Wartenberg pinwheel

BDSM kit by Kinklab

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Beauty with Bite

This shiny chrome device looks like a medieval torture device or some bizarre medical tool best avoided, but looks aside this beauty with bite can bring some exquisite sensory stimulation. It's business end provides a sensation akin to that of a sharp blade without the hassle of broken skin, and all on an easy to grip, comfortable handle.
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Pros:
Sleek and shiny, light weight, delicious sensation.
Cons:
It's scary looking (is that a con?)
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Whartenberg wheel is must have for anyone needing to flesh out their kinky arsenal. Use it to tease and titillate, across the arms or outer leg it's a slightly painful tickle, on the soft inner thighs or nipples it has more of a bite. Run gently across the skin it will give a sensation similar to being cut with a very sharp scalpel or being tattooed. The pain is quick, intense, sharp, and then gone without a trace. It's also a relatively safe "pain" toy as it's extremely difficult to break the skin with the pinwheel.

This toy would also benefit someone just getting into S&M, who is intimidated by paddles or vampire gloves, and wants something that won't leave a mark. It's especially effective when paired with temperature play or sensory deprivation. Despite the blunt end of the pins it shouldn't be used with excessive force, it's hard to break the skin, but not impossible, and as with anything that depresses the skin bruising can potentially occur, so play nice.

On a non kinky note, whartenberg wheels have been used by "cutters" as an alternative to self mutilation, since the sensation is similar the brain release the same chemicals it would release with a cut without the broken skin or risk of infection.

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

The Wheel is solidly constructed of shiny chrome over stainless steel. The handle is slim and shaped to fit comfortably in almost any sized hand and the grooves provide a good grip, even if your wearing lubed up latex gloves! The wheel spins smoothly and makes very little noise. The "pins" are actually tapered spikes which, while very pointy, have rounded ends. These blunt ends paired with the small points are what provide the sharp "bite" without breaking the skin. Being metal it's great for temperature play, stashing it in the refrigerator gives the bite a chilly edge that is particularly beguiling, and warmed in hot water the wheel's kiss takes on an entirely different sensation, something akin to being branded.

It's slim stature makes it easy to hide in a purse, or drawer, it's the perfect size to fit in a long bracelet box from a jewelry store. The chrome finish is gleaming and mirror like, just as chrome should be. Another benefit from the chrome finish is it wipes clean easily.

Performance

The wheel works very well and turns smoothly. The handle is comfortable and provides a good base for grip. The sensations this toy evokes are stimulating and intense. It cleans easily with soap and water, but you MUST towel dry right away to prevent rust. It can be sterilized in an autoclave or sanitized with alcohol or bleach solution. If overtime, the wheel doesn't turn as freely a little squirt of WD-40 sets that to rights. The only "soil" my wheel has ever acquired was some candle wax, which was peeled right off without harming the finish, and some lube clinging to it, and the washed off easily.

The vinyl sleeve it comes with makes it very portable, since the sleeve will keep the points from poking anything that shouldn't be poked when you toss it into your purse/bag/briefcase/whatever.

It really is a fantastic addition to the toy bags of novice and experienced kinksters alike.
Follow-up commentary
I still love my wheel! I actually have two; one i use on me and the other i use to break in the rosin blocks for my cello. Perhaps I should get a third to use as a kinky meat tenderizer!
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Comments
  • Kayla
    Kayla  
    This can break the skin. Easily. Just sayin'. And Wartenburg was spelled wrong in the first couple paragraphs. But yeah, I totally agree - this is an amazingly fun toy.
  • TacoODoom
    TacoODoom  
    Really? I've never broken the skin on myself or others, I think you get more sensation from t going light to mediumnpressure and slow, as opposed to the "tenderizing meat" method
  • Luvasaurus
    Luvasaurus  
    This things looks really scary, but very interesting. Great review!
  • LucyLemonade
    LucyLemonade  
    I have this one myself and love it to run up and down my back!
  • Kynky Kytty
    Kynky Kytty  
    I would not trust a lot of people with this.
    (lol at first I wrote that I would not thrust a lot of people with this... Hahaha I hope not!)
  • P'Gell
    P'Gell  
    Had my kinky little eyes on one of these for a while. It was actually, originally a medical device, used to test sensation and perception of sensation. My Neurologist has one and I always want to giggle when he takes it out. (I have had TIAs, (ministrokes) so my ability to feel sensation on both sides of my body is important for my health. So he's used this after a suspected TIA or during a regular Neuro exam.)

    I think it would be more fun with My Man, though.

    Good review.
  • sixfootsex
    sixfootsex  
    Thanks for the review!
  • mariedoll
    mariedoll  
    I have been wanting one of these for a long long time
  • ToyGurl
    ToyGurl  
    This scares me! but you did an awesome review. I'm intrigued, but I'm still unsure of what I want as far as pain in bed! lol
  • melissa1973
    melissa1973  
    Aww there's pleasure in the pain, I wont play with anyone without the pain.
  • sweetpea12
    sweetpea12  
    It is pretty scary looking, thanks for the review!!
  • AdmNeg
    AdmNeg  
    Thanks for the review!
  • SubmissiveFeminist
    SubmissiveFeminist  
    I want one of these, it looks interesting. Thanks for the review!
  • Zombirella
    Zombirella  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Michele
    Michele  
    Great review! Thank you for sharing. This seems like it would be interesting.
  • bayosgirl
    bayosgirl  
    ty
  • nosrslylol
    nosrslylol  
    Thanks for your review! This looks awesome.
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • dsumrow1
    dsumrow1  
    thanx
  • Martiniman
    Martiniman  
    Great review, thanks!
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