Homemade Nipple Clamps for a Pinch in a Pinch!

While most nipple clamps are inexpensive, there might be times you don’t have access to a pair, but luckily, there are plenty of household objects that can moonlight as homemade nipple clamps with little to no DIY skills necessary!

The nipples are an often-overlooked erogenous zone that just doesn’t get the attention it deserves! Many people can experience a lot of pleasure from nipple stimulation, and some lucky ones can even have a nipple orgasm! A 2011 study discovered that nipple stimulation activates the same area as the genitals — the genital sensory cortex, so it’s no wonder they can provide a lot of pleasure!

Nipple clamps are great for BDSM beginners and advanced players alike and come in a range of intensities from a pleasant pinch all the way up to something with a little more bite.

Different Types of Nipple Clamps

While wearing the clamps, you can enjoy a satisfying squeeze, but the real fun comes when you remove them, allowing the blood to rush back into the area and making them super sensitive and receptive to any type of touch.

There really is a clamp for every preference out there with a range of intensities, from beginner-friendly adjustable tweezer clamps to more extreme nipple clamps for those who enjoy a bit more intensity and even weighted nipple clamps to really add some oomph. As well as the more common tweezer-style clamps, there are also many different clamp mechanisms, including clover clamps and magnetic nipple clamps.

How to Make Homemade Nipple Clamps


If you’ve got a couple of pairs of chopsticks and four elastic bands somewhere in the house, you’ve got everything you need to make some chopstick nipple clamps! Take two chopsticks and wrap an elastic band around each end, leaving it a little loose so the sticks can be pulled apart and placed around the nipple. You can also tighten the elastic bands once the chopsticks are in place to intensify the pinch! I would avoid the single-use chopsticks that pull apart, as they are more likely to result in a splinter.

Bobby Pins

Another item you are likely to have lurking somewhere in your house that makes a great pair of homemade nipple clamps. Gently pull apart the two legs and slide your nip in the middle. You move the åin up or down to find the perfect amount of pinch.


Paperclips are another quick and easy DIY nipple clamp option. Once clipped onto your nips, you can squeeze them to make them tighter, and they make it easy for your partner to deliver some teasing licks and tweaks.

Clothespins/ pegs

There are so many different types of clothespins and pegs out there just waiting to be experimented with! As well as different styles, they will have a different intensity, depending on the style and strength of the spring. If you have small nipples, you might have better luck with small craft pegs. If you love the style but want something in sleek metal, specifically designed for nipple play, Stockroom has seriously strong stainless steel clothespin clamps.


Create your own tweezer clamps with an actual pair of tweezers and a small rubber band. Place the arms of the tweezers on either side of your nipple and fasten the bottom using an elastic band. It can be easier to do this with a large pair of tweezers, especially if you have large nipples.

My Top Picks for Nipple Clamps You Can Buy!

While homemade nipple clamps can help you satisfy that craving in a jam, nothing can really replace a pair of purpose-made nipple clamps.

As well as being made of quality materials, nipple clamps are often adjustable and come in some really beautiful designs.

Not to mention, the materials and mechanisms are safer than going to the DIY route.

So if you love your nips and you love some good, pinchy fun, why not treat yourself to a proper pair of pinchers!

Best for beginners – Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch

These sleek tweezer clamps from the Fifty Shades of Grey range have soft silicone covers on the tips so you can enjoy a firm pinch without too much bite. They are also easily adjustable. Simply slide the bar to find the perfect level for you!

Ideal for intermediate — Spartacus Alligator Clamps

These alligator clamps can be adjusted to turn the heat up or down. The simplistic design makes them easy to use — just turn the screw to adjust intensity. The clamps are joined with a metal chain that not only looks great but is perfect for tugging on for little added pull.

Amazing for Advanced — Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps

Not for the faint-hearted, these clover clamps are suited to people with some nipple clamp experience and love a more intense pinch. Just be aware — they are non-adjustable, so it’s all or nothing with these babies!

Other DIY Nipple Play Options

If you aren’t into the mix of pleasure and pain that nipple clamps have to offer, there are still plenty of ways to lavish your nips with love.

Whipped Cream and Chocolate Sauce

If you have a sweet tooth and are up for some messy fun, some cold whipped cream and warm chocolate sauce might be just what you need.

Drip and drizzle the sauces on your partner’s nipples, letting them enjoy the pleasing contrast of temperatures before licking it all off.

Silicone spatula sensation play

If you enjoy a little impact play, a silicone spatula makes a great tool for lightly spanking your partner’s breasts and nipples.

Alternate with some tickling strokes from a silicone brush to give your partner a thrilling mix of sensations


A simple yet incredibly effective tool to tease your nips! Slide the ice around your partner’s nipples or let the water drip slowly over their chest.

For even better results switch between the icy shock of the ice cube and the warmth of your mouth…talk about goosebumps! A word of warning — let the ice cube melt a little first to prevent it from sticking to your skin.

Other nipple play toy types

There are plenty of nipple toys available. Apart from just all the different types of extreme nipple clamps like Collar with nipple clamps, electric nipple clamps, vibrating nipple clamps, or ball gags with nipple clamps.

You can get a hold of both nipple vibrators or nipple suckers.

Nipple Clamp Safety

As with any activity, safety is the top priority.

Here are some guidelines for enjoying some good, safe, pinchy play when using your homemade nipple clamps.

Also, be sure to check out our complete guide to nipple clamps for some tips for how to use your clamps.

  • The stronger the clamps, the less time they should be left on.
  • Always check your nipples after 10-15 minutes to make sure there is no damage to the skin or they aren’t red or purple in color.
  • Don’t rip your clamps off. Where possible, loosen the mechanism first and then slide them off gently or remove them very slowly.
  • Try the clamps out on your finger to get an idea of how strong they are before attaching them to your nipples

DIY Sex Toy Disclaimer

We do not recommend making your own sex toys and always recommend that you purchase purpose-made sex toys from a reputable shop. We are in no way responsible for any harm caused due to the use or sharing of these DIYs. You are 100% responsible for the outcome should you choose to make your own sex toys.