DON’T BE LIKE THESE GUYS!
The first time you try a new clay pipe you may find the clay will tend to stick to your lips. DON’T PANIC.
If you ordered a clay pipe with a varnished tip you have nothing to fear. The varnish should keep your lips protected.
If you chose a pipe without a varnished tip it is easy to minimize the chance of the pipe sticking by simply moistening the area around the tip with your tongue. Your saliva will help produce a protective layer and after smoking the pipe a couple of times, you should no longer encounter the dreaded lip sticking associated with clay pipe smoking.
Good Luck! And again, don’t be like these guys!