Meet The Men Who Dress Up Like Latex Dolls As A Sexual Fetish

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It's called 'female masking.'

Everyone has a hobby. Some kind of hobby, whether it’s big or small. While most of us are familiar with trading baseball cards, reading love novels, and knitting, there are very few people who know about female masking, where hobbies turn into fetishes.

Thousands of people all over the world participate in this hobby, all of them men. Female masking essentially is where men who dress up as latex dolls (usually older men)They wear a second skin accompanied by inflatable breasts, a full face and body mask, as well as a wig and latex costume. 

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A typical latex doll suit can weigh between 5 to 10 kilos and an entire outfit, depending on the accessories, can cost around 5,000 Euros. The latex persona is so time-consuming to put on and take off that the dolls will wear diapers in case they need to go to the bathroom.

This expensive hobby started back in the 1980s when a man from England was making latex masks for the Batman movies. He began experimenting with female masks and because of the internet, this latex doll community began to take shape.

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The founder of the community, Hank Netto, says that there are thousands of men who dress up as latex dolls all around the world. Hank is one of the most famous figures in the female masking community, and his favorite doll persona is Kim, the French maid.

He transforms into Kim daily, usually to do his housekeeping. While Kim is his go-to doll, Hank has hundreds of boxes, all filled with costumes, which he stores in his home. He even has a written directory which helps him find his costumes amongst the piles of boxes.

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Hank says that he started female masking because he didn’t like his own face. He wanted to be another person, especially a woman. Being a perfectionist, he enjoys the beauty and precision of the dolls he becomes. As a child, his sisters would often dress Hank up as a girl, and he realized that he liked it.

Taking photos and videos of the transformation is extremely important to the female masking community. Hank explains that documenting and then sharing on online forums, like Doll’s Pride, is important for the journey.

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Hailing from Germany, another female masker, Goetz, is a married man who often turns into the doll Tessa. While he is married, he likes to drop his masculinity to be the more vulnerable Tessa. Goetz says that it feels great to dress as a doll because he doesn’t have to be tough. Allowing himself to feel gentle and express his more vulnerable inside feelings is a release for him.

Goetz keeps his female masking mostly private, but once or twice a year, he dresses as Tessa and attends events with other latex dolls. He likes the attention he gets as a doll and feels both beautiful and desirable while he’s out in public.

Wanting to challenge himself, Goetz planned to visit a female masking acquaintance, Catrina, for a photo shoot with the famed Madieanne in Amsterdam. This dominatrix has worked with the founder, Hank, for years in developing the female masking community. She’s so famous, in fact, that men travel from around the world to get made into a doll by her.

She even has her own personal doll, whom she controls, deciding when the doll can speak. Her dominatrix side often comes out by the way she spanks or calls visiting dolls whores. According to Madieanne, female masking is a way for men who don’t feel attractive to feel desirable again.

While Goetz and even Hank have decided to tone down their female masking, it’s still one of their deepest passions. However, they say that dolls need someone to play with and animate them just like real dolls. Without that, they are left wanting more out of this strange hobby.

 

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