How to Use Nipple Clamps and Suckers

Your nipples are two of the most sensitive parts of your body, so it's well worth learning how to lavish them with extra erotic attention.

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Whatever your sexual identity, your nipples are two of the most sensitive parts of your body, so learning to lavish them with erotic attention can really pay off in the pleasure department.

All humans are born with nipples. Why? Simply because nipples are the way females feed young babies with breast milk. Nipples develop in the womb before testosterone - which is produced around nine weeks of age and influences further development - so babies who end up assigned male at birth have nips too.

To which we say, yay, because the nerves connected to your love buds can provide sexual pleasure no matter what sex you identify with.

So if you want to find out all about nipple masturbation, nipple pleasure, what is a nipple clamp and how to use a nipple clamp, read on.

What Do Nipple Clamps Do

We've just told you nipples are super-sensitive, so if you're wondering why we'd recommend attaching something called a 'clamp' to them, you're not alone. But the first fact you need to be aware of is that nipple clamps don't hurt.

Unless you or your partner are intentionally using clamps to induce a painful sensation during nipple BDSM play, a nipple clamp should never hurt. The way nipple clamps and nipple suckers work is by drawing blood into your nipples and make them extra-sensitive after removal. It’s that simple.

Nipple clamps and suckers provide outstanding stimulation with all sorts of intensities, and they're especially great for anyone who doesn't enjoy vibrations.

Nipple suckers apply gentle suction to your nips and are particularly helpful in perking up inverted nipples. Nipple clamps firmly grip the nips themselves, creating direct stimulation as gently or as pinchy as you want it to be. Remember, the key word is adjustable so you can create your own headlight adventures.

Nipple clamps and suckers are great for solo exploration or couple play.

If you like a light touch, check out How to Use a Feather Tickler.

If you’d rather explore clitoral clamping, read How to Use a Clit Clamp.

Video: How to Use Nipple Clamps and Suckers

Nipple clamps and suckers can offer a range of sensations, from very gentle to exquisitely intense. Find out more about how to use them in this very helpful video.

Guide to Using Nipple Clamps and Suckers

Add Lube

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At Lovehoney, we say lube makes all sex toy play more enjoyable, and that include these nip toys. Lube enhances sensation (especially if you use a warming or tingling lube) and ensures a good suction seal, so whack on some lube, peeps.

“One thing I like to do is to squeeze on them when they are on my nipples as it feels like someone is sucking on them. Just remember to add lube to the rim so it has a good suction on you.” - I'mhavingfun

But too much or too little lube may not work, so experiment to find the right amount for you. We recommend a water-based lubricant since it will be compatible with all types of clamps and suckers.

Sensation seeking

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You might be someone who likes the lightest touch on your love buds - or conversely, someone for whom a serious tug gets your juices flowing.

The great thing about nipple toys is that they cater for all kinds - if you want a gentle suction action from some Lovehoney Perfect Pair Silicone Nipple Suckers, go for it.

Alternatively, if you’d like a more intense tug on your nips, you can seek out some DOMINIX Deluxe Adjustable Labia and Nipple Clamps (labial use optional!) or non-adjustable metal clamps, like the Metal Worx Magnetic Crystal Tip Nipple Clamps that really squeeze.

Most nipple clamps have rubber or silicone tips that should be used to pinch your nipples. If they’re adjustable, they may have an adjustment ring you can slide up the arms or an adjustment screw you can twist to increase or decrease the intensity.

“Wow, what a sensation as I tightened the clamps... As I pulled the clamp up tighter the sensation was unbelievable. I feel so sexy even without a partner. I wear them around the home and love to look at them on my breasts.” - Sexy Older woman

You can sexperiment wearing your nipple clamps or nipple suckers during foreplay or even sex with your partner - they’ll make sure your nipples are always part of the fun, even if your partner’s hands or mouth are occupied elsewhere.

When you remove nipple clamps, you may experience a rush of arousing tingles to the area - do ask your better half to follow up with licks, strokes, kisses and tickles, as your own pleasure will be lovingly heightened.

Start softly

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During your first time using nipple clamps or suckers, give them a test run on a less sensitive area of your body first. Try the tip of your finger or your earlobe. Start on a loose setting and increase the tightness slowly until the pinch feels right for you.

“These nipple clamps are extraordinary. The adjustable strength of grip allows for the perfect grip. Unless you are hardcore, they really do the job.” - That's it. Just there

We need to advise you to never wear your clamps or suckers for more than 10 minutes at a time. If you disrupt your blood circulation for much longer than that, it may temporarily leave the area numb instead of extra-sensitive.

Remember that nipple clamps or nipple suckers should never be painful. You can always take them off for a break, move onto some other foreplay and come back to nipple play again.

Vibrating nipple toys

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The best nipple toys are what gives you nipple pleasure. If you adore vibrations, you can move up from your Mappa Tassie to your sweater puppies with vibrators specially designed for nip pleasure.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Tease Vibrating Nipple Clamps clamp on and deliver good vibrations.

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