Spice Things Up - Clips & Clamps

BDSM is a wonderful way to expand your horizons in your relationships. There are a lot of different methods of play that you can engage in. From Domination/submission to bondage. For each different type of play out there there is a variety of different types of toys that you can use to enhance the experience.

Clips and clamps are two of the most popular types of toys out there. They can be used for a variety of purposes and in almost any type of play. It also doesn't matter if you are male or female, both genders can find clips and clamps just as fun.

Now, let's take a look at what clips and clamps are and then how to play safe with them.

What Are Clips And Clamps?

Clips are actually a sub-category of clamps when it comes to BDSM play. These are used to attach to parts of the body in order to heighten enjoyment. The two most common places to put clamps is on the breast or genitals. However, people enjoy them in just about any part of the body that you can think of. After breasts and genitals, sensitive parts of the body are the next areas to be targeted by clamps.

Let's take a look at some of the other areas that you can use clamps on:

  • Back
  • Chest (General)
  • Ears
  • Elbows
  • Fingers
  • Inner Thighs
  • Knees
  • Stomach
  • Toes
  • And Many Other Places...

There are a variety of different types of clamps out there. For those that don't have the ability to buy sex toys or who are just starting out, using clothespins is a common option. Clothes pins don't always stay on and can easily be disconnected from each other.

Here are some other items that can be used as clamps:

  • Alligator
  • Fingernails
  • Mouse Traps
  • Nipple Noose
  • Teeth
  • Zippers

Connecting clamps from one to another is another common trend, this creates a heightened sensation when the pins are pulled in one direction or another.

Clip And Clamp Safety

Clips and clamps are one of the most stimulating items that you can have. The continual stimulation that a clamp gives is a major bonus to a lot of people. In addition to that, it adds a whole nother level to play. All of that being said, it is important to remember to be safe.

We are going to provide you with some of the most basic safety precautions that you should take, but remember, think logically about safety. You might have other safety concerns to think of.

Time The Usage Of Clamps

It is important that you time the usage of clamps, you are cutting blood flow off to an area and serious damage to your body can occur if you leave something on it for too long. On the safer side, a clamp should not be left on for more than 15 minutes. Otherwise, 20 minutes is the finite limite.

When reattaching the clamp it should be to a seperate area or rotated 90 degrees.

Monitor Skin

It is important to monitor the skin in order to ensure that you aren't permanently damaging anything. Skin that is coming close to being damaged will typically be blue or purple. It will also be colder than normal. However, don't take these as the only signs of damage. It is important that you stick with the above time limits.

Safewords Are Important

In BDSM safewords are always important and should be listened to as if they were the word of god. Sometimes for new members of the community, clamps can be painful and/or uncomfortable. If your partner uses their safeword for clamps, you can take them off and see if they are comfortable resuming.

Inspect Clamps Before And After Use

Clamps can get damaged from use and general wear. Before and after every use inspect the clamps to make sure there is no damage. For example, wood clamps should be inspected to ensure there are no splinters. Metal and wood clamps should be inspected for sharp points. As should plastic clamps.

Including clamps in your next BDSM dating scene is a good way to spice things up. Their use isn't limited to submissives either. Clamps can heighten a dominant's senses too.