I had always felt quite intimidated by pinwheels until I saw the Master Series Mini Pinwheel. I mean, how could I feel intimidated or scared of this petite plastic tool? I decided that I would give it a try, which meant taking pinwheels off my no list. I was nervous, but once it arrived I realised I had no need to be. I’ve even ordered three more since, so I guess that proves you never really know how you’re going to feel about something until you’ve tried it.
When I took it out of the simple packaging, I was surprised at how small this thing really is. It’s 3.2 inches in overall length, which is roughly the same size as my index finger and it’s no wider than two fingers placed together. It really lives up to its mini name, which makes it great for beginners, storage and travelling. It can be taken apart for flat storage if you wish, but I haven’t felt the need as I think it’s small enough without it. I did think that it looked and felt like it had been decently made, but you can definitely tell that this is a cheap product that isn’t designed to last forever.
I assumed that the spikes wouldn’t be all that sharp, considering it’s made from plastic and so petite, but don’t let those things fool you, because they’re possibly the sharpest spikes that plastic can make. We began to experiment with broader, not-so-sensitive areas first and found that we both really liked the sensation of the spikes being traced against the skin. It really got the nerves tingling and the anticipation building. My partner said he could feel the hair on the back of his neck stand up.
When it was time to use the pinwheel on more sensitive areas, my partner became a little apprehensive and concerned that it might start to feel painful or draw blood, but after a few spins of the wheel he relaxed and said it was just felt like a more intense version of the prickling sensation he’d felt on the broader areas of his body. When it came to my turn, I came to the same sort of conclusion, even when he varied the pressure and was more forceful with the strokes. It didn’t leave a mark on either of us and was not even close to drawing blood, but it did feel good and keep the blood straight at the surface, which was helpful for the next part of the session.
Overall, I think I might prefer the sensations from a pinwheel like this to that of a feather tickler, which is something that I never thought I’d be writing. I would say that the stimulation is similar, but pinwheels (particularly the small, spiky one) feels more pin-point and intense, which is what gets me going faster. I think you can be more direct with a tool like this, where-as a tickler is more broad. My partner still prefers the tickler to be used on him, but he does love using the painful looking objects on me!
You can buy the Master Series Beginners Mini Pinwheel (£5.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.