Nipple toys — nipple suckers and clamps — are the most underrated sex-ccessory of the sex toy industry. When it comes to foreplay, the nipples shouldn’t be neglected. In fact, we’ve heard that a nipple orgasm is an all-body experience that sends pleasure in waves.
What’s more? According to LA-based breast cancer surgeon, Kristi Funk, MD, one in three women can reach orgasm with nipple play alone. Sure, it may sound a bit too good to be true, but there’s no harm in trying it out, right? To help you get there, we rounded up a list of the best nipple suckers and clamps on the market.
Nipple suckers vs. nipple clamps
Nipple suckers, also known as nipple pumps or nipple vacuums, act as small mouths and latch onto the nipple. They then set off a tingling sensation by drawing blood to the area via suction. Nipple suckers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and materials. But, there are three main types of nipple suckers: manually operated suckers, auto-operated nipple suckers, and vibrating nipple suckers.
Unlike nipple suckers, nipple clamps are designed to squeeze the nipple and create a sense of pressure. Contrary to popular belief, nipple clamps aren’t solely used for consensual torture. (Though, they can be, if you’re into that!) Nipple clamps come in a variety of styles; some are adjustable, so the tightness and level of sensation are up to you!
When shopping for nipple toys, keep the following tips in mind:
- Material: Material is an important consideration no matter what sex toy you’re buying. When it comes to nipple toys, make sure that the material is body-safe. We recommend sticking with silicone-based toys, as they’re both soft and non-toxic.
- Experience: If you’re new to nipple play, start with a nipple sucker or clamp that’s designed for newbies. Learn the basics, and then level up as you go. There’s no need to rush!
- Size: Remember to think about your (or your partner’s) nipple size before purchasing a new nipple toy. If the toy is too small, it will be uncomfortable (or even too painful) to use.
- Features: This shopping consideration will depend on your experience level. Before you browse, think about what you want to get out of your new nipple toys. Do you want a toy that’s hands-free or a toy that vibrates? Are you looking for clamps with weights, chains, or feathers? When it comes to pleasure, the possibilities are endless.
The best nipple suckers and clamps on the market
Nipple play isn’t just for kinksters. Get in on the action with one or more of the toys below.
If being nibbled isn’t enough, these 2.5-inch Shiny Purple Nipple Suckers should do the trick. Just align the sucker with your or your partner’s erect nipple, squeeze the supple bulb, release your grip and there you have it! They’ll give a perfect (realistic) suck each time.
These vibrant suckers cradle the nipples and the breast to create an otherworldly experience sans cords and wires. To use these suckers, just press each cup over your or your partner’s nipple to activate suction. Then let the magic begin! Once in place, soft ticklers buzz to create a single-speed vibration. Note: These suckers require one triple-A battery (not included).
If you’re too advanced of a user for basic suckers, consider trying nipple suckers by DOMINIX. These Powerful Twist Nipple Suckers feature a 3-inch transparent chamber and corkscrew core that, when twisted, increases or decreases the pressure providing sensational suction. Despite their appearance, these nipple suckers are simple to use. Just place the open end of the chamber over your or your partner’s nipple and twist the top in a clockwise motion.
These Sex Kitten Feather Nipple Clamps are super sexy. Plus, the feather tassels offer extra stimulation as the feathers brush the skin. Give your partner the power to test your boundaries by compressing or releasing pressure or try them out during a steamy solo session.
Whether your sex life is in a rut or you’re just interested in trying something new, vibrating nipple clamps offer a sexy solution. These Nipple Play Nipplettes by Calexotics are USB-rechargeable and feature 12 powerful vibration settings. Bonus: These clamps feature a recall function that resumes vibrating at the last setting used, so you can get back to where you left off.
Looking for a dual-action nipple teaser? This hands-free vibrating sex toy offers a plethora of play options. Use the silicone attachments as nipple teasers, leave the silicone attachments in place and use the toy for full-body fun, or remove the attachments completely to reveal a pair of vibrating bullets for vaginal play or all-over pleasure. (These bullets are perfect for vaginal play, but not anal play! They’re lacking a base and could get lost.)