Word Of The Day: Wartenberg Wheel

The Wartenberg Wheel is like the Hitachi Magic Wand of sensation toys…innocuously designed for other purposes (the wheel is actually a surgical tool used by doctors to test nerve responses), it’s been reappropriated as a cheap but worthwhile addition to your kinky toolbox.

The term refers to a device consisting of a metal spur-like pinwheel attached to a handle, which can be rolled along the body. Wartenberg wheels consisting of multiple wheels on one handle are also sold. The spikes feel delightful when slowly coasted over skin: especially over the back of the neck, the breasts, and the back. By applying variable pressure to the handle during use, you can create feelings from a mild tickling to simulated razor play.

As the wheel does involve sharp bits and therefore can break the skin, be careful to clean it regularly so as not to transfer fluids between users. To sterilize between play, you could wipe it off with a medical wipe, boil it, or soak it in a 10% bleach solution for a few minutes. However, most Wartenberg wheels sold on the market are hard to sterilize completely without a professional-level autoclave, so it’s recommended that users become “fluid bonded” to their own wheel, and do not use it on others.

Priced between $4-20 (check Amazon and Babeland!), this versatile little buddy is a discreet way to add some new teeth to your relationship…

Source & more info: Feminists with FSD Product Review, WiseGeek