Like it or loathe it, the Fifty Shades series are not going away. It might not be the best existing portrayal of a bdsm relationship, but it has opened up people’s minds and started to break down the taboo barrier that bondage and sex toys have, which is great. Regardless of the thoughts I have surrounding the books and films, I do have great appreciation for the adult product ranges designed by Lovehoney, the latest of which is the Fifty Shades Darker Collection. I was stoked to trial the new Just Sensation Beaded Clitoral Clamp to see if the quality from the first line had been continued.
After removing the clamp from the discreet, boring envelope it arrived in, I immediately noticed the wonderful packaging. It is definitely the most luxurious of all the Fifty Shades ranges so far and I was very impressed. The petite, thin box is a mixture of navy and black and features an image of the clamp on the front. The box also features a few logos throughout as-well as a quote from the book on the back along with the instructions for use. Inside, the clamp is safely secured to a piece of cardboard alongside a multi-lingual instruction guide and a branded storage pouch.
Once I opened up the box, I noted that the clamp matches perfectly with the At My Mercy Chained Nipple Clamps from the same range and also The Pinch Nipple Clamps from the original collection. It’s made from body-safe, nickel-free metal and has the same beading detail as both pairs of clamps, although it only has the small, circular Fifty Shades tag on one side instead of both. It looks very aesthetically pleasing, particularly when you’re wearing it with the matching nipple accessories. It feels high-quality and the beads are attached well, so I’m not worried about them snapping off even if they are being tugged on with a fair amount of force.
Prior to receiving this clitoral clamp, I had only used a couple of others and they had been the sort that were adjustable via a little slider, so it felt like I was taking a step in the right direction when this arrived. I did wonder how exactly I’d be able to get it on, but after some research via the net, I found it much easier than I had anticipated. It was fiddly on the first couple of attempts and a hand mirror was needed to find the correct placement, but now I can get it into place with ease.
I simply apply a small amount of water-based lubricant to the clip and a little to myself, then spread the two ends apart whilst placing the hooped end over my clitoris. It ends up pinching around the clitoris whilst the sides of the clip rest against my inner labia and the beads add a bit of weight to further intensify the pinch. It’s not painful, but it’s certainly intense enough that it cannot be forgotten about. I really like the sensation and I think it makes me feel a lot more sensitive during masturbation and oral sex. If I combine a powerful clitoral vibrator with this clamp, I am guaranteed a fast and extremely relieving orgasm.
It’s easy to remove by simply opening up the ends again, relieving the pressure and sliding it back up and over the clitoris. I’ve found the sensitivity continues for a few minutes even after the clamp is removed, but the intensity depends on how long it has been worn for. I am comfortable wearing this for around twenty minutes at a time and if I ever felt like I wanted to wear it for longer, I would allow a ten minute break after half an hour to allow the circulation to regulate again. As of right now, twenty minutes is more than enough for me to get done what I need to do and move on to another activity. After it has been removed, it can be rinsed and spritzed with toy cleaner, then placed safely in the storage bag ready for its next use.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic clamp for all users, regardless of experience level, although I would advise beginners to air on the side of caution as it is not adjustable. This was my first clitoral clamp of this type and it definitely won’t be my last. I really enjoyed wearing it and seeing how well it heightened my sensitivity. It makes a session more interesting, whether I’m alone or with my partner. It also makes stimulation from a vibrator feel more intense, which usually results in a better orgasm.
I received the Fifty Shades Darker Just Sensation Beaded Clitoral Clamp (£9.99) from Lovehoney in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! Affiliate links have been used in this post.