Nipple Clamp: Frequently Asked Questions

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What are nippie clips?

These sex toys are pins which come in a variety of designs and are usually sold in pairs, often attached to one another by a gold, silver, or black metal chain or ring. They attach to the nipple and provide painful pleasure by applying pressure to the sensitive nipple and cutting off the flow of blood, which then flows quickly back to the area once the clamp is released. Nipple clamps are sex toys which are commonly found in bondage and discipline (BD) and sadism and masochism (SM) experience. Because they are considered extremely attractive to look at, they are also commonly seen in porn and at sex clubs or kink parties.

Why are nipple clamps used in sex?

Nipple clamps have become a beloved sex toy because they possess the ability to provide both pain and pleasure in a single experience. They stimulate the sensitive nipple by applying pressure, which is painful, but also feels amazing when the clamp is finally removed and blood and sensation return to the nipple. Add-ons such as chains create even more opportunities for pain-play, as they can be pulled, tugged or even twisted. Yet another benefit of nipple clamps is that they allow the chest / breast area to be stimulated while leaving your partner's hands free, so they can touch your pussy or cock while your nipples are held firmly in the clamps.

Do nipple clamps hurt?

Generally, yes. Nipple clamps are primarily used in pain-play and the fact that they are somewhat painful is generally considered to be one of their most attractive selling points. How painful nipple clamps will feel depends on how sensitive your nipples are, how long you keep them clamped, and whether they are paired with additional pain play such as spanking, whipping or choking. However, the pain is temporary and will almost always stop as soon as the nipple clamps are removed, without any major aftereffects.

Do nipple clamps feel good?

Absolutely! Nipple clamps are a toy which are capable of delivering extreme amounts of sexual pleasure. Practically no other toy can combine pain and pleasure as effectively and erotically as nipple clamps can. Men and women alike have reported that they are able to reach orgasm simply from wearing nipple clamps and having them tugged and played with! Even people who were not previously fans of nipple play have reported that wearing nipple clamps feels amazing and has introduced them to a whole new world of painful pleasure.

Will nipple clamps make my nipples go numb?

Usually, they will not. In most cases, while wearing nipple clamps, you will feel a constant rush of extreme, somewhat painful but ultimately orgasmic sexual pleasure, which will only be increased when the clamps are finally released. However, in a few rare cases, people have reported that their nipples have become tingly or numb after either wearing nipple clamps for an extremely long period of time (such as several hours consecutively without any break) or engaging in a higher than usual amount of rough nipple play, such as repeated pulling or twisting, using their clamps. If you find yourself experiencing any leftover numbness or tingling while using nipple clamps, give your nipples a break for a day or so before putting the clamps back on. You can also try a nice hot shower or bath to bring the sensation back into those numb nipples of yours!

Will nipple clamps make my nipples more sensitive?

This is not guaranteed to happen, but some people have indeed reported that their nipples become more sensitive after making nipple clamps a regular part of their sex life. They are more receptive to nipple play and begin to enjoy having their nipples played with more than ever before. Some people have even gone from saying that they are neutral about the concept of nipple play to being able to have an orgasm simply from having their nipples held tightly in clamps!

Will nipple clamps make my nipples less sensitive?

No, they will not. While nipple clamps can sometimes make your nipples more sensitive, as discussed above, it is not reported to have the opposite effect. While extended use may cause temporary numbness or a tingling sensation similar to a limb falling asleep, your nipples will generally remain as perky, sensitive and susceptible to both pain and pleasure as they have always been. Using nipple clamps will enhance your sexual experience and the intensity of your sexual play, not decrease it!

How can I tell if my nipples are an erogenous zone?

In most people, the nipples are at least somewhat of an erogenous zone. However, some people find their nipples to be only a little bit sensitive, while others feel an extreme amount of pleasure - often to the point of having an orgasm - simply from having their nipples played with. If you aren't sure which camp you fall into, take a little time to get acquainted with your nipples. While taking some alone time - such as during a bath or while pleasuring yourself - try stroking, tugging or pinching your nipples. Take time to experience the pleasurable reactions your body is feeling as you learn about what feels good for your unique nipples.

I don't think my nipples are erogenous. How do I make them an erogenous zone?

You can't change your nipples from borderline numb to orgasm-inducing overnight, but you can make them more sensitive by giving them a little extra focus and tender loving care during your pleasure time. Start adding nipple play to your masturbation sessions or times with your partner. Pair it with other things you find pleasurable, such as types of foreplay including manual or oral stimulation of the genitals. Once things have started feeling good, you can add in nipple clamps and start becoming accustomed to the dual pleasure and pain sensations which you will be experiencing.

I have really sensitive nipples. Can I use nipple clamps?

Yes! In fact, people with sensitive nipples typically get a lot of enjoyment out of nipple clamps, as the pleasure and pain they feel are both equally intense. However, if you are worried about your nipples being overly sensitive, you can start off with a looser pair of clamps or a pair with an adjustable tightness so that you do not overwhelm yourself and lose control too early. After a clamp session, don't forget to give your nipples some time to "breathe" and "relax" so that you do not end up totally overstimulated.

Who uses nipple clamps, men or women?

Both! Although erotic materials such as pornography typically portray women wearing nipple clamps and men pulling and tugging on them, people of all genders can enjoy pleasure from having their nipples pinched and squeezed. The nipples are a sensitive, erogenous zone for both men and women, and contain a high amount of nerve endings to be stimulated on all types of body.

Are nipple clamps pleasurable for men?

Yes! Many men tend to ignore their nipples and not consider them as a source of pleasure. However, male nipples are extremely sensitive, especially when paired with stimulation of the cock. Pinching your erect nipples with clamps while stroking your erect cock is an amazing whirlwind of dual sensation which will bring you to an explosive, breath-taking orgasm!

Are nipple clamps pleasurable for women?

Yes! Female nipples are extremely soft and sensitive, and can become erect as a result of stimulation. Women can enjoy having their breasts squeezed and caressed at the same time that their nipples are held tightly within a sexy pair of clamps. Nipple clamps are the perfect way for a woman's breasts to remain an active part of a pleasure session even if they are not being touched at all!

Can I use nipple clamps together with my partner?

Ab-so-LUTELY! Both you and your partner can enjoy having their nipples pulled and clenched and twisted at the same time. As an example, why not try both wearing nipple clamps that are attached by a chain, and pull on each other's chains while you are engaging in foreplay or penetration? You can even try pulling on each other's chains at the exact same time to hear what noises the both of you make while lost in the heights of pleasure!

How will nipple clamps improve my sex life with my partner?

Nipple clamps will improve your sex life because they allow you to stimulate the nipples without needing to use a hand - or even so much as a single finger - to do so. You can stimulate more parts of the body at once than ever before by attaching the clamps to your nipples and freeing up your hands and mouth to explore and wander wherever they may desire! Plus, nipple clamps can enhance the control dynamic between you and your partner, as you can experience feelings of unequaled power by tugging and twisting on the clamps to bring each other to the peak of absolute ecstasy.

Can I masturbate while wearing nipple clamps?

Of course, nipple clamps are not JUST useful for partnered activities. You can also attach the clamps for an extra-special self pleasure session. This lets you use both hands to touch other parts of your body while your nipples are tightly squeezed, mixing juuust a pinch of pain into your normal intense pleasure. Your orgasm will be more intense than ever before!

How can nipple clamps improve my masturbation?

Just like with partnered intimacy, masturbation is improved because your nipples will be constantly stimulated, freeing up both of your hands to pleasure yourself in other ways. If you're looking for an example just to get you started, women can use one hand to tease their clit while they finger their ass or pussy with the other, and men can stimulate their asshole or balls with one hand while stroking their cock with the other. Your newly freed hands can touch, tease, stroke and explore your own body in any number of ways - not to mention tugging and twisting to give those clamped-up nipples some attention!

Can I have an orgasm just from using nipple clamps?

Not every person will be able to have an orgasm using just nipple clamps, but, for most people, with a little patience and extra effort it is definitely possible! Choose a pair of nipple clamps attached by a chain, so that you have lots of opportunities for pulling and tugging at your sensitive nipples. Start out with a little gentle foreplay, caressing and teasing your nipples until they become erect. Then, attach the clamps and start to play! We recommend mixing up your motions, alternating pulling, tugging, twisting, gripping, and even tickling and teasing to give your nipples the ultimate orgasmic experience.

How do I use nipple clamps to help me have an orgasm?

Use nipple clamps to reach that ultimate combination of pain and pleasure which can tip you right over the edge into an ultra-intense orgasm. Pull them roughly, then release them and feel the tingling of pleasure. Cut off the blood flow to your nipples with a nice tight grip, and then let the blood rush back in by temporarily removing the clamp - only for a few moments, though, before it's right back to pinching and squeezing! The pain, pressure, and pleasure combined will add intensity to any orgasm that you have.

What is the difference between nipple clamps and nipple covers?

Nipple covers are generally considered a type of underwear rather than a sex toy, although they are certainly incredibly sexy and make an amazing tool to tease your partner with! They can attach to the nipple using a similar method to nipple clamps, but this is less common, as they most commonly rely on an adhesive. Nipple covers come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and patterns, and are often glittery, sparkly and extremely appealing to the eye. They also often feature decorations such as tassels or bells.

What is the difference between nipple clamps and nipple pasties?

"Nipple pasties" is in fact another name for nipple covers. The term "pasties" specifically refers to the fact that they are usually applied to the nipple via an adhesive - that is to say, they are pasted on to your nipples. As mentioned above, they are often sparkly, colorful and highly decorated, although plainer ones which simply cover the nipple and hide it from view also exist. You can also sometimes purchase temporary nipple pasties, which can only be used once before being discarded. These temporary pasties are often used to hide the nipple when wearing a thin or revealing top.

What household objects can be used as nipple clamps?

Nothing is more effective at squeezing and putting pressure on your nipples than a set of Lovegasm nipple clamps! However, if you're getting impatient while waiting for your brand new nipple clamps to arrive, you can try experimenting with a few household alternatives. Anything which puts a safe, non-dangerous amount of pressure on your nipples is generally acceptable to use as a temporary nipple clamps. Some of the most common examples of materials used include clothespins, bag clips, and binder clips.

Can I make my own "DIY" nipple clamps?

As mentioned above, there are a few household objects which can be used as temporary nipple clamps. However, these "DIY" clips are not recommended for long term use, and should only be used for brief periods. Items such as clothespins and binder clips, being made from wood or plastic, are generally more fragile than Lovegasm nipple clamps, which are made from sturdy materials such as silicone and stainless steel.

Are nipple clamps safe?

Yes! Nipple clamps are carefully manufactured and tested to ensure that they are safe for human use. Although they do limit the blood flow to the nipple, they do not prevent it entirely and at the very most will cause a slight tingling sensation after the nipple clamps have been removed. However, it is recommended that you remove your nipple clamps occasionally if you are experimenting with extended use. You can keep your nipple clamps on all day if you prefer to do so - as long as you pause every so often to give you nipples a few minutes to "breathe"!

How do you put on nipple clamps?

Attaching nipple clamps is an extremely simple process. For most clamp designs, all you will need to do is gently squeeze the "handles" of each clamp so that it opens, creating a gap large enough for your erect nipple to fit inside. Position the two sides of the clamp over your nipple, and then slowly release until you begin to feel the pressure and squeezing sensation. If necessary, adjust the tightness of the clamp until your nipples are comfortable but still feeling a good amount of pressure and pain. If you are using a suction nipple clamp rather than a standard "clip-shaped" one, instead press it firmly over your areola and hold it there for a few seconds until it adheres to your nipple and remains there after you remove your hands.

How do you take off nipple clamps?

For clip-shaped nipple clamps, they can be removed using the same method with which they were put on. Loosen the nipple clamp slightly to make removal even easier. Gently squeeze the two "handles" of each clamp between your fingers until it releases your nipple. On the other hand, suction-based nipple clamps may take a slightly longer time to remove, as you need to "break the seal" between the skin of your areola and the material of the cover. Gently run your finger around the edge of the clamp, inserting your fingernail into the gap between nipple and nipple cover. This will allow you to gently pry the nipple clamp away from your skin. After removing your nipple clamps, if you feel any numbness or tingling, make sure to rub your nipples a little bit to help restore feeling to the area.

Will my nipple clamps fall off?

No! Nipple clamps attach extremely securely to the nipple, and will generally not fall off even if you are engaging in vigorous activity. You can run, jump, dance and, of course, engage in extremely vigorous sexual activity with your partner without having to worry about your nipple clamps becoming dislodged! The only exceptions are suction-based nipple clamps, which may become loose if you are extremely sweaty or otherwise wet or damp. Avoid any potential mishaps by checking the tightness and integrity of the seal regularly and keeping your covered nipples dry!

Will my nipple clamps get stuck?

This is another extremely unlikely situation. Nipple clamps are extremely sturdy, but they are also designed with easy release in mind. Most nipple clamps will come undone with nothing more than a simple loosening, followed by a squeeze and tug on the two "ends" or "handles" of the clamp. If your nipple clamp does get stuck, usually a simple decrease of its tightness level will be more than enough to remove it.

What do I do if I can't get my nipple clamps to come off?

If this does happen to you, don't panic! First, if your nipple clamp features adjustable tightness, move it to its loosest possible setting. In most cases, this will be enough to cause the clamp to release and free your nipple. However, if it still stays stuck, try using a little bit of lubricant - always a store bought sexual lubricant, not a "DIY" alternative such as shampoo, lotion or vegetable oil - to loosen the grip of the nipple clamp even further.

How long can I safely wear nipple clamps?

Quite a long time, in fact! Many fans of intense sensations and pain-play find that they enjoy wearing their nipple clamps for several hours at a time - perhaps even all day or all night! If you are planning on experimenting with extended use; however, make sure to take a couple breaks throughout the day to let your nipples "breathe" and rub some sensation back into them before putting the clamps back on.

Can I wear nipple clamps in public?

Like so much else relating to nipple clamps, this is an extremely personal decision, with the only true answer to this question being "it depends on your comfort level". If you enjoy the feeling of long-term nipple clamp wear, and do not mind the slightly exhibitionist element of the outline of your clamps possibly being able to be seen underneath your top, then by all means, go ahead! As long as you are adhering to local public decency laws and are wearing clothes on top, there's absolutely no problem. Wearing nipple clamps in public is an extremely sexy experience, especially if you have to pretend like nothing is going on while going about your normal day while that painful, pinching pleasurable pressure just simply does not let up!

Can nipple clamps be seen under clothing?

This will depend on the nipple clamp! Larger and more decorative nipple clamps may be visible underneath your clothing, while more discreet options such as flatter or plainer nipple clamps (as well as most nipple covers or pasties) can be safely hidden. Of course, it will also depend on the outfit which you are wearing - if you layer up or put on a nice thick coat, even the most prominent of nipple clamps can be safely hidden as you go about your day. Just make sure to check yourself in the mirror before going out to see whether your clamps are visible or if they are safely tucked away!

Can I wear nipple clamps if I have nipple piercings?

Once again, this is an extremely personal question, and the answer will vary depending on your unique situation. Some smaller and less obtrusive nipple piercings may be able to pair perfectly with nipple clamps, while other, larger ones, such as barbells, will interfere with the nipple clamp and will make wearing them difficult, uncomfortable, or even borderline impossible. However, if you have pierced nipples and would like to try out nipple clamps, you can remove the piercing and clamp up on your naked nipple!

Can I wear nipple clamps while I am menstruating?

Absolutely! There is absolutely no reason why nipple clamps cannot be used while you are on your period. Some women may find that their nipples are more sensitive during menstruation - as well as the few days just before and/or just after. If you find yourself in that situation, try using slightly looser nipple clamps than usual in order to accommodate for increased sensitivity and more intense sensations.

Can I wear nipple clamps while I am pregnant?

Both medical and sexual experts have determined that it is safe to use certain sex toys and engage in light, low-impact BDSM play during the first trimester of pregnancy. Acceptable toys and tools include lightweight bondage materials such as scarves and silk ropes, sensual massage oils, blindfolds and gags, and - yes, it's true! - nipple clamps. However, keep in mind that every woman's body experiences different changes during pregnancy, and you may find your nipples become sore and swollen or yourself generally losing interest in breast play. The true answer to this question is "listen to your body" - if you feel comfortable using nipple clamps, then you may do so during the first trimester. Once you have moved into the second trimester of pregnancy, nipple clamps and other toys should generally be avoided in order to prevent lingering soreness or bruising.

Is it true that nipple clamps can help with delivery?

This rumor has been going around the Internet for quite a while now - but, as it turns out, it is far more than just an old wives' tale! Doctors and midwives alike are supporting nipple stimulation as a beneficial, helpful action which can make labor go more quickly and be less painful for the woman. Many people are being encouraged to rub and tug on their partner's nipples during labor, in order to stimulate blood flow throughout the entire body. With the approval of your doctor or other birthing professional, you can certainly use nipple clamps to provide this necessary stimulation - though the partner should still stick around to lend a helping hand!

How long after childbirth should I wait to wear nipple clamps?

Once again, there is no perfect answer - the answer to this question is "whenever your body feels ready". Many women report feeling extremely "touched out" and uninterested in breast play for the first weeks and months after giving birth, due to the amount of time spent breastfeeding. In this situation, you may want to wait until you - and your breasts! - are feeling better before breaking out the nipple clamps once again.

Are there any other times when I should avoid wearing nipple clamps?

If you experience any injury to your breast or nipple, you should avoid wearing nipple clamps until it has healed. While nipple clamps are completely safe and will not cause any injury to the wearer, they are sometimes capable of irritating or worsening existing cuts, bruises or sores. Additionally, you should not wear nipple clamps for several weeks immediately after having your nipples pierced, in order to ensure that the piercing site heals properly and quickly.

Can people who wear nipple clamps still produce breastmilk / breastfeed?

Definitely! There is no connection between nipple clamps and breast milk production whatsoever. Nipple clamps do not permanently affect the breasts in any way, and your milk flow will still be strong and regular. So don't worry, women - you can be both a loving nursing mother AND a kinky vixen who maintains an active sex life with her partner! You don't have to give up on the fun, playful elements of your sex life just because you now bear the label of "mom".

Will wearing nipple clamps affect my breast milk production?

Not in the slightest! Nipple clamps do not affect the breast permanently in any way - their only effect is to temporarily restrict the flow of blood in that area in order to provide painful and pleasurable stimulation. Women who regularly use nipple clamps will still be able to produce breast milk. However, you should wait several minutes between removing your nipple clamps and breastfeeding your baby, as it can take a little bit of time for regular blood flow to return to the area. Once any tingling sensation in your nipples has stopped, you are good to go!

What materials are nipple clamps made out of?

"Standard" clip-shaped nipple clamps (including the chains which often connect them) are made from metal, typically stainless steel, with soft rubber coverings on both ends of the clamp, both so that they feel more comfortable against your nipple and so that you can more easily grip and squeeze them with your hands during application and removal. Stainless steel is generally chosen because it is safe, hygienic, and extremely easy to clean. However, suction-based nipple clamps, covers and pasties are often made almost entirely from silicone or soft rubber, while covers or pasties may also feature cloth or fabric decorations such as sequins or tassels.

What color nipple clamps are available?

Despite initially seeming like an incredibly simple, plain-looking toy, nipple clamps are in fact available in a multitude of different colors. For example, here at Lovegasm, even our "standard" clip-shaped clamps are available in vibrant red, dynamic black and sparkling silver, with decorations in a wide array of gleaming blues, greens, pinks and purple. The range of colors available for nipple covers and pasties is even wider - the only limit here is your imagination!

What nipple clamp designs are available?

The Lovegasm nipple clamps catalog features a stunning collection of nipple-tingling designs. From clips to rings, covers to clovers, bells and butterflies, you can find absolutely any nipple clamp you desire right here at Lovegasm! And, of course, if you can't decide which one to choose, why not pick out several - or even all of them? It's always time to try out something new and fun in the bedroom!

Why do some nipple clamps have bells, tassels or other accessories on them?

Because it's sexy, of course! Add-ons such as bells, tassels, or adorable dangling fruits draw everyone's attention to your pert, perky nipples! They move, sway and ring as you dance and jump around, or even just as you writhe in pleasure and orgasmic ecstasy. Whether you're at the club, on the dance floor or just having a private moment in the bedroom with your partner, your chest - and especially your nipples - will absolutely be the center of attention!

Which color/design/style of nipple clamps should I choose?

Whichever one you want! Take a look through our catalog and pick out a pair - or several! - of clamps which you are interested in trying. If you're new to the fascinating world of nipple clamps and are not quite sure where to start, we recommend a pair of rubber-tipped metal nipple clamps in the classic "clip" or "alligator" design attached by a chain. These are a perfect way to get adjusted to the feeling of wearing nipple clamps and to experiment with all of the wonderful, sexy things you can do with them!

How do "clip-style" (alligator) nipple clamps work?

"Standard" or "clip-style" nipple clamps, sometimes known by their technical name of "alligator clamps," feature an extremely simple design which functions entirely using the power of pressure! They clench around your nipples similar to a clothespin or binder clip does when it is securely fastened. They provide a consistent, strong amount of pressure - although, nowadays, many nipple clamps in this style feature the ability to adjust the tightness of your clamps, so that you can experiment with different amounts of pain and pleasure.

What do "clip-style" (alligator) nipple clamps feel like?

These clamps hold your nipples in a firm grip which is absolutely impossible to ignore as it brings you to an intense, toe-curling orgasm. They provide a steady, extremely intense pressure, which can be slowly adjusted to provide you with different amounts of pain and pleasure as your nipple clamp session progresses. Classic "clip-style" clamps clamps definitely leave your nipples pink, puffy, and pulsing with pure pleasure!

How do nipple screws work?

Nipple screws are a unique type of nipple clamp which were initially designed to give people who do not have pierced nipples a sexy "faux-piercing look" which adds a visually stunning new layer to nipple clamp play. They are typically circular in shape, rather than oblong or cylinder-shaped like "clip-style" clamps. The clamp features three to four screws which can be gradually tightened, surrounding the nipple with pressure from above, below, and all sides. Your nipple will be absolutely encircled in that pleasurable, one-of-a-kind squeezing sensation.

What do nipple screws feel like?

Nipple screws generally provide a firmer, more even pressure than standard clamps, as they are squeezing your nipple from four directions simultaneously. Because screws are very easily adjustable, they can be loose, tight, or somewhere in between depending on your personal preference. Fans of pain-play will also enjoy the fact that the screw tips are generally pure metal rather than rubber-coated, meaning that they can poke directly into the nipple if an extremely tight pressure setting is used.

How do suction nipple clamps work?

Suction nipple clamps are a unique model which, rather than attaching to the sides of the nipple, surround it with a rubber or silicone "cup". When the cup is placed firmly against the areola, a suction effect is created which holds the nipple firmly in place and provides


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