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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Our favourite way to do this? Nipple clamps and suckers.

But, what are nipple clamps? More to the point, how do you use nipple clamps?

While the prospect of clamping something to such a sensitive area may seem a little daunting at first, nipple toys are a great way to provide outstanding stimulation with all sorts of intensities. They're especially great for anyone who doesn't enjoy vibrations, although some nipple suckers do vibrate.

During wear, nipple suckers will apply gentle suction to your nipples, which can be especially helpful in perking up inverted nipples. Both nipple clamps and nipple suckers draw blood into your nipples, making them extra-sensitive after the toy is removed. This sensation can cause a rush of endorphins which may increase your pleasure, and can even elevate your orgasms to the next level.

So whether you've been eager to try them for a while or are just keen to explore something new, this guide will teach you how to use nipple clamps and suckers safely, so your nipples can enjoy some extra loving in the bedroom.

How to use nipple clamps

If it’s your first time using nipple clamps or suckers, we recommend giving them a test run on a less sensitive area of your body before you use them on your nipples. Good places to try are the tip of your finger or your earlobe.

We also recommend using adjustable clamps to begin with, so you can try out different intensities. Some clamps come with an adjustment ring you can slide up the arms while others feature an adjustment screw you can twist to change the intensity. Be sure to start off loose and increase the tightness slowly until the pinch is just right.

Everyone's body is different so be sure to take some time to have a play and work out what feels good for you. If it’s your first time using nipple clamps, you may want to add lube which will help enhance sensation.

Once you’re comfortable, try 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.

After you remove them, you may experience arousing tingles in the area; at this point is a great time for your lover to follow up with licks, strokes, kisses and tickles to keep the rush going.

You can also enjoy nipple toys without a partner. Try popping on a pair to enhance your solo play and exploration sessions.

Which nipple toys are right for me?

Nipple toys come in all shapes and sizes, from simple tweezer-style clamps to fun, glow-in-the-dark suckers - there really is something for everyone.

But how do you choose?

Well, it all depends on what kind of feeling you’re looking for.

If this is your first time exploring the world of nipple play, we recommend these soft, silicone nipple suckers for a more gentle pinch. Or, if you’re after a more intense experience, try these weighted nipple clamps for a real squeeze.

The great thing about nipple toys is that they can provide all levels of intensity, so no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a nipple toy that’s right for you.

Nipple clamp safety tips

While it may be tempting to dive right in, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of nipple toy use to keep everyone safe and happy. Nipple clamp safety is very important as it’s the difference between enjoyment and pleasure, or the kind of pain you don’t want to be having.

Make sure you never wear your clamps or suckers for more than 10 minutes at a time. Disrupting your circulation for that long may leave the area numb, instead of sensitive and enhanced, leading to a disappointing and potentially painful outcome.

It can also be helpful to combine your nipple toys with a simple water-based lube to enhance your experience and keep you or your partner safe by making sure nothing sticks uncomfortably or pinches in the wrong way.

Ultimately, when it comes to nipple clamp safety, the most important thing to remember is that wearing nipple clamps or suckers should never be painful. If things are getting too intense, don’t be afraid to readjust or take them off and try again later.

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Above: If you want to learn more about how to use nipple clamps, watch our video by Lovehoney’s resident bondage experts, Jess WIlde and Annabelle Knight.

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