Putting a Creative Spin on Nipple Clamps

Most of us think of nipple clamps as painful tools for kinky couples, but while that may be true some of the time, it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Because we usually don’t think past their BDSM association, nipple clamps are an often overlooked upsell on the sales floor. They are highly adaptable to suit various people, situations, body parts, and play styles and can range from soft and sensual to extreme and hardcore. With a little imagination and education, most couples can discover exciting ways to incorporate nipple clamps into their playtime.

Why Nipple Clamps?

Clamping nipples, genitals or other parts of the body offers a unique sensation not often felt during lovemaking. Although actively wearing clamps can feel wonderful, it’s the act of removing them that usually delivers the most intensity. When blood flushes back into the previously clamped area, sensitivity is magnified. Simply blowing on or lightly brushing freshly unclamped skin can bring about unusually intense erotic feelings.

Actively wearing the clamps also feels good. Some enjoy the pain that tighter clamps provide while others prefer gentle, sensual pressure, which is why selecting the right clamp is essential. Nipple clamps are not a one-style-suits-all product and using the wrong clamp can be a miserable experience.

Adjustability Is Key

Nipple sensitivity can vary based on personal preference, how turned on the person is, the temperature in the room, or even physiological aspects, such as where they are in their menstrual cycle. Finding a style that offers the most adjustability, especially for beginners, is important and clamps with adjustable thumbscrews are a best bet for those new to body clamps, because they can be set to provide gentle or intense pressure.

People who already know they prefer very intense clamps may enjoy non-adjustable styles like our Japanese clover-style Deviant Monarch Weighted Nipple Clamps or Twisted Magnetic Nipple Clamps from Master Series. Many non-adjustable styles can be too intense for even those who think they can withstand quite a bite. To make sure what they select aligns with their preferences and expectations, encourage customers to consider and sample a number of styles. To get an idea how each set feels, have customers try out the clamps on the flesh between their thumb and pointer finger.

Think Beyond Women’s Breasts

Nipple clamps aren’t only for women nor are they just used on breasts — no matter their gender, any person with nipples can derive enjoyment from playing with this erogenous zone. Men’s nipples are jam-packed with pleasure receptors and, fascinatingly enough, tend to be especially sensitive. For this reason, adjustable or softer styles are often their preferred style.

Nipple clamps also can be used on other parts of the body, like the labia or scrotum, as an effective way to ramp up foreplay in a non-traditional way. Labia use is especially erotic because gently pulling on this area engages the erectile tissue of the internal clitoral complex. Some men find the same kind of tugging pressure on the scrotum equally arousing.

The Game of Chains Extreme Clamp Bondage System from Master Series is perfect for clamping different parts of the body at the same time. With five adjustment points, users can clamp the nipples, genitals and other areas (try the nose!). Because each clamp is interconnected with a chain, yanking on them simultaneously can provide the ultimate in sensation play.

Clamping Properly

It’s important for shoppers to understand correct clamp use before heading home to experiment. Make sure to remind them that when using a new style of clamp, do not leave it clamped in one place for more than approximately 10 minutes. Make sure to check the area every so often; if it looks purple or blue or is cold to the touch, remove the clamp immediately. As a general rule, thicker, more meaty tissue (like the outer labia or nipple) can withstand greater pressure while thinner areas (like inner labia or scrotum) are more delicate. It’s best to avoid clamping densely nerve-packed areas like the clitoris all together.

For nipples, make sure they are erect before clamping and never clamp right at the tip of the nipple. This can be uncomfortable and may cause the clamp to snap off, which can be incredibly painful. Instead, grab the erect nipple firmly, pull it out and place the clamp as far back as comfortably possible. A recommended rule of thumb: the further back you clamp, the more secure and comfortable it will feel, and if the wearer has a nipple piercing, be sure to place the clamp behind it.

Advanced and Creative Play Ideas

Kinky couples get the most out of nipple play by combining it with other acts, like bondage or sensory deprivation. Our Silicone Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps from Strict offers chained clamps connected to a breathable ball gag, which can add a sensational element to a BDSM scene. Dominant partners may opt to use predicament play by adding weights or pulling more heavily on connected chains when the submissive does not perform assigned tasks correctly.

Devices like the Fusion Triple Suckers from Master Series are a creative spin on clamping. Rather than pinching, these devices use suction to pull and swell the nipples or other parts of the body, which elicits a similar sensation to clamping by increasing blood flow and sensitivity. They operate by twist mechanism, so they have a degree of adjustability as well.

Make sure to stock a well-rounded variety of nipple clamps and are well versed in their various uses. This way, you can educate customers and break the stereotype that they are only for hard-core kinksters and women’s nipples, which will increase sales while helping people discover a new sexual play tool that they may not have otherwise considered.

Putting a Creative Spin on Nipple Clamps by Rebecca Weinberg originally appeared in XBIZ

Nipple Play Crystal Chain Nipple Clamps by CalExotics


Push sensation to the next level and enjoy teasing nipple play with the Nipple Play Crystal Chain Nipple Clamps.

Explore elevated sensation with the 2 fully adjustable nipple clamps, teasing chain and sparkling crystals. Reach new levels of playful pleasure and enjoy every rush of pain and pleasure.


The teasing clamp has adjustable tension to stimulate anywhere on your body for playful teasing. As the tension tightens, the tingles intensify with every turn of the dial for the ultimate in nipple stimulation toys.

A sturdy, high quality chain with a crystal inlay connects the two clamps and will have you feeling luxurious.



  • Non-piercing, non-tarnishing, nickel-free nipple clamps
  • Multi use clamps with adjustable tension
  • Soft pads for a comfortable fit
  • Sturdy, high quality chain with crystal inlay will have you feeling luxurious
  • 90 Day warranty provided by CalExotics

Iron, silicone, and Silica crystals

12″ (Chain)

2.25″ (Each Clamp)

Fifty Shades Freed Rings, Plugs, Clamps, etc. by Lovehoney

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The Fifty Shades Freed collection by Lovehoney continues to impress with its rich color scheme of aubergine and rose gold.

These sexcessories pair perfectly with their rechargeable vibe collection, and like all Fifty Shades items are priced right to appeal to any budget.

Lost in Each Other Rechargeable Rabbit Love Ring

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The perfect toy to enhance lovemaking, this supple silicone rabbit vibrating love ring creates powerful, shared sensations for couples. Its stretchy design fits most men, while the classic rabbit design directs stimulation to her sweet spot.

“I kiss him. He closes his eyes, groans, and reciprocates, pushing me down into the mattress, his hands clasping my chin. And soon we’re lost… lost in each other again.” – Anastasia Steele

With three speeds and seven patterns of vibration to choose from, the love ring allows you to customize your shared pleasure and revel in the chance to experiment together.

Includes a luxury storage bag.

Use with water-based lubricant to heighten sensation in play.


  • Fifty Shades Freed waterproof rabbit vibrating love ring
  • 7 patterns and 3 speeds of vibration to enjoy together
  • Stretchy design plus classic rabbit stimulator for mutual pleasure
  • Submersible
  • Travel lock feature for peace of mind on the move
  • USB rechargeable
  • 150 Minute charge provides 90 minutes of playtime
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Lovehoney

Silicone. 3″ x 1.25″


Awash with Sensation Mains Wand

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From soothing massages to intimate experiences, this wand vibrator offers whatever type of stimulation you desire. Whether you love gentle vibrations or you revel in more intense play, the simple controls put you fully in charge for customized delight.

Explore the ten levels and twenty patterns of vibration created by the powerful, responsive motor, all easily controlled by buttons on the wand’s shaft. Soothe tired muscles anywhere on your body, or take stimulation of your intimate areas to your perfect level for thrilling orgasms.

Use with water-based lubricant to heighten sensation in play.


  • Luxury wand vibrator inspired by the passion of the novel
  • 20 patterns and 10 speeds of powerful stimulation with easy controls
  • Broad, smooth head ideal for muscle massage plus intimate play
  • Made from the finest soft silicone with rose gold detailing and printed Freed logo
  • Mains powered with long cable for unlimited pleasure
  • Travel lock feature for peace of mind on the move
  • Includes a luxury storage bag
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Lovehoney


Want to Play? 10 Meter Silky Rope


Expand your kinky creativity and enjoy sensual winding and binding with this silky bondage rope. Long, soft and luxurious with a triple-twisted finish, the rope is perfect for erotic entanglement and practicing the art of restraint with your lover.

Open up a new dimension to your bedroom or bondage play and develop creatively as a couple with all the possibilities the rope offers. Enjoy a highly visual and sensual form of ensnarement that you’ll become more and more skilled at each time you experiment and play. The silky finish allows the rope to lie pleasurably against the skin, not only for comfort, but erotic arousal as well.


  • Fifty Shades Freed 10 meter silky triple-twisted cotton bondage rope
  • Perfect for beginners right through to advanced players
  • Extra long to allow for artistic designs and full-body bondage
  • Soft and shiny finish looks and feels incredible against bare skin
  • Rose-gold metal tips make rope ends easy to locate


Feel So Alive Rechargeable Vibrating Remote Control Pleasure Plug

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Experience a deeper level of sensational indulgence and intimacy with this remote control pleasure plug. The smooth silicone classic shape offers fulfilling anal pleasure for beginners and experienced plug users alike, with a T-bar base for peace of mind.

The eight patterns and twelve speeds of vibration boost your excitement to new heights, operated by an ergonomically-shaped remote controller which creates thrilling play opportunities for you and your partner as well as easy solo toy enjoyment.

Use with water-based anal lubricant to heighten sensation in play.

Part of the Fifty Shades Freed The Official Pleasure Collection approved by author E L James.


  • Luxury vibrating butt plug inspired by the passion of the novel
  • Powerful motor with 8 patterns and 12 speeds of thrilling stimulation
  • Sleek, smooth contours for comfort and pleasure
  • Made from finest soft silicone with embossed Freed logo
  • Ergonomic remote for discreet hand-held operation from up to 8 meters
  • USB rechargeable – 120 mins charge for 60 mins of play
  • Travel lock feature for peace of mind on the move
  • Includes a luxury storage bag
  • Plug is 100% waterproof (remote is not waterproof)

Silicone. 5.5″ (5″ insertable) x 1.5″ at widest point


I Want You. Now. Steel Love Ring

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Explore heightened pleasure in lovemaking with this stylish signature piece. Smooth, cool and exciting to wear, the ring can super-size stimulation, with a firm grip that may aid strength and duration, boosting thrills and satisfaction for both lovers.

The handsome beveled shape, smooth firmness and impressive weight enhance your erection, while offering exquisite intensification of your shared sessions.

The ring can be worn around your shaft, or around shaft and testicles simultaneously. Perfect for temperature play, the steel ring can be warmed or cooled in water before wear.

Use with water-based lubricant to heighten sensation in play.


  • Luxury steel love ring inspired by the passion of the novel
  • Approximate 160g weight
  • Beveled edge and smooth finish offer comfortable wear
  • Nickel-free, temperature-responsive and waterproof
  • Freed logo and I Want You. Now message etched onto ring
  • Includes a luxury storage bag

Stainless steel. Canal Diameter 1.7″ circumference 5.25″


All Sensation Nipple and Clitoral Chain

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Look and feel divine with the ultimate erotic fashion statement that is this beautiful nipple and clitoral chain. Discover the thrill of sensation which occupies a sweet place between pleasure and pain, and enjoy a new level of sensory play and excitement.

Use the adjustable, silicone-tipped nipple clamps and the slide-to-fit clitoral clamp to apply exquisite pinch and pressure to your most sensitive spots. With increased sensitivity and boosted arousal, your intimate zones will become even more receptive to further stimulation in the form of touches, strokes, licks and kisses.

Includes a luxury storage bag.



  • Fifty Shades Freed adjustable nipple and clitoral chain
  • Slide-to-fit design offers varied pressure and a custom fit
  • Clamps feature silicone coating for an intense but safe pinch
  • Mini O-rings connect each chain, opening the opportunity for additional weight and restraint accessories
  • Makes a stunning gift or addition to a ‘forever’ sex toy collection

Metal. 27.5″ overall