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Findings on Clamps

April 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Somehow I got obsessed with clamps today. The other day I saw a report on TV about pain assessment with a so called Algometer. There a special press is used to compress a finger until the patient says it is starting to feel painful. This is called the “pressure pain threshold test”. Since the area of the press and its pressure is known a numerical value can be given for this pain threshold. Same goes for temperature. I found a report where they tested at which temperature a hotplate is so painful, the the test subject needs to get their hands of. They found 47 °C for woman and 50 °C for man. Maybe I will access this topic later in the context of candles and wax play.

Back to the clamps. Through googling I found that they also use standardized clothes pegs on the earlobe for this pressure pain threshold test. Does testing clamps on the earlobe sound as familiar to you as for me? All right. So their test clothes peg did have an clamping force of 10 N and an area of 100 mm², hence a pressure of 0.1 MPa on the tissue of the earlobe. In our circles clothes pegs are not known for their excruciating pain. So, how about other clamps? REAL clamps used in BDSM.


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