I've worn a collar on and off for the last 6 years. It's very deniable and looks good, but it really shows when I wear a t-shirt. People ask about it but no one really gets what it symbolizes. The one I wear is this one https://wyredslave.com/product/ouroboros-collar-5mm-14-stainless-steel/ Sometimes when I wear it for long periods of time, it seems routine. Also, Mistress never really comments on it, so I end up with doubts and negative self-talk about wearing the collar. The result is that I will take it off for long periods of time. Mistress may notice, but I don't really know as she doesn't mention it. The other day Mistress told me I needed to be wearing my collar at all times except when bathing. I keep my body shaved, so being able to remove the collar at will is a nice option. The problem is it also allows me to remove it when I get insecure. Since I want to delve deeper into this lifestyle I used the "key" that came with the collar to lock it on. I then took that key, and taped it into an envelope and sealed it shut. I gave the envelope to Mistress for her to write on it in her handwriting so that we have a tamper proof way for me to have access to the key if she wishes. Since it is now locked on, the collar feels different. The only way it is coming off now is for us to have a discussion. I like that.
What this also made me realize is that for the last 6 years I have had control over when I wore the collar. It;s a tiny bit of control, but I hadn't fully relinquished it. That has made me realize that I tend to do that much more than I realized. Whether it's wearing feminine items, maintaining my nail polish, doing tasks, following rules, cleaning up my cum with my tongue, I still manage to have some control over the situation. That makes it hard to truly submit. So now I will be looking for ways to give up that last bit of control I desperately cling to. I think a large part of my past disobedience in the past can be tied to me fighting giving up that last tiny bit of control. I really look forward to giving it up and seeing where that takes us. As they say, you aren't truly submitting until you are doing things you don't want to do, just to please your Domme.
Lastly, it has been almost a month since I have cum. The last week has certainly seen my libido increase by leaps and bounds. Last night while trying to get to sleep I realized that my orgasms are unnecessary. Sure, I like them, but I have learned to enjoy the lack of them even more. The chemicals that build up in my system from not cumming. The constant yearning. The more deep and dark my fantasies become. These are all more important to me than having an orgasm. I think of TV shows and movies where the bad guys give their prisoner or hostage drugs to make them confess or to make them more controllable. In my case, the drugs are all natural, but they certainly make me easier to control and more agreeable to what Mistress wants. An orgasm is the only thing that seems to screw that up. Now while I want to give up a majority of my orgasms, I don't want to give them all up. You have to know what you are missing to really miss it. That also doesn't mean I don't want to give up having my cock inside Mistress as much as possible. In fact I have been reading about ways to train myself to not cum, while giving Mistress as many orgasms as possible, with my cock, It just involves training myself to slow down and push though the need to cum. Apparently guys can have an orgasm (or multiple) without ejaculating and the inevitable drop that occurs. This woman talks about having her husband trained to give her dozens of orgasms with his cock and him not cumming at all for months. http://flr101.blogspot.com/2016/07/introduction-female-led-relationship-wife-led-marriage-flr-wlm.html
To me that would be the holy grail.