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BDSM Collars

Finding, selecting, and buying the best collar is an important step for every Dominant and submissive couple. We've outlined some of the most important steps to take, and things to keep in mind when going through this process written by experienced people in the BDSM community.

What is Plaything?

Plaything was founded on the principle that kink gear should be beautifully crafted, play-proof, and ethically made so that it can be cherished for years to come. All our products are made by hand by expert artisans in South America, using only the finest materials like ethically sourced genuine leather. You can read more about our story or get in touch with any questions. Matched with world-class support, generous warranties, and free shipping, we are here to create a delightful shopping experience.

What are BDSM collars?

Collars are items of clothing worn around the neck often with the intent of displaying that the wearing is in a submissive or slave role. Collars are often used as a symbol of the wearer's "owned" state by their Dominant, and in many ways play a similar role to that of a marriage ring. As such, collars come in a variety of styles and sizes, ranging from very subtle necklace like day collars to more intense locked slave collars. Collars and leashes are classic visuals that one associates with BDSM and other forms of kinky play but they often have much deeper meanings for the wearer's and their partners.

Whatever your intended uses for the collar, it is important that you search for the right option for you and your partner. Our collars at Plaything have been designed to look stunning while also provide years of playtime by using only the finest raw materials and ethical craftsmanship.

Collars in Fashion

It is also increasingly fashionable to use a BDSM collar as a fashion accessory, similar to a choker or necklace. These collars are more commonly made of softer materials and will prioritize aesthetics over their bondage capabilities. Goth and punk subcultures have accepted collars as part of their general fashion identities for decades and aren't necessarily linked with BDSM activities. You can also add little design details to your sub collar, especially if it comes with multiple rings with accessories such as a leash or bell.

What are collars made from?

Collars are often crafted from black leather, but can also be constructed from synthetic materials, rope, or even metal. Most readily available collars however tend to be of lower quality, using cheap textiles and weak bindings. Plaything collars however are designed specifically to be of the highest quality, produced in a way that makes them both visually stunning but also capable of enduring years of intense play.

What are collars used for?

Collars have a variety of uses, from acting as a fashion accessory to being an integral part of a Dominant/submissive relationship. At the end of the day, it's important that whatever collar you choose, and for whatever purpose, you have fun in the process. Whether you're looking for your first collar to go with an outfit or whether you're a kink veteran looking to add a cherished piece to your collection, Plaything has the best handcrafted BDSM collars for subs and their Partners that you can order online and ship worldwide, usually with free shipping!

How to find the right BDSM collar?

Choosing the right type of collar

The very first step to picking the right collar for you or Your submissive is understanding what exactly you are looking for. Are you looking for something that will be usually primarily as a visual accessory, a tool to be used in intense play, or is it a symbol ring to put around their neck? If you are looking for the former, any of our Plaything collars will work well and can be used for any of your creative outfits, just search through our handcrafted collars. If you are the type to enjoy the rougher kinks, make sure you select a bdsm collar with thicker materials and larger rings so that you can ensure that it'll be compatible with any other play gear that you may already have.

Here are some of the most common collar types: DDLG Collars, Eternity Collars, Leather Choker, Choker Collars, Petplay Collars, Metal Collars, Bondage Collars, Locking Collars, Leather BDSM Collars, Posture Collars, Sub Collars, and Day Collars.

Picking the right size for your neck

The second step to picking the right collar is understanding what size of the product you will need to find. Most collars come with adjustable straps, but it is important to make sure that whatever bdsm collar you choose has the option to be increased and decreased in size. If you are unsure of how to measure your neck for a collar, consider checking out this guide.

Selecting the perfect styles

Just like any other piece of gear, BDSM collars come in many different styles and visual aesthetics. It's entirely up to you and your partner to decide what makes the most sense for you to wear. Some people decide to have a couple of different collars at their disposal in various visual styles so that there is never a lack of variety for diverse outfits and occasions. Whether you're a sub looking for a cute black leather accessory to show your devotion or a Dominant looking for a memorable gift, there are no wrong choices when it comes to selecting a bdsm collar style.

Accessorizing with Leashes and other add-ons

Once you've found a collar or two that you really like, you should consider ordering some other add ons such as a leash to go with your BDSM collar. These little accessories can really take your experience to the next level by adding another layer of control. In this case, a leash can make it easy to lead your partner during playtime. A high-quality leather leash is an important tool in your bedroom toolset and can be ordered online from us at Plaything. You might also consider nipple clamp chains that can be attached to your collar if you and your partner enjoy that during play. DIY accessories for your collar include things like adding a locket to the ring, or a bell so that the little dings can be heard around the house, a subtle reminder of the power dynamic in your relationship.

Finding the right price

Collars are a great example of getting what you pay for, as prices can range from very cheap in the single-digit dollar ranges up into the hundreds for bespoke custom collars with jewels and precious metals. Finding a product that is the right price will come down to whether to how much you feel comfortable spending on a piece. Raw elements like genuine leather will also cost more than leather and plastic options which are regularly available on the big sites. Expect to pay anywhere between $40 and $90 for handmade higher quality leather collars.

BDSM Collars for Your Submissive

A BDSM collar can be a really important part of a D/s relationship, either used as a tool in the bedroom, as a symbol of ownership or any other importance that a couple gives it. Whatever your goals are for a collar, it's important that you understand what you want it to symbolize for you and Your submissive.

Your collar is your identity

Pick something that visually represents both of your styles and power dynamic, whether that be something really bold and obvious like a metal posture slave collar or something subtle like a dainty day collar that only the two of you know the meaning of. Shopping online for your collar can be a tricky task, especially with so many options out there but it's worth spending the time on to get right as it's likely something either you or your partner will wear for extended periods of time. It's important to take things like supplies, craftsmanship, and quality into consideration, especially if you want to feel proud of it when you go out to kink community events, or even in the privacy of your bedroom's bondage set up.

Different collars for various situations

Just like any other piece of clothing, it can be useful to have a variety of contrasting collar styles and types in your collection. Similar to how a watch enthusiast has an everyday watch and a going-out watch, consider ordering a couple of distinct collars that match the different types of activities that you enjoy partaking in, as well as how much variety you like in your or your partner's outfits.

Plaything BSDM Collars are handcrafted from genuine leather

One of the core principles of Plaything is to create products produced from the finest metals. Whether it is our ethically sourced genuine leather or fine metals; we ensure that all of our products are designed in a way that they are going to be around for a long time. As an antithesis to fast-fashion, we are trying to build a brand that is aligned with the real needs and desires of our customers. The kink gear industry is plagued with throw away products that are used once and then thrown into a box. We are trying to create a new generation where our collars are cherished like wedding rings. You can learn more about our way of thinking and about us here.