Feb 022012

Kinklab's Mandible Body ClampI purchased my first set of nipple clamps 18 years ago. They looked a lot like miniature jumper cables. They were adjustable from painful to ohmygodIamgonnadie. I loved them. I put them on my boyfriend’s scrotum. I wore them when I masturbated, the heavy chain swaying, but really, they were kind of extreme. I find that, now that I’m older and like myself more, I’m looking for versatile clamps that offer a firm pinch without a lot of pain.

Kinklab’s Mandible Body Clamps seem to meet my needs. I asked Babeland to send me some nipple clamps to review and let them choose the best set to send to me. As always, Babeland has an excellent grasp of quality sex toys. Mandible Body clamps have a lot going for them (besides a low price of $20!)…

They are aesthetically pleasing. Kinklab says these babies are based on vintage surgical clamps from 1909. I know it’s shallow, but I can’t help but judge by appearances. I want to make sure that if I scene in public, all will be beautiful. If I am going to wear something, it had better look good. I love the shine of the Mandible Clamps’ chrome plated steel. The drape of the chain is attractive. The clamps are just large enough to make a statement, without being obnoxious. In other words, they look great.

Kinklab's Mandible Body Clamp in useThey are versatile. The gap between the tips adjusts from 1/2″ to 1/16″ making it possible for the same set of clamps to be used on my large pierced nipple and my guy’s tiny nubbins. In fact, you are limited only by your imagination. I tried these clamps on my tongue and my labia. Both feel interesting! I also like that the chain that connects these is removeable.

They are comfortable. If you can say that about a body clamp. The tips are covered in rubbery PVC (latex-free!) and the ends bend out to grasp your appendage. The point is to tighten the clamps until they stay in place by themselves, not to cut off circulation. They even worked pretty well with my piercings.

They are very sexy. It turns me on to use these clamps on someone else. I like to pull on the chain while doing wicked things with my other hand. And I totally get off on using them myself. My intention is to bring my awareness to my nipples while also being engrossed in other sensations. I especially like being fucked from behind while wearing nipple clamps. The movement of the chain sends delicious thrills from my nipples, to my brain, to my cunt. It just feels good.

Of course, there are a few down sides. It did take me a few tries to figure Mandible Body Clamps out. I tend to turn the knob the wrong way fairly consistently. And it can be confusing to have two knobs – I once needed to remove a clamp quickly in a scene and I removed the chain instead. Like most clamps, these will sometimes slip off when you don’t want them to, but it’s a moment’s work to put them back on. I found it a little tricky to find a good position for the clamps around my piercings, but Kinklab’s design actually works much better than other clamps I’ve tried.

Kinklab's Mandible Body ClampOverall, I really like Kinklab’s Mandible Body Clamps. They are not painful. Occasionally I long for painful clamps, but usually I prefer the level of sensation Kinklab provides here. The quality is obvious in design and construction. The look, function, feel, and fuck action are excellent!

Bottom line: perfect beginner and general use body clamps, but not for those looking for high levels of pain.

Grade: B+