Is it bondage proof?

With the merry holidays coming up, pet play shops are rushing to present new deals and designs for collars, with words like “bdsm proof” and “pet play safe” yet some of these titles are falsely used and placed on collars that are a lot more delicate than they are made out to be. So how do we know which ones are bondage proof and which ones aren’t? Well here’s a small checklist to go through as you continue your holiday shopping.

For Ribbon Collars

  • The gear has some sort of nylon webbed backing [ the material seat belts are made out of ]
  • The gear is sown, not hot glued
    • I would recommend gear that is sown over a few times since this will make it even stronger
  • They use welded d-rings in the back [ where the ribbon ties go ]
  • It should pass a tug test
    • A tug test is when you attach a leash of some sort do the D or O-ring in the front and give it a few good tugs, this is something your Master or Mistress will be few good at.

For Leather Collars

  • If the collar is made of leather make sure it’s a buckle rather than an snap, snaps aren’t always reliable and can easily become unsnapped
  • You’ll want a strong buckle that’s not stamped (e.g. a flat metal piece whose edges are bent under). This is because these types of buckles are thin, making them easier to break and scratch you. They also tend to rust faster in the wrong conditions.
  • Make sure the leather collar is thick and the inside is soft, collars with rough insides are untreated collars and are likely to run out quicker
  • Again, check the stitching!
  • Tug test, tug test, tug test

Collars without any of these features are not badly made collars but are to be considered day collars and shouldn’t be used for rough play, the same goes for cuffs. Remember to always do a tug test! Sometimes there’s certain faults which can come undone, leaving you with a very broken and unusable collar.

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