IMVU Collaring Ceremony
I had the privilege of attending one of the most amazing and impressive things I’ve seen in IMVU, a good friend Brenda’s collaring ceremony with Holly. This whole world is hard to explain to anyone who hasn’t experienced it for themselves. I think it’s hard because of the intensity of the emotions and because it’s so different than most of the things in our real life. But out of all the things in here, collaring is even harder to explain, even after you’ve been here a little while. At least it was for me, and I didn’t really understand it until I really got to know some amazing subs and saw the intensity of their relationships. I think they are the best example of how great IMVU can be as a team sport, and they can be some of the strongest relationships in many ways.
When I put it in terms of a relationship and realized that it’s essentially just a marriage with a different balance of power. Talking with Brenda before the ceremony we talked about how it was letting down the walls. The intimacy of surrendering so completely is awesome to watch let alone experience. The secret is that Imvu is about relationships and this can clearly be one of the strongest type of relationships and most amazing pure IMVU experiences.
I can’t show the whole ceremony but I made a video of the vows and while you can only get a small fraction of the emotion from watching a small part of it in a video without knowing the people and seeing the whole build up, but I hope you can get a sense of some of the power and intimacy. I hope you appreciate this rare opportunity to see a small piece of the most intimate of ceremonies.
I want to quote a little of the Mistress’ background explaining it.
Holly: What follows is not altogether different from a wedding. It is a formal recognition of the exchange of love and understanding we two have found between ourselves. This collar represents that both of us are always willing to be responsive to each other to love grow and learn together, the ultimate in respect and honor. Brenda will continue to do her best to fulfill my wishes. And I will always be there to kiss away her tears and share her laughter, and be understanding, appreciative, and treat my beloved Brenda with both loving tender hands and the harsh whip or paddle when she needs that! She is learning.. and I love our new student.
Holly: While many see a collar simply as a symbol of being owned by the one who wears it, it also implies a great responsibility for the owner to care for the one who willingly wears it. We do not “own” Brenda.. Brenda “owns” us, me, our House, and our Family. In Our House, collar does not signify slavery. And no woman in this House shall be called slave in the sense of one with no rights. You are all subjects and as subjects, beholden to me as I am sworn to love, honor and protect thee. A woman may wish to be “slave” in private, with lovers, but it is her own choice and voluntary.
There are a lot of different kinds of intimacy in here and I hope this helps to give you a rare glimpse into a very powerful and unique side of IMVU.