Pretty shinny toys! Sometimes it is about the look more than anything else. Certain toys can be like jewellery. This description perfectly fits the bill for my latest item for review, the Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps. But are these clamps brains and brawn? Let’s take a closer look.
I have to admit I am not one to reach for nipple clamps very often. I love the control of pinching, rolling, twisting a nipple with my fingers; or better yet bite, nibble, pull with my teeth. When I do reach for a pair of nipple clamps however I go for my alligator clamps or clover clamps for the true masochist. They look as sadistic as they sound. Yet I have noticed in the last year manufacturers have really been racking their brains to come up with different concepts and design when it comes to nipple torture. When I saw these nipple clamps I could not help getting my hands on a pair to give them a try.
The design and the cool factor was priority when these clamps were conceived, all the way to the packaging. The Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps arrive in an awesome little storage case. The case is a metal latching case and has foam cutouts which are a perfect fit to keep the clamps safe. Personally I will toss the foam and use it to store a punch of little items in it, the box is really cool but takes to much space for storing a single pair of nipple clamps. The clamps themselves are cast in a light steel and sport a very high shiny polish. The look is totally industrial and at the height of the current intense body modification look. The Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps will give the look of pierced nipples but in actuality they are held in place by magnets, no piercing required.
There are 3 parts to the construction of these nipple clamps. First part is a circle of metal and the other 2 parts are a pair of posts with two posts that go through the width of the ring on opposite sides. The posts meet in the inside of the ring, tip to tip, and stay closed shut due to the magnetic end attracting each other. the outside end of the post sport a pretty rhinestones as decoration. At its widest point each clamp is almost 2 inches long. The inner diameter of the metal ring measures 3/4 inches. When the posts are pulled apart as far as possible the free space left to insert the nipple in is 1/2″ in diameter. If you have wide fat nipples forget getting these clamps. Also, the wall of the metal circle is rather tall at 3/4 of an inch. So if you have short nipples these clamps just won’t hold down properly either. They are best suited for someone with narrower nipples of at least 5/8 of an inch in length…the longer the better.
As I imagine you have figured out by now, to wear the Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps one must pull the posts apart, fit the nipple inside the circle and slowly release the post back together as far as they will go. If all goes well the magnets will work their magic and keep the clamps from falling off. Again, you will hopefully have nipples that are of ideal size to keep the clamps on. Also if you have metal piercings you probably won’t be able to place the clamp on…better to remove your jewellery first. Be warned if you try to install them with your jewellery on, the jewellery could get stuck in the circle. If that happens pulling on the nipples to free the clamps might turn into a really unpleasant situation.
How well do they hold? Do they hurt lot? Well I tried them on myself and it was a failure, my nipples are not big enough fort he posts to clamp down. Unless you are super sensitive these are more decorative or applying a little sensation during a scene. A negative point is they are very hard to put on by yourself, another pair of hands help a lot so they are not ideal for solo play. If you put them on yourself you have a very good chance of the nipple slipping a bit and only pinching a bit of skin resulting in a not-a-good-way pain. They are surprisingly light, which can be a good or bad thing. If your nipples are small but you manage to get them to hold then light is good as they could fall off. If you have big nipples and the clamps hold really well a little weight might have been a bit more enjoyable. I did use them on a female play partner who was long nipples and they were easy to put on her. She did not feel any pain at all but enjoyed the sensation. They held pretty well on her so I was able to twist and turn them which was a welcomed sensation.
To clean simply rinse with a mild soap and warm water. Avoid abrasive cleansers to prevent scratching. If they require sterilization you could wipe them down with a 10% bleach solution. Most important makes sure they are completely dry before storing them as they could rust. Store them in the packaging box or in a cloth pouch to keep them clean and prevent scratching.
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