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What is a Strap On?

It’s a type of sex toy that includes a harness type of system that is worn around the waist and / or hips and you can get a special dildo that fits into it. Strapons give women the option of introducing artificial penises into their sex play and once worn, it places the penis right where one should hang; a strapon also can give a man an extra penis, one that might be firmer than their own, or you can get a hollow version which increases the size of the man’s manhood when he fits his penis into it. Other versions of strapons a man might wear will allow him for example to penetrate his female partner vaginally and use a special sized dildo strapon to penetrate her (simultaneously) anally.

Why Use a Strapon?

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There’s a common misconception that strapons are purely for lesbian couples who require some sort of penetrative stimulation but this is not fully the case. Strapons are used widely by lesbian couples to extend their sex play and add another dimension but that definitely isn’t their sole purpose. Strapon kits are also used as part of hetero’ sex and can serve to add intimacy, fun and extra stimulation. Some couples like to introduce a second penis into their play to try out simultaneous penetration of the anus and the vagina; others like the hollow strapon kits in order to experience a larger penis experience. And of course, there is pegging, which involves gender play but more on that later. Homosexual men are also known to use strapons for the varying penis size options that it gives.

Advantages of Strapon Sex & Play

  • They free the hands in comparison to pure dildo play. The hands can be used for other body stimulation so sensations are heightened.
  • They introduce a new level of play for couples where gender play can come in, so a woman can role play as a man even in a hetero’ relationship.
  • Double penetration for couples, both hetero’ and lesbian (simultaneously into the anus and vagina) is a whole new experience and so can add sheer excitement.
  • Strapon kits can help men who have erection issues which can bring new joy to an individual and to the couple.
  • Strapon kits are visually a turn on for many people and so immediately will spice up things in the bedroom.
  • Introducing a strapon kit into sex play requires communication as you’ll need to talk about setting the scene and getting the kit comfortable; having a relationship where talk about sex is normal and open will make a relationship more intimate as it forces you both to discuss what you want and like and what you’re both open to.

How do they work?

Most strapons come as kits consisting of a strapped harness and one or often more than one dildo. The dildo is quite often designed to look and feel like a real penis but many come in a variety of colours and materials. The harness will be designed to fit around the waist and upper thighs like a large belt with a few extra buckles to prevent them from moving out of place during sex. Most strapons will accommodate even larger waist sizes.

Some strapons come with a ring system to hold the dildo in place; you can also buy these rings separately. The rubber ring goes around the dildo shaft and then you can attach it to your harness. You can also source strapons that use a vacuum type of seal (eg Vac-u-lock) for a secure fit. Then there are strapless strapons which are inserted into a woman’s vagina and she ‘holds’ onto it using the Kegel muscles.

Strapon dildos generally have a wide flared base and a flat end. The lower parts should rest securely against the harness, while the flared base’s purpose is to keep the rubber ring from slipping off the dildo.

Harness straps come in differing styles and can be made of leather, nylon, or elastic with obviously each one having a different feel. Nylon and elastic can be thrown into the washing machine but leather, by its nature requires more care; people tend to choose leather for the distinct look and feel that it gives.

The front sections of strapons are made from different materials to add to the texture sensations: leather, velvet, stiffened neoprene, and rubber.

What is Pegging

Pegging is a gender “flipping” sex act where a female wears a strapon dildo and uses that to penetrate a man anally. It doesn’t mean that a man is gay if he enjoys this type of stimulation; many hetero’ men find anal penetration and stimulation of areas close to their prostate highly pleasurable.Getting Prepped:

Getting Prepped:
Obviously for successful pegging, you need to have the right tools and equipment so ensure you have your strapon, a dildo that fits the strapon and lots of lube to hand. You will need a lot of lube for a pegging session so it’s important to stock up beforehand and to have it close by during your play. If you’re at the buying stage, you should get the person who will be on the receiving end of the dildo to actually choose it to help ensure they’re 100% comfortable with it in terms of size and material. In terms of comfortable positions, people will need to experiment a bit since successful sex positions are of course determined by size, flexibility, strength, and other factors so find what is comfortable and sensual for both of you but below are some to try out! You should recall the time you first tried out “regular” sex: the first time you tried it was likely not very memorable? So keep that in mind when you try your first pegging session because it might be something that will require practice but there’s fun in that too!