How to Use a Clit Clamp

Say ‘yes please’ to simple yet sensational clitoral stimulation with our informative guide to the best teasing and squeezing with a clit clamp.

Understandably, the name ‘clit clamp’ inspires some nervousness in many clitoris-havers, but we’re here to tell you that clit clamps are excellent at delivering world-class clitoral stimulation. They’re not exclusive to BDSM play and many people, especially fans of clitoral stimulation who don’t enjoy vibration, can benefit from these versatile little toys.

During wear, the clit clamp will gently squeeze the clitoris, offering you direct stimulation right where you need it most. Just like nipple clamps, when you remove a clit clamp, it provides a rush of blood which causes arousing throbby tingles and leaves the clitoris super-sensitive to subsequent touches.

Wear a clit clamp during solo play, foreplay, or even sex with your partner to give yourself consistent, dependable thrills. Read on for all our guidance on the most enjoyable ways to wear (and to remove).

Video: How to Use a Clit Clamp

Though they may sound scary, clit clamps are a lot more gentle than people think. Find out more about what they are and how to use them in this video.

A touch of lube

All sex toys are more enjoyable with lubricant and clit clamps are no exception. Lube enhances sensation and comfort, while making sure nothing sticks in an uncomfortable place.

“You need to use a bit of lube or it's a bit uncomfortable. The difference it makes to oral sex is unbelievable.” - Fun247

You may find that too much lube causes your clit clamp to slide out of position – be sure to experiment to find the right amount for you, since too little can be as much of a problem as too much. We recommend a water-based lubricant since it will be compatible with all types of clamps.

Go slow and safety first

If it’s your first time wearing a clit clamp, we recommend giving it a test on a less sensitive area of your body before you use it on your pleasure pearl. Good places to try are the tip of your finger or your earlobe. If you have an adjustable clamp, be sure to start loose and increase the tightness slowly until the intensity of the pinch feels right for you.

“This is the first time I’ve tried clips and I really appreciate the easy to use adjustable pressure - when I was first trying them out I was able to put them on the gentlest setting and slowly tighten them so they weren’t a scary or a sudden experience.” - Vohn

Make sure you never wear your clit clamp (or any clamp) for more than 10 minutes at a time, as disrupting your circulation for that long may leave the area numb instead of sensitive and enhanced. Remember, wearing a clit clamp should never be painful.

Pinch for pleasure

To get the most pleasure from your clit clamp, we recommend warming up with some clitoral stimulation, like manual play, oral sex or even an orgasm gel. Once your blood is flowing and your clitoris is erect, it’s easier to place your clit clamp in the right spot for you.

If you're wearing a slide-to-fit clamp, the bulb of the clitoris itself should sit in the teardrop opening at the top (where the space is the largest), while the long arms gently pinch the inner labia together. If you have a tweezer-style clamp, place the tips to either side of the clitoris and slide the adjustment ring up the arms until the pinch is just right.

If you're using crocodile clamps, squeeze the thumb and finger holds to open the clamp, then place the clitoris within the clamp tips. Release the grips to pinch on either side of the clitoris.

“The intense feeling in my clit was very welcomed. It really got me going. Looking at me, my partner was quick to comment on how nice it made me look and the beads are a nice touch and definitely have their own part to play!” - Ladyd13

Try wearing your clit clamp during foreplay or even sex with your partner – after all, they provide hands-free attention that maintains constant contact with the clitoris, making them even more effective stimulators than vibrating cock rings.

After removing the clit clamp and enjoying the rush of tingles to the area, follow up with licks, strokes, kisses and tickles to discover your pleasure pearl's new, upgraded sensitivity.

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