This shirt was given to me as a gift by a vendor at MIR 6 years ago. They strategically left it on a rack in their booth for me to find it. When I did, they pounced me from behind.

“Happy Birthday, Ruffy!”

My body has changed quite a bit since 2010 (thanks crossfit). I am so happy it still fits and that I got to show them it this weekend at #MIR20.

“Don’t give hate a chance” by Max Samauth

Kinky Videoclip – Don’t Give Hate A Chance from Max Samauth on Vimeo.

Don’t Give Hate a Chance!
During GEARED Ireland weekend in Dublin we shot a funny video with a serious message for the world. For outside AND inside the gay fetish scene! It was awesome to edit this video. wink emoticon This videoclip premiered at Leatherpride Belgium. Which was a blast! Thanks to Tyrone Rontganger to get this idea and motivating the others. Thanks to Brett, Arnaud, Nordine, Daniel, Eamon, John, Kev & Darek for the footage!
Guyssss, feel free to share this anywhere!!! Spread the message!

Rubber Meet & Greet at IML 2014

Friday May 23, 7pm -9pm

Chicago Marriott Hotel Downtown 

The Chicago Rubbermen and MIR team up for this years Rubber Meet and Greet at International Mister Leather. Stop by and take in the dark and shiny side of IML. Get info on MIR18, and meet rubbermen from around the globe!

Location: Marriott, 6th Floor in the Northwestern – Ohio – Purdue – Wisconsin rooms (more room, more men, more shine, more fun!)

No admission fee, cash bar. Come one, come all.


MIR at MAL 2014: A Rubber meet & greet in DC

 Friday, January 17, 2014
Time7:00pm until 9:00pm in EST

Join Rubbermen from around the country and the globe at our first meet and greet (or greet the meat) at Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend!

Join us in Congressional Room B for all things shiny and shiny friendly. Meet rubbermen and their friends, find out about Mr. International Rubber 18, and have a few cocktails.


CONGRATS to Andy “Cosmic Roo”… Mr. International Rubber 17!!


Andy CosmicRoo, Mr. Rubber Toronto, Wins Mr. International Rubber 17

Mr. Midwest Rubber Jesse is 1st runner-up

Mr. Fetish Leather Austria InTrouble is 2nd runner-up.

Isn’t he adorable?

What a fun weekend with a well deserved Rubberman chosen to represent the Rubber Community.  I’ve been watching Andy “Cosmic Roo” on his journey up to MIR on Instagram and Twitter for about a year now.  His enthusiasm, sense of humor and creativity making his own rubber gear was impressive and always made me smile.  While ALL of the contestants were fantastic, this Toronto Rubberman got my audience vote at the end of the night.   Absolutely thrilled he won.  You can follow and SUPPORT him during his year as MIR 17 at the links below.

Andy “Cosmic Roo”‘ Twitter Page

Andy “Cosmic Roo'” Facebook Page

I was lucky enough to be given a Press Pass for MIR weekend which I took advantage. Let’s just say I have my work cut out for me sorting through a great deal of sexy shiny photos.   Many are fun candid shots.  And, yes, there will be a “BULGE REPORT: MIR Edition.    I hope to share them here sometime this week.

Chicago Rubbermen at MIR 17 *THIS WEEKEND*

Chicago Rubbermen NEWMister International Rubber Weekend
We’re once again proud to be a sponsor for Mister International Rubber this year. We are happy to host the Friday night Meet & Greet on the third floor of the Center on Halsted starting at 7:00PM. We can’t wait to see all of the fun things in store for everyone at this year’s MIR 17: Karnival of Kink. Visit for information about the weekend, events, ticket prices, kink market, and don’t forget to visit us at our annual Gear Sale!

Schedule of Events:
Friday Nov 8
Gear Market   : Noon – 7pm @ The Recreation Center in the The Center on Halsted
Meet & Greet : 7pm – 9pm @ The Reception Hall in the The Center on Halsted
MIR 17 part 1 : 9pm – 11pm @ The Theatre in the The Center on Halsted
Slick & twisted Rubber Play : 10pm – 4am @ Steamworks

Saturday Nov 9
Gear Market   : Noon – 7pm @ The Recreation Center in the The Center on Halsted
Puppy Mosh   : 3pm – 4pm @ The Recreation Center in the The Center on Halsted
PreCocktails   : 7pm – 9pm @ The Reception Hall in the The Center on Halsted
MIR 17 part 2 : 9pm @ The Theatre in the The Center on Halsted
MIR Strict Rubber dress code Victory Party: 10pm – 4am @ Steamworks
RECON Full Fetish Chicago : 10pm – 4am @ Jackhammer

Sunday Nov 10
Gear Market           : Noon – 5pm @ The Recreation Center in the The Center on Halsted
Movies & Mimosas : 1pm @ The Theatre in the The Center on Halsted
Lube Wrestling       : 2pm – 3pm @ The Recreation Center in the The Center on Halsted
Shiny Gear Tunes  : 5pm – 9pm @ Sidetrack

MIR Educational Classes (rooms TBA)
Friday Nov 8th
Inside the Kinksters Studio with Pup Snuggles
Inside the Kinksters Studio with Rick Holte
Satuday Nov 9th
Inside the Kinksters Studio with Joe Allegretti
Inside the Kinksters Studio with Trooper Long

Gear Sale at MIR
Got year you want to sell or want to buy gear on the cheap? Stop by on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of MIR weekend (8-10 November) to shop, socialize, and get shined up! We help you tag, price, and sell your gear for cash (cash only). 10% of the price of each item sold goes to help the Chicago Rubbermen cover expenses and continue to support MIR and other shiny events around the country. Come by during the weekend and check out all that we have to offer – and maybe flirt some, too. 🙂 If you have more questions, feel free to shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to help you out!

Stay shiny, Rubbermen! Oh, and get excited because Pup Striker will be in town soon 😉