The old guard leather community was very protocol oriented and stressed serious lifestyle involvement because of safety issues. This collar could be removed at any time by the submissive with no ill will and the relationship thereby ended. Simple failure of service is not adequate since that indicates a failure on the part of the dominant as well as the slave. As with engagement and wedding rings there are traditions with collars in regard to the materials and colors that are appropriate to each type, usually becoming more elaborate. It is often combined with a traditional corset in order to achieve better posture.
Itzel. Age: 23.
Some wolf collars have the spikes coated in plastic for added protection.
Kaydence. Age: 30.
This section does not cite any sources. The velcro reference indicates the tendency for online dominants and submissives to have new online collaring ceremonies frequently and without regard for existing relationships which end as easily as not logging in. Finally, the slave collar is analogous to a wedding band and at this point the submissive is considered a formal slave and owned by the dominant. Steel collars are also worn by some and lockable metal necklaces are also regarded as a form of collar.