Maybe it was a risky strategy, but it worked out fine. I promised to answer any anonymous question that would come in (AMA; ask me anything) and below all that came in. Since the answers will be spread around the site, I will add the location where you can find the answer under the question when I have answered it.
- When and how did you realize rainwear was more than just functional for you and how did you end up with PVC specifically as that is quite uncommon where you live? (see the updated About me page)
- Do you have any ideas where your interest/passion for rainwear comes from? (see my latest article about the origins of a fetish)
- Why don’t you answer my PM/message/mail? (see below, I’ve added it to the list here)
- What would a meetup, date, or shared experience in rainwear look like in your fantasy/dreams? (that will require a complete writeup with details, so I am thinking of just doing that and putting it up on my medium account to which you can find the link at the bottom of this page. Be patient, writing will take time)
- Does the sight of rainwear worn by others, or hanging in shops, catch your immediate attention and possibly even trigger some arousal or fantasies? (see my latest article about the origins of a fetish)
- Is your interest for rainwear a fetish? Explain… (see below, I’ve added it to the list here)
- What would you advice/tell a young (18+) newcomer to the rainwear community about contacting and meeting up with other likeminded people? (see my latest article covering this specific question)
- What is the muddiest you ever got in your rainwear? (see my latest article about WAM)
- How do gloves and gas masks, which are featured in pictures and articles from time to time, fit into this all for you? (see my latest article about the origins of a fetish)
Below some answers to the most common questions I have gotten in the past, just in case you are interested…
What is your gender?
It is one of the most common questions I get and I suppose it is partly because my name, Sanne, is not common outside of The Netherlands. I am female and my pronouns are she/her. I am also straight but do not like to receive images of the private parts of males, strange right? My name does not go well in English as one out of 2 syllables magically diappears: in Dutch it is San-nuh (Sanne), but in English it becomes San (like Suzanne without the “Su”). Anyways, San will do well for me also.
How often do you publish something new?
Keep in mind that writing a complete article takes a lot of time. While you might read it in 5 minutes, it takes me dozens of hours to make from start to finish. It starts with an idea, followed by a lot of research, writing out the concept, finding or creating pictures, writing the main article, followed by spell checking and publishing.
I understand most readers would like daily updates, if not new writing then at least new pictures, but I simply don’t have time for that. I do this in my free time, whenever I feel like it. Sometimes I write a lot or take a lot of new pictures and other times I don’t think about rainwear for days when I am busy with other stuff or when I just finished writing a long article that took a lot of effort.
If you want to stay informed when new articles come out you can best follow me on social media. In the past I sometimes mentioned what I was working on or what my plans were, but I won’t do that anymore as it might give false hope. Just check in every now and then and you might find something new.
Will you ever show your face?
No. I prefer to keep myself out of the picture, literally and figuratively, as the focus should be on the rainwear and not me. Not showing myself or sharing too much personal information also makes it easier to keep this hobby separate from my normal life. This way I can share pictures or information here I wouldn’t want everyone around me to know about me.
So just use your imagination.
Do you want to chat or meet up?
While I am interested in rainwear and are always open to hear different opinions, experiences, and ideas, I am not looking for people to chat with. If you want to have discussions about rainwear you can join one of the several mailgroups, forums, or discords about rainwear and talk with like-minded people there. Some people have contacted me by mail though and shared some really interesting stories and facts which helped me greatly with content and as fact-check, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have something to share.
Frankly I am not interested in any relationship based on a shared interest in rainwear. It does not sound like a great foundation for something long-term. For short-term, or ultra-short-term, I have other ways of finding partners. And none of those profiles are related to rainwear. Rainwear is great, it can be very exciting and arousing, but I am happy to explore that further on my own.
Why don’t you answer my email or message?
This site is a hobby for me, I do this in my free time and that can be limited every now and then. Still, I do like to reply to every message I get if, and only if, it comfirms to two basic rules. The first is just some basic common courtesy; I am a human being as well and like to be treated that way. So if your message only consists of some sexual activities you would like to (mis-) use me or my gear for; please don’t bother.
The second rule seems more problematic, even though I normally explicitly mention it in my social media profiles. Messages work different from an in-person conversation: if you just say “hi” and I reply the same way, after which you ask me how I am doing, the conversation will easily take a week already before anything is actually being said. My second rule therefore is that you should come to the point right away. Its is nice to start with a greeting but you can, and should, make your point right away after that. Do not wait for a reply first, just get to it and give me the message you want to give me.
Finally, it can also happen that I read your message, plan to reply at a later point, and simply forget. Feel free to remind me in case you expected an answer but received none.
Do you have this rainwear thing all figured out?
Frankly, no. While it might sometimes seem that I know what I am talking about, I am just figuring things out over time myself. There is a lot to explore and my interests sometimes go from one thing to the next, but I try to just follow my feelings and experiment when I am ready. Thats maybe also why I am not planning to do any meetups: I first need to figure out what I like and dislike by myself to avoid being pushed a certain way or feeling I am obliged to comply with the expectations of other people. In many cases I also think that the idea of experiencing certain things might be better than the real thing. I got a good fantasy so real-life might have trouble catching up.
Is this a fetish for you?
I’ve gone back and forth if my interest in rainwear is a fetish. In the past I mostly referred to it as a passion; hence the name of this site. The reason is that most people associate a fetish purely with sex. It would be something you put on to get aroused, have sex in, and put away till next time. Rainwear is so much more to me. I wear rain boots daily in a purely practical way and simply love the feeling of those tall rubber boots when I go straight through mud and puddles. And in case it starts to rain I gear up completely, not to get aroused but simply to stay dry and enjoy the feeling of being totally protected in the rain and the looks of my rainsuit glistering with all the drops rolling off the smooth PVC. It certainly can be arousing to be completely geared up in a rainsuit, rain boots, and maybe even some more gear to make it more intense, but it can also just bring feelings of relaxation and bliss to be cocooned up in all that gear and feel the sweat building up. So would that make it a fetish? It would mostly depend on your exact definition, but I would classify it more as a kink. In my experience rainwear enhances the feelings of enjoyment, but it is certainly not a necessity, which would make it a kink and not a fetish.
Can we support you ($$) in any way?
This is a hobby for me and I barely make any costs. The hosting for the website is done by a friend, the web address is relatively cheap, and I only buy new rainwear if I really want to: not so I can write about it, review it, or take pics of it.
I don’t have an onlyfans, patreon, koffee, or paypal. I have no wishlist on Amazon with stuff you can buy me, nor ask for any money for my writings or pictures. You can read everything here for free and see and share my pictures for free. If you do share, please link it back to my profile, as that might help extend my reach.
Maybe this will all change in the future, but for now I am just doing this for fun. As soon as I get an income from it, I will have to produce more regularly, and it will become work.
Another form of support is highly appreciated though: if you come across some interesting information, old pictures, or interesting writings please let me know as I can maybe use the information in my writings or for my research. I’ve had people tell me personal stories about the rainwear community decades ago, or send me scans of old catalogues of rainwear. These things are very interesting to receive and hard to find online, so please support me in that way when possible.
What more can we expect in the future?
What I currently enjoy most is giving a complete perspective of certain rainwear brands or specific rainwear items, including the history, what role it played in fashion, how it integrates into some fetishes, and if it is still relevant for current day wear. I am most proud of my general writings about Mackintosh raincoats and rubber boots, and my brand specific writing about Klepper rainwear, Helly Hansen, and Agu. My goals is to extend previous writing in a similar fashion, add more general articles, and maybe add some more reviews of brands. I also made a video about the history of the Agu rainsuit, which was very interesting to do, and would like to do something similar about other rainwear items in the future.