If you’re reading this article, odds are that you’ve already discovered the joys of nipple stimulation during sex—either as a complement to stimulation of other kinds or as a standalone fun zone (nipple-only orgasms, anyone?). When it comes to the big bad world of sex toys for nipple play, there’s *so* much more than just nipple clamps...although ofc nip clamps are a great option. Ready to explore your most underrated erogenous zone? Let’s get into the best nipple toys for nip-specific stimulation and why you should be using ’em (if you aren’t already).
First off: why you shouldn’t skip the nip. “Most of us pay attention to the clitoris and P-spot during a passionate romp and forget one super-sensitive erogenous zone: nipples,” says Barbara Santini, sex and relationship advisor for Dimepiece L.A. “These buds have thousands of nerve endings that deliver waves of pleasure when stimulated. For some people, nipple stimulation is more pleasurable, while others get off with blended orgasms.” And while you can use hands and fingers to get the job done, the best way to unlock your full nip pleasure potential is with some toys.
There are many different nip stimulators out there, but generally, nipple toys tend to fall into two broad categories: nipple clamps and nipple suckers. Nipple clamps are designed to restrict blood flow to the nipples, which may sound painful, but there’s a reason why ya do it: “When detached, blood flows to the nipples a high pressure, making them super sensitive,” Santini explains. Like your pleasure with a lil pain? Then nip clamps are for you, bb.
Nipple suckers, on the other hand, make a great choice if you’re not into the roughness of nipple clamps—and many of them can be used on your clit as well, so they offer double the fun. “As blood flow to the nipples increases, they will become more sensitive, making play more fun,” says Tatyana Dyachenko, psychologist, sex blogger, and relationship advisor for Peaches and Screams. “You can leave the suckers on or take them off for access to extra sensitive and puffy nips during masturbation, foreplay, or sex.”
Whether you’re looking for a toy that you can use on both your clit and your nips, a nipple-only toy, or simply the best set of clamps out there, we gotchu. Behold, our list of the 17 best nipple toys.
1. Nymph Vibrator
The Nypmh vibrator has three oscillating motors for a sensation of spinning rather than just plain ol’ vibrating. The three prongs are designed to surround your nipple with stimulation on all sides, and the rounded base means the toy can also double as an internal vibrator. It’s waterproof and rechargeable, and it features 10 patterns.
2. Nothing but Sensation Nipple Teasers
For newbies to nipple play, the ease of use with these silicone nipple squeezers is hard to beat. Think of nipple clamps, squeezers, and any other toy in that category as akin to a penis or cock ring: The suction aids in blood flow and increased sensitivity. With their gentle suction, these make a great accessory for those looking to dip a toe into nipple stimulation, and the fact that they look totally inconspicuous is also a bonus.
3. Vibrating Nipple Clamps
If you’ve been there done that with nipple clamps, up your game with vibrating nipple clamps. These feature 10 different vibration modes, all of which can be accessed via the handy remote control that comes with ’em. You can even hand the controls over to your partner if you’re looking to experience the element of surprise.
4. Nipple Clamps With Chain
Nipple clamps with a chain are great if you want to add another layer of sensation and tension. You can tug on the chain connecting the nipple clamps for added stimulation. These metal clamps come with PVC-coated tips so you can enjoy all the pressure of nipple play without any marks afterward.
5. Nipple and Clit Clamp
If you want to get even kinkier, take all of the above and add an attached clamp for your clit for a trifecta of sexy sensation. These gold-plated clamps also come with a coating for optimum comfort.
6. Hi-Beam Nipple Vibrator and Clamp
Kind of like the vibrating nipple clamps above, this toy also has two mini bullets (one on each nipple) and a larger pump for even more suction action. This product is also supposedly strong enough that it can be used as a temporary way to make inverted nipples outward.
7. Adjustable Nipple Clamps
A good set of adjustable nipple clamps that’s small enough to stash anywhere that’s so affordable that you can’t afford not to try these out. These slide-to-adjust clamps come with a silicone tip for hypoallergenic and extra-gentle fun.
8. Her Ultimate Pleasure 4-in-1
If you melt at getting your nipples licked, you’ll love this toy that has a little textured tongue nubbin and four motors for simultaneous licking, sucking, and vibrating action. The handle can also be used as an internal toy, and it’s waterproof and rechargeable. This toy comes with different attachment heads as well, so you can use the rounder head for nipple play and then switch to the other head for your vulva and clitoris.
9. Lelo Sona 2
Not only is the Lelo Sona 2 a best-selling clitoral stimulating vibrator that mimics oral sex—it can also be used on your nipples. The suction of the waterproof and rechargeable toy is kind of like an automatic nipple pump...only you can also use this baby on your clit too.
10. Zumio S
The small silicone head of the Zumio S is flexible enough to have some give but small and pointed enough for precise pinpointed rotational stimulation. The rechargeable toy is also waterproof with high speeds and has an intuitive design where pressing harder delivers slower, deeper, and more intense feeling. Looking for even more intensity? Try the Zumio X, which has a more rigid and longer stem for even more of that wowza-feeling.
11. Tryst Vibrator
A couples vibrator might not be the first thing you think of when you think of nipple toys, but the design of this small-but-mighty toy will change your mind. There are three powerful but quiet motors inside for maximum oomph, and you can position the tips to hug your nipple while you cycle through the seven patterns.
12. No-Pierce Nipple Rings
If you’ve always wanted nipple rings but are like “meep, no thank you” at the thought of actually getting your nipples pierced, this set of no-pierce gold nipple rings not only gives you the illusion of having your nipples pierced, but also doubles as a baby nipple clamp perfect for light tugging.
13. Feathered Nipple Clamps
For those who like their salty things with a hint of sweetness, these feathered adjustable nipple clamps are for you. You have all the functionality of an adjustable nipple clamp with the added ticklish flair of feathers. Not only are these a lewk and a half but the feathers can also provide extra zhuzh. Sure, you know how good the light touch of feathers feels on skin normally, but how about when that skin is extra sensitive, thanks to some clamps? Better shell out $13 and find out.
14. T-Cups Nipple Suction Set
With each turn of the screw, these bbs deliver increasingly intense suction to your nipples, neck, or any other ~sensitive~ areas you’d like to tantalize. And can we just talk about how cute these lil guys are??
15. Nipple Play Rechargeable Nipplettes
Clip these bad boys right onto your nips to experience 12 powerful vibrating functions whenever you please. These nipplettes are USB rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about batteries, and they’re equipped with memory chip that resumes the last function used, so once you find your perfect speed, you can stick to it.
16. Neon Wand Electrostimulator
For the truly daring, venturing into the world of electrostimulation (aka small electric discharges for erotic pleasure) is really only recommended with toys specifically designed with the electrostimulation in mind (sorry, no DIY toys here). This toy features several different wand attachments so you can experiment with sensation. The smaller the tip, the more concentrated the feeling.
17. Nip Zip Nipple Balm
Toys are all well and good, but if you wanna make your nipples extra sensitive without showing (or wearing) any toys, look into this cooling arousal gel. This thick gel is highly concentrated, so start off with a little at first to see how your body reacts before glopping it on.
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