Generally for most people the word ‘clamping’ makes their mind flash to the car that they left parked in that slightly risky space or alternatively the ticket in their window that’s about to expire. There’s not much sexual about that - unless you’re going in for a really detailed roleplay…and if that’s the case we commend you on your imagination and planning.
However for large segment of the population clamps are just a routine part of sexual activity. That’s right, clamping bits of metal to your sensitive bits for sexual pleasure is a thing! And it can be a lot of fun in the right circumstances.
Your nipples (and genitals obviously) are majorly erogenous zones. The clamps work by restricting blood flow wherever they’re placed and making that area more sensitive to touch. For a lot of people, the pinching pressure and any touch once the clamps are on can be kind of painful - but in a hurts so good kind of way. For that reason, clamps are a mainstay of BDSM play, but the sensation they produce can be a lot of fun even if you’re not completely sold on all the Dom/sub stuff.
When it comes to safely using clamps, there are a few things to remember. Firstly, as they cut off the circulation, they’re best used for short periods of time. Remember, they can be taken off and put back on again - your nipples can’t. If you feel any pain, numbness or god forbid your nipple turns blue it’s time to stop and take them off.
Some clamps, like these from Bound to Please are connected by a metal chain. The heavier the metal chain is, the more intense the sensation will be - which is important to keep in mind. Something like the Bound to Please Clit Clip (which can also be used on nipples) may be a slightly better bet for beginners - as it doesn’t have the chains to pull on and has different levels of intensity so you can work your way up to where you want to be.
It’s also important to discuss your limits with your partner beforehand. We recommend this for all play, but especially when something is a little riskier. It doesn’t hurt to talk about what you’d like in the way of sensation and pressure. It’s also really important to lay out your hard No's. As we always say, it might be a slightly awkward conversation initially but your pleasure is 100% worth it.
This goes doubly if you’re using something slightly more intense like the Bound to Please Nipple and Clit Clamp which connects…no surprise here, your nipples and your clit with clamps and metal chains. Fit for purpose, but maybe intense for newcomers to the clamping world.
Once the clamps are on your area of choice, the world is your oyster in terms of what you can do to feel the effects. Starting slowly and working your way up try rubbing, or having your partner lick the clamped areas. Pinching, flicking, using ice cubes could also produce some pretty squirm-worthy results. Basically anything that feels good on your nipples or clit now would feel twice as intense with the clamps on. Sure, we don’t need to tell you twice.