While latex used to be used primarily for condoms, dental dams, and gloves, its popularity has resulted in fetish cult followers who wear latex clothing or utilize latex body paint as a sensual enhancer. A leash or lead is a length of rope, leather, chain or other flexible material used for restraint or control. Most leashes attach to collars or harnesses, while others loop directly around the person’s neck, wrist, ankle or sometimes around the cock and balls. Purposes of a leash include: A visual sign of ownership to other people (especially at clubs). Psychological enforcer to the submissive of their status Physical control and positioning.