Wartenberg pinwheel - bdsm kit by Kinklab - review by Airen Wolf

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Ouch, Ouch, Ohhhhhhh

For medical play or sensory torture you simply can't beat the Wartenberg Pinwheel. It is made of body safe materials that are easy to clean and will last a lifetime with proper care. The pins on the pinwheel are sharp enough without being terribly dangerous. Every sensual sadist should own this little baby!
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Pros:
Wicked looking, high quality metal construction, minimalistic packaging
Cons:
metal spikes can cut and tear the plastic sleeve it arrives in
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
The Wartenberg Pinwheel is normally used by medical personnel to test neurological response to pain stimulus. It was designed by Robert Wartenberg and generally is made of stainless steel. The wheel has evenly spaced sharp needle-like spokes that roll and the wheel is usually attached to a handle that is around 7 inches in length. The needles are very sharp and can pierce the skin which is why there is a plastic version that can be used for a patient and then thrown away or recycled as medical waste.

That's the medical use for the Wartenberg Pinwheel, now for the sex toy! The Wartenberg Pinwheel by The Stockroom is a lovely, graceful and yet totally evil looking device that has many uses for an adventurous couple (or triple). It is made of metal, and measures approximately 6.75 inches. The wheel has 22 evenly spaced needle sharp points which provide the pain stimulus to the skin when rolled over it.

The pinwheel doesn't weigh an awful lot at .1 lb so it's not going to cause wrist or hand fatigue. It fits in the hand easily and is angled for comfort. It will allow you to vary the pressure easily and without hand cramping.
Pair this with a set of restraints and a blindfold and you have a sensory experience like no other. It can be lightly run over the skin for a teasing, tickling sensation or more force can be applied which will actually hurt if you aren't careful. You can draw blood if you apply too much force even though it's only pinpricks.

Cleaning this device is amazingly simple and a hot water wash with mild soap will be just about all you need if it gets covered with lube or other oils/fluids. You can boil the Pinwheel, wash it in the dishwasher utensil rack, spray it with a 10% bleach and water mix, or use a commercial anti-bacterial toy spray. The important part of cleaning this baby is to dry it thoroughly to prevent any oxidation. Now it's a small risk that it will rust but it's better to be safe than sorry. As long as it is taken care of you will never need to buy another! Since this toy can draw blood you need to be absolutely certain that your playmate, partner or victim isn't ill or don't use extreme force while rolling the toy over their skin. Avoid thin, delicate areas of skin if you are unsure. The needles aren't terribly sharp and are blunted at the ends but it did draw blood fairly easily on my skin.

It comes packaged in a very tight fitting plastic sleeve that has a stock sticker to keep it closed. I fashioned a sort of 'hood' for my pinwheel to prevent damage to the metal spikes of the wheel and to keep it from cutting other toys in the toybox. I store it in an Eden toy pouch with it's hood on.
Experience
We tried this little toy as part of a night of serious investigation of floggers and other sensory toys. Since Sigel is still not terribly comfortable with B/D type play we didn't use any restraints or blindfolds. He ran this over my breasts, down my sides and all the way to my feet. I nearly jumped out of my skin when he got to the soles of my feet and it took all my self control to allow him to continue, which is the point of sensual sadism! It tickled, it had an edge of pain and it did draw small amounts of blood mostly over the shin bone where my skin is very delicate.
Follow-up commentary
This is such a staple of our play that I am constantly amazed that it has held up so well. No rust, no dulling of the pins, no problems with cleaning. While plastic might be more sanitary from a disposable point of view I still prefer my metal wheel.
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My Wartenberg pinwheel tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Sensory play
    • Teasing
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Not terribly travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Mutual stimulation
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Comments
  • ToyGeek
    ToyGeek  
    Interesting. Great review!
  • Lady Venus
    Lady Venus  
    I think I want this! great review.
  • RammaJamma
    RammaJamma  
    Love the review! Thanks for the info on its background, I've been wanting one of these for a while but I never knew about the medical uses.
  • KatPawz2003
    KatPawz2003  
    I wil have to get this one eventually.
  • mariedoll
    mariedoll  
    great review!
  • Lady Neshamah
    Lady Neshamah  
    thanks for the review
  • geliebt
    geliebt  
    Thaaaaank you kindly!
  • Nirelan
    Nirelan  
    ty
  • Martiniman
    Martiniman  
    Great review, thanks!
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