Not just pretty. We've been told our spiked water bottles are therapeutic and anxiety-relieving. They provide tactile stimulation for those who need it and they grip you when you can’t grip any other bottle. People with limited mobility in their fingers and sweaty hands tell us our spiked water bottle has changed their lives. The spikes are both soft and firm, they make your bkr water bottle stay put when you lay it down, and no, they don't hurt. That’s the tea.