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clover clamps

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 21:01
by wooltneck
hi, my clover clamps just arived, i bought the pair thinking in using it as anchor point for my self bondage, but just discovered that (with a lot of pain) then can be removed by pulling. is there any tip to make then not slip? ty

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2010, 22:48
by Kronopticon
set them further onto your nipples, or warm up the rubber gribs on them first, but there's always a chance of that

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 00:12
by bobbi
wooltneck wrote:but just discovered that (with a lot of pain) then can be removed by pulling.


sounds like they are doing what i would expect them to. krono's suggestions are good to make it harder (eg more persuasive) to not pull them off.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 01:06
by bound_jenny
Echoing the other's comments...

Clover clamps are not intended to stay put when pulled on. How much they resist depends on how much meat is in their grip. The point is that you have the dilemma of leaving them on, and enduring the pain they inflict, and pulling them off, which is a "pleasure" all by itself, not just in the removal, but the aftermath too. Clover clamps are the gift that gives twice. :twisted:

What's really fun is that every second it takes you to decide to finally pull free, the pain you are blessed with after removal increases. That's when you really appreciate the value of an effective gag. :gag:

Jenny.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 02:27
by MalevolentEvelynne
Well, if you're in for a little bit more pain, think sandpaper. Get different gauge sheets of sandpaper (smallest possible unless you have some carpentry to finish up afterwards), cut or tear a tiny patch off the smallest gauge with the least amount of 'grit', and super/hot glue them to each of the removable rubber tips in the clamps.
Trust me, they hold!! And if you remove the tips, it can be a hassle to properly get them back in, but it's easy with practice. Move the gauge up for extra pain-play!

NOW, if you're the type with a very high tolerance for pain (like me), you can up the ante by adding pin-pricks. This will have those clamps holding on like a bad cold.:twisted:
Buy a packet of small safety pins at the dollar store, open the smallest pins, measure out the length you'd like to have 'sticking' you, and snip off the tip with some wire-cutters. Take the rubber clover-tips out and push the sharp end in from behind and through so the sharp bit pokes out however much between or around the little nubs.
The thicker the pin you use, the more pain you'll experience, but there's less chance of skin breakage, and the opposite for the smallest points. One pin-tip or several, play around with it, but remember to ALWAYS wash the clamp tips out no matter what you do with them, before and after.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2010, 04:37
by onestrangeguy
bound_jenny wrote:Echoing the other's comments...

Clover clamps are not intended to stay put when pulled on. How much they resist depends on how much meat is in their grip. The point is that you have the dilemma of leaving them on, and enduring the pain they inflict, and pulling them off, which is a "pleasure" all by itself, not just in the removal, but the aftermath too. Clover clamps are the gift that gives twice. :twisted:

What's really fun is that every second it takes you to decide to finally pull free, the pain you are blessed with after removal increases. That's when you really appreciate the value of an effective gag. :gag:

Jenny.

Aw, come on, Tell them what clover clamps were really meant for...

They were designed for people who sew to hold fabric on a cutting table while you cut out your pattern. That's why you can often find them in a sewing or fabric shop. Of course, having said that, they do have other uses. :wink:

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 18 Apr 2010, 22:30
by CrazyMetalFuka
onestrangeguy wrote:Aw, come on, Tell them what clover clamps were really meant for...

They were designed for people who sew to hold fabric on a cutting table while you cut out your pattern. That's why you can often find them in a sewing or fabric shop. Of course, having said that, they do have other uses. :wink:



OOoooh, I did not know that. I feel a trip into town is on the cards.... There must be one fabric shop that sell them.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 00:06
by bound_jenny
CrazyMetalFuka wrote:OOoooh, I did not know that. I feel a trip into town is on the cards.... There must be one fabric shop that sell them.


Guess where I got mine... :mrgreen:

But go to a real fabric store, not a home decor store pretending to be one.

Jenny.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 01:45
by slobin
bound_jenny wrote:But go to a real fabric store, not a home decor store pretending to be one.

Fabric store is an interesting place anyway. Consider these pinned wheels if nothing else. :)

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 16:54
by CrazyMetalFuka
bound_jenny wrote:Guess where I got mine... :mrgreen:

But go to a real fabric store, not a home decor store pretending to be one.

Jenny.


Yeh I looked in our one and only sewing shop and turned up a blank. Fresh search of fabric stores and I have my task for the 'morrow.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 18:33
by lj
I'd suggest the good old internet. I bought my second pair from a sewing site in the UK for about half the price I bought a pair from a sex-shop on the web.

But it was actually quite funny. I asked them about another toy ( a pin-wheel) and they said they had those too, and were often to be found at "specialist fairs". I sent a reply saying I could probably guess what type of specialist fairs they meant and got a humorous reply agreeing that I was probably right, then mentioning a couple of fetish fairs I know about in the UK :lol:

Incidentally, clover clamps can pull off, as I, or rather my sub, found when during a dual Dom/sub scene a bit too much tension was applied between the two subs connected by two pairs of clover clamps. My lady ended up with some unintended blood play as the departing clamp split the end of her nipple. I was kind and took the other one off very quickly :twisted: which seemed to distract her just a little bit :)

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010, 22:08
by CrazyMetalFuka
lj wrote:I'd suggest the good old internet.


I think i have to agree about the internet. A quick search on ebay found a pair of clamps for sewing for £10. Which is pretty cool. Followed by an eavning of googling and I found what a UK site call a ''Third Hand Clamp'' for £4 for one (but it does have a C-clamp which makes up the ''Bird and Clamp'' which is used for the sewing aspect). But thus said, I found many more US site with them almost straight away, where as it took me a few hours to find them on a UK site.

Oh and p.s. I also found pin wheels. In fact, a wooden handled one for less then £2... Bonus!

Tim.

And if you're interested in the origins, this person's blog has some good info.
http://label-free.blogspot.com/2008/09/ ... -tool.html

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2010, 00:46
by bound_jenny
CrazyMetalFuka wrote:a ''Third Hand Clamp'' for £4 for one (but it does have a C-clamp which makes up the ''Bird and Clamp'' which is used for the sewing aspect).


That's the one! Four bucks here. The clover clamp has little plastic tips with corrugated teeth on one side and flat on the other. Fun either way. :twisted:

The C-clamp can also be used to squeeze other bits... :mrgreen:

Jenny.

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2010, 05:59
by onestrangeguy
They are available lots of places.
I got mine from here. http://www.saroftreve.com/hardware/cat-ws.htm

Re: clover clamps

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2010, 11:42
by jakeb7
Hi Jenny,

I've been lurking in this group finding all kinds of useful information. Great place!

I'm in Montreal and have checked fabric stores for Third Hand or Clover clamps and never seen them.
Could you tell me in what store in Montreal you found yours?

Thanks for moderating this group. Your work is appreciated.

JakeB