Butterfly Nipple Clamps Have Two Names
Butterfly Nipple Clamps are also known as Clover Clamps, but unlike the delicately winged creature, these metal nipple clamps provide a high level of pain to the wearer.
The origins of butterfly clamps are in Japan. There, these clamps were used for keeping fabrics taut while sewing them. The 4 chambers loosely resemble a clover or butterfly, hence the name.
How Do Butterfly Clamps Work?
The clamp uses spring tension to hold it securely in place. Unlike most varieties of nipple clamps, which tighten and loosen with the aid of a screw, the Butterfly Clamps open by squeezing the clamp, itself. Its closes on its own, when you let go. There are silicone tips on the clamps to prevent the skin from tearing, but they do not ease the discomfort.
The more its chain is pulled, the tighter it gets. Because the pain level is so high, clover clamps are recommended for intermediate and advanced nipple torture enthusiasts, only.
Are There Various Types of Butterfly Nipple Clamps?
Not exactly. The size and style of the actual clamp remains the same; how they are packaged have a few variables.
The most common style is the chained variety. On these, the clamps are joined by a metal chain in either jeweled or regular links. A jeweled link does not imply there are rhinestones embedded in the links, just that the links are a bit more elegant. They are available in either black or silver.
Other clover clamps are sold without any chain attaching them, but have a string or metal loop on each clamp. These are used for securing weights to make the pain more intense.
Still others are sold with removable weights attached to them.