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do you wear a collar, and why or why not?


I had a 16" leather collar that I wore for a while, it's probably still laying around somewhere. I'm into some kinky stuff but it's really more just to gauge peoples' reactions. People treat you differently, especially 20-somethings like me. Sometimes I'd go out shopping with it just for fun, acting casually, treating people kindly, wearing plainish-looking clothes etc., just with a collar. I got a lot more eye contact, more smiles too, but never talk about furry shit or anything remotely related. If people asked, I just generally shrugged and was like "why not?"

I wore it to some of the dance clubs downtown, although I stopped when I realized that it was drawing the wrong kind of attention... derp, shoulda seen that coming. I dunno, it was just something different.


Ice cream is the only way
I actually have a collar here in my wardrobe somewhere, but I don't use it anymore since I've ditched my old fursona a few years back.
I used to be your generic dog until I actually decided to find an animal that fit me a little closer to heart. I havent thrown the collar away... If anybody needs one just send me a message and I'll send it over free of charge.

Abbi Normal

I have one around somewhere that's spiked that I wear to metal/punk shows I see or work at sometimes (door/cover, not a musician or roadie. I'm even less important:p), but the spikes long ago fell off and were replaced with nails. I used to wear it more when I was young and out and about up to no good. Now I'm older and get up to no good at home in my pajamas instead. I still have a heavy-ish choke-chain type collar, though, that belonged to one of the sheepdogs we had when I was a kid (my parents used to raise and train schutzhund and herding dogs and knew how to use such a collar responsibly and effectively) that had to be PTS when I was in school. But neither had any kind of furry association for me, and they don't even really have a fetish-y look to them: one is too ragged and pointy/dangerous-looking and the other obviously an actual dog-training device that would be extremely unwise to use in any kind of play.


Just butting my way in here.
All our collars (between my husband and I) are handmade, intended for human use. They're not re-purposed animal collars. We don't get any funny looks or stares or comments when one of us is wearing a collar in public, so maybe it doesn't look quite as out-of-place as a dog collar? I don't know. Anyway, our use of them comes mostly from my husband's appreciation of BDSM. I like the look of some collars, and it can be kind of entertaining to fiddle with the dangling rings and such, but I don't wear them all that often (maybe a handful of times a month).


Nyaa nyaa~
I have a thick leather collar with a large bell attached to it that I wear for my Neko Maid cosplay and on occasion, just to be weird. Hehe ^^


Red Wolf Inquisitor

Martin Canine

Crazy and proud, Lifestyler
I got a black leather collar, I bought it this year.
Actually, my mother bought it, but she doesn't know I'm a furry.
I once wore it in school, reactions were almost entirely negative.
Still, I'm planning on wearing it when I'm out in public on my own.
At first, I like the feeling wearing something around my neck (not in a kinky way), and what would fit better than a collar?
It's also some kind of statement, after all, I want to express myself.
Another reason is, that maybe, and may there only be a little chance, another furry recognizes it.

PS: It doesn't have spikes, unlike the one in the pic.
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