Everything to know about nipple play (and the best nipple toys on the market)

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Nipple play. Yes, we know these little pleasure buttons are super sensitive. Sometimes your partner will give them a pinch or a lick, and it feels great, right? But what if it could feel really, really great? Like orgasm-worthy? If you’re looking to take foreplay to the next level, nipple toys will help get you there

Ready to experiment? Congratulations, and welcome to the sensational world of nipple play. Here’s everything you need to know about pleasuring the nipples and which toys are the best to try. 

What is nipple play?

Nipple play is a sexual technique meant to arouse the nipple and surrounding areola during foreplay or sexual pleasure. Like the penis or clitoris, nipples are made of particular erectile tissue that becomes engorged when stimulated. Your love buttons contain hundreds of nerve endings, serving as a powerful erogenous zone. People with extra sensitive issues may even achieve nipple orgasm without ever stimulating the genital area. 

It’s incredible what the nipples can do to increase sexual pleasures and intensity. Fingers, mouths, and lubrication all add extra levels of satisfaction. However, they are plenty of sex toys for women out there that focus directly on nipple stimulation. 

How to use nipple toys 

They are several different types of nipple toys. Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling as a nipple novice, some styles may be better than others. You can use pretty much any of them for solo play or with a partner and work great with other toys you may want to incorporate. Here are some of the most popular sex toys for nipple play. 


Nipple clamps are probably the most common and come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Some look like jewelry or nipple piercings; others are large and have extra vibrating features. The pinching sensation can be quite refreshing, and many have adjustable clamps to control pressure and intensity. 


Suction nipple toys are very effective. They work like a vacuum that seals around your nipple and uses suction to get the blood flowing, leaving your nipples erect, extra sensitive, and very aroused. 


Some clamps, suckers, and other nipple toys are meant for inflicting a little (or a lot, depending on your preference) pain for increased pleasure for those who are into bondage or BDSM. 

Some are battery-powered, rechargeable, like many suckers, and some BDSM toys and clamps. Electronic toys will usually come with instructions, but often they’re pretty straightforward. Simply clamp, or attach the toy to your nipples. If your toy is adjustable, be sure to set the pressure for your comfort level. 

The best nipple toys on the market 

Pleasuring the nipple has never been easier with the latest nipple toys. Experiment and experience the most sensual pleasure your own body has to offer by trying something new!

1. Lovehoney Perfect Pair Silicone Nipple Suckers

If you’re new to nipple toys, these velvety-smooth silicone nipple suckers are perfect for beginners looking for hands-free nipple stimulation. These nipple toys apply direct suction to increase blood flow and responsiveness. For the best results, use water-based lube on the rim of both suckers before applying them to the nipples to improve suction and pleasure. Be sure to remove the sucks after about 10 minutes of use to stroke, lick, or pinch. This technique will renew sensitivity for more intense nipple play.

2. Nipple Bulb

If you love it when your nips turn rock hard but are new to suction nipple play, another great introduction is the Nipple Bulb. These tiny, unique bulbs will ease you into nipple play with a clear tapered vacuum tube that hardens the nipples and increases sensitivity. This sex toy comes with four o-rings to slip around each nipple to keep them erect and extra tingly. The Nipple Bulb is one of the most inexpensive nipple toys, so if you’re unsure about nipple play, you won’t be breaking the bank to experiment a little. 

3. Wireless Vibrating Nipple Clamps

Are you looking for a couple-friendly nipple toy? Try these unique Wireless Vibrating Nipple Clamps for hands-free stimulation so you or your partner can focus on other pleasure points. Great for newbies, the easy-to-use design features a simple pressure system. Insert your nipples to allow the silicone casing surrounding the clamps to deliver mesmerizing vibrations directly to those sensitive love buttons. Remove the bullet from inside the casing and explore its gratifying potential anywhere on the body. Travel-friendly, and waterproof, these vibrating clamps are one of the best nipple toys out there. 

4. Nymph Vibrator

Take your pleasure to the next level with this unique and versatile massager. The rechargeable Nymph Vibrator features three oscillating stimulators and 10 vibration settings. Vibrations flow through the finger-like extensions at the top to intensify internal and external stimulation anywhere on the body. The Nymph’s soft head is flexible and has a separate motor for enhanced gratification. Great for couples or solo play, this waterproof mini vibrator is a game-changer for the bedroom. 

5. Entice Triple Nipple and Clit Clamps with Chain

If you’re looking to really liven things up, the Entire Triple Nipple and Clit Clamps will add an elegant touch of bondage for those interested in BDSM. This erotic jewelry is perfect for foreplay and makes for an excellent gift for the bondage curious. From the total novice to the professional dominatrix, this rose-gold trio of clamps is designed to pinch the nipples and clitoris simultaneously for full-body sensation. Each clip is fully adjustable, so you can apply as much or as little pressure that suits you. Remove the soft pads for extra compression. 

6. Hi-Beam Vibrating Nipple Pumps

These vibrating nipple pumps are ideal for shy or inverted nipples to make them harder, bigger, and more sensitive. Simply attach the pumps onto each nipple to allow them to apply suction similar to that of a mini vacuum. You’ll experience increased sensitivity to touch, and it’s perfect to use just before sex to get your blood flowing. The pumps also feature an easy-squeeze bulb with a quick-release valve if the suction gets too intense. Use the removable bullet vibrator for heightened sensations. Regular use may help to permanently enlarge your nipples, so they become more erect easier and for longer. 

7. Her Ultimate Pleasure

This powerfully diverse vibrator is one of the most popular sex toys because it really does it all. Her Ultimate Pleasure combines suction, a tongue-like “flicker,” and vibrator all in one for, well, the ULTIMATE experience. Each mode can be used all at once or independently, so you can totally customize your session. Explore its four powerful motors, three suction patterns, seven tongue motion patterns, and 10 vibration patterns. This all-in-one sex toy can be used not only on the clitoris or frenulum but also feels fantastic on the nipples. Waterproof and easy to clean, this vegan-friendly device will elevate your sex life, whether your playing solo or with a partner. 

Show your nipples some love 

If you neglect those nips, you could be losing out on a lot of pleasure. Nipple play can be fun for couples and can also help you learn more about your body what really gets you going. These sex toys for women will help you explore your body to find your most erogenous spots for next-level orgasms, which very well could be your nipples! Now that you know a thing or two, use this list of nipple toys to help you pick out the perfect pump, clamp, or sucker. 

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