Review: Bondage Boutique Stainless Steel Wartenberg Pinwheel

Bondage Boutique Stainless Steel PinwheelAs you may remember me saying in my last pinwheel review, they used to be intimidating to me and I thought they were tools that I’d never be interesting in trying, until I saw that cute lil’ thing I reviewed recently. I decided to take a chance on one and see how I felt, which turned out to be one of the best sensory play decisions I’ve made in a while. I really enjoyed the sensations and found myself wanting to add some temperature play into the mix, so I kicked it up a notch and ordered this Stainless Steel Warternberg Wheel from Bondage Boutique.

When I removed it from the plain, white box it arrived in, I immediately noticed the step-up in weight from my previous plastic pinwheel. This one feels lovely and sturdy, with most of the weight being focused in the handle. It’s quite thick and ergonomically shaped, which makes it very easy to hold on to. It features a few grooves, which I thought were simply for aesthetic purposes at first, but they’re actually to aid gripping, stopping the pinwheel from sliding out of your hand mid-use. The wheel itself has twenty-two evenly shaped pins, which glide over the skin with ease.

Whilst this tool has a medical, intimidating appearance, it’s not as scary as you may think. Yes, it has sharp pins, but they are not sharp enough that they can draw blood, regardless of the amount of pressure used. My partner and I experimented with different levels of strength and discovered that even with the maximum force he could use, it wouldn’t break the skin. It didn’t leave real marks either, small impressions perhaps, but they faded quickly.

We have now used this pinwheel in a few different ways during a variety of different play scenarios, but I think its primary use is going to be during longer sessions with multiple other tools. I think it’s nice to have its prickly sensation broken up with a flog or a tickle every now and again. We learnt that pinwheels with more pins tend to be less intense as those with less, but that doesn’t mean that this tool doesn’t feel good or that it’s not a good piece of kit. It’s great for those who are just starting out with pinwheels, sensation play or bondage.

I particularly enjoy the sensations of the pinwheel when it’s used on more sensitive areas such as the neck, thighs, chest and bottom, but it can be used anywhere. It can be fun to start off with broader areas such as the stomach or back, but ultimately I get the most pleasure and heightened reactions when used in those direct locations. I can feel the blood begin to rush to the surface in these scenarios, feeling the excitement building up for whatever happens next.

Overall, I am impressed with this pinwheel experience, once again. I honestly am not sure why I let the appearance hold me back for so long, as these tools are absolutely fantastic for sensory stimulation. I have actually purchased a few more since and I can them becoming an increasingly popular part of our play in the next few months. I would highly recommend looking past the aesthetics, because you might just be surprised once the sensations take over.

You can purchase the Bondage Boutique Stainless Steel Wartenberg Pinwheel (£9.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

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