This post is part of an effort to provide a glossary for novice submissives of words commonly seen across this site and in the BDSM community.Considered by some to be the greatest symbol of their surrender, a collar is the outward symbol of their status as someone’s property.

Collars are worn to denote submissiveness or slavery to a particular Master/Mistress. A collared submissive is viewed as the property of that Dominant and any interaction with the submissive must be approved by the Dominant who owns the collar. A collar given solely for a purpose of play is used to help the submissive in achieving the head space necessary for an SM session.

Collars do not have to be worn around the neck. They can be any physical symbol the Dominant and submissive agree to, from brands, tattoos, rings, bracelets and more. Many relationships have no outward symbol even though they consider themselves collared. It is a personal preference whether a symbol will be worn or not. Posts on Submissive Guide About Collars This Collar, That Collar, Your Collar, My Collar Collars (video) Research Page: Collaring and Ceremonies Chat Night Transcript for Collars and Collaring Ceremonies Chat Where to Buy a Collar Online When He Removes the Collar: 3 R’s to Get You Back On Your Feet The Return of a Collar by Laney