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What is a BDSM Pinwheel?

A BDSM pinwheel is a highly-adored, popular sensation tool to be used between consenting people during more or less sexual and/or BDSM games.

The pinwheel sex toy is at the same time an ally of suffering or strong sensory stimulation, a way to explore varying sensations across the skin, as not all body areas have the same sensitivity.  

Wouldn’t that be quite the alluring game of discovery? For me, this is one of the essential things to have in a BDSM toy collection, an absolute necessity. Its price is more than affordable for undisputed profitability in the journey to orgasmic bliss. 

What is it?

The pinwheel BDSM toy, also known as the Wartenberg Wheel, is a “must-have” for anyone into BDSM, medical roleplay (it was originally designed by Dr. Robert Wartenberg to test nerve reactions through the skin), or simply for those who wish to add a little flair to their sex life. 

The pinwheel BDSM is an excellent introduction to BDSM sex toys: It is a “unisex” toy that is inexpensive, easy to use, and safe (the tips sting beautifully but do not puncture the skin). In addition, the object itself is pretty: often all in shiny stainless steel, the Wartenberg wheel is a versatile sex toy that is used in a wide variety of ways. Use it lightly to tickle and stimulate your erogenous zones or add more pressure to make your lover feel the pain if you are into pain games BDSM.

In the end, a BDSM pinwheel will showcase newfound pleasures to your sensory response of neurotransmitters in conjunction with sexuality, perfect for foreplay that builds sexual tension to its fullest extent. 

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The History of a Wartenberg Wheel:

To know a little about the history of the pinwheel sex toy, you should know that the Wartenberg wheel was initially created for medical purposes. Doctor Robert Wartenberg designed them to serve neurologists who used them for diagnostic purposes to see the state of skin sensitivity of their patients. 

They, therefore, pass the pinwheel on different places of the body to see whether the patient feels the tingling response or not. However, BDSM quickly adopted the pinwheel as a sex toy because it stimulates body areas in a more or less intense and painful way associated with sexual pleasure, a necessary tool for masochists and sadists. 

Indeed, the Wartenberg wheel can tickle if you gently pass it over the other’s body, but if you force it a little, you can go so far as to pierce the skin. With a moderate gesture, you will leave pretty dotted lines in your path, which, in the right places, will give a lot of pleasure to the recipient. 

I can’t tell you who once had the delicious idea of using it in our BDSM world, but we thank them anyway!

Different Types of Pinwheel BDSM

A BDSM pinwheel is generally made of stainless steel, provided with a handle measuring approximately 7.4 inches in length, attached to a wheel itself made up of small points radiating around a hub. These wheels can be passed over the skin to, for example, quickly determine the limits of perception to painful sensations and to add more feeling to other forms of sexual stimulation.  Although there is also a plastic version, this instrument is seldom used due to hygienic concerns, and we highly suggest stainless steel. 

 To satisfy all fantasies, many models and variants have emerged: 

  • With more or fewer peaks
  • With more or less sharpness
  • Peaks with several wheels or in different materials
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The Use of a Pinwheel BDSM

Today, although it is still used in neurology to diagnose sensitivity disorders, the spike wheel is used in the field of BDSM to provide “stinging” sensations between partners. 

The principle is extremely simple: we put the wheel on the skin and roll it by pressing with various amounts of pressure. Depending on the pressure you use, it goes from “it stings a bit” to “Ouch”, and for those who are specifically keen on pain, you might even see drops of blood all along the way. Indeed, people who are advanced in BDSM can come to the point of causing bleeding, so please experiment to understand your limits and to use this toy safely. 

The pinwheel BDSM gives a fantastic effect and depends a lot on the path you take on the body. It’s quite surprising how some parts of the body are more sensitive than others (and I’m not talking about the genitals or erogenous zones here). 

You go from a less sensitive area to very sensitive areas by passing the spiked wheel from one foot towards the hip, or up and down the back, between the breasts and lower abdomen.

Don’t hesitate to blindfold your partner/submissive and delicately use the pinwheel sex toy or press a little harder to pierce the skin and produce more intense pain in conjunction with sensory deprivation. With moderate pressure, the roulette wheel will leave lovely dots in its path and provide a lot of enjoyment to the one who benefits from it.

The use of a spiked wheel can, therefore, open up many games, either to discovering your body and its baseline of sensitivity, or to more engaging and intense games focused on the delivery of pain. Using the pinwheel sex toy after a spanking is thrillingly prickly, giving a whole new range of sensations and stimulation! If only Dr. Robert Wartenberg had known that we were going to use his Wartenberg wheel for our sexual pleasure!

I particularly like this object because, like the candle, for example, it can be discreetly transported everywhere and is self-sufficient because it is possible to have a perfect BDSM time without needing anything else.

Some Ideas for Using a Wartenberg Roulette Wheel

The Wartenberg wheel undoubtedly allows you to torture your submissive. How do you make the torture even more intense?

  • Surprise your submissive by asking them to stick their tongue out and pass the BDSM pinwheel over it. You will see that it is not an easy exercise! It takes a lot of concentration not to stick your tongue in or close your mouth as the spikes are drawn closer. You can therefore test the level of your partner’s submissive nature and just how well they listen.
  • Immobilization: Tied up against the sex of your submissive, the pinwheel sex toy will bite the flesh with each movement. Simply tie them up with rope during your shibari sessions, or slip them into submission and penile bondage harness. Then ask your submissive not to move, or if you are the sadistic type, make them move to feel the forceful pain…
  • Reward: After your impact games, it is ideal for stimulating and caressing previously reddened buttocks. Wherever the flesh is painful, the sensations of the steel points will be more pronounced: on bruises, whip marks, and paddled skin. 

Pinwheel BDSM will bring back the sweet, tingling sensations of the completed impact games sessions, an ideal way to make the pleasure last a little longer. 

One thing is certain: a BDSM pinwheel will give you the ability to test your submissive’s sensitivity and their limits of resistance to pain.

How to Maintain your Pinwheel BDSM

Cleaning the roulette wheel is very simple. You can use soapy water and/or a medical disinfectant (such as hydrogen peroxide or alcohol modified at 70 degrees). 

Remember to dry the accessory well to avoid any formation of rust or oxidation. It is necessary to use the roulette wheel only when it is clean to avoid any risk of infection. 

Remember to keep the roulette out of the reach of children and pets: prefer closed storage and high up, hidden place. If fallen into the wrong hands, the pinwheel sex toy could cause enormous physical damage…

Pain and pleasure are waiting for you with this BDSM play toy. This S&M instrument is more frightening than bad! Have fun passing the spawning roulette wheel on your partner’s body, their most sensitive parts, and become the absolute master or mistress.