How to Use a Clit Clamp

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably heard what clit clamps can do for you. Now that you’re interested and ready to learn more read below for everything you need to know about how to use a clit clamp. 

What is a Clit Clamp?

A clit clamp is a sex toy that does what the name suggests, clamps the clit. It might sound painful or uncomfortable, but in reality, it is not… when done right. Don’t get me wrong, it can be torturous but in a good way. 

Clit clamps gently squeeze your clit and apply continuous pressure to stimulate all of those nerve endings. When the clamp is released, blood flow rushes back into your clit, which makes your clitoris and genital area incredibly sensitive. 

They’re not just for the people into hardcore kink, but they can be a low tech and easy way to introduce something new into your routine. 

Although the clamp mechanism may differ for each one, they all resemble little tweezers with rubber coverings on the ends. There’s often beads attached to the end of clit clamps, making them your naughtiest jewelry. 

When to Use a Clit Clamp

Your clit clamp can be used alone or with a partner. For masturbation, wearing one could help enhance your regular routine. Even if you change nothing else, you are going to be more sensitive, driving your pleasure off the charts. 

Solo

woman laying on her stomach in bed masturbating

Women who don’t get all the buzz about vibrators might enjoy adding a clit clamp to their sex toy arsenal. Instead of the mechanical thrums, there’s a constant pressure and sensation to your clit. Better yet, the strength of that pressure is as light or as tight as you want to make it. You can rub your engorged clitoris while the clamp is still on for an all-over sensation. 

Alternately, take advantage of the sensitivity and make your clit clamp part of your foreplay. Wearing it for a bit as a means to get the blood flowing works incredibly well. You wear it while paying attention to areas you might routinely neglect like your nipples.

With a Partner

woman laying in from of a man who has his arm covering her breasts and his other hand on her pubic area

A delightfully pleasurable way to use your clip clamp is during sex. Wearing it and getting that constant pressure can make it possible to achieve orgasm during penetration. If you’re like most women, you need clit stimulation to come. Aids like cock rings can be infuriating because the pressure isn’t constant and can even move with thrusts. The moment you’re about to get your orgasm, the vibrator moves, and you’re starting all over again. If vibrators aren’t your thing to begin with, and you can’t come from penetration alone, clit clamps are definitely worth a try. 

If experimentation is the name of the game, pick a clit clamp with some jewels at the end. Imagine getting dressed up for a night out and wearing some jewelry that brings your pleasure into focus with every step or movement. Show your partner, and you might never make it out of the house.

What Does a Clit Clamp Feel Like?

Now that you know that clit clamps shouldn’t hurt, you might be wondering – what does it feel like? 

Clit clamps provide the wearer with light to intense squeezing to the sides of the clit. Turn up the intensity by tightening your clamp. Be careful though, too tight and pleasure turns to pain or injury to your clit. As you wear it, you’ll notice your clit feels full and throbs. 

Feel free to touch your clit or have your partner touch (or lick) you while you’re wearing it. Any sensation on your clit will move the clamp too, and the all-over feeling is a delight.

The real party starts when you remove the clit clamp. As blood rushes back into your now pronounced clit, it’s common to feel tingling. From there, you’re going to notice that your clitoris has become exceptionally sensitive. Whether it’s oral sex, your hand, or a vibrator, it will feel phenomenal once your clamp is off. 

Types of Clit Clamps

Slide to fit

Slide-to-fit clamps don’t have the typical pincher design of what you think a clamp would look like. They’re shaped like a long skinny “U” with a larger loop where your clitoris will go. The longer arms will clamp the labia. If you’re interested in wearing it during intercourse, the longer arms will get in the way.

This type of clamp is perfect for playing with your clit while wearing it. The placement is straight forward because it slides on to hug your clitoris, and you won’t be able to clamp too high or too low. Slide-to-fit clamps are also fun to use with partners. The delicate jeweled toy makes you feel like you’re decorating yourself compared to heavy black clamps with thick chains.   

Tweezer Clamp

Tweezer clamps look exactly like they sound, like tweezers. Since these can be focused on the clit and only the clit, it doesn’t clip the labia and makes penetration while wearing it possible. This type of clamp features rubber or silicone tips covering the metal ends, making you more comfortable. 

 The adjustment mechanism slides up and down the arms to adjust. I find this a little awkward, and sometimes the clamp moves while you’re trying to find the right positioning. 

Crocodile Clamp

Crocodile clamps are like the tweezer clips, only they are fully adjustable with a little screw on the side. Once adjusted, just squeeze to open the clamp and release to press on your clit. This highly adjustable and easy to use design makes this crocodile clamp simple for beginners too. It does look a little more frightening than the other two types, but don’t that intimidate you.

 This type of clamp is generally attached to a chain. This allows for a little light tugging during use. If you’re really going for it, get the crocodile clamp that is chained to a pair of nipple clamps. One light tug brings you some delicious sensations in your nipples and clit at the same time. 

How to Use a Clit Clamp

  1. If you’ve never used one before, test it out first on your ear lobe or the webbing between your thumb and index finger. This will allow you to get a feeling for how tight to cinch your clamp. 
  2. Apply plenty of lube. This is going to make this a pleasurable experience for you and will make it easier to put on, particularly the slide-to-fit clamps. 
  3. Do whatever you usually do for foreplay. Fingers, toys, tongue, porn, it’s all fair game here. Your clamp should only be applied to a warmed up clit. With the blood already flowing, your clit will be bigger, and placing your clamp will be easier. 
  4. Apply the clit clamp and gently tighten to comfort. Note that you should clamp toward the base of your clit. Do not apply to just your clitoral hood or just the tip. That will hurt like hell.
    • Disclaimer: your clit clamp should not hurt. If you feel any pain, you have either tightened it too much or placed it incorrectly. Take it off and try again. 
  5. As you’re getting started, aim to leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes. No matter how accustomed you get to a clit clamp, never leave it on for more than 10 minutes.
    • Do whatever you would typically want to do while you’re wearing your clamp. Have sex, rub your clit, play with your nipples. Hell, do all three. 
  6. Buckle up and prepare to be deliciously sensitive after you remove your clit clamp. Not only will the blood rushing back into your clitoris bring you a pleasant tingly sensation, but you will also be so sensitive for a bit after. Nothing compares to getting licked and sucked right after you remove a clit clamp.

Best Clit Clamps

Best Slide-to-Fit

picture of slide to fit clit clamp

Fifty Shades Darker Just Sensation Beaded Clitoral Clamp

  • Easy to use
  • Nothing to Adjust
  • Weighted beads tug gently
  • Inexpensive

Best Tweezer Clamp

Spartacus Beaded Tweezer Clit Clamp

  • Adjustable
  • Decorative Beads
  • Wearable during sex
  • Inexpensive

Best Crocodile Clamp (with nipple clamps!)

photo of weighted silver chains connecting crocodile nipple clamps to crocodile clit clamp

Bondage Boutique Adjustable Nipple Clamps and Clit Clamp

  • Adjustable
  • Chains to connect all clamps
  • Very strong for experienced users
  • Inexpensive

Best Decorative Clamp Set

photo of delicate gold chains connecting tweezer nipple clamps to tweezer clit clamp

Unbound Babes Nipple and Clit Clamp

  • Adjustable
  • Gold Luxury Look
  • Combines Clit and Nipple Stimulation
  • For beginners and experienced users alike
  • Affordable