History of the Harness

History of the Harness

Leather harnesses: the ultimate symbol of BDSM kinkiness and leather pride! But where did they come from, and how did they become such a popular accessory in the BDSM community? Let's take a trip through history and find out!

The origins of leather harnesses can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where they were used as functional garments for horseback riding and hunting. In fact, the word "harness" itself comes from the Old French "harnais," which means "equipment for a horse."

As civilizations developed and leatherworking became more advanced, harnesses evolved into more decorative and ceremonial garments. In the Middle Ages, knights and noblemen wore elaborate leather harnesses adorned with gold and jewels as a symbol of their status and wealth.

Fast forward to the 20th century, and leather harnesses took on a new meaning in the LGBTQ+ community. During the leather subculture movement of the 1950s and 60s, leather harnesses became a popular accessory for men who identified as leathermen or "bears." They were often worn as a symbol of masculinity, power, and sexual liberation.

It wasn't until the 1980s and 90s, however, that leather harnesses really took off in the BDSM community. As BDSM and kink culture became more mainstream and accepted, leather harnesses became a popular and iconic garment for those interested in BDSM play and power exchange. They were often paired with leather chaps, boots, and other leather gear to create a total leather look.

Today, leather harnesses are worn by people of all genders and sexualities as a way to express their kinky side and show off their leather pride. Whether you're a seasoned BDSM enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of kink, a leather harness is a must-have in any BDSM wardrobe. So go ahead, embrace your inner kinkster and rock that leather harness with pride!

I hope you enjoyed this brief history of leather harnesses in the BDSM community! Remember, BDSM is all about consent, communication, and respect, so always make sure to follow the golden rule of "safe, sane, and consensual" play.

Happy kinkiness from LeatherDaddy Skin Co.

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