How to use nipple clamps

Mainly used during BDSM play, nipple clamps restrict the blood flow to the nipples, provoking both pleasure and pain to increase the intensity of erotic play.

In this how-to guide, the LOVE Team will explain to you how to best use your nipple clamps to achieve maximum pleasure. Thanks to our advice, you’ll enjoy the powerful stimulation in the safest, most comfortable conditions. Let’s begin!

1. Choose the right model for your level of experience

The sensations you feel while wearing nipple clamps are intense, so it's important to choose a model that matches your level of experience. The LOVE Team has put together some hot tips to help you find the perfect toy.

  • Lightweight: We recommend that you start with lightweight clamps. You'll gradually get used to the pressure, and can later use heavier clamps for more intense stimulation.
  • Adjustable pressure: These clamps are perfect for beginners, as you can choose the intensity of stimulation that suits you best. You can then increase the pressure to suit your mood and tolerance level.

The most important thing is always to respect your body. Don't push yourself beyond what you feel is comfortable.

2. Moisturise your nipples

Dry nipples can spoil your experience. To avoid irritation, here are a few tips for moisturising your nipples before using your clamps:
  • Apply a high-quality moisturiser: Use a nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers, for example, which is gentle on sensitive skin, and massage it gently into your nipples. Ask your partner to apply the cream as part of your foreplay session to create a highly erotic atmosphere. 
  • Allow the product to absorb: Make sure that the moisturiser has fully absorbed into your skin before applying your nipple clamps. Otherwise, the clamps may slip from your nipples.

3. Put on the clamps

  • Make your nipples hard: Hard nipples make it easier to put the clamps on and enhance the stimulation. To make your nipples hard, simply rub them between your fingers or ask your partner to kiss or tease them.
  • Put the clamps on: You or your partner can now position the clamps at the base of each nipple, level with the areola. Centre the clamps well to distribute the pressure evenly around the nipples. 
  • Adjust the pressure:You should feel a pinch, but the pain should not be unbearable. Adapt the pressure to your desires and do not push yourself further than you’d like to go.

Remember to always communicate with your partner throughout the experience!

4. Have fun with your nipple clamps

Whether you're alone or with a partner, here are our suggestions for getting the most out of your new toy:

  • During solo play: Gently pull on the clamps and try different levels of pressure to find the one that works best for you. If you have vibrating nipple clamps, you can adjust the sensations to your heart's content. Use a hands-free sex toy (such as vibrating knickers, a suction cup dildo or a sex machine) to increase your pleasure. 
  •  With a partner: During sex, your partner can gently play with the clamps. Ask them to pull on the clamps lightly, adjust the pressure, make them vibrate (if you have vibrating cramps). Tell your partner what you like and simply let yourself go: you're about to experience new and exciting sensations.

5. Respect your own limits and know when to stop

By respecting your own limits, you'll get the most out of your clamps without risking injury or unnecessary pain.

  • Maximum wear time: Low-pressure clamps can be worn for up to 30 minutes. Higher-pressure clamps should be removed after no more than 10 to 15 minutes of use.
  • Remove the clamps gently: Do not pull on your clamps suddenly. Release the pressure (follow the instructions in the user’s manual) and then carefully remove the clamps.

6. Clean your clamps properly

To ensure that your nipple clamps are clean and in excellent condition, you should clean them after every session.

  • After every use, gently clean your nipple clamps with warm water and soap to remove any traces of dirt, lubricant or moisturiser.
  • If your nipple clamps vibrate, the instructions will tell you how to care for the electronic components.
  • Air dry your nipple clamps and store them in a clean, dry place.

Cleaning your nipple clamps regularly will keep them in tip-top shape for years to come.

The LOVE Team hopes that you have an incredible time playing with your new nipple clamps. If you need some more personalised advice, please feel free to contact us. We would be delighted to help you!