Monday, March 10, 2008

Who Is That Masked Man?

Mask fetishism has got to be the most evocative and multifaceted of all fetishes. Not only can you hide your identity and that of your lover, the two (or more) of you can play any role imaginable, set any scene your mind can concoct with masks that make you like like genies, cats, demons and butterflies; masks of leather, fur, lace or feathers; Venetian masks, masks with horns or loooong noses; masks that that cover just one eye or your whole head. You can spend a lot of money on a mask fetish, but sometimes the simplest is the most effective. A Zorro-style black bandana with eyeholes cut out is enough to make nearly any woman swoon. After all, if he’s wearing a mask, it’s easier to imagine he looks like Antonio Banderas.
The mask featured here is $6 from Extreme Restraints.

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Flick said...

I don't know what happened to my daughter -in a previous existence?? - but she absolutely freaks out at the sight of any mask. Even Ronald McDonald scares her. Though clowns have a mask all of their own. Her company had a party where everyone had to wear masks - they'd not told them beforehand and she had to go home. It must be something I did. I wonder if it was that time I crept into her room with the werewolf mask - no, can't be that surely!

Anonymous said...

I think masks are scary too. It's part of their allure in the bdsm world, I think. It seems almost primal, like fear of snakes and spiders.
Even animals are unnerved by masks. When I was a kid, we had a fake African mask on the wall and our poodle would watch it and growl. Being a stupid kids my sister took it off the wall and put it over her face and chased him. It totally freaked out that poor dog.