BDSM Education- Clothespins, Clamps, etc.

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Not everyone will agree on what to use or where.   Pregnant women should avoid this type of play as it can cause uterine contractions or induce early labor in the last trimester.  

Here are a few ideas to start you off:

Clamps- Commonly clothespins (wood, plastic or metal), clips, mousetraps.  Popular to attach to nipples or genitals.  You can remove them gently or flick them off with your flogger.  You might want to try the store made nipple clamps that look like tweezers since you can control the intensity.

Clover clamp-  Commonly used as a tit clamp.  Thought to be used for holding Japanese fishing nets during repair.  

Snake bite kit- 2 rubber suction cups that are applied to various body parts (clits, nipples, scrotum).  Commonly used on nipples and genitals.  Can leave a round mark similar to a hickey, can cause blood blisters if left on for extremely long periods.  In general can be left on for longer periods than clothespins or clamps.

Snake Bite Kit

Zipper- Clothespins that are strung together so they can be removed very quickly for quick sharp overwhelming sensation, or slowly one by one to cause as much intensity as one can.  To make a zipper drill a hole through the non-clamping end (one side of each is enough) about a 1/3 of the way down and thread fishing line or leather lace tying/knotting each clothespin with a knot, space clothespins a few inches apart.

Nipple torture- Playing with nipples with things such as clamps, clothespins, fingernails, nipple noose, teeth.  Adding weights for added pleasure or pain.    

Other items for clipping/clamping to body parts- Alligator clips, chip clips, binder clips, forceps, hair clips, mousetrap, tea ball strainer, and vice grips to name a few.  

Pretty much if you can pinch it you can clip it.  Nipples, labia, clit, balls, penis, belly, back, inner thigh, arm, fingers, toes, earlobe, bend behind the knees, at bend in elbow, and many other places.  To test intensity/strength of a clip/clamp the web between your forefinger and thumb is a good place for the Dom/me to test before using it on their sub.

Clothespins- You need to know that it is more intense when you remove the clothespin or any clamp type item than when you put it on, so if a sub uses their safe word, it's really too late to stop the intensity, they need to know this ahead of time.  

Why is it more intense when you take off the clothespins/clamps?  You have stopped the blood flow to that body part and now you are allowing a sudden blood flow/circulation to that body part.  Some claim it is very fierce pain, others say yum.  Most find that the spots become hypersensitive if they wait out the initial pain.  Some even love to have the parts blown on or touched lightly after the clothespins/clips/clamps are removed.  Give it a try and watch your sub's reaction.  Intensity and sensitivity is also dependant on where a woman is during her menstrual cycle.  She might be Ms. tough tits one time and Ms. ouchie the next.  

How to attach the clothespins/clips/clamps- You can attach clothespins/clips straight on or sideways to the body part.  Pierced body parts might be a challenge, you may need to work around the piercings or you may have to adjust the position or pressure if use directly over a piercing.  General rule of thumb is not to leave on longer than 15-20 minutes in the same spot without releasing and reattaching or releasing, rotating 90 and reattaching to prevent tissue damage.  Watch for discoloration (blue or purple) and coldness.

If you use wood clothespins be sure they are sanded, you don't want splinters or sharp points.  Plastic clothespins can have sharp points/edges so check them before using.  Some also have teeth/gripping surface, so they might draw blood.  Smaller clothespins/clips also seem to be more intense due to smaller gripping area.  There are also metal clothespins which can be used with electrical/violet wand play.

If your sub complains it's too intense- Rubber bands on the non-clamping ends will lessen the intensity.  Just as using rubber bands on the clamping end (if room) will add intensity. 

 

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