I’m a kink newbie, and while I’m not heavily into the scene, I always like to explore something a little extra. With my best friend (who is very knowledgable and active in the kink scene) as my play partner, I’m lucky to have the opportunity to explore my kinky side in a judgment-free, low-stress environment. I was so excited to get to try Pipedream’s Wartenberg Wheel with my play partner, and it’s definitely the perfect toy for a kink beginner like me!

Note: This product is no longer available, but you can get another pinwheel from Adam & Eve.

Name: Wartenberg Wheel
Type: BDSM Toy, Sensory Toy, Pain Play Toy
By: Pipedream

Hearts: 4 Hearts
Quality: 3 Stars
Devils: 3 Devils

Material: Stainless Steel

The Basics

This is definitely a beginner’s toy or meant for light stimulation. While it can cause some pain, the wheel is smaller than many other Wartenberg Wheels with spikes that will not break skin, while more high-quality wheels tend to have sharper spikes for more intense play. With light application, the wheel gives a tickling, tingly sensation, while harder pressure causes mild pain. The dual-edged side of the toy is great for creating a scraping sensation. It’s all very mild and perfect for introducing someone into the world of sensation and pain play. The metal material is also fabulous because it can be heated with care or cooled to add some temperature play fun. At six inches long and 0.75 inches wide, made from medical grade stainless steel, this toy is easy to handle and keep clean.

Handling & Cleaning

The toy is extremely easy to hold and use, both in my experience and from my top’s experience. We both really loved playing with Pipedream’s wheel. However, after the scene was over, cleaning up wasn’t as easy as some might like. It wasn’t the biggest concern to me, but the dual-edged side I described in the last paragraph has some nooks and crannies. We played with wax while using the wheel, so it took some serious cleaning to get the toy spotless again. However, it was definitely worth it to combine the two together!


If you or your partner is new to pain and sensation pay, definitely give Pipedream’s Wartenberg Wheel a try. It’s also great for vanilla couples looking to add a little light kink in the bedroom, and isn’t strong enough to cause more intense sensations. I can definitely imagine using it with a vanilla partner in the future, and am glad to add it to my small, just-starting kink collection.

Note: This product is no longer available, but you can get another pinwheel from Adam & Eve.

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