Small padlock and flat chain around the neck meaning?

  • rnch

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    Oct 25, 2015 9:18 PM GMT
    I've started hanging out with an attractive (to my eyes), educated, appealing man (and his group of friends) who are into weight lifting (yayy!) and leather wear (Hmmmmm). He is described by others in my gayborhood as a "Leather DemiGod"; so for him to take an interest in me and offer up his friendship is more than a little flattering to me.

    At brunch today; I noticed one of his "boy toy" groupee/weekend resident hanger ons was wearing a shinny new, flat chain with a small chrome padlock securing it around his neck and snuggling up close to my new friend.

    What is the meaning/symbolism/implications of this neck wear?

    Is the kid now "taken" by one of the leather guys in the group?

    Or some different leather specialty meaning?

    Please help out a clueless, innocent man (me)!






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    Oct 25, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    I have never seen one myself, so I googled it. icon_lol.gif

    And this is what I found. Relevant or not? I don't know. icon_confused.gif

    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jonesboro-ar/T703V8N3VFPR8R6L8/p2
  • Webster666

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    Oct 25, 2015 10:07 PM GMT
    In the Leather community, it means that you're a bottom who is committed to a top, and the top has the key to the padlock.

    However, outside of the Leather community, and sometimes within the leather community, it can just be fashion.
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    Oct 25, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    It's often just used as a masculinity prop, like black leather, big stupid cigars and chains. These guys normally put on this big macho act and talk like this:

    "YEAH BOY YEAH!!!! SUCK THAT BIG COCK BOY!!!! YEAH!!!!"

    Then they flick their wrists and say "let's go down to Santa Barbara and buy some antiques!" icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2015 3:56 AM GMT
    Maybe that's for locking his bicycle.
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    Oct 26, 2015 3:58 AM GMT
    Sounds satanic...icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 26, 2015 10:06 AM GMT
    It means the guy who is wearing it is the sub to the dom he was cuddling up to.
  • rnch

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    Oct 26, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
    Thanks to (most of) ya'll who replied with serious, factual answers.

    Ya'll confirmed what I had suspected & rationalized out.

    I must be getting old; I just don't understand some people's behavior.





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    Oct 26, 2015 4:29 PM GMT
    rnch saidThanks to (most of) ya'll who replied with serious, factual answers.

    Ya'll confirmed what I had suspected & rationalized out.

    I must be getting old; I just don't understand some people's behavior.

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    Me, too. I would have guessed, incorrectly it appears, that the guy with the lock "belonged" to someone else in a romantic sense. The old "key to my heart" concept.

    I would not have guessed sexual and anal symbolisms, nor dom & sub. I am definitely falling behind in my contemporary cultural knowledge. icon_sad.gif