The 7 Best Nipple Clamps to Tease and Tantalize

Isabelle Uren
by Isabelle Uren
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Looking for the best nipple clamps but not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Our team of sex toy testers and reviewers have managed to round up the 7 best nipple clamps in test. That way you can find your perfect match quicker and easier; through extensive research and testing, our team ensures that each nipple clamp we select is of the highest quality. Read below to see which nipple clamps managed to get a place in our top 7 for erotic pain or fun with your partner’s nipples!

How We Tested the Best Nipple Clamps

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Whilst testing the best nipple clamps, our testers have taken important factors into account, such as materials, pros and cons, durability, anatomy compatibility, real reviews, and of course the shop itself!

Our aim is to build a team of completely diverse testers and reviewers so that you can read reviews by people just like you and find your perfect pair of nipple clamps. Our test only nickel free nipple clamps.

How We Tested the Best Nipple Clamps

Types of nipple clamp

  • Tweezer — Tweezer clamps are great for beginners as they can easily be adjusted, and have a rubber or soft coating over the tips for comfort.
  • Alligator clamp (Crocodile) — mainly used by those with more experience, the crocodile nipple clamps usually have a soft coating over the bite, though they cannot be adjusted and have a stronger pinch than others. An alligator clamp is usually considered a BDSM nipple clamp, that provide harder pinches.
  • Clover/Butterfly — for those who find aesthetics important, clover clamps could be the one for you! The clamps are attached to a dangling chain that hangs over the chest as the clamps sit on your nipples.
  • Magnetic — Magnetic clamps style of clamp is for those that can handle, and enjoy pain; there are usually two separate metal pieces, which sit on either side of the nipple and as they are magnetic, the attraction between them squeezes the nipple.
  • Lasso — nipple lasso clamps are just what they sound like- little lassos that are tightened around your nipples. Your nipple sits at one end of the lasso and the bead in the middle of it can be moved up or down depending on the pressure you desire.
  • Clothespin — think, hanging out your washing but without the clothes- literally! The clothespin clamp is designed to look exactly like a clothespin and simply encloses the nipple between the tips- be careful, as there is no adjustment in this one!

Added extras

  • Vibrations — with vibrating nipple clamps you can add a whole new sensation into play; not only are your nipples being delightfully pinched, but they’re also receiving tantilizing vibrations- for those that can have nipplegasms, this one is a gamechanger!
  • Adjustability — do you want adjustable nipple clamps for freedom during play, or do you want clamps with no mercy? There are a plethora of clamps out there to suit everyones desires. On adjustable ones you can even find some that don’t use clamps cover, for more direct and intense stimulation.
  • Collar — some clamps come with a chain which is attached to a collar- this is great for those into bdsm and bondage. Some collars even have a d-ring for exciting roleplay possibilites.
  • Clit clamp — If you are looking for an extra pinch, a pair of nipple clamps with a clit clamp is a great choice. Clit clamps works to both stimulate and give a pinching feeling as well as increase blood flow. Clit clamps are in essence not that different from nipple ones – they increase blood flow and stimulation by applying pressure.
  • Ball gag — for those bondage and bdsm connoisseurs, nipple clamps with a ball gag can be a great way to explore sub play! The nipple clamps are attached to a chain which is attached to a ball gag- this gives ultimate control over the wearer.
  • Weighted — for those that want pain, pleasure, and everything in between, weighted nipple clamps might just be the ones for you! As normal the clamps sit on your nipples and pinch, however this time the clamps are being pulled slightly by small weights dangling on the ends of them.

Ready to dive into the world of hands free nipple play? Read on for our 7 best in test nipple clamps out there — the test winner may surprise you!

FAQ

What are nipple clamps?
Nipple clamps, of varying design, are usually made of metal that clamps around the nipple. Sometimes the clamp is covered by soft plastic or silicone for added comfort. They have different clamp mechanisms. Some common types are tweezer, crocodile, clover and magnetic. You can also buy nipple clamps that vibrate, with feathers, with chains as part bondage or restraint sets.
What is the purpose of nipple clamps?
The purpose of nipple clamps is to increase the sensitivity and provide stimulation to the nipples. The intensity is on a continuum from mild, pressure-like sensation right up to a strong, painful but pleasurable pinch. They increase sensitivity by limiting and subsequently increasing the supply of blood to the nipples. This heightens the nipples sensitivity and other forms of touch may feel more pleasurable. This can also lead to a more intense or full-body feeling orgasm or even a nipple orgasm. Additional features such as feathers, vibrators or small bumps apply stimulation to the nipple. They are also popular as part of BDSM and power nipple play and are often worn by submissives with the dominants in charge.
Are nipple clamps safe?
When used properly and with the correct care and attention, nipple clamps are safe to use. As you are limiting the blood supply to the nipple, even only temporarily, you need to be careful not to leave the clamp in place for too long. It's best to start with low intensity and shorter amounts of time (5-10 mins). You can increase both if you want to as you get more comfortable using nipple clamps. Recommendations for how long you can safely wear them vary from 15-30 minutes, but remember that the more powerful the clamp, the shorter time it is safe to use. If you plan to wear yours for longer periods, it is important to take breaks so that the normal circulation can return before putting the clamps back on. If you experience any bruising, cuts, broken skin or your nipples start to turn blue or white, remove the clamps immediately.
Who can use nipple clips?
Anyone of any gender or sexuality and with any genital make up can use nipple clamps. The only requirement is that you have nipples and the desire to explore nipple stimulation. It goes for both small and big, wide and thin nipples - they can all enjoy hands free nipple play. Even tweezer nipple clamps or japanese clover clamps, who of course is more aimed at the experienced users aren't reserved for the BDSM community - you can join in as well!
Can I wear nipple clamps if I have nipple piercings?
This differs from person to person and piercing to piercing. It depends on the size and type of piercing you have. Smaller nipple piercings are easier to pair with nipple clamps whereas big ones limit your options for what would be comfortable. You should also be more careful when using nipple clamps with nipple piercings. You don't want the clamp to pull on the piercing. You can adjust regular nipple clamps to fit around your piercing or buy ones specifically for pierced nipples.
Are nipple clamps painful?
Nipple clamps don't have to be painful, but for many this is their main attraction. Some controlled, consensual pain during foreplay and intercourse can be arousing. It's important to listen to your body and stick to what feels good.
What are the best nipple clamps for beginners?
For beginners, it is a good idea to use adjustable tweezer style clamps. They often have rubber ends for comfort and allow you to adjust the pressure. You can also use nipple suckers which are a lot easier to use and are made from silicone.

What is a Nipple Clamp?

Nipple clamps, nipple clips or tit clips all refer to sex toys that apply pressure to the nipples, with the aim of restricting blood flow and increasing the sensitivity of the nipples. This makes any other licks, flicks or touches feel so much more intense. Nipple clamps share a lot of similarities with industrial clamps, such as Japanese clover clamps which is thought to be based on Japanese fabric clamps, or crocodile clamps that looks almost exactly the same as the ones used to create an electrical connection- only this time, they are turning on your nips and not a lightbulb! People can use clamps with the expectation of many different outcomes, which range from inflicting (consensual) pain on themselves or another to making the nipples more sensitive to increase pleasure. Nipple clamps are safe when used correctly, and you should be sure not to leave the clamp in place for too long as it is limiting the blood supply to the area.

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The 7 Best nipple clamps in Test

1 Test winner

BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps

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This collar and clamp combo adds a delicious visual and physical kink to any sexy situation. The up to 18-inch adjustable collar with velcro fastening features a D-ring that can be attached to a leash for added domination. The clamp cover is made in a soft TPE

You may remember crocodile clamps from science class, but this time, their only purpose is to serve you juicy pleasure with a hint of pain. These clamps have PVC coated tips for comfort and can be adjusted using the screws on the side to take it from pleasurable pressure to a more painful pinch. You can also adjust the placement of the clamp on the nipple to play with the intensity.

As well as the physical stimulation nipple clamping can add, the visual excitement of seeing yourself or your partner in collar and chains is sure to drive you wild, especially those who love the thrill of domination.

BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps test
BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps features
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You should buy the BASICS Collar Nipple clamps if you...
have BDSM fantasies
like beautiful and simple toys
You should NOT buy the BASICS Collar Nipple clamps if you...
want something hardcore or with a lot of pinch
BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps features
Features
Length23 inches
MaterialsStainless steel, fabric strap, PVC  
FasteningClip 
Pros
Adjustable
Easy to use
Restraint collar
Compatible with lead
Cons
Might not be suitable for larger nipples
Collar could be higher quality
Can be fiddly at first
Conclusion

Overall a great way to add a boost of bondage to the bedroom and your erotic play or wherever you choose to wear this nipple clamp and collar. The clamps are well made and can be easily adjusted meaning you can up the intensity as desired. The PVC clamp covers also mean you can enjoy the sweet combination of pleasure and pain without too much friction on the nipples.

Unlike separate nipple clamps, the attached chain and collar also make it easier to keep track of your clamps.

The best thing about this product is just how incredibly hot it looks. Whether you are wearing, watching or both, the visuals of the collar, chains and clamps will get pulses racing, and you won’t be able to keep your hands off unless they are tied up of course!

The only thing that could be improved with this product is the quality of the collar. The fabric can be a little hard on sensitive skin, especially if things get a little rough or with a lead attached. While the velcro makes the collar easy to get on and off, it’s a little on the noisy side if which can distract from the mood. That being said, at just $12.99 this set is great value for money.

2 Beginners

Fifty Shades of Grey - The Pinch Nipple Clamp

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From the screen and into your bedroom, these tweezer clamps from the Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection bring combine a sense of danger and glamour.

The silky soft silicone tips press firmly around your nipple, while the easy to adjust sliders make it a cinch for you or your partner to increase the pinch to find that sweet spot between pleasure and pain or a quick release at the point of no return.

The weighted charms aren’t only for decoration, as you move the weights gently tug at your nipples for flashes of more intense sensation.

Fifty Shades of Grey - The Pinch Nipple Clamp test
Fifty Shades of Grey - The Pinch Nipple Clamp features
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You should buy the Fifty Shades Nipple Clamp if you...
want something easy to put in place and remove
want something beginner friendly
prefer something to ease into nipple pinching with
You should NOT buy the Fifty Shades Nipple Clamp if you...
want something hardcore
Fifty Shades of Grey - The Pinch Nipple Clamp features
Features
Length3.5 inches
MaterialsMetal, Silicone 
FasteningPinchers 
Pros
Easy to adjust sliders
Elegant design
Silicone covered tips
Storage bag included
Cons
Might not be suitable for larger nipples
Easy to lose
Can be fiddly at first
Conclusion

These are a perfect first pair of nipple clamps, especially if you like to add some boudior glamour to the mix.

Tweezer style clamps are one of the easiest to use. On top of that, whether you are fan of Fifty Shades of Grey or not, they look beautiful when on and the weights keep you on your toes, letting the sensation peak with every movement.

At just $16.99, the quality, design and storage bag are a bargain. Especially when you can use these time and time again, adjusting the power of the pinch to suit the mood in the room.

3 Cheapest

Lovehoney Tease Me Nipple Clamps with Heart Charms

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Seasoned nipple clampers looking for a next-level pinch will love these advanced clamps from Lovehoney. They make look dainty but looks can be deceiving as they are adjustable ones to fit your every need.

The circular hoops press the metal balls into the nipple, providing a strong pinch as soon they are on. The cold metal on your skin will heighten that sensitivity, and if that still isn’t enough you can tweak and pull them to really push the limits. Be vary, that they have very small tips.

Not to mention, the hoop design and heart charms look irresistible when on, adding a visual treat for anyone lucky enough to see them on!

Lovehoney Tease Me Nipple Clamps with Heart Charms test
Lovehoney Tease Me Nipple Clamps with Heart Charms features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Nipple clamps with Heart Charms if you...
prefer a cheap pair
are okay with high intensity pinching
are looking for that next level in nipple stimulation
You should NOT buy the Nipple clamps with Heart Charms if you...
are a complete beginner
Lovehoney Tease Me Nipple Clamps with Heart Charms features
Features
Length1.5 inches
MaterialsMetal (nickel free) 
FasteningClip 
Pros
Simple, elegant design
Higher intensity stimulation
Metal-skin increases sensitivity
Easy to apply
Cons
Not recommended for beginners
Can come loose if tugged
May need practice
Conclusion

These delicate looking nipple clamps are the epitome of a lady (or man) in the streets and freak in the sheets. They reel you in with their flirty looks but don’t be fooled, they possess a lot of nipple clamping power.

The modest price of$12.99 make these a great addition to your collection if you are looking to experiment with stronger nipple clamping stimualtion.

The strength of these nipple clamps means they stay put pretty well and can take a bit of tweaking and twisting to intensify the stimulation, but e sure to remove them carefully, making sure to open the clasp wide enough to release the nipple but no too wide to stretch the metal hoop.

4 Vibrating

Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp

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These vibrating nipple clamps are the multitasking little buddies that will want to shower your nips with love. The clothespin style clamps attach firmly to your nipples creating that juicy pinch and the inbuilt vibrators titillate your already sensitised nips for dual action stimulation. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there, the added vibrations and clothespin style clamps make these perfect for teasing and pinching other sweet spots on your body.

They are coated in smooth Rubber-Cote that feels deliciously smooth against your nipples and helps them to stay firmly in place while you move – also called the clamps cover. They are even waterproof, giving you the freedom to get your buzz on wherever you fancy.

Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp test
Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp features
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What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
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What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).
You should buy the Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp if you...
are looking for your first pair of vibrating nipple clamps
want vibrating niplle clamps to bring to the shower
You should NOT buy the Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp if you...
want a rechargable toy
Nipplettes Vibrating Nipple Clamp features
Features
Length3 inches
MaterialsHard plastic 
Vibration modes1 
WaterproofYes 
RechargeableNo 
Battery LifeLong-ass time, but batteries need changing minutes
FasteningClips 
Pros
Vibrates for added stimulation
Easy to use
Adjustable pressure
Can be used on other body parts
Cons
Not enough pressure for some users
Medium strength vibrations
Batteries can be expensive to replace
Conclusion

These are a great first step into the world of clamps. They give a nice buzz without being too strong and are super easy to use. They look completely unintimidating and can even be used in the bath or shower. The vibrations and pinch are enough to tease without being overwhelming but maybe not enough if you are looking for a bit more power.

While the size makes them easier to use, this may also contribute to them falling off more when things get more energetic. Also, it can be fiddly and more expensive in the long run having to deal with the small batteries. It would also be great if they were available in some different colours, as hot pink isn’t everyone’s cup of tea!

These are good if you want to test out the waters of vibrating nipple clamps or want a multi functional toy that can be used to tease and tantalise other areas such as the labia, clitoris or perineum.

The best thing about this product is just how incredibly hot it looks. Whether you are wearing, watching or both, the visuals of the collar, chains and clamps will get pulses racing, and you won’t be able to keep your hands off unless they are tied up of course!

The only thing that could be improved with this product is the quality of the collar. The fabric can be a little hard on the skin, especially if things get a little rough or with a lead attached. While the velcro makes the collar easy to get on and off, it’s a little on the noisy side if which can distract from the mood. That being said, at just $12.99 this set is great value for money.

5 With gag

DOMINIX Deluxe Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps

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Before you even get this on, just the look of this ball gag and nipple clamp combo will have your imagination racing with bondage fantasies. The set has a luxurious feel with silky but strong silicone straps sit tightly and without rubbing the skin so that you can get completely lost in the moment, enjoying the complete domination.

The firm ball gag has breathing holes and firm without being uncomfortably hard so you can enjoy that full mouth feeling without worrying and it can be worn comfortably for your whole session.

Attached by two metal chains, the crocodile nipple clamps can be adjusted easily to turn up the sensation and have you surrendering everything to that sweet cocktail of pleasure and pain.

And if the ball gag and chain aren’t enough, the two strong O-rings can be used with other restraint and bondage toys to keep your sub firmly in their place.

DOMINIX Deluxe Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps test
DOMINIX Deluxe Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the DOMINIX Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps if you...
want complete feeling of restraint
prefer it to be compatible with other BDSM toys
You should NOT buy the DOMINIX Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps if you...
aren't into gags
DOMINIX Deluxe Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps features
Features
Length24.5 inches
Diameter(gag) 1.8 inches
MaterialsSilicone, Metal 
FasteningClips 
Pros
Soft, firm & breathable ball gag
Silky soft silicone
Compatible with other bondage toys
Adjustable, lockable straps
Cons
Clamps might not be strong enough for some users
Ball might be too large for some
Chains can be too short for taller users
Conclusion

This absolutely looks as good as it feels. The silicone straps and ball gag feel luxurious against your skin and make it comfortable enough to wear for longer periods of time without being distracted by having to adjust the collar or gag. This allows you to be completely intoxicated by the thrill of being bound, gagged and clamped.

The clamps themselves are attached with sturdy chains which looks great but also allows you or your partner to amp up the intensity by tugging the chains, and stops the clamps from getting lost!

The overall quality of this product makes it well worth the price. The O-rings mean it can be used with other restraints, making it a toy that can be used over and over again in any new and exciting bondage scenarios you can dream up. This is perfect when used with a lead, a padlock or some wrist and leg restraints for total domination.

6 Magnetic

Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps

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These nipple clamps from Metal Worx use magnetised bars to give your nips a firm and satisfying squeeze. They are non-adjustable and provide moderate to intense stimulation from the start.

The unique design balances the industrial look of the circular nipple shields and a touch of glitz from the crystals and looks similar to a nipple piercing when on.

The strong magnets make these easy to get on and stay put so you or your partner can intensify the stimulation with tweaks and flicks that send shocks of pain and pleasure through your nipples.

Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps test
Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Magnetic Nipple Clamps if you...
are okay with the non-adjustability
want something super easy to use and put on
You should NOT buy the Magnetic Nipple Clamps if you...
are afraid they might not stay in place during play
want the option of harder or softer pinching
Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps features
Features
Length2 inches
MaterialsMetal (nickel free) 
FasteningMagnetic 
Pros
Easy to put on and remove
Strong magnet stays in place
Includes metal storage case
High quality design
Cons
Might not fit all nipples
More expensive
Can be too intense for senstive nipples
Not adjustable
Conclusion

The nipple shields and bars give you the look of having your nipples pierced with the added thrill of the sweet pain and without the need for a needle! What’s not to love!

While these wouldn’t be recommended to complete beginners as they are non-adjustable, they would make a great first pair of magnetised clamps due to how easy they are to get to grips with.

These magnetic nipple clamps provide a good level of pinch without being too overwhelming, making them ideal for anyone looking to move beginners clamps to something stronger. They look great on and the mix of heavy industrial metal and the small crystal tips makes them a great accessory to most aesthetics.

The price tag is a little higher making these more of an investment but the quality of the product and the additional storage case gives them a feeling of luxury. Also, the magnet mechanism means they are built to last as there are no screws or sliders to break or pieces bend out of shape.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps

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The sleek, black little number from the Fifty Shades of Grey Weekend Collection are true multitaskers. The sliding, adjustable, silicone clamps stimulate your nipples with a firm but pleasing pressure, making them so much more sensitive to the buzz of the vibrations.

As an added perk, the bullet vibrators can be removed from the silicone case and used to stimulate other areas of the body for head to toe tingles.

The sexy black design makes for a timeless look that can be enjoyed by anyone and the soft silicone lets you enjoy the pinch without irritating your delicate skin. The perfect combination of soft and strong.

Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps test
Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps features
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Buzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
Rumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).
You should buy the Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps if you...
like that the small vibrators are removable
like the sleek design
You should NOT buy the Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps if you...
are afraid they won't stay in place
want strong vibrations
Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps features
Features
Length4.5 inches
Vibration modesSingle speed (removable) 
MaterialsSilicone, Plastic 
RechargeableNo, replaceble batteries 
WaterproofN/A 
FasteningAdjustable straps 
Pros
Super soft silicone
Sleek and neutral design
Easy to adjust
Removable bullet vibrators
Cons
Might be difficult for very large or small nipples
Not recommended if you desire stronger clamp
Vibrations from bullet not as strong on the nipple
Conclusion

One of the best features of this awesome sex toy is the removable, single speed bullet vibrators, making them a versatile toy that can evolve with your session. The vibrations are suited to those who prefer mild stimulation rather than something more powerful.

The silicone feels fantastic against your skin and is less intense than with metal clamps, so this is great for dipping your toes into the exciting world of nipple clamps.

The bullet vibrators feel amazing when used directly on the desired area, but the vibration doesn’t feel as strong when attached to your nipples. But if you have super sensitive nipples that prefer more gentle stimulation, these could be great option.

Best Nipple Clamps for Beginners

The most important features of nipple clamps for beginners are that they are easy to attach and feature adjustable intensity. Some of the best styles for getting into nipple titillation are the tweezer-style clamps that feature are easily adjustable and crocodile or alligator style clamps, although these can be fiddlier to adjust.

And if you aren’t quite ready for nipple clamps but you want some added, hands-free nipple stimulation, nipple suckers are a fantastic way to heighten nipple sensitivity. Here are some suggestions to get you started!

Best Nipple Clamps for Advanced Users

Unlike beginners nipple clamps, some advanced clamps are not adjustable and can provide powerful pressure so should be tested on less sensitive areas before going straight for the nip! While more experienced users can still prefer any intensity of nipple stimulation, here are some suggestions for those who want to add some tasty, spicy pain to the mix. There are a lot of different kinds, here are some of our favorites.

Nipple Clamps - A Guide for Beginners

Nipple clamps, tit clips, nip clips, sex clamps. Call them what you want! While the open/close mechanisms and level of intensity differ between models, the main feature of nipple clamps is that they open and attached to the nipple to provide pressure and temporarily reduce blood flow. If you are a complete beginner to using a nipple clamp here are some pro tips for you on how to improve your sex life the most with clamping. It can be a bit intimidating, but we got you! Read on.

Who uses nipple clamps?

Who uses nipple clamps?

Who uses nipple clamps?

Nipple clamps aren’t only for those who indulge in BDSM and enjoy pain. They can be used by anyone with nipples and an interest in nipple stimulation. That being said, everyone’s nipples are unique and nipple sensitivity varies greatly from person to person and at different times, for example during menstruation. Some lucky people can even orgasm from nipple stimulation alone.

How do they work?

How do they work?

How do they work?

Nipple clamping stimulates the nipple with the sensation of pressure and the the material against the nipple, and causes reduced the blood flow to the nipple. When the clamp is removed, the blood rushes back causing increased sensation in the moment and for some time after, resulting in increased sensitivity to touch and a nice little reminder of the fun you just had!

Why does it feel good?

Why does it feel good?

Why does it feel good?

The nipples and surrounding areolas are jam-packed with nerve endings, making this a hot spot for stimulation of all types, and stimulation even releases ‘the love hormone oxytocin. Nipple clamps or nipple clips are just one of many ways to put all those nerve endings to good use.
And while not all nipple clamping is for the purpose of pain, that can definitely be one of the main attractions. Pain and pleasure activate similar pathways in the brain and the feel-good context of love, sex and intimacy can make this an oh so delicious pairing, something along the lines of salty and sweet.

When can you use them?

When can you use them?

When can you use them?

Nipple clamps can be used during foreplay or sex, and alone or with a partner. You can even wear inconspicuous ones under your clothes as a naughty secret while they go about your everyday activities to get yourself in the mood.

Thin or small tips?

Thin or small tips?

Thin or small tips?

If you choose a nipple clamp with a thin or small tip it will focus the pressure making it more intense on your erogenous zone. The same amount of pressure will feel less intense if you choose a bigger or wider tip for your nipple clamp. The reason is the same as for how people can lay on a bed of nails without puncturing the skin, but not on a single nail with the same result.

You nipple size

You nipple size

You nipple size

There is no real formula to choosing the correct nipple clamp depending on your nipple size. But it can be a good idea to take it into consideration. If you choose a small nipple clamp, but have bigger nipples you might experience difficulty keeping them on. So consider choosing some that have a wider surface area to both keep them on and spread out the stimulation. Having larger nipples than most doesn’t keep you from the fun, but take the above into consideration.

How to Increase Nipple Sensitivity

If you aren’t one of the lucky people who can achieve a nipplegasm don’t despair, there are some ways to increase the sensitivity of your nips. And in the end, increase the pleasure of your sex life.

Get experimental

Get experimental

Get experimental

Stimulation is a broad term and your nipples may have a preference for a particular type of touch. You can experiment with ice, pinching, tickling, biting, licking, vibrations, and more to find out what gets your love buds going.

Building intensity with clamps

Building intensity with clamps

Building intensity with clamps

If you have tried nipple play before but it didn’t tickle your pickle, the more intense pressure of nipple clamps might be just what your nips desire. Each time you apply and remove the nipple clamps, the blood flowing back into the nipple increases the sensitivity. Start with clamps made for beginners and build on this by increasing the strength of your clamps. Over time, you may notice your nipple sensitivity increase as well as the strength of the clamp you enjoy.

Nipple suckers

Nipple suckers

Nipple suckers

Nipple suckers are also a great way to increase sensitivity. Unlike nipple clamps, they don’t restrict the blood flow first but go straight to increasing the blood flow to your nipples and upping their sensitivity. These teeny tiny vacuums can turn nipple play from a disappointing oh to an exciting ooh.

Lotions and potions

Lotions and potions

Lotions and potions

As well as toys, there is a whole world of gels and creams to give your nips a helping hand with some tingling titillation. Any lube that is advertised as stimulating, cooling, tingling, warming can add some extra sensitivity to your nipples. While ingredients vary, they commonly include things like mint or menthol to get that tasty tingle.

Different Types of Nipple Clamps

It can be tricky to get to grips with all of the different types of nipple clamps, what they do and how they are used. And even what different sensations they all provide you with.  So, here’s a break down of some of the most popular to help you pick a winner for your erogenous zones. Some are good for small nipples while others are best for bigger nipples.

Tweezer

Tweezer

Tweezer

These beginner friendly, tweezer nipple clamps are easy to use and adjust. The nipple sits snugly between the two metal legs, which are usually tipped with a soft plastic or silicone cover. To increase the strength, there is a small metal slider which brings the metal legs closer together and puts more pressure on your nipples.

Crocodile, alligator

Crocodile, alligator

Crocodile, alligator

These are the ones that might give you science class flashbacks. Crocodile or alligator clips usually have a soft covering but may have teeth under the covering, similar to their namesake, for added bite. The intensity of the clamp is controlled by twisting the clamp. These are all rounders although adjusting them takes a bit of practice in the beginning.

Japenese Clover Clamps (or butterfly clamps)

Japenese Clover Clamps (or butterfly clamps)

Japenese Clover Clamps (or butterfly clamps)

These beautiful clover clamps are thought to be of Japanese origin. Unlike tweezer clamps and crocodile clamps, japanese clover clamps are not adjustable and clover or butterfly nipple clamps are usually more intense with higher levels of pain involved, making them better suited to seasoned nipple clampers.

Magnetic

Magnetic

Magnetic

Magnetic nipple clamps come in different shapes but like, clover clamps, are not adjustable. Strong magnets go against the laws of gravity to hold clamp the metal around your nipple. These can be very powerful so are recommended for more advanced users who know they are looking for intense force. Magnets in any sex toy is a brilliant idea – especially in this case!

Suckers and pumps

Suckers and pumps

Suckers and pumps

While not exactly classed as clamps, nipple suckers and pumps are a great way to break into the world of nipple toy play. Nipple suckers and nipple pumps create a vacuum around the nipple, encouraging blood flow to the area and adding some sweet sensitivity.

Clit clamp

Clit clamp

Clit clamp

Oh, wow! Hold the horses. This has nothing to do with a nipple clamp. No, but the same functionality is present as its a type of tweezer clamps. A lovely pinching feeling. And you can even get a combined clit and nipple clamp. Please refrain from using a nipple clamp on your clitoris. Use a  specifically designed clit clamp for this, and nothing else. You don’t want to ruin that pleasure center! On an ending note. Clit clamps are an incredible addition to your sex toy collection and is definitely something you should consider if you are also interested in the same thing for nipples. As long as you’re careful the clit clamp can quickly become your new best friend. Even in a trio like on the image.

How to Use Nipple Clamps

When it comes to nipple clamps, and and any kind of sex toy really, it’s definitely different strokes for different folks. The more you play, the more you’ll know what does it for you, but here are some nipple clamp techniques for inspiration.

The big release

The big release

The big release

Apply the clamp during foreplay, intercourse or masturbation and enjoy the pinch and pressure as you play. When you are on the edge of orgasming, release and remove the clamp, allowing the blood to rush back into the nipple. This technique can lead to a more powerful orgasm that echoes through the body.

The builder

The builder

The builder

The aim of this game is to slowly increase the pushing the power of your nipple clamps. This is great if you have adjustable clamps and want to test the limits of the pleasure you can get from nipple clamping. Just remember to listen to your body and only continue if its the hurts so good kind of pain.

On again off again

On again off again

On again off again

By placing and removing your nipple clamps focus on and off, you can experience pleasure and pain over and over again. This also makes your nips super sensitive to any licks, sucks and flicks that are lavished on them as blood flow increases. Using tweezer clamps for this is recommended as they are quicker to apply and take off again.

How to - DIY Nipple Clamps

Ok so you’ve read this article and your nips agree, it’s time to give them the attention they deserve! If you find yourself in a pinch and can’t wait to get your hands on new nipple clamps or you want to get creative, there are many DIY options. An added bonus is that these DIY clamps use objects you already have around the house and take a matter of seconds to make.

For a more in depth look into the DIY world of nipple clamps, check out our dedicated, detailed guide on homemade nipple clamps!

Safety

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. If made wrongly the clamps focus can be to narrow and hurt you.

 Chopsticks

Chopsticks

 Chopsticks

This took less than a minute to put together. All you need is two chopsticks and two elastic bands (or four of each if you want to make a set). Wrap the elastic bands around both of the chopsticks at either end and you are done! The nipple sits in the middle (where the finger is in the photo). You can adjust you DIY nipple clamp by tightening or loosening the elastic bands.

 Pegs / Clothespins

Pegs / Clothespins

 Pegs / Clothespins

There isn’t much ‘do’ in this DIY simple find a couple of pegs, this can be the clothespin type or the smaller ones you can find in craft shops and you have some ready to go nipple clamps. It’s clean clothes, dirty mind kind of situation! Some even have soft rubber on the inside to protect your clothes. The best option for bigger nipples.

Paper clips

Paper clips

Paper clips

Perfect for an office fantasy! Again, these don’t require too much effort and can be adjusted by squeezing the metal closer together.

 Bobby pins

Bobby pins

 Bobby pins

These little pins aren’t only for losing all over your house and holding up your hair. If you bend them open slightly, you can use them in way similar to tweezer clamps. Once in position, you can press the two pins together to give your nips a satisfying squeeze. Not as good for larger nipples.

How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

While nipple clamps or nipple clips are often associated with pain and BDSM, nipple clamping doesn’t have to be painful, that is unless you want it to be. Nipples are generally robust, but regardless of how much pinch you want on your nips, there are some safety guidelines you should follow to keep your nips in tip-top condition! After all, we wouldn’t want a case of niplash!

 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

Understand your limits

Understand your limits

Learn to distinguish between pleasurable pain and just painful pain. Start with gentle stimulation and increase the intensity slowly. You can also use them alone before using them with a partner, so you can easily communicate your limits. If you are using it on a partner keep an eye out for any signs that you might have pushed your partner and the partner’s nipples too far. It is a wonderful erogenous zone, and should be respected like any other.

Keep an eye on the time

 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

While there is no official time limit on wearing nipple clamps, it’s best to start with shorter periods, and recommendations for how long you can safely wear nipple clamps range from 15-30 minutes. The stronger the clamps, the more blood flow they restrict, and therefore, the shorter the time they should be worn.

 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely
 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

Keep skin integrity

Keep skin integrity

Always remove the clamps if the nipple starts to turn blue or white or there are signs of damage to the skin. There may be some light bruising after using nipple clamps if you are prone to bruising.

Establish clear, trusting communication

 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

If using nipple clamps with/on a partner, always establish clear and trusting communication. A safeword can be used to communicate that you no longer feel comfortable with a situation. Make sure to choose something distinctive and memorable. Fruits and everyday objects make popular choices as they are unlikely to get mixed up in the kink.

 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely
 How to Use Nipple Clamps Safely

Always release the clamp to remove

Always release the clamp to remove

When you are ready to remove the clamp, always release the clamp mechanism before removing it from the nipple. Avoid tugging the clamp straight off, no matter how caught up in the moment you are as this could end with some rather sore nips.

How to Clean Nipple Clamps

Although they might not get as messy as other toys, it is still important to keep your nipple clamps clean. The cleaning method depends on the material, so always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines, and make sure to take extra care with any nipple clamps that have a vibrator or any other electrical parts. Unless they are explicitly stated as being waterproof, do not submerge these in water – it could be a real buzz kill. The majority of nipple clamps are made of metal, usually stainless steel and silicone or PVC on the tips. You can wash these with warm water and mild soap. Always make sure your nipple clamps are dry before using or storing. If your nipple clamps have electrical elements, such as a vibrator, use a damp cloth and mild soap to wipe them down, making sure that the soap is removed and they are completely dry before using or storing.

Porous
materials

Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.

Non-propous
materials

Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.

Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.

The toys with electrical
components

If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.