Review: Bondage Boutique Beginners Collar and Lead 


Bondage Boutique Beginners Collar and Lead Set
Being a member of the Lovehoney forum, adult community and blogging scene has led to me trying many things that I’d always thought were a little bit scary, from glass and metal to nipple clamps and pinwheels. I wouldn’t have even considered some of the things I now love this time last year. One of these things was a collar and lead set as I just couldn’t see the appeal to them and I thought they were intimidating, but then I developed a sudden urge to try one out..

I eventually decided on this Bondage Boutique Beginners Collar and Lead Set, as it was one of the most friendly options I could find. It arrived in typical fashion for this brand, which is just a clear packet with a sticker on the front. The only thing that I don’t like about this is the fact that there is no safety information included with it and I think this should be essential with all bondage products, especially those aimed at beginners.

This is an inexpensive starting option, but it seems that the quality has not been spared. The neoprene  it’s made from is smooth, soft and incredibly sturdy. It feels durable and I can see it lasting for quite a while. The collar has some flex to it, but not so much so that it begins to sag or sits strangely when being worn. It has just enough give in it to make it as adjustable and comfortable as possible. The ring at the front of the collar is well-attached and no amount of tugging (believe me, I’ve tried) will detach it. The lead isn’t the most comfortable to hold, due to the material, so after a few uses, I switched to using this one instead.

I chose this particular collar to be my first due to it being wider, softer and more adjustable than most of the others that I came across. It is fastened via velcro around the back and it has a long strip of this, so you can wear the collar as tight or loose as you want. I think this is perfect for beginners who want to get used to wearing something around the neck before exploring with something tighter-fitting and more choker-like. I did begin with it being loosely fastened, but I quickly moved to wanting it to fit and look tighter. I now fasten it at the halfway point, which I feel is tight enough for my current experience level.

I thought that the collar was extremely comfortable to wear and I believe I made the right choice to start out with something soft and lightweight. I have since moved onto a thinner, leather collar, but I still bring this out from time to time when I want to be dominated in a more gentle fashion. Leads attach very easily to the ring at the front, with the two I own both having quick-release clips for fast removal. The collars velcro fastening also means the collar itself can be removed within seconds if you reach a limit, need a break or simply decide collar play isn’t for you.

Bondage Boutique Beginners Collar and Lead SetOverall, I’m pleased that I changed my mind about collars and something inside me decided to tempt me into trying one. I have found that collars (and leads) are something I very much enjoy and I think they’re incredibly versatile pieces of kit. They can be used in numerous ways, from being pulled on during sex, to being used during teasing and spanking sessions. Your imagination is your limitation.

 

   You can purchase the Bondage Boutique Beginners Collar and Lead Set (£9.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

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