Nipple Clamps are a great toy to spice things up and it’s a great gateway you into BDSM play since it’s cheap, small, and easy to use.
Finding the best nipple clamps is not as easy as it sounds since there are so many types and materials you should consider.
The list of the best nipple clamps below is based on the products:
All the different nipple clamps on this list are worth it in their own way.
Highest rated nipple clamps 2023:
1 Bondage Boutique Adjustable Nipple Clamps and Clit Clamp
This is a really simple yet effective set of nipple and clit clamps. All 3 clamps have a twist wheel to adjust the tightening pressure of the clamps.
The clips have a PVC layer that acts as a buffer between the metal construction and your skin.
The metal has a shiny finish and an O-ring in the middle to connect everything.
Why should I choose the nipple and clit clamps?
This is such a diverse product that has a lot of features for beginner BDSM play and more advanced play. You can attach more chains to the O-ring if you wish or even remove the clit chain if you wish.
All this for just $20!
I recommend the Bondage Boutique Adjustable Nipple Clamps and Clit Clamp set.
2 Chained Butterfly Nipple Clamps
You can get this set, in metal or back coated metal; the two butterfly nipple clamps are connected with a metal chain that adds a bit of weight.
Butterfly clamps are very easy to use, you simply press down on the middle and the clamp opens up. One downside to the butterfly design is the lack of adjustability.
The clamp heads are coated in rubber for added comfort so you can wear them for longer without hurting too much.
Why should I choose the Chained Butterfly clamps?
You’re getting a good nipple clamp set for just $14 with a bit of weight to add to the stimulation. You could attach other chains to it if you wish to modify it and make it fit your personal need more.
I personally love the black coated ones as a contrast to all the shiny metal clamps.
I’ve written a Spartacus Butterfly Nipple Clamps review here if you wish to know more about them.
I recommend the Chained Butterfly Nipple Clamps if you want black and easy to use clamps.
3 Fetish Fantasy Gold Magnetic Nipple Clamps
Yep, I’ve added a bit of bling to the list with this set of very special magnetic gold colored nipple clamps. The clamping mechanism is done by two magnetic rods that will pinch your nipples.
It’s quite a beautiful set and it work surprisingly well; one downside however is the missing ability to adjust the pinching strength. But it should be good for most couples and it’s not something you should worry about unless you want real pain and control!
Why should I choose the Fetish Fantasy Gold Magnetic Nipple Clamps?
These are quite expensive at $62, but they are too special and cool looking not to include on this list. The magnetic function and the high-quality build make this a toy that’ll last a long time if you take good care of it.
I recommend the Fetish Fantasy Gold Magnetic Nipple Clamps if you want something special that very few have.
4 Adjustable Bully Nipple Clamps with O Ring
Just a standard nipple clamp that you can use as a replacement for a broken one in your BDSM set or what every you like. It’s also a great set if you wish to make your own set of products by combining them with chains, leather or whatever you wish to use.
Why should I choose the Adjustable Bully Nipple Clamps with O Ring?
Just under $5 for a set of nipple clamps that have all the functions of a normal one, perfect for custom sex toys.
I recommend the Adjustable Bully Nipple Clamps with O Ring if you want some super cheap ones or want to make your own BDSM equipment.
5 DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamps
This set from Dominix has two nipple clamps attached to two large O-rings that hold a breathable ball gag on one side and a tightening strap on the other side.
The ball gag is made of high-quality silicone and steel while the clamps are made of steel and PVC. The clamps can be tightened with small screws.
Why should I choose the DOMINIX Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple clamps?
You’re getting a lot for your money with this nipple clamp and ball gag set. The quality is really good and it’s priced at just $37.
The only downside is the limited chain length from the nipple clamps to the O-rings, it might not be able to reach if you’re a lot taller than average.
I recommend the Dominix Deluxe Large Breathable Ball Gag with Nipple Clamp set if you want a great BDSM combo sex toy at a fair price.
Can I make my own nipple clamps?
Yes, you can make your own nipple clamps in a few minutes, I’ve written a DIY nipple clamps guide if you wish to give it a try.
But nipple clamps are super cheap and you really don’t need to make them yourself unless you one night suddenly wish to play with them.
Are there different types of nipple clamps?
Yes, there are quite a few different types with different purposes to choose from, let’s have a look at some of the most popular ones.
Different nipple clamp types:
- Jewelry – These clamps are often made of metal with beautiful stones that makes them look and feel more like jewelry than a sex toy. But to be fair, it’s still painful to wear.
- Bondage – A set of bondage nipple clamps are often chained together with the option of chaining them to your neck, clit, hands, or feet.
- SM – You can control the strength of the clamps on SM nipple clamps to make them more painful. This is good for discipline sex and torture sex.
- Vibrating – Of course you can get them with a vibrating function, don’t all sex toys have some kind of vibrating these days?
- Suction – Not quite clamps, but nipple suckers is very closely related and can be used in many of the same ways. We did a review of a set of MaxTwist clit and nipple suckers that you can read more about.
What material is best?
The material choice is fairly limited due to the mechanical functions of nipple clamps. Metal is used in like 95% of all the products, with a bit of plastic or rubber to act as a soft patch that touches your skin.
You can however make your own out of a pair of chopsticks and a couple of rubber bands.
How do I use them?
It’s fairly straight forward to use nipple clamps, but it’s important to take it slow and easy in the beginning. Make sure you have a safe word if you’re playing with partners as it can give you permanent physical damage if it’s tightened too much and/or too long.
Putting them on for the first time:
- Loosen the clamps by widening them with your fingers or the mechanism that’s on your clamps.
- Hold it with one hand and use your other hand to pinch at the base of your nipple to make it stick out more. A little nipple sucking or massage before makes it way easier to put them on.
- Slowly tighten or let go of the clamping mechanism around the nipple. Don’t do it too quickly since it can hurt really bad.
- Adjust the right tightness and remember that you can always tighten it more or less as you go.
My nipples don’t get hard enough to get them on, what should I do?
There are a few tricks that you can do to make it easier to put on nipple clamps – Try to lay down on your back, this allows your nipples to get erected without the weight of your breasts trying to prevent it.
You can also give temperature play a try – Let your partner hold an ice cube in their mouth and play with your nipples, this will tighten the area up and leave your nipples more erect (or just use an ice cube and your fingers).
My final thought about the best clamps for nipples
There are so many great options and at fair prices which makes it a great first-time BDSM toy. You can get some decent options for under $10 which is super cheap compared to a lot of other sex toys.
If you and your partner(s) have thought about bondage or SM, then nipple clamps are the perfect choice to ease into it.
I recommend the Bondage Boutique Adjustable Nipple Clamps and Clit Clamp.