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2015: Time for Sexy Resolutions

With a new year, there are new sexual adventures you can go on to make 2015 the hottest year of your life. Sometimes, it’s hard to think of new ways to get down in a new year, but here at The Collar Shop, we’re going to plant some seeds so you can sew some new sexual exploits.

If you are just using bondage cuffs and it gets you off, why not graduate to some newer and more restrictive (and fun) bondage gear? The Collar Shop is chock full of awesome custom bondage gear that can help get anyone off.

If you are into cuffs and collars, why not give leases a shot in 2015?! There are plenty of fun scenarios you can explore with the help of a leash that you might not be able to experience right now. The same goes for a belt!

Nothing is off limits in 2015. Make a point to try something new at least once a month. This will make you keep intimacy on the mind, thus increasing frequency of encounters; and hey, you might just find something you like!

Time for new toys! Mix things up a little bit with some new foreign objects, the best piece of gear you have ever owned is just a few clicks away now a days, so take the plunge!

Be more open with your partner. Even if you have a great sex life, you may not be as open as you should be with your partner about your wants, needs and desires. In 2015, try a little harder to get your feelings out there. Who knows, they might have the same fantasies you do!

More bondage gear. Need we say more?

Too Tied Up During the Holidays?

There are far too many excuses not to get intimate during the holiday season. With the stress that goes along with preparing your house or packing or buying gifts, evening if you’re having a smaller get together for the season, it can still take a lot out of your. Unfortunately, one of the first things to suffer is your sex life. What’s crazy is that sex is one of those few things that can naturally relieve stress and release dopamine and oxytocin in the brain.

Regardless of the scientific fact that getting down when the stress is up, bedroom playtime takes a back seat to gift giving, cleaning, and other responsibilities that seem to take over during the most festive time of year; couple that with kids, parents and others who can spoil sexy time, a lot of folks just tend to keep it in their pants.

But hey, that’s no fun. There ARE ways to get kinky despite the arrival of Chris Cringle. First, make a game of being quiet! Whether it’s whippin’ out the ole’ ball gag and bondage collar or forcing a sub not to say a word, silent sex can be enjoyable to all!

Change locations! Don’t want someone to walk in on your tying up your partner? Take it to the car, closet or some other inconspicuous place there you can get down on the low down.

Whatever you do, don’t resist your urges this season! You’ll be able to relieve stress and have a lot more fun than you normally would. Grab a bondage collar, cuff, gag, whip or whatever and go to town! 

Leashes Unleashed

Tired of being tied down to a supplier who doesn’t understand your needs? Want more out of your bondage gear than cheap, flimsy, uncreative leashes? With something as serious and fun as bedroom play, why would you waste your time with something that isn’t of the highest quality? And with something that you’ll be using as often as a BDSM leash, why not get something that matches your personality?

It can be easy to fall into the trap of some adult stores on website – you may be feeling restricted by the options you have for the things you want to be restricted by. We’re a little different here because we know what you want from your bondage gear.

If you find another BDSM leash online, you might see that it’s plain, one color, maybe a little bit of hardware, but nothing to write home about. With The Collar Shop – you can customize your BDSM leash to your heart’s content!

The more personality you can unleash into the bedroom the better! Make a one of a kind leash! Customize it down to the size, color, accessories and more! Make your intimate experiences better with quality and customizable BDSM leashes from The Collar Shop!

One of a Kind, Just Like You!

You may have seen one of your favorite musicians or actors wear a belt that you can find anywhere. You search online; go to the mall, but you still can’t get the right like that you’re looking for. Good thing we came along. You shouldn’t be restricted to what some company thinks would be most popular, you should be able to get a belt, cuff, or collar that you want.

Each bondage belt that we offer is fully customizable! From beginning to end, you can put your personality into the bondage belt you’ve always wanted! In a world where customizability is key, how come it’s so hard to get custom clothing and accessories? With us, you can get a custom bondage belt with all the bells and whistles.

Choose the size, width, color, linings and more. The same options that you get with our cuffs and collars are the same that you’ll find with our bondage belts – with some extra custom options as well.

You can be assured that you’ll have a one of a kind belt. There are so many options when you are creating your belt, you’re going to have to take some time and find out what design is perfect. So go ahead! Take the time and see what belt is perfect for you!

Understanding the Misunderstood

Those not involved in the BDSM community are quick to judge those who are in it. Those who don’t understand are the most brutal and harshest critics. While as time goes on people are more understanding of our lifestyle, there are still those who fear something that isn’t scary. Granted, a popular book series may have brought this lifestyle into the public consciousness more than any piece of media or art before – but there are still those who have misconceptions about the way we live and the way we love.

It’s a reflection of human nature. If you are introduced to something that is completely foreign to you, you might not be all that accepting of it. But with growing acceptance of other types of lifestyles and the increasing openness from people who would have been ostracized a mere 15 years ago, many of these “underground” lifestyles have not only become accepted into the mainstream, but have garnered lobbying power.

So remember, it’s a good thing to be proud of who you are. Wear your BDSM collars with pride. Maybe one day, those who don’t understand our community will realize that we have a special way of showing our feelings, showing our love, and enjoying the bodies that we are in. Be comfortable, follow your instincts and be yourself – you’ll lead a much happier life if you don’t let others get you down.

Top Collars - The Most Influential, Leather-Bound Individuals in History Part 2

Last time we looked at some of the pioneers of our culture - those willing to be free with their bodies and minds and expose the population to what goes on in our lives. Whether it’s wearing leather cuffs, bondage collars; these celebrities has brought up a dialog about the BDSM lifestyle in an effort to teach those unaware about our diverse and wonderful culture.

Madonna – How could we forget her 1993 video for Justify My Love? This erotic foray into BDSM was the first time many have seen some of the gear used in the video. This video, while shocking to some, was a milestone in our world.

Maggie Gyllenhaal – 50 shades before 50 shades (sort of), Maggie starred in Secretary, the story of a girl entering into a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Adapted from a short story; this features has everything that you would expect and more. Maggie became a community icon after this film’s release.

Rihanna – Will naming a song S&M guarantee you a spot on this blog? Not necessarily, but bringing attention to our community and becoming an icon to people of all sexual orientations will. Rihanna is someone who has to power to bring these important topics and discussions to the forefront and lead the way in promoting understanding and acceptance.

Top Collars - The Most Influential, Leather-Bound Individuals in History Part 1

Collars, like the BDSM style, have evolved over the years. Great men and women of fashion drove this evolution. Truly our style owes these amazing trendsetters. Although we know The Collar Shop would still be down here, leather cuff bracelet and collar tight; we might not be where we are today if it wasn't for these remarkable people.

Rob Halford - In the late 70s, Rob Halford brought biker and S&M leathers to metal music. He stood studded and leather clad as his powerful vocals rocked fans. His music is enjoyed to this day, and so is the leatherwear he gave us.

Larry Townsend - Being the author of the Leatherman's Handbook and Run Little Leather Boy earns Larry Townsend a place in our style's history books. His place in the movement solidifies it. He was more than fashion though. Townsend was an educated and trained psychologist who brought thought to the leather movement.

Joan Jett - She loves leather just like she loves rock 'n roll—all wrapped in it—, and we love her for it. Joan Jett is one of the first women to defy the demographic of leather, showing the world how women love and support leather. She shows it, too.

What Collar Do You Need?

Each stage of your relationship requires a different type of collar. At The Collar Shop, you can create custom collars, so you can get the right collar for the appropriate time in your relationship. There are several types of BDSM collars you can create, each with their own meaning.

A Collar of Protection is the type of collar a submissive would wear if they were being protected by a dominant. If a submissive is coming off of an abusive relationship, for instance, wearing this collar gives them time to heal and allows the dominant to protect them.

A collar of Consideration is a collar worn if a submissive and dominant are starting a new relationship. Generally, these collars are worn for a certain period of time before the two either part or move on to the second BDSM collar which would be…

The Training Collar which is offered to the submissive by the dominant. Think of this as “going steady”. The relationship is becoming more serious and the submissive is becoming more a part of the dominant’s life. This is the time to work out disagreements, make rules, etc… before the final BDSM collar is presented.

The Formal Collar, or slave collar, is the final step in a dominant and submissive relationship. This is the ultimate bond between the two and show complete submission to the dominant by the submissive. The collar is usually presented as a part of a ceremony and is a representation of the relationship.

No matter what step you are ready to take, The Collar Shop is here to let you make the most personalized collar available.

Don’t be Restrained by a Lack of Options!

The Collar Shop is all about making your fantasies come true. When you shop for bondage collars at other places, you are often restricted by colors, patterns stitching and other options that repeat users of this site are already used to having.

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When you have an idea for a bondage collar, nothing should stop you from making something that is as personal as that. A lack of options is something that can destroy your vision of the perfect collar. We don’t want to destroy your vision; we want to fulfill your fantasy.

The great thing about our bondage collar builder is that there are so many options available that virtually no collar will ever be the same! Why be restricted by a lack of options? Why not be restricted by the custom bondage collars you make?!

It’s all too often we hear stories by new customers who have purchased bondage collars from other providers but were underwhelmed by options, material and quality. We have gotten many compliments by these same people who now have the exact collar they wanted!

Stop living in a world where you can have your fantasies fulfilled! Design a truly custom bondage collar today!

Symbolize your Relationship with Custom Fetish collars

rs5Your relationship isn’t run-of-the-mill which means your fetish collar should be anything but normal. How you represent your relationship is as important as the relationship itself, and whether you are entering into the world of erotic humiliation or teaching a new sub, the fetish collars we have to offer go above and beyond our customers’ expectations.

 

If you have any colors or styles that mean something to you, chances are we have it and you can add it on to your custom fetish collar. Leather, fur or lambskin? The choice is yours as you create the collar that is perfect for you or your slave.

 

Fetish collars can mean a lot in a relationship and time should be put in to every aspect of the collar. We strive to provide as many options as possible when it comes to creating your own fetish collar; including stitching, hardware, etc.

 

Fetish collars are more than just a fashion statement or an addition to what you can use it the bedroom; it’s a symbol of trust, submission and loyalty. So, do your research and get collared today with The Collar Shop. We can help you create your own custom collar that perfectly represents you and your relationship. 

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