Secretly Exposing My Masculinity With Maskulo

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A big thanks to our dear friends at Maskulo for sending us some products for review.

Maskulo was founded by Artem Smyslov and Bulat Barntaev in 2014 at Oktyabrskaya st, 52, Novosibirsk, 630099 Russia in Siberia – the coldest of places.  The brand name simply means “masculinity exposed’ and they are leaders in male fetish wears.  Two openly gay men in a country where homosexuality is technically illegal producing high quality products using the best materials with attention to the finer details for all you kinksters out there.  A selection of jocksraps, briefs, tank tops, boxers and many accessories that will hit the right sensual spots. They especially have a wide selection of different types of designer underwear!

‘Fun’ and ‘hot’ are words that can be used to describe these intimate clothes that will look sensational on you making concerted efforts to deliver clothes that will increase your sex appeal when worn.  All the crew at Maskulo are creative and courageous people that work for a basic human right for lifestyle and sexuality choices.

Maskulo is now shipped to many countries around the world and the brand is slowly becoming one of the most sought after by the LGBTQIA+ community with much press for Bulat Barntaev who became the first openly gay man to run for Russian Parliament in the nation’s history.  Bulat has openly criticized Putin’s regime, which of course is a great risk to his personal safety.

The first product we have reviewed is the jockstrap JS30 which is an attractive fetish jockstrap for men.  It has a neon codpiece which is held in place by black metal snaps and glows under black light.  The codpiece is removable that can be used to expose your erection for some quick sex-play or just if you want to show off a bit.  The straps make this extremely comfortable to wear and really look great on someone who is muscular or athletic.

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Image: Men’s fetish jockstrap

The Maskulo brand is generous in sizing and the sizing chart is shown below.

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Image: Maskulo’s bottoms size chart

The jockstrap JS30 is made from 90% polyester and 10% elastane. The color options are neon orange, pink, green and white. The non-neon strap part of each jockstrap is in black.  The materials felt sexy and the elastic straps contour perfectly to the body.  The codpiece is held in place by 3 snaps configured in a triangular shape that are easy to click on and off.  The codpiece is made of a foam filled material.

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Putting on some music I had a bit of a dance and then wore them for a few hours after. The jockstrap stayed in place and was extremely comfortable on.  The foam allowed my privates to breathe and thereby not get to sweaty or clammy.

A word of warning – hand wash the codpieces with a mild soap – do not get deodorant or any other alcoholic or thinner based liquids on it as they will cause color change and possibly make them non-neon under a blacklight.

Searching online the average price is around the $50 USD mark so it is very reasonable when compared with some of the other brands out there and with the great work these guys do for the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in Russia, I would prefer to support them than other companies just out for pure profiteering.

VIP Interview With Marcus Galka Head of Global Sales At Noir Handmade

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Noir Handmade is a designer clothing company based in Poland who create  products for men and women of all different sexualities. Their products are styled in an amazing mixture of BDSM and club wear which mainly features wet look materials, mesh and leather. The clothing is sensual, sultry, racy and highly detailed, it is everything you could have ever asked for. It is expertly handmade by a team who have taken their time to design and create products that are dedicated to their customer base.

What I love most about their product range is that they have a selection of sizes including small, medium, large, 2 x extra-large to 3 x extra-large. This means you will be able to find something which perfectly fits your body type. There are not too many designer companies who create products to fit almost everybody and that is incredibly admirable.

This is a VIP Interview with Marcus Galka the Head of Global Sales at Noir Handmade.

Tell me about yourself?

My name is Marcus and I`m the Head of Global Sales at Noir Handmade.

How do you describe Noir Handmade’s fashion and style?

Noir Handmade collections are closer to fashion than erotic lingerie. We play with fetish undertones and just a touch of BDSM boutique styling.

Tell me about your product range?

There are four collections for women (the fifth just about to be launched!) and two for men. We create new designs every year however we keep our bestsellers from past seasons. We listen to our clients and do not take their favourite models away from them. You can find variety of sexy dresses, skirts, overalls and tops in our offer. We don’t forget about small details like thongs or garter belts which are always desirable.

What are your best sellers?

And we come to the point mentioned before: we have our ‘evergreens’ that are in our offer for years now (like F034 our garter belt or F052 overall) but the latest collections have surpassed all expectations. Diva and Unchained had enthusiastic reception and we keep receiving amazing feedback from our clients about these two lines.

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Image: Noir Handmade Garter Belt And Overall

What products would you recommend to someone who is new to wearing BDSM wear?

The best thing about Noir Handmade’s collections is that we are somewhere in the middle between hard BDSM and clubwear. There are no models you wouldn’t wear even if you are a newbie!

What was the inspiration behind creating the company Noir Handmade?

When fetish meets fashion with strong design it’s a work on a sliding scale. Noir Handmade designs are perfectly balanced and that was what we were missing on the market. When it’s about fun there are variety of ideas and styles clash to be inspired with. When it’s about erotic there are plenty of ways to emphasize sensuality. Noir Handmade encourages women and men to go one step further and derive pleasure from both. Our main goal is to empower feminine and masculine strenght at any level. We wanted to encourage people to be inspired with their own sexuality.

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What educational training does the founder have?

Roksana has a master of Psychology.

What work ethics, concepts and standards of fashion design does Noir Handmade value the most?

We’re focused on quality a lot. We supervise production every step of the way proudly keeping ‘made in Europe’ label. Manufacturing Noir Handmade collections ourselves lets us know what we offer from the very first thread. We also know how important is to constantly provide new designs. We do it with our clients in mind driven by great support we receive

Describe the creative process and how do you get unstuck creatively?

It is not always easy! Sometimes the idea seems to be perfect until it comes to the pattern. And it turns out you have to say ‘no’ to creativity and let your practical side speak. In the end we want our models to be seductive and beautiful but comfortable and easy to wear at the  same time. The good thing is we haven’t been out of ideas yet- there are so many inspirations all around. I guess the secret is to really love and understand fashion.

What goes into the making of the products? Are all your products handmade?

We are not huge company with hundreds of people who don’t know each other. There are about 50 people working on our lines in total. All the magic happens in our headquarters: patterns making, cutting, sewing, ironing, finishing each product. There are real people working on it. Yes, part of our brand’s name describes the way we manufacture Noir Handmade collections.

But there is one more aspect our clients appreciate the most I think: flexibility with production schedule. Even if ordered items are out of stock we can easily adjust our plan to certain needs. Sometimes one or two days of delay can make a big difference- and then you need a trusted supplier who works with you closely.

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What materials do you use when making your products?

We look for best quality so our clients could enjoy our products longer. As one amongst few we still don’t think about erotic fashion as one-time-use. Our main fabric is ‘powerwetlook’- 3 times more stretchy, wrinkleproof type of wetlook. We also use faux leather, soft tulles and meshes. We get a lot of compliments about our choice of fabrics.

Where are your products manufactured?

We’re based in Poland and we manufacture our collections here as well. There are many benefits of keeping our production here. We are in charge with the whole production process and our clients can rest assured that product they purchase has been made in the safe area and comply with ethical and health standards.

Can your products be used for day to day wear?

Absolutely! There are many models you can wear on daily basis.

How do you find your products make people feel when they have worn them?

Strong, sexy and confident!

Do you feel that your fashion range helps to create the scene during sexual intimacy?

I know it does. Our collections are very inspiring.

What are your favourite tips to enhance people’s sexual lifestyles?

Listen to yourself. Don’t be afraid to express your sexuality. Find your kink and let it make you happy!

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