While I happen to be a sub, I will also happily wear a collar as a fashion accessory. The only people who seem to read it as kinky are people who already have kinky sex with me anyway. >.> Like, if it were a locking collar, or one with a bunch of extra D-rings or whatever, that'd probably send some kinky vibes, but there's enough Hot Topic kids out there with collars and shit that a collar alone is unlikely to make people jump to the conclusion.
eh, I think people who assume either of those things are just super unimaginative. They're not that much different than chokers though
While I happen to be a sub, I will also happily wear a collar as a fashion accessory. The only people who seem to read it as kinky are people who already have kinky sex with me anyway.
I'm literally the definition of boring white-bread. I've got no tattoos, no piercings, I don't vape or use cigs or smoke pot, I don't wear jewelry, I don't have a collar, I don't have wild kinky sex with strangers... seriously the most extreme thing I've done to shake things up and rebel is to shave my hair into a mohawk and occasionally cuss at work. I am perfectly forgettable. The only "unique" thing about me is that I'm a freaking mental basket case. And that's the part that I feel pressure to cover up, and also the part of me that I want to just let out and scare the living shit out of random strangers so they understand that I AM NOT OK AND I'M NOT GOING TO SUGARCOAT IT FOR THEIR FREAKING COMFORT!
I don't own one right now...BUT...
The answer I would give is I definitely would!
Not only do I want to opt for a more 'punk/rock' look, I think one would suit me perfectly.
(Especially thin, black and spiked)
I already have my sona wearing one most of the time, so I suppose that's one way you could guess my response to this!
It's tricky. Dogs and cats often wear collars, and furries are part animal so collars look good on them. I can handle a little ambiguity, with people wondering about whether there might be BDSM connotations. I'm increasingly reluctant to draw them that way when collars are seen as something that only subs wear. On one character in particular, I'm thinking about changing the ring on her collar to a flower... or maybe a bell. She might look less cool that way, but I wouldn't have as much explaining to do.