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There is a very interesting article that is going around social media lately. It has been spotted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, as well as many others! The article in question has targeted the famous jewelry company Tiffany & Co. Tiffany has recently been accused of selling slave collars. Slave collars are a popular device that is often worn in the BDSM community. The BDSM Cuffstore marketplace is huge online and very popular among adults in their 30s – they also sell their products: Etsy clamps. The collar indicates that the wearer is in a submissive state or slave state. Due to the popularity of the article Tiffany had to put out a statement saying that they did not produce slave collars in the present or past. The article was not saying that Tiffany is currently selling slave collars but it is saying that many years ago Tiffany sold them. This all stemmed from a photo that went viral on social media. The photo was shared the most on the social media website Facebook. While slave collars are most popular in the BDSM community today. In the past they were also used in actual slavery.

As you can see this can be very troubling for the jewelry company to have to deal with. This is negative press and can ward away many new potential customers due to how viral the article and photo are. To combat this incident Tiffany had to release a statement on all their social media sites stating that never in the company’s 180-year history did they ever produce anything related to slavery. In the photo that went viral there was an old slave collar that had a description saying that it was produced by Tiffany. Fortunately, they could contact the museum and the museum happily removed the description so that it would be accurate. In the beginning of the viral post it was shared over 30,000 times and that number continues to grow today. On top of the piece of jewelry in the viral photo there was a piece of paper that contained the Tiffany logo along with their signature baby blue coloring.

The BDSM community also responded to this incident understandably. This is because they were also affected by it. Most of the BDSM community is trying to bring awareness to the community to the world. They want to be accepted and not looked down upon. Many different social communities in the BDSM world talked about the incident as it brought more awareness to themselves. Many people in social media groups were talking about the BDSM world and shed them in a negative light. To combat this many groups have put out their own statements to change the public’s view.

One community entitled BDSM Awareness is posting about how respectable the community is and how they have many different rules that prevent anything bad from happening. From the outside it may seem very strange but they just want to be accepted. This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that many members wear their BDSM jewelry in public. Because they wear them in public they are often questioned about it and the right thing to do would be to answer the questions honestly. Being shady about it would just bring more negative light to the community in general. With that being said the viral craze about Tiffany has brought a lot of awareness to the  community.

Collars have been a common thing among sexual partners for a long time. There is evidence that they were being worn since the ancient times. The main purpose why they are worn is to show that a person is submissive to the other. This means that they are commonly worn by one of the sexual partners to show submission. A person can wear it without the help of the other but one of the partners can be the one to put it on the other person. The way it is worn can have different meanings and can be interpreted in different ways. This makes it paramount to understand the different things that a collar can signify.

Ownership

The main thing that a submissive collars show is that the person wearing it is a property of the other person. This means that anyone who sees the person wearing it will know that she is a property of someone else. In this situation the man is the one who does the selection and proceeds to put it on the woman’s neck. This helps a lot in keeping any other men who might think of approaching the woman wearing it away. The person who has put it on the neck of the woman also feels secure because the other people will know that the woman is his property. Click here to read more about nonverbal flirting cues.

Long Term Relationship

Submissive collars can also signify being ready for a long term relationship. When a woman wears it on the neck it can be interpreted that the woman is ready to submit to a long term relationship. This is because it shows that the woman is ready to follow the man and be his long term sexual partner. The fact that the woman has agreed to wear it on her neck indicates that she is ready to do other things that the man might want. In most cases the woman will wear it on her neck without assistance to send a message to the man. When the man sees it he will know that the woman wants the relationship to last for a long time.

Apology

Another thing that it signifies is that the woman is sorry for a mistake she had done in the past. The sexual partners might have argued over something and in the end they did not establish who was on the wrong. By wearing a submissive collar the woman is accepting that she was on the wrong and the man was right. It can be termed as an apology and admission of mistake. It also shows that in future there will be no such mistakes because the woman has accepted that the man was and will always be right.

Faithfulness

Submissive collars also signify being faithful. This means that the person wearing it is trying to say that she will be faithful at all times. This is important between sexual partners because they need to be faithful to each other. Being faithful is an important aspect and every sexual partner needs assurance from the other partner. Wearing it around the collar is like an oath to always be faithful at all times regardless of what will happen in the future. This makes the relationship stronger because of enhanced faithfulness between the sexual partners.

Open to Suggestions

The submissive collars can also be used to signify that the sexual partner is open to all the suggestions that the other partner might have. The person wearing is not to suggest or complain about anything that the other person will suggest. Instead, she will only listen and obey all the suggestions that the other sexual partner will suggest. This is one of the highest levels of submission where the person wearing it can even remain quiet and just obey what the other person is suggesting. These include the things which might not seem rational in normal circumstances.

Many sexual partners use the submissive collars to signify different things. In most cases they are used as a way of showing obedience and acceptance. The most important thing is to be able to interpret what they mean depending on how they are worn. They come in different designs and sizes where they can have different meanings depending on their designs. But they are worn with an objective of signifying something and to pass a certain message. Therefore, the submissive collars are an ideal way of spicing things up among sexual partners provided they are used in the right manner.