Let’s talk about collars.
Pup Aechus wants to make an episode of The Dog Dish all about collars — what they represent, how they’re used, and why they’re important. He asked about collars on Facebook and got a ton of responses. Folks from all over shared their take on what collars mean to them, and most agreed that the only way to understand collars is to hear a variety of perspectives on them.
And here’s the kicker: Aechus doesn’t wear one. So he’s probably the last pup who should share ideas about them.
And that’s where you come in. If you have a collar, wear a collar, own a collar, make collars, you name it, we want to hear from you by the end of April.
This episode of The Dog Dish will be as crowd-sourced as possible, sharing questions, ideas, and voices from all corners of the pup and broader kink communities.
We particularly need to hear voices from marginalized groups. The sample audio below comes from white, cisgendered males from colonial countries, and that makes the audio rather dull (and the ethics rather icky). So if you’re not a white, cisgendered male puppy from a colonial country, we especially want to hear from you!
So grab your phone, find a quiet spot to talk, and record a voice memo to send in to the show. Keep reading (or listen to the audio instructions bonus minisode) for details.
What You Need
Make sure you have thoughts about the significance of collars. But be clear and succinct. With a lot of contributors, we have to move quickly.
Look below for a list of questions to answer in your recording. There’s lots to talk about!
We want to hear your voice, not the neighbors, traffic, wind, kids, or echo down the hallway. Find the quietest room you can.
The best spot? A clothes closet. Seriously! The clothes absorb any echo in the space.
What to Record
- What kind of collar do you wear? (If you use more than one, describe your favorite.)
- What does your collar mean to you?
- Describe your ritual for putting on or removing your collar.
- How does collaring relate to your specific kink/BDSM role?
How to Contribute Your Response
Give the recording a meaningful name. Why not something like “Your Name on Collars”?
Use your device’s Share feature to send your saved recording along.
Email the recording to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s it!