Clamps | Pleasure Through Pressure

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nude girl getting pussy torment with a clothespin-style clamp. Image via fckr3000.tumblr.com

Clamps | Bites of Pleasure

Clamps are among the most popular BDSM toys, perfect to walk the line between pleasure and pain, and easily to handle. While mostly used as nipple clamps, they can give their kinky bites to any sensitive part of the body. Some are designed to function purely as body jewelry, while others are optimized for intense sensations of pain.

Clamps are typically used in pairs and connected by a chain. Weights may be hung from the clamps to amplify the pain by increasing the pressure and pinching. The chain may be attached to a second chain, the end of which is connected to a clamp attached to either the clitoris for a female or a cock ring for a male. This variation is known as the “Y clamps” for the shape of the chain linking all 3 connection points when attached to the body.

The main types are the clover clamp, the tweezers clamp and the clothespins style clamp, though any device that applies direct pressure can be used. There are endless variations including some equipped with special attachments such as bells that ring with every step, magnetic weights, or even small vibrators, embedded in the clamp. And there are many common household devices that can nip and snap just as well.

Clothespins | clothespins style Clamps

Tiger Wylde is bound, roped and clamped with clothespins in "The Piano Teacher".
Tiger Wylde is bound, roped and clamped with clothespins in “The Piano Teacher“.

Common household clothespins are probably the most widespread BDSM toys ever. A clothes-pin style clamp works like the household clothespins — two short lengths of metal, joined by a spring to keep one end closed. This type often comes with screws to adjust the pressure, screwing in to release it.

Nude Girl with clothespin-style clamps. The Bully Nipple Clamps are a set of fully adjustable nipple clamps with black rubber tips, black rubber grips, and silver metal rings.
The Bully Nipple Clamps are fully adjustable with black rubber tips, black rubber grips, and silver metal rings.

Clover Clamps

Clover clamps, also referred to as “butterfly clamps”, are nipple clamps of Japanese design and provide increasing tension if pulled.
Clover clamps, also referred to as “butterfly clamps”, are of Japanese design and provide increasing tension if pulled. Linked by a chain, the clamp get slightly tighter when you pull the chain. Get your own set here. Image from this gallery.
Nude girl in bondage enjoys pussy torment with clover clamps.
Clover clamps are not tied to the nipples. Pussy torment at the Training of O.

The traditional design of the Japanese Clover Clamp, also referred to as a “butterfly clamp”creates intense sensations of pain. As increased pulling tension is applied to the clamp, it will cause the jaws of the clamp to close tighter, depending on the amount of pull pressure. Small weights such as fishing line sinkers can be attached to the ends of the clamp to increase the tension. Use them on your slave’s nipples, tongue, clit, or anywhere else your devious imagination might take you.

 

Tweezer-style Clamps

Tweezer Nipple Clamps are perfect for decorating the nipples in a sensual and playful way.
Beaded Nipple Clamps are perfect for decorating the nipples in a sensual and playful way.
A small silver metal loop ring surrounds the tweezer clamp, allowing for adjustability. Moving it up or down determines the snugness of the clamp.
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Ring my bell. Tweezer-style clamps with bell during the Slave Training of Karla Kush, Day One.

 

Magnetic Clamps

A new twist on nipple play are these playful Magnetic Nipple Balls. The unique design of these nipple toys create distinct sensations that range from moderate, to painful.
Magnetic Nipple Balls. The contact surface area of each ball is quite small, helping to create more intense, pin-pointed pressure.

A new twist on nipple play are these playful Magnetic Nipple Balls. The unique design of these nipple toys create distinct sensations that range from moderate, to painful. These Magnetic Nipple Balls are very strong and will not fall off or shift with movement. The magnets can be warmed under hot water or cooled in the refrigerator.

 

Nipple Sticks

Nude girl with chopsticks as nipple clamps. Image via tumblr.com
Disposable chopsticks doing the trick. Image via tumblr.

Another way of DIY nipple torment are chopsticks, or anything similar, tied together with rubber rings. Disposable chopsticks, like you often get in Asian restaurants, will even work without the help of rubber rings. Reason enough to order some sushi.

A more fancy version in stainless steel can be found here.