Melbourne Rubber is the place to call home for those who embrace an inclusive approach to rubber. We believe that all people have the right to be sexual, if they choose. We believe rubber is for anybody who is turned on by it. We value diversity, so we are deliberately inclusive. We welcome all genders, all sexualities, all races, all abilities.
Our values, sex positivity, love for rubber and inclusivity will always remain at our core.
If you love latex, you are welcome in Melbourne Rubber!
In early 2017, two rubber loving friends came together with the idea to join forces and create Melbourne Rubbermen – a new community group for the male latex lovers of Melbourne and Australia. They were of course Liam Clark - the first inaugural Melbourne Rubberman (2016) and Martin Memo, who was just wrapping a two year grand tour of the global fetish scenes.
Melbourne Rubbermen took off instantly. The group grew quickly to include a team of people from all over Australia as well as organisations such as Eagle Leather, The Laird Hotel & Down an' Dirty. Our first official rubber social was held at The Laird Hotel on the 2nd of May 2017, and these went on almost weekly in every form you can imagine!
Slick Week - our annual event celebrating all things rubbery drew a massive international crowd, and the Melbourne Rubbermen community rallied! This took us to the next level, as our quickly growing group of friendly and welcoming rubberiests became the talk of the fetish town - from Manchester to Chicago, Taiwan to San Francisco, we didn’t even stop there…
Between then and now we have marched in Pride, launched our famous birthday parties at Eagle Leather, held Melbourne Rubbermen socials across the globe, been featured on Recon Fetish App, ran community information sessions and demonstrations, and brought rubber out of the darkrooms and onto the streets of the inner suburbs of Melbourne.
In February 2020, Melbourne Rubbermen proudly adopted their new identity as Melbourne Rubber. This new name and logo had been chosen both by the committee and members of our community, and has been a long time in the making. It represents a new direction, embracing an inclusive approach to our rubber fetish, inside and outside of our community.
We respect our history and value the important role of Rubbermen groups worldwide. We will remain aligned with our brother groups and our histories. Inclusivity is not about turning our back on men. We saw our future as enriching our community. With this change we hope to embrace a wider group of rubber-fetishists to continue to grow our community.
So where do we go from here? With an ever-expanding community of rubberists out there from Melbourne and beyond, we can begin to forge a better future for us all.
Melbourne Rubber Committee
Get to know who's who on our committee that lead Melbourne Rubber into the great unknown.