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The Man Repeller Road-Tests The Studded Collar

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    Leandra Medine blogs at The Man Repeller.

    In life, there will unavoidably come a time when you are confronted with millennial concerns and problems that will beg immediate care and solutions. Questions like, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? Which did come first: the chicken or the egg? Was God there when Margaret called? Are we human? Or are we dancer? And of course, do detachable studded collars fall into the category of man repelling or runway propelling?

    While I may not be able to offer extensive answers to all the above pending questions that will undoubtedly shape the outcome of the rest of your life, I can show you pictures that deal exclusively with the most important of the aforementioned selection: the detachable studded collar. Is it a Repeller? Is it a Propeller? The world may never know.

    Click through and tell us if this newfangled accessory is a big win or a total washout.

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