My husband and I have been exploring BDSM a lot lately, and while we have the standard items, we haven’t experimented with a lot of sensation toys, other than floggers and paddles. When I saw the Pinwheel at GoodVibrations, I thought it looked like fun, so I had to request it to review.
Pinwheel comes packaged inside a resealable plastic bag with a Good Vibrations cardboard topper. The toy itself is sealed in a black plastic sleeve, which is great to store it in as long as you’re careful how you cut it open.
This toy is just 7” long overall. It is polished stainless steel, so it gleams in the light. The blue handle is painted over the silver. The wheel itself is only 1 1/4" in diameter, but even though it’s small, it’s a bit intimidating. Tiny, sharp needles radiate out from the center of the wheel, evenly spaced. They look dangerous and painful, and I have to admit I was a bit worried about trying this out.
The degree of pain the Pinwheel inflicts depends on the pressure you use. It probably won’t break the skin except with immense pressure, as there’s typically 3 of the needles that are in contact with your skin at any one time, which spreads the sensation out and prevents the needles from drawing blood. If the wheel is lightly run over the skin, it mostly tickles, but it’s a sharp tickling sensation. Run it harder, and it downright hurts. (I’ll say here that I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain – it doesn’t take much for me to be hurting and begging for mercy). I found that I could still feel tingles and pangs where the wheel ran over my skin for some time afterwards, and when it was used over that area again, my nerves were really on fire.
The Pinwheel is made of stainless steel, so it’s easy to care for, and with proper care will last a lifetime. It’s doubtful that the points will dull, due to the nature of the play. If necessary, this toy can be boiled, bleached, or run through the dishwater to clean, or it can be washed with warm water and soap. Don’t worry if you get any lube on it – water-based, oil, and silicone lubes won’t damage it in the slightest.
So, Did It Work? Oh, yes! I liked how this felt when my husband ran the Pinwheel over my body, and the tingling sensations really made my skin sensitive. While it tickled more than hurt on the bottoms of my feet, everywhere else my nerve endings felt immensely alive. I could feel phantom pricks from the needles for a long time afterwards, and even see the trails of the needles on my skin – little ribbons of pinpricks all over. It definitely tested my pain tolerance!
This is something that we’ve added to our arsenal, and while it isn’t for every time we play, it’s great for the nights we want sensation play (or even those nights that call for extra punishment before pleasure).
Thank you to Good Vibrations for sending this to me for free to review! If you’d like to try out a Pinwheel of your own and set your skin on fire (in a good way), you can get yours from Good Vibrations today.
This item was sent to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.