In this post you will learn of the MANY differen types of nipple clamps available.

You will learn of the different features, what types hurt, and what types that are best for beginners.

And even, some types for the seasoned BDSM master or slave.

Different Types of Nipple Clamps

In the below I will walk you through each type and cover the following questions:

  • What is different about that specific type of nipple clamp
  • Who this type of nipple clamp is best for (who should consider buying it)
  • Which advantages you stand to gain from buying this type of nipple clamp (Pros)
  • Which disadvantages that the type has, of course, (Cons)
  • Where to find the best nipple clamps in the ‘category’

Now, let’s begin:

Tweezer Nipple Clamps

tweexer nipple clamps

What is different: Typically soft tips, and shaped like small tweezers. The nipple clamps in the image are from fifty shades of grey and got a great review.

Who is it for: Typically a very good type of nipple clamp for beginners. Great for a soft pinch, just be sure to pick a tweezer nipple clamp with rubber tips.

Pros: Soft pinch. Easy to put on and take off.

Cons: Can be hard to regulate the exact pressure.

Find our reviews and ranking of the best tweezer nipple clamps here.

Clover Clamps, Butterfly Clamps and Japanese Nipple Clamps

clover clamps butterfly japanese nipple clamps

What is different: These are often reffered to as japanese nipple clamps, butterfly clamps, or clover clamps. They imitate old torture devices and look very complicated. They are less so. But they do hurt like a MF. They often come with chains.

Who is it for: Those that are looking for more hurting nipple clamps.

Pros: Look super nice. Hurt bad, so perfect to punish.

Cons: Be sure you like pain, and make sure never to pull them without releasing the tension.

The best Clover Clamps ranked by us can be found in this guide.

Aligator Nipple Clamps

aligator nipple clamps

What is different: This type of nipple clamp only have one movable part of the clamp. In other words its “mouth” opens lige an aligator. They are very common and super popular. The mechanic parts are intuitive and very easy to use. Typically come with a tightening screw as well.

Who is it for: Good for both beginners (if the tips padded with rubber), and experienced if the locking mechanism is harder or the tips are metal.

Pros: Simple to attach, and offer a good pinch. the pain can be enhanced by tightening the screw.

Cons: If you use the screw to tighten the pinch, it can be difficult to remove and cause pain.

Weighted Nipple Clamps

weighted nipple clamps

What is different: You have added weight to the nipple clamps. The locking mechanism can be both the aligator, butterfly, tweezer, magnetic or any other type. The main different is that they come very heavy. Some even come with adjustable weights.

Who is it for: For those, that like to feel like their nipples are being pulled, just without needing anyone to do it for them.

Pros: Adds pain, and during sex it can increase pleasure even without touching as the movement will cause the weights to pull more that normal clamps.

Cons: The fact that the weights pull more during movement can make it hard to control the amount of pain it causes.

Find the best weighted nipple clamps in this Round-Up Review.

Vibrating Nipple Clamps

vibrating nipple clamps

What is different: The vibrator. So, on nipple clamps that have a vibrator it is hard to find a product that gives you the best of both worlds. But it does add the extra excitement of vibrating stimulation for the nipples.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants to add a new layer to the pinching sensation of wearing nipple clamps. If you have a hard time keeping normal nipple clamps on consider that added the weight of a vibrator will make it harder.

Pros: New dimension to the sensation, and can help achieve a nipple orgasm.

Cons: The nipple clamps typically becomes weighted, and can be harder to keep on. The same type of stimulation can be achieved with a better vibrator used manually.

See all the best vibrating nipple clamps here.

Small Nipple Clamps

small nipple clamps

What is different: The size.

Who is it for: People with smaller nipples, as these attach easilier.

Pros: Will give very light pinching sensation. Will more easily stay on.

Cons: If you want a hard and powerful sensation the smaller you go typically means the lighter pinch you are getting.

Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps

ball gag with nipple clamps

What is different: The added Ball gag, typically attached to the nipple clamps with a chain. Some have tight enough chains that looking up will stretch the chain to the full and pull on the nipple clamps.

Who is it for: People into gagging, and/or BDSM. Would like the nipple clamping a bit more extreme.

Pros: Added twist and dimension to nipple stimulation.

Cons: Can be annoying that they are connected, and the dual stimulation of both gagging and clamping can just be achieved with a ball gag and a nipple clamp seperatly.

Find the Best ranked Ball Gags with Nipple Clamps here.

Nipple Clamps with Collars

nipple clamps with collar

What is different: You are basically wearing a collar with two chains or strings that is attached to two nipple clamps. The sexual collar can have a leash that can even be attached to the clamps.

Who is it for: Anyone with a lust for a bit more hardcore BDSM vibe to the average joe nipple clamps.

Pros: You won’t loose the clamps if they fall of – or at least, they won’t be out of reach.

Cons: This option is more expensive than normal nipple clamps.

Find the best collars with nipple clamps here.

Nipple Clamps with Chain

nipple clamps with a chain

What is different: AS with both the ball gang and collar type nipple clamps, these have chains attached that link the two nipple clamps together. Which can then be pulled and used as you like.

Who is it for: Those that would like to utilize holding or pulling the chain for extra pleasure. Especially good for couples play.

Pros: Added weight. The option to pull on the chain for added pleasure.

Cons: Adds more weight to the clamps, which then becomes a little more difficult to keep on.

Find all the best nipple clamps with chains here.

Nipple Clamps for Men

nipple clamps for men

What is different: These types of nipple clamps are made for smaller nipples, as normal nipple clamps are less effective for male nipples. A type of mini nipple clamps.

Who is it for: For men, that have smaller and less pronounced nipples.

Pros: Easilier attachable and stays better on.

Cons: None, really.

You can find the nipple clamps we recommend for men.

Beginner Nipple Clamps

beginner nipple clamps

What is different: The have a lighter pinch. They are often covered with a soft material such as rubber. And are easy to handle.

Who is it for: Beginners that are either new to nipple clamps or have very sensitive nipples.

Pros: Light pinch because of soft tips and light closing mechanism. Easy to use.

Cons: It is hard to get that extra stimulation.

You can find the best nipple clamps for beginners here.

BDSM Nipple Clamps

bdsm nipple clamps

What is different: A broad nipple clamp category, that actually covers both the ball gag, and collar nipple clamps. As well as some fo the more painful nipple clamps. Typically, they can also be reffered to as extreme nipple clamps if they are super painful and only for the truly hardcore.

Who is it for: BDSM fans, and hardcore users. You should have tried at least some type of nipple toy before adventouring out into this type of clamp.

Pros: Hardcore and painful. Adds very intense stimulation.

Cons: If you have sensitive nipples these types of clamps can hurt a lot.

Adjustable Nipple Clamps

adjustable nipple clamps

What is different: Most nipple clamps are actually adjustable. So, what does that mean? Well, it means that how hard the pinch is can be adjusted. The exception is for example clover clamps and in part aligator clamps, as they are very hard to adjust.

Who is it for: People who like to start of easy and get a harder and harder pinch as you keep playing.

Pros: Good for warming up. Can be hard to find nipple clamps that you find easily adjustable.

Cons: Can loose the grip over time if the mechanism isn’t that effective.

Here is our guide to the best adjustable nipple clamps.

Nipple and Clit Clamps

nipple and clit clamps

What is different: This is essentially two nipple clamps with a chain, that then also is connected to an additional clamp for the clitoris.

Who is it for: Those that also want to try clamping for the clitoris

Pros: Multiple stimulations at once. The chain can be used for fun games.

Cons: If you decide agains’t the clit clamp it is annoying with the extra chain.

Find all the best nipple and clit clamps here.

Magnetic Nipple Clamps

magnetic nipple clamps

What is different: The locking mechanism works with magnatism. Magnetic nipple clamps have a negative pole and a positive pole that is attracted to each other (in the literal sense). They will therefore lock around the nipples and sit there.

Who is it for: If you prefer a nipple clamp that is super quick to place, and that you don’t have to worry about adjusting the pressure of.

Pros: Easy to use. Fast attachement.

Cons: Can fall of easily. No adjustability. Typically only good for larger nipples.

We’ve ranked all the best magnetic nipple clamps here.

Electric Nipple Clamps

electric nipple clamps

What is different: These fall within the BDSM category, as they are nipple clamps that can give electric shock. Similar to the vibrating nipple clamps, these provide an additional layer of stimulation and also belongs in the category with other electro sex toys.

Who is it for: Those BDSM and electro play lovers, that enjoy a good round of nipple stimulation. If you haven’t played aroound in either the electro world or the BDSM world maybe this isn’t for you.

Pros: Electricity, fun and different nipple stimulation. Can also be used on other areas.

Cons: Can be hurtful. Especially if done wrong.

Find all the best electro nipple clamps here.

Homemade Nipple Clamps

homemade nipple clamps

What is different: You can easily make you own, and even though we don’t recommend it, we have made a guide for how to make nipple clamps DIY style.

Who is it for: We don’t really recommend you make your own sex toys at any point, despite making guides for doing so.

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Potentially dangerous.

Other types of nipple toys

nipple toys

Nipple suckers – Sucking mechanism that attaches to you nipple and sucks. Can be found both as smaller ones and larger ones resembling more breast pumps.

Nipple vibrators – Different from nipple clamp vibrators, these are vibrators that is entintially not “pinching” your nipples, but either just gently sits and vibrators.

Pussy clamps – If you enjoy nipple clamping, and the pinching feeling, maybe a pussy clamp is something for you?