It’s All About The BDSM Collars

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With the rise in popularity in BDSM and wearable kink gear let’s talk about collars.

 

Collars are used for a variety of reasons in BDSM and play and it’s important to know the different meanings surrounding them. It is not unusual to pass a coworker who is wearing a subtle and discreet collar everyday and you might never know.

 

Collars aren’t exclusively used as a form of restraint, punishment or degradation.

 

Collars of consideration:

 

Often used for new relationships, a form of ownership, think of it like a stepping stone to a permanent collar between a dom/sub, master/slave etc. The training collar is as much for both parties to decide if this is the dynamic that they would each like to pursue.

 

Training Collar:

 

These collars are worn when in a dynamic when a sub or slave is being trained in the dynamic, whilst still a form and a sign of ownership and is up to the Dom/Master when the training is complete.

 

Protection Collar

 

A collar in any variant is a form of protection. A collared person is under protection of someone and etiquette should be followed accordingly. This affords the wearer the ability to be left alone by single dominants unless they have the permission of the collar’s owner to approach. This is a responsibility of the dominant or whoever is in charge of the collar is significant and should also not be taken lightly. We will go into this further down.

 

Play Collars

 

There are two ways that a play collar can be used.In terms of dynamic, this is the most relaxed form of dynamic collars, but still not simply a collar for being restrained. Play collars are collars where dynamics are enforced and utilised during kinky scenes as soon as the collar is placed around the submissive’s neck.They are helpful to prepare the mindset for the scene that is about to come. When the collar is on, the wearer is the submissive, they are in the space of a submissive and respond to the person who placed it on them as such and respect them accordingly. At the end of the play session, which doesn’t necessarily need to be sexual, and the collar comes off, this is the sign that the dynamic has finished and the rules that applied for while the collar was on, are now complete. This form of training, or boundaries can be good for people who need that added guidance, comfort, or security. Lt me circle back for a second in case anyone was confused when I said play didn’t need to be sexual. Play with a collar could be anything from sex, to impact, or or service such as waiting on a person, bringing them food or acts of service. But even, play could be going out on a date and following certain protocols and rules. The limits are endless. It is whatever you and your play partner design, but they are your rules.

 

Other play collars are actual “play” collars. The type that are used during play for playful reasons, for restraint, for tying up and leading around, for degradation and submission or pet play. These can cross over into any of the other types of collar wearing and sometimes also be a stand alone. You can like being choked or led around on a collar without being a submissive.

 

24/7 collars

 

This brings me to our permanent collars. Our 24/7 collars that are worn all of the time. These are special collars indeed and can carry many different meanings to individual dynamics. For some, a permanent collar is the equivalent of an engagement ring or a wedding ring. For some, it is ownership. What it boils down to, is that it is a promise between two people that they take each other to be trusting of each other as a Dominant and a submissive and to respect each other as thus and to follow the rules of their relationship. Again, whatever that entails depending on their unique relationship.

Some dynamics might have contracts written up. Some may have collaring ceremonies and invite friends and family to witness placing the collar around the submissive’s neck. A permanent collar cannot be placed without both parties deciding and agreeing to it.

Because these collars are permanent, and never come off there are many different alternatives that people can pick these days. Nowadays many people choose to wear collars that appear closer to necklaces so that they are able to wear them to the office or out in public daily without being noticed. Some opt for the eternity collars that are fastened with an allen key. Others can get subtle BDSM collars custom fit to enjoy the best of both worlds.

 

Collar etiquette.

 

A few things to know about someone’s collar.

It is very disrespectful to touch a person’s collar without first gaining permission, and even then only if necessary.

If a person is collared it is always wise to speak to their “Dominant first” as a show of respect.

A person wearing a collar should not remove their collar without asking their “Dominant” first.

Wearing collars can also be very fashionable, so we understand that it may be hard to know if someone is wearing one as a fashion choice or a protocol, if in doubt, ask them, or someone at the event. If the person who is wearing it doesn’t answer, that’s ok, they might not be allowed to answer. Please do not think they are being rude and press them. Move on. If their Dominant approaches, apologise and explain. But we always suggest, asking the organiser of the event first when in doubt. They will be able to vet the situation better for you.

 

Collars are a beautiful and fun way to share connections and feelings within the BDSM scene. Collared individuals feel quite proud to be owned/collared by their dominants and see it as praise and an honour to be asked about their collars.

 

At Your Service,

 

Tiffany

OhZone  Adult Shop Sales Assistant, Educator and Proudly Collared.

How to Find a Good Sex Shop in Adelaide?

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Adelaide is a beautiful capital city of the cosmopolitan hub in Southern Australia. The city is known for its wide range of historical significance, especially with the renowned museums that line up the city.

 

Also known as the city of churches, Adelaide has many interesting facts many don’t know of. Apart from its rich history, there are several hidden adult stores that Adelaide is known for. This list of adult shops in Adelaide gives you a gist of the best ones.

 

But, with so many stores around, how do you find the best one?

1. Ask your Friends

 

You can never go wrong with your friends. If you have a few in your friend circle who are into sex toys and adult fantasy shops, asking them for reference is always a good idea. This way, you can be assured of the shop’s genuineity, and you can also get a heads up about what’s good and what’s not.

 

Make sure that you are specific about your requirements for the sex shops. If you want one that is solely into bondage and BDSM kinky stuff, be clear about that to your friends.

 

If this is your first time visiting a sex shop, you can also ask your friends about the essential dos and don’ts.

2. Hit Up Google Search

 

There is nothing on this planet that doesn’t come up with a quick Google search. The same goes for the adult stores in Adelaide too. A quick search helps narrow down your options. You can even filter out the search results based on your locality and the rating of the shop.

 

A Google search also helps you get a better idea about the store’s quality via the ratings. It enables you to pick out the best one according to customer opinions and reviews.

 

Moreover, it takes less than a minute to do so, which is a good enough reason for you to do this.

 

 

3. Check Out Local Sex Toy Reviewer Blogs

 

It is a very underrated method, but checking out your local sex toy reviewer’s blog will lead you to Adelaide’s best sex shops. There are several popular adult toy reviewers on the internet; you just need to find the one that is local to your area.

 

Aside from helping you to find the best adult stores, checking out their blogs helps you get a better understanding of the toys as well. It comes in especially handy for the ones who haven’t used a sex toy before in their life.

 

It guides you about their usage, the good and bad, and the correct way of using them for optimal pleasure.

4. Visit Multiple Stores

 

Adelaide has several sex toy stores around the city. Some might be closer to where you live and some, a little far away.

 

If you want to find the best one in the city, we’d suggest visiting all the popular ones, irrespective of the distance. Doing so helps you get an idea of the stores’ quality and the kind of products they have.

 

Instead of just relying on a single store, scurry through multiple of them to get the best toys for yourself.

Conclusion

 

Finding the best sex shop in Adelaide might not be as easy as finding the city’s best museums. When looking for an adult store, you want to consider several factors. From the customer reviews and ratings to the quality and variety of products they have in stock and display, there are several factors that you need to consider.