5 Best Nipple Clamps [Actual Reviews]

Cassie Mørch
by Cassie MørchUpdated:

I’ve had my fair share of experience with all sorts of nipple play in my day. So, who better to take you through the details of the very best nipple clamps on the market at the moment? Whether you’re looking for a beginner-friendly pinch or delightfully painful tug squeeze and tug, I’m sure you’ll find something suitable here. For each product here, you’ll see a snippet of our in-dept review from our testers as well as my overall verdict on a given item so you know all the pros and cons before you make a purchase. At the end of this post, I’ve also included a nipple clamp guide for beginners, some fun nipple clamp techniques, and some information on how to increase nipple sensitivity.

Test Winner4.4Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch rating 4.4
Beginner4.3Bondage Boutique Nipple Clamps rating 4.3
Advanced4.5Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps rating 4.5
With Chain4.4Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps rating 4.4
With Clitoral Clamp4.6Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps rating 4.6
Fifty Shades of Grey The PinchBondage Boutique Nipple ClampsSqueeze and Tease Nipple ClampsFifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple ClampsFifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps
Fifty Shades of Grey The PinchBondage Boutique Nipple ClampsSqueeze and Tease Nipple ClampsFifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple ClampsFifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps
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Pros & Cons
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  • Easy to adjust sliders
  • Elegant design
  • Silicone covered tips
  • Storage bag included
  • Weighted charms
  • Might not be suitable for larger nipples
  • Easy to lose
  • Can be fiddly to use at first
  • Adjustable tweezer design
  • Soft silicone tips for comfort
  • Cute heart charms
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Can be fiddly to get on at first
  • Might not fit larger nipples
  • Intense pinching sensation
  • Great for more extreme BDSM/pain play
  • Textured rubber tips
  • Weighted chain
  • You can add additional weights
  • Will be too intense for many
  • Non-adjustable
  • Can be stiff to open
  • Elegant design
  • Adjustable clamps
  • Clamp tips are silicone
  • Slightly weighted
  • Chain has an interactive appeal
  • May not be suitable for larger nipples
  • Don't stay on very well if not tightened
  • Not suitable for intense sensation or very harsh tugging
  • Clitoral and nipple stimulation
  • Looks incredibly sexy
  • O-rings are great for adding more weight to
  • Stays on quite well
  • Chain can be tugged slightly for extra sensations
  • The clit clamp might not stay on well
  • Can be tricky to get on at first
  • Chain isn't super durable

How We Test nipple clamps

We’re a team of 266 sex toy testers and 13 sex toy experts.

To find the very best nipple clamps, our testers tried and reviewed 123 different products in this category.

Bad or even just mediocre nipple clamps didn’t make the list!

In total, we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed 749 toys over the past 6 years.

We even lab-tested some to get objective data.

Read more about how we test products.
How We Tested the Best Nipple Clamps

If You’re Looking For…

  • The best nipple clamps to use with a partner –  I think the Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps or the Fifty Shades Of Grey The Pinch would be best to use with a partner. The chain and the weighted charms don’t just look really sexy, they add an interactive element to your play and allow your partner to gently pull or tug on the clamps.
  • The best nipple clamps for long-term wear – I think the most comfortable nipple clamps to wear for an extended period would be the Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps. They are super lightweight and can be easily adjusted to put more or less pressure on your nips as you go about your day.
  • The best nipple clamps for intense tugging – For pleasantly painful and rough tugs and pulls at your nips, the Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps are perfect. They provide a really intense pinch and stay on quite well.

What to Look for in Nipple Clamps

  • Adjustability — Do you want adjustable nipple clamps for freedom during play, or do you want clamps with no mercy? If you are beginner, I recommend going for an adjustable pair.
  • Size — If you have very small or large nipples, you should make sure the clamps you are looking will accommodate your nips. There are plenty of options out there, so you can always find big or small nipple clamps!
  • Materials — Always check your clamps are made of body-safe metal that isn’t going to break or rust instantly.
  • Coated tips — Many tips have PVC, rubber or silicone tips to stop the metal from digging into your skin, making them more comfortable to wear.
  • 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.
  • Added extras — if you want to go deeper into BDSM, you can look for clamps attached to a collar, gag, or clit clamp.

Test Winner Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch

4.4/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.4/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5

Reviewed by: 

Jess Adams

User Ratings:

4.3/5

Based on 311 user reviews

80/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the nipple clamp.

85/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

80/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very good quality.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Affordable

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PricePrice

Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look
  • Tweezer-style nipple clamps
  • Comfortable silicone tips
  • Easy to adjust with metal sliders
  • Slightly weighted charms dangle from the bottom of each clamp adding some gentle tugging.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust sliders
  • Elegant design
  • Silicone covered tips
  • Storage bag included
  • Weighted charms

Cons

  • Might not be suitable for larger nipples
  • Easy to lose
  • Can be fiddly to use at first

Why I Chose It

What Did Our Tester Think?

Jess tested these nipple clamps for us and had a really good experience. Initially, they were a bit difficult to get on and she noted that she probably should have practiced a bit on herself before bringing them into the bedroom! Overall, she found them to be sturdy, affordable, and very much worth the learning curve.

“It was the perfect pinch and pleasure sensation! I also really loved the sensitivity that I had for some time after removing them. These have been the perfect first set of nipple clamps for me — I’m happy to have been able to dip my foot into this realm of nipple play.”

Sex Expert Opinion

I picked these cute clamps from Fifty Shades of Grey out as the Test Winner in this review because of how the quality, accessibility, and design all comes together. They are both pretty and pleasurable! I like that the weighted charms add some extra sensation so they are good for different levels of experience.

First of all, tweezer nipple clamps are a great all-round nipple clamp, and the adjustability also makes them great for beginners. The metal slider on these is slightly flattened which makes them easier to move and adjust.

While they aren’t the cheapest pair of nipple clamps in the world, this is where I would recommend spending a few more bucks for better quality and more durability. These are retailed at $19.99, and I think it’s a reasonable price for the quality, storage bag, and design you’re getting here. Especially when you can use these time and time again, adjusting the power of the pinch to suit the mood in the room.

Beginner Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps

4.3/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.3/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.7/5

Reviewed by: 

Rachel Worthington

User Ratings:

3.8/5

Based on 18 user reviews

95/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the nipple clamp.

98/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps was rated 98 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

100/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Cheap

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PricePrice

Rating: Bondage Boutique Rose Gold Nipple Clamps was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other nipple clamps.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look
  • Rose gold tweezer-style nipple clamps
  • Cute Lovehoney logo charms
  • Soft silicone tips
  • Flattened metal slider
  • Great to use as clit or labia clamps as well.

Pros

  • Adjustable tweezer design
  • Soft silicone tips for comfort
  • Cute heart charms
  • Beginner-friendly

Cons

  • Can be fiddly to get on at first
  • Might not fit larger nipples

Why I Chose It

What Did Our Tester Think?

When Rachel tested these nipple clamps, she really appreciated the overall look and high quality materials. Since she’s fairly experienced with nipple clamps, she did mention that they could have been more weighted or provided some intense sensations. Although, for complete beginners, this was a great option.

“I really enjoy these Bondage Boutique nipple clamps. The color is just so pretty, and I really appreciate the silicone tips over the usual vinyl — it’s so soft on the skin! They’re super beginner-friendly, and though sometimes I wished that they had a bit more weight to them, they’re a perfect go-to clamp for light nipple stimulation.”

Sex Expert Opinion

Just like Rachel, I think these are a great pair of tweezer clamps for beginners! They are cheap enough to try out and they are nice and lightweight so they don’t have any extra tug to them!

Tweezer-style nipple clamps can generally be a bit fiddly to get on. Although, once you get the hang of it, the mechanism is quite simple to use. A good tip is use a small dab of lube to help the mechanism along.

I love that the tips are covered in smooth silicone as opposed to vinyl. The heart charms definitely also gives them a more cutesy feel than many other clamps.

While perfect for beginners, they probably won’t satisfy more extreme tastes. If you’re looking for an extreme tug, I would recommend clover clamps or weighted nipple clamps. They are also quite small, so those with larger than average nipples might struggle with these clamps.

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Advanced Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps

4.5/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.5/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.7/5

Reviewed by: 

Katie Elizabeth

User Ratings:

4.3/5

Based on 100 user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the nipple clamp.

80/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Cheap

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Bondage Boutique Squeeze and Tease Nipple Clamps was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other nipple clamps.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look
  • Industrial-style clover clamps deliver more pressure and an intense pinch
  • Weighted chain connects the clamps but also provide some nice sensations
  • Chain is good for some light pulling and tugging with one hand.

Pros

  • Intense pinching sensation
  • Great for more extreme BDSM/pain play
  • Textured rubber tips
  • Weighted chain
  • You can add additional weights

Cons

  • Will be too intense for many
  • Non-adjustable
  • Can be stiff to open

Why I Chose It

What Did Our Tester Think?

“My initial reaction to the Bondage Boutique Adjustable Nipple clamps was that they looked a little intimidating. The clamps look like rock climbing equipment more than decoration.”

Katie tested these advanced nipple clamps for us and was a bit overwhelmed by the intensity they deliver! Since they weren’t adjustable and very weighted, they just weren’t a good fit for Katie’s needs when it comes to nipple play. Instead, she recommended this to those looking for extreme sensations and a bit of pain play.

Sex Expert Opinion

I cannot stress this enough, these clamps are mean! Clover clamps are some of the most intense nipple clamps you can buy, so only buy these if you enjoy pain play. Now, if you are looking for something suitable for advanced nipple play, I think these are a fantastic option. The combination of the powerful clamps and the weighty chain provides a powerful pinch as soon as you apply these clamps and the sensation builds instantly.

Even though Katie preferred a more decorative design, I would say that the tough, industrial aesthetic is very fitting for some hardcore BDSM sessions. Both the clamps and the chain are nice and chunky. Not only does the chain add some nice weight to the experience, it acts as a great tool for extra intense sensation of tugging and pulling.

Last but not least, these are pretty affordable for such a serious pair of clamps!

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With Chain Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps

4.3/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.3/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5

Reviewed by: 

Kasia Halinowska

User Ratings:

4.2/5

Based on 150 user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the nipple clamp.

85/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Affordable

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look
  • Slightly weighted tweezer-style nipple clamps
  • Beaded metal chain connects to the two clamps for playful tugging and pulling
  • Weighted charms of each clamp adds some extra sensation
  • Soft silicone tips
  • Easily adjustable

Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Adjustable clamps
  • Clamp tips are silicone
  • Slightly weighted
  • Chain has an interactive appeal
  • Storage bag included

Cons

  • May not be suitable for larger nipples
  • Don't stay on very well if not tightened
  • Not suitable for intense sensation or very harsh tugging

Why I Chose It

What Did Our Tester Think?

Kasia really liked the Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps since they were both cute and entertaining. The silicone tips provided a comfortable experience, while the chain added an extra layer of interaction and visual appeal that was much appreciated. She did note that it wasn’t an ideal choice for those into more intense tugging with the chain, since they could fall off easily.

“But if you are strong on nipple play, and you are interested in the chain because you want to use it for pulling, they might not be the best idea. But if you want something more gentle with a nice weight and a super cute design they are a winner!”

Sex Expert Opinion

Okay, first of all, these chained nipple clamps look super sexy. This is giving elegant kink without being too intense. Second of all, I think tweezer-style clamps like this with a light chain is a perfect nipple play product for the intermediate user. This is a version of our Test Winner that offers the added fun of tugging lightly on a chain for a playful pinch. They also feature these weighted metal charms to add some intensity to the experience as well.

I think they might not be the best pick for those who crave very intense nipple play or need clamps that stay on securely during vigorous activity. If you really want some nipple claims to tug on, these may fall off before things get too intense!

In summary, if you’re on the hunt for slightly weighted nipple clamps that combine aesthetics with functionality, these are a solid choice. The soft silicone tips are comfortable on the skin, the metal slider makes it easy to adjust, and the chain adds some extra visuals and versatility. For anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and excitement to their nipple play, the Fifty Shades Darker At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps are definitely worth considering.

With Clitoral Clamp Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps

4.6/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.6/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5

Reviewed by: 

Isabelle Uren

User Ratings:

4.7/5

Based on 15 user reviews

80/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the nipple clamp.

70/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

70/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is very good quality.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Affordable

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Fifty Shades Freed All Sensation Clitoris and Nipple Clamps was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look
  • Classic tweezer-style nipple clamps with silicone tips
  • Clitoral clamp for increased sensitivity
  • All three clamps are connect with a light metal beaded chain
  • All clamps feature weighted charms
  • Beautiful rose-gold metal

Pros

  • Clitoral and nipple stimulation
  • Looks incredibly sexy
  • O-rings are great for adding more weight to
  • Stays on quite well
  • Chain can be tugged slightly for extra sensations

Cons

  • The clit clamp might not stay on well
  • Can be tricky to get on at first
  • Chain isn't super durable

Why I Chose It

What Did Our Tester Think?

When Isabelle first tested out this nipple clamp set, she said there definitely was a learning curve to using them. Although with a bit of practice, they weren’t that complicated to use. She did deduct a few points for the chain not seeming very durable, but, otherwise, her experience using the whole set was pretty darn positive!

“Once I did manage to wrestle myself into all the clamps, it was 1000% worth it! The nipple and clit clamps felt great on, an intense but pleasant pinch. However, this clamp set really blew my mind when using it with a partner! The sensations when they tugged the chain or used their hands and mouth on me while wearing the clamps felt like someone had turned the volume all the way up, and each touch turned me to jelly!”

Sex Expert Opinion

Since these nipple clamps are also from the Fifty Shades of Grey brand, it obviously shares a lot of design features and materials as some of the other product’s I’ve recommend in this review so far. They also offer soft silicone tips, easily adjustable tweezer designs, weighted metal charms, and that sleek, beaded metal chain.

Of course, the main feature that makes this set stand out is the clitoral clamp. This is a great addition to your usual nipple clamp play because of the increased sensitivity it also gives to the clitoris. The design also makes it easy to wear while receiving some other kind of oral or manual stimulation. Although keep in mind that it can fall off easily when tugging on the strings or moving around. It’s not a super wearable set but rather something you can decorate yourself with and enjoy while lying or sitting down.

In conclusion, I think this set is a fantastic choice for those looking to explore the erotic world of genital clamping and want to look fabulous while they do so! While the chain could be more robust for some teasing and tugging, you still get to enjoy the gorgeous look of the chains! Of course, the brand adds a few extra bucks to the price tag, but I actually think it’s worth the high quality and body-safe materials, and it’s something that can significantly enhance your sensory play.

Comparison

BestTest Winner Beginner Advanced With Chain With Clitoral Clamp
Overall score4.4 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.5 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
User rating4.3 / 5.0
from 311 users
3.8 / 5.0
from 18 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 100 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 150 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 15 users
PriceAffordable Cheap Cheap Affordable Affordable
Design80 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use85 / 100 98 / 100 80 / 100 85 / 100 70 / 100
Quality80 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 95 / 100 70 / 100
Sound-----
Power-----
Buzzy/Rumbly-----
Length3.5 inches2.5 inches20 inches19 inches27.5 inches
MaterialsMetal, Silicone Nickel-free Metal, Silicone Metal Metal, Silicone Nickel-free metal, silicone
Waterproof-Yes ---
Adjustable-Yes No --
Fastening-Sliding Tweezer Design ---
Storage Bag Included--No Yes Yes
Allergies---Nickel Free Metal, Hypoallergenic -
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DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Collar with Clamps

DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Collar with Clamps

The DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Collar with Clamps let’s you enjoy a pleasurable pinch on your nipples and your labia as the chains and collar adorn your body. The o-ring on the collar also allows you to add more BDSM gear, like a leash or restraints!

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DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps

DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps

DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps

The DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps will level up your gag game! Enjoy some slight tugging or pulling on your nips whenever your move your head while wearing this ball gag.

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BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps

BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps

BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps

The BASICS Collar with Nipple Clamps puts a simple yet sexy BDSM twist to your nipple play. Enjoy feeling comfortably collared while your nipples enjoy a pleasing pinch.

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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 clamp around the nipple to provide pressure and temporarily reduce blood flow, leading to a rush of blood flow (and thereby increased sensitivity) when you remove them.

If you are a complete beginner to using a nipple clamp here’s a little more information about them to help you get started.

Who uses nipple clamps?

Who uses nipple clamps?

Who uses nipple clamps?
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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. It doesn’t always have to be painful.

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?

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Nipple clamps stimulate the area by providing a feeling of pressure or pinching during use. They also restrict 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, making your nipples extra sensitive to any other stimulation.

Why does it feel good?

Why does it feel good?

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

Thin or small tips?

Thin or small tips?

Thin or small tips?
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If you choose a nipple clamp with a thin or small tip it will focus the pressure in one spot, making the sensations more intense on that one spot. The same amount of pressure will feel less intense if you choose a bigger or wider tip for your nipple clamp.

You nipple size

You nipple size

You nipple size
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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. For example, if you have very small nipples, you will need clamps that can be tightened to get enough grip around your nipples.

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 other ways to increase the sensitivity of your nips. And in the end, increase the overall pleasure of your sex life.

Get experimental

Get experimental

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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
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If you have tried gentle nipple play before but it didn’t quite 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 tightness 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
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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 oooh!

Lotions and potions

Lotions and potions

Lotions and potions
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As well as toys, there is a whole world of gels and creams to give your nips a helping hand with some tingling sensation. 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 types to help you pick a winner for your erogenous zones.

Tweezer

Tweezer

Tweezer
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Tweezer clamps are great for beginners as they can easily be adjusted, and have a soft rubber, vinyl, or silicone coating over the tips for comfort.

Alligator clamp (crocodile clamp)

Alligator clamp (crocodile clamp)

Alligator clamp (crocodile clamp)
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Mainly used by those with more experience, the crocodile nipple clamps usually have a soft coating over the bite and clamp similarly to a clothespin. Some can be adjusted (but not as easily as a tweezer clamp) but generally have a stronger pinch. An alligator clamp is usually considered a BDSM nipple clamp, that provide harder pinches.

Clover/Butterfly

Clover/Butterfly

Clover/Butterfly
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For those who love intense and painful pinches, and that industrial look for hardcore BDSM sessions. These are not adjustable and clamp hard down on the nipple without mercy! The clamps are attached to a dangling chain that is great for pulling and tugging since the clamps are so tight and secure.

Magnetic

Magnetic

Magnetic
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Magnetic nipple clamps are a style of clamp for those that can handle, and enjoy pain; there are usually two separate metal pieces, which sit on either side of the nipple. The magnetic force between them then squeezes the nipple. These are also non-adjustable and reserved for more intense play.

Clothespin

Clothespin

Clothespin
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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, these can’t be adjusted either!

Lasso

Lasso

Lasso
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Nipple lasso clamps (or string 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. Fully adjustable and super easy to use.

Vibrating

Vibrating

Vibrating
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Vibrating nipple clamps helps you enjoy that lovely pinch while also experiencing some delightful vibes around the nipple!

The Different Types of Adjustable Nipple Clamps

In terms of adjustable nipple clamps there are a lot of different choices out there. Different types of clamps can also feature different adjustment mechanisms. Here, I’m going to show you some of the different types of adjustable nipple clamps you can find so you can figure out which one would suit you and your needs best.

Alligator Screws

Alligator Screws

Alligator Screws
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Probably the most common type of nipple clamp available, alligator (or crocodile) clamps adjust with a single screw that loosens or tightens the clamp’s grip.

When you adjust the screw, you are adjusting how tight the clamp will be once you’re wearing it. You will still be able to open the clamp to put it on by squeezing the handles at the bottom.

4-Point Screws

4-Point Screws

4-Point Screws
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Another type of adjustable nipple clamp that uses screws is called the 4-point clamp, sometimes also known as nipple grips.

These have four separate screws that you can adjust, and your nipple sits in the middle of them. This allows for a more personalized fit, but can be a bit more fiddly to put on than an alligator-style clamp.

Tweezer Sliders

Tweezer Sliders

Tweezer Sliders
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I often recommend tweezer-style clamps for beginners because they’re incredible easy to use and adjust.

Tweezer clamps have a small metal slider or loop that can be moved up or down to adjust how close the tweezer arms are to each other.

Lasso or String

Lasso or String

Lasso or String
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Sometimes you are just looking for something lightweight, soft, and cute, if that’s the case then there are some adjustable nipple clamps made out of string or elastic.

Often styled as ‘nipple jewellery’, these adjustable nipple clamps have loops of string or elastic that go around the nipple. You then tighten or loosen them by moving the bead up or down to make the loop bigger or smaller.

Twist- or Pull-to-Adjust

Twist- or Pull-to-Adjust

Twist- or Pull-to-Adjust
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And, finally, we have some slightly less common varieties of adjustable nipple clamps.

Some clamps have mechanisms that allow you to adjust them by twisting the clamp itself or by pulling on the chain attached to it. You can see a pair of the former kind in the image, and an example of the latter kind is clover (or butterfly) clamps.

Nipple Clamp Techniques

When it comes to nipple clamps, 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 works best for you, but here are some quick tips for getting started with your nipple clamps!

For more detailed instructions, check out this post on how to use nipple clamps.

The big release

The big release

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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

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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

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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 Make Your Own Nipple Clamps - 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 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. If made wrongly the clamps focus can be to narrow and hurt you.

Chopsticks

Chopsticks

Chopsticks
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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
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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 a clean clothes, dirty mind kind of situation! Some even have soft rubber on the inside to protect your clothes (and nips!). These a definitely the best option for bigger nipples.

Paper clips

Paper clips

Paper clips
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Perfect for an office fantasy! Again, these don’t require too much effort and can be adjusted by squeezing the metal closer together. Just be careful of the sharp edges!

Bobby pins

Bobby pins

Bobby pins
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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. This option is better for smaller nipples.

Author
Cassie Mørch
Cassie Mørch

Content Specialist | Anthropologist with a passion for exploring how humans understand sex, pleasure, and intimacy. I believe sexual well-being and pleasure is intricately linked to our overall health and well-being in ways that we probably can’t even comprehend! That’s why I love being able to write about all things related to sex, masturbation, and kink. Hopefully, our informative and sex positive approach here at Bedbible will allow you to explore your true desires – and help you fulfill them!

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Le Wand Hoop Stainless Steel Dildo
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