Thursday, October 30, 2014

Update

I realize I haven't been very much here this week; a lot has been going on. I've been trying to fit five days of work into four because I'm taking tomorrow off to head to Chicago for MIR, so that's been going on. I have lots of packing and preparations to complete today. As some of you know, I return to Vancouver next Tuesday then Mr. P and I are heading to Edmonton on Wednesday to spend the week with my family in Red Deer, returning November 11, Remembrance Day.

Most importantly, I'm sad to say that Mr. P's cancer has returned. He went in for biopsy on some new formations under the skin in his lower abdomen last Thursday and we went to his doctor on Tuesday for the results, which unfortunately came back positive. It was a very emotional and anxious weekend to say the least. He's having a hard time with the news. Now that I'm over my 'worst-case scenario' phase, I am going to move on to being his positive voice and advocate again. It's likely that everything, including additional CT Scans to find out exactly what is in these new 'blobs' and what their shape and volume are were not going to get booked until after the 11th anyways so the doctor has given us the go-ahead to get out of town for a week. It's unfortunately but even the doctor said that angiosarcomas 'never play very nice'.

I hope that a week away will help take Mr. P's mind off of things. I'm very worried about him.

So, I'll try to do some MIR updates in the coming week, but I suspect next week will be pretty quiet as well as I'm focusing on husband and family time.

Take care, everyone.
Reid

...and this happened at Comic-Con


Monday, October 27, 2014

Good News for Vancouver Nightlife

City of Vancouver grants Club 8x6 new licence
BY NIKO BELL
Published Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:00 pm EDT

What goes on inside 8x6 isn’t the city’s business, licencing officials say

Club 8x6 survived its first year with a winning strategy: plan carefully, keep your head down and know the rules. The result: a rare and coveted zoning permit and an ambitious plan for Vancouver gay nightlife.

A German flight attendant is the first customer to wander through the club’s unmarked industrial-brown side door on Haro Street one Friday night in mid-October. Zoll Ruskin, one of 8x6’s owners, is behind the bar, slinging Coke and ginger ale in a fleece jacket, his impish ears poking out from under a black ball cap. There will be no liquor sold tonight; a selective system of liquor licences is part of Ruskin’s delicate strategy for the club.

Ruskin has deliberately avoided a primary liquor licence, which would prohibit the club’s main function: uninhibited sex. Instead, he acquires individual liquor licences for busy events, allowing him to welcome public sex (which bars and pubs cannot, because of their licences) while also selling booze (which saunas cannot, because of water hazards). This niche allows him to pull in groups, such as the Pacific Canadian Association of Nudists and rubber fetish society Rubbout, that nearly fill his 200-person club.

Club 8x6 is a simple, immaculately clean, black concrete box — a refurbished parking garage where the old Denman Station club hid decades ago. It is decorated only with red and black curtains and a few flat-screen TVs, on which plaid-shirted lumberjacks are enjoying a threesome as Ruskin shows me around. His co-owner, Peter Pavlovic, a taciturn Serbian, guards the door, where visitors have to buzz in through the fortress-like front entrance. A social room with chairs and tables extends past the bar, followed by a dancefloor, play rooms with swings and a wooden cross on wheels, and a hallway fitted with glory holes. In the back corner, the club has a medical station where a nurse does free STI tests on busy nights.

When 8x6 opened in summer 2013, city hall didn’t know where to fit Ruskin and Pavlovic’s application. The club ended up with a licence for a fitness centre. Ruskin knew the licence didn’t fit but kept his head down, strictly enforced the rules, made sure city hall and the police were happy, and waited for his patience to pay off.

Then, in September 2014, the National Post published a pearl-clutching story about 8x6, gasping at its proximity to a library and a community centre, and challenging city hall for its permissiveness. The city, however, stuck by Ruskin, telling the National Post that it was none of anyone’s business what was going on in 8x6 and that there was no licensing problem.

Just a few weeks later, the city’s licensing office handed Ruskin and Pavlovic a private members’ club licence, a privilege held by only a handful of other clubs in the city. The licence not only gives 8x6 a tacit stamp of approval, but will allow Ruskin to serve drinks later, host dancing all night, and advertise both liquor sales and sex parties at the same time.

Spokespeople from the city’s licensing office declined to comment further to Xtra but reaffirmed what they told the National Post: what goes on inside 8x6 isn’t the city’s business, and Ruskin and Pavlovic are free to run the club as they please.

Ruskin thinks the negative attention in the National Post, ironically, was partly responsible for a surge in support, from the city and his customers. “It was the best thing that could have happened to us in the end,” he says with a laugh.

Since then, the club has been busier than ever.

After a few more customers wander in, the German flight attendant and some new friends wander toward the back rooms to don leather gear, giving Ruskin time to sit down and explain his vision for the club. He would rather not call 8x6 a “sex club,” he says, but rather a “sex-positive play space.”

That’s strangely delicate language coming from a 55-year-old man, but Ruskin — a globe-trotting ex-furniture salesman — thinks that’s the direction his audience is moving. The days of gay-men-only steam baths, he says, are over; the future of gay sex spaces will be more inclusive, more complex and more flexible. Some of his best client groups, like nudists and fetishists, consist of almost as many straight or bisexual people as gay men.

He recalls a fetish party at 8x6, where he watched a woman give her boyfriend a neck massage as he received a blowjob from an unknown man through a glory hole. In that moment, Ruskin, a pragmatist to the last, saw business opportunity.

Rubberstud of the Week #340


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boy Band

From James Whiteside's Instagram, the ballerinos prior to going onstage for Raymonda at ABT

Revenge of the Body Paint







Trio of Blowjobs

Black on Red Don and Doff

Wow, Stefan's suits fit amazing well on his hot bod!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rubber Boots

Where can I find a pair of boots like these?
Are they equestrian, or some type else?

Lovely

Beautiful customization. Not bad body to put it on either.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

rubbout.com is offline



We are moving rubbout.com to new servers and a new site. There is a temporary redirect in place for the next couple of weeks until we get the beginnings of a new site up on Wordpress. Please stay tuned!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Goody

Another gorgeous photo shoot of Polish model Goody by Lukas Jurewicz.

Who Would You Be?

Thinking about the possibilities for the MIR "Heroes" and "Villains" parties, I have had some inkling of superhero costumes...only to find that someone else had already beat me to having them created in latex.

Alas, my search continues...now I think I have one that I like for the costume and the character, and considering Marvel is creating a movie for him slated for release in 2016, maybe the timing couldn't be better?

DEADPOOL....if anyone has a friend or knows someone who has already created a rubber Deadpool costume, let me know...I'd love to be disappointed again ;)






How Much....?

Great imagery by Si Hands

Rubberstud(s) of the Week #339