Other materials include rubber , PVC , and metal typically stainless steel ; however, a few sources offer precious metal versions. Many collars are constructed with several different materials, and may also be decorated in various ways. Collars often feature buckles , straps and hooks , padlocks and other attachments. Wolf collars[ edit ] woman wearing a wolf collar A wolf collar is a collar fitted with spikes, studs, or nails, which in the BDSM context are decorative. Such collars were originally used to protect dogs from wolves, hence the name, and have been adopted by the BDSM community.
Branding, scarification, and tattoos Collars and their meanings: Different collars have different meanings. When you hear "collaring", you tend to think of the ownership mentioned below but there are other ties when collars may be worn: Posture Collar - You've probably seen these collars in pictures, they tend to be fairly large and cover up most of the neck. They are worn to for fun, as a fashion statement, or a way to restrict neck movement and enhance posture. Play collar - These collars are very commonly worn during scenes and tend to have no significant meaning behind them. Play collars are typically dog collars, leather collars, or ribbon collars.