Wartenberg Pinwheel

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Wartenberg pinwheel
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I'm curious to see if anyone's tried using a sewing tracing wheel as a less-intense alternative, or first step to using a Wartenberg pinwheel?
03/07/2011
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tammyandy69 tammyandy69
why would you want a less intense toy. The wheel is not all that bad.
03/07/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
The Wartenberg pinwheel is only as intense as you want it to be. If you lightly trace it over the skin, it isn't at all prickly, but the harder you press, the more intense it becomes.
03/07/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I like it because it's totally up to you for the sensation. It's not entirely prickly unless you put pressure behind it. I tried the sewing tracing wheel and it wasn't really that great and made me want the real thing.
05/23/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
In one of the reviews someone said it could draw blood - anyone else to confirm or dispute that?
05/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I've used a good amount of pressure and it doesn't even leave any redness behind on our sensitive skin.
05/26/2011
Pixel Pixel
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
In one of the reviews someone said it could draw blood - anyone else to confirm or dispute that?
I've drawn blood with a wheel, but I was actively trying to do so at the time. *evil grin*

They're also an amazing toy to use in violet wand play.
05/27/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
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Originally posted by Pixel
I've drawn blood with a wheel, but I was actively trying to do so at the time. *evil grin*

They're also an amazing toy to use in violet wand play.
I second the violet wand + wartenberg wheel equation.
05/28/2011
MacArthurBug MacArthurBug
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Originally posted by potstickers
I'm curious to see if anyone's tried using a sewing tracing wheel as a less-intense alternative, or first step to using a Wartenberg pinwheel?
I've tried it since my husband didn't want intense play for his first session. HE liked it, but's is FAR too mild a sensation for my personal tastes.
07/30/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
I've used a tracing wheel, and it was great fun! Not exactly like the wartenberg in that you can't slow it down and get that prickly sensation. But you can get the smooth sensation of a blade, without the cutting.
09/25/2011
Shadowfall Shadowfall
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
In one of the reviews someone said it could draw blood - anyone else to confirm or dispute that?
Yes, you *can* draw blood with the Wartenberg wheel... but it requires a few different possibilities to do so. Either using a wheel with bent tines, putting too much force behind it (and believe me, I've put quite a bit into my wheel without drawing blood), or using on someone with incredibly thin/delicate skin.

That said, if you draw blood, treat the area where you drew blood with a sterile saline wipe with an antiseptic component, and squirt the wheel down with Cavi-Cide, let it sit for 15 minutes, then wipe it down CAREFULLY, or find a tattoo parlor willing to run it through their autoclave for you (even better). But honestly? I've owned several and never had a real problem.
09/25/2011
Shadowfall Shadowfall
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Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I second the violet wand + wartenberg wheel equation.
Here, here. I know an artisan crafter who makes - to my knowledge - the only Wartenberg Wheel Probe in existence. Spark-gap isolated, 2" long wheel requiring NO body contact probe, and can either be as fun as a regular Wartenberg or throw arcs from the nearest tines down to the skin in a rather mean way.

Ah, when I finally can get a wand...
09/25/2011
myplasticheart myplasticheart
Quote:
Originally posted by potstickers
I'm curious to see if anyone's tried using a sewing tracing wheel as a less-intense alternative, or first step to using a Wartenberg pinwheel?
lol yes, i have one in my drawer. It was more of a found item that i thought would be fun. It's cute really.
01/22/2012
Michele Michele
It does look intimidating, I'm enjoying all of the reviews and comments. Might be something new to bring to our bedroom.
03/15/2012
closed account closed account
yup i have. i like finding other uses for household items!
11/07/2012
Nyx (Under the Covers) Nyx (Under the Covers)
I've never drawn blood, but I can see the possibility if you are working on an area where the skin is thinner/more fragile, if you are pressing particularly hard, or if you accidentally scrape rather than roll the wheel. However, I've pressed quite hard and played with mine a great deal and found it to be a fun and pleasurable toy, just one that requires some awareness on the part of the wielder.
11/07/2012
Roz W Roz W
people tell me it only draws blood after/during a beating. Not during light-to-moderate play.
11/11/2012
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