than other forms of leather, and is primarily found in uses such as drum heads where it does not need to flex significantly; it is also cut up into cords for use in lacing or stitching.
There is a thriving Leather subculture in lesbian, gay male, bisexual, transgender, and BDSM culture.
www.objectsspace.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Leather   (1237 words)

  
 Leather subculture
Leather was a SM thing, not a gay thing.
Related, interestingly enough, to the leather culture is the chains and leather or denim and leather look espoused by heavy metal bands.
The first practitioner of this look in a heavy metal context was Rob Halford, the lead singer of the influential speed-metal band Judas Priest, who wore a leather suit on stage as early as 1978.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/l/le/leather_subculture.html   (275 words)

  
 Leather at AllExperts
Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows.Leather is a very important clothing material, and its other uses are legion.
Rawhide is stiffer and more brittle than other forms of leather, and is primarily found in uses such as drum heads where it does not need to flex significantly; it is also cut up into cords for use in lacing or stitching, or for making dog toys.
Belting leather is the only kind of leather used in luxury products that can retain its shape without the need for a separate frame; it is generally a heavy weight of full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather.
en.allexperts.com /e/l/le/leather.htm   (1829 words)

  
 Death of the Subculture
Three critical points demonstrate the importance of this issue: subcultures are dying out, the effects of their death are terrible, and the future can be saved only through the Internet.
The death of punk was final to me with the appearance of Avril Lavigne, the Nickelodeon Punk; the proliferation of spiked leather wristbands and choke collars (which, ironically, originated with sadel-masochism); and the popularity of pre-torn, pre-safety-pinned leather jackets and plaid pants.
Three important points demonstrate this: subcultures are dying out, the effects of their death are terrible, and the future can be saved only through the Internet.
www.public.iastate.edu /~cobock/articles/Subculture.shtml   (1076 words)

  
 Coach Leathers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It consists of thick leather, boiled in water (some sources hold that oil and wax were used as well, others posit the use of ammonia from fermented animal urine).
Since the leather remains flexible and stretchable a short time after the boiling, forming it to the needs of the armourer is quite easy, making it a cheap, light and convenient alternative to bronze, steel, and other historical materials.
The leather community has been considered a subset of SM culture rather than a direct descendent of gay culture as a whole, despite the fact that in years past much of the organized SM community was in fact homosexual.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/39/coach-leathers.html   (1289 words)

  
 Leathernet WorldWide designed for the leather industry
Alum-tanned leather is tanned using aluminium salts mixed with a variety of binders and protein sources, such as flour, egg yolk, etc. Purists argue that alum-tanned leather is technically "tawed" and not tanned, as the resulting material will rot in water.
The leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains.
Bonded Leather, or "Reconstituted Leather", is not really a true leather but a man-made material composed of 90% to 100% leather fibers (often scrap from leather tanneries or leather workshops) bonded together with latex binders to create a look and feel similar to that of genuine leather at a fraction of the cost.
www.leathernet.com   (2337 words)

  
 Leather . Leather subculture . 1990s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In general, leather is sold in three forms: Full-Grain leather, made from the finest raw material, are clean natural hides which have not been sanded to remove imperfections.
Kangaroo leather is used to make items which need to be strong but flexible, such as motorcycle glove gloves.
Leather fetishism Leather subculture Leather River Leather is also a river in Saskatchewan, Canada.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /Leather   (705 words)

  
 Greaser: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The demoscene is a computer subculture that came to prominence during the rise of the 16 bit micros (the atari st and the amiga), EHandler: no quick summary.
Leather subculture[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject]
A grunger is a member of a uk youth subculture of 00s....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/greaser.htm   (468 words)

  
 Leather Jackets from Fan Fashion: Red Lambskin Leather Jackets
Leather jackets proved to culture, within year or the emperor could wear uniforms may also proclaim sexual display, humans have spent constructing the 1970s but old clothes.
Lambskin leather red jackets Many more examples the various animal and abaya to help protect the “bomber jacket”, to their arms are red jackets leather lambskin usually skim the most examples the cloth, and style.
There are jackets lambskin red leather used in small groups such way as an item of the hair of jackets red lambskin leather the hair of high wrap around nuclear power core to protect from serious injury and so skillfully that protects against red leather jackets lambskin rocks in escapology.
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 seattletrading
The Leather Pride flag, which has become a symbol of the BDSM and fetish subculture.
The early gay male leather subculture is epitomized by the Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend, published in 1972, which essentially defined one specific order of the Old Guard leather culture.
Leather submissives start as novice trainees and systematically earn their leather while progressing through the levels of third class, second class, first class, and senior trainee.
www.seattletrading.com /articleresources/?title=Leather_subculture   (1361 words)

  
 Leather Summary
However, the majority of leather is obtained from cattle and calf; sheep and lamb; goat and kid; horses and other equines; pig; and shark, seal, and alligator.
The type of leather produced is soft and pliable, and is an excellent material for gloves, coats, and other clothing, as well as for upholstery and luggage.
Alum-tanned leather is tanned using aluminum salts mixed with a variety of binders and protein sources, such as flour, egg yolk, etc. Purists argue that alum-tanned leather is technically "tawed" and not tanned, as the resulting material will rot in water.
www.bookrags.com /Leather   (2175 words)

  
 Alan Selby -- beloved leader in leather community / 'Daddy Alan' is remembered for gregarious, generous spirit
Alan Selby, a leader in San Francisco's leather community who was a relentless fund-raiser and an incorrigible flirt, died at his home in San Francisco last week, surrounded by friends.
Selby, known to fellow leather aficionados as "Daddy Alan," combined a sense of fun and social grace with a steely determination to raise money for AIDS causes and improve the lives of those afflicted with the disease.
He served as a mentor to those interested in the leather lifestyle and was an early proponent of safe sex.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/11/BAG846JAPC1.DTL&type=printable   (702 words)

  
 IC: Leather subculture - Encyclopervia article
The early gay male leather subculture is epitomized by the Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend, published in 1972, which essentially defined the Old Guard leather culture.
Very few lesbian women or heterosexuals were visible during the early emergence of gay male leather subculture.
Patrick Califia (formally Pat Califia) was inspired by the gay male leather culture and is credited for defining the emergence of lesbian leather culture.
www.informedconsent.co.uk /encyclopervia/Leather_subculture   (680 words)

  
 Leather Subculture Dissertation Help, Write a Dissertation on Leather Subculture Thesis
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 Alternative Lifestyles - Leather - Leather Daddy
The leather community may be second only to the Imperial Court in the number of sashes, badges, vests, and trophies we bestow on our members annually.
As a subculture within a subculture, leather folk look within our tribe for individuals with the qualities that we admire and respect and created honors for them.
In the late 70s, the leather icon we treasured was the rebel biker, clad head to toe in polished fl, mirrored aviator glasses, and a cruel smirk framed by beard and a mustache.
www.gaysouthafrica.org.za /lifestyles/daddy.asp   (539 words)

  
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Although to the uninitiated (and we mean that literally) the sadomasochistic world may appear freeform and borderline violent, most of the leather world is governed by principles of "safe, sane and consensual" sex.
For over a quarter century, IMRL has been one of the biggest leather weekends in the world, with a huge collection of leather vendors selling their wares and guys giving it away for free.
Little-known outside of Europe, the Leather Party in Hamburg is when this normally refined and upper-crust city gets down and dirty with some of the most serious leathermen in the world who trek in from Amsterdam and Berlin.
www.planetout.com /travel/article.html?sernum=8878   (873 words)

  
 Bear community at AllExperts
The bear community is a masculinist subculture in the gay community.
There is much debate as to the definition of a bear, with some saying that anyone who identifies themselves as a bear is a bear, and others arguing that bears must have certain physical characteristics such as chest and abdominal hair as well as facial hair.
The bear subculture's evolution was around long before the internet but can be closely tied to the growth of online social networking.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/be/bear_community.htm   (2002 words)

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